The Gillespie 4-H Horse Gatherings will start up again in January 2017.  Please check the group Facebook page, email blasts, and monthly newsletters for meeting information.

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The 2017 Horse Validation information will be posted as soon as it is released


All horses must be validated or re-validated with payment each year to be eligible to show at District and State Horse Shows.  2016 Horse Validation will open on 4-H Connect on March 1st and will end on April 15th.    The cost is $10.00 per horse.  Step by step instructions can be found by clicking on the link below.

All horses competing in the District 10 Show must be validated by April 15th.

2016 Horse Validation Instructions (pdf)

 District and State Horse Show Competitions

The District Horse Show is open to any 4-H member who has validated their horse by April 15th of the current 4-H year. The District Horse Show includes all qualifying events. In order for a 4-H member to advance to State in a division, the 4-H member must compete in at least one class in that division at the District Horse Show. There are no open classes offered at the District 10 4-H Horse Show.


County, district and state horse shows showcase member’s skills in horsemanship, horse training and horse management. The Texas 4-H Horse Show includes both Qualifying and Open Divisions. 4-H members, ages 9 to 19, qualifying through district shows, are eligible for the qualifying show. Divisions in the Open Show include roping, stock horse, hunter over fences and drill and precision teams. Futurities are offered to 4-H members 12 years old or older as of September 1 of the 4-H year who nominate and validate yearlings, 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds by May 1st of the current year. Participants must be enrolled in the 4-H horse project. The show is held the last week of July at a site determined by the Texas 4-H Horse Committee. (description obtained from 2012-2013 Texas 4-H Clover)

Texas A&M University Animal Science webpage – has information about state horse shows


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