State 4-H horse expo July 16-20 in Grand Island

Horse Show
The horse show during the expo is the main showing experience for the members of the 4-H horse program. (Photo courtesy of 4-H)

July 14, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — The annual state 4-H horse exposition will be held July 16 – 20 at Fonner Park, 700 E. Stolley Park Rd, Grand Island.

The exposition holds three different shows and contests for riders and additional activities for youth, families and attendees such as the Corral Your Future hosted by the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. The Corral will be on July 18 and will provide snacks and drinks while youth can learn about the University. A teen dance will also be held on July 18 from 9 – 11:30 p.m. Tickets will be required and can be obtained from the registration office.

The horse show during the expo is the main showing experience for the members of the 4-H horse program. It will include several classes for youth and their horses, such as halter and showmanship classes. The classes are open to all youth regardless of district participation or horsemanship advancement level. Youth must qualify at one of the district shows and have passed Horsemanship Level II. A horse judging contest will be held for junior and senior age divisions.

Also part of the expo, the hippology contest provides an opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H horse projects to demonstrate their knowledge of equine-related subject matter in a competitive setting. The contest will provide an educational experience for both participants and spectators.

A horse judging contest will be held for junior and senior level age divisions.

The Nebraska 4-H horse program aims to develop confident, competent, caring individuals who have good character and are connected to their communities. Along with learning horsemanship and animal husbandry, 4-H’ers practice life skills, such as responsibility, self-discipline, personal safety, goal setting and record keeping.

For more information on the State 4-H Horse Exposition, go to http://4h.unl.edu/horse/state-expo or contact Extension Equine Specialist Lena Luck at 402-472-9098 or lena.luck@unl.edu.


Lena Luck
Extension Equine Specialist
Nebraska Extension
402-472-9098
lena.luck@unl.edu