4-H Horse Validation – March 1 to May 1
Validation is required for showing at District or State horse shows. The horse MUST be owned solely by the 4-H member, his/her parents, brother, sister, grandparents, or legal guardian. Horses under lease to, but not owned by any of the named persons, do NOT qualify. Horses owned in partnership or jointly with any person other than those previously listed do NOT meet ownership requirements. The horse validation process will be completed on 4-H Connect. As Validation cost for each horse is $10.00 from March 1 – April 15. From April 16 – May 1 validation cost for each horse is $20.00. Late validations will be accepted from May 2 to 5th at $250 per horse. Absolutely no horses will be validated after May 5th. Several new additions to the State 4-H Horse Show this year include a Quad Drill class, jackpots for speed, roping, and ranch sorting and expanded scholarship opportunities. An illustrated step-by-step instruction guide for families for is available for download and reference on both the Texas 4-H website (http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/ ) and the Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science – Equine Science website (http://horse.tamu.edu ) under the State 4-H Horse Show link.