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Boonville County Fair 4-H Western Classes 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

Boonville Oneida County Fair Grounds

The 4-H Western/Gymkhana Day Horse Show will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020. This day is comprised of Western, Ranch and Gymkhana Classes.

The show will begin at 9AM with Showmanship which is a mandatory class for those showing Western, regardless of your division.

The Entry Deadline is July 1st!! No late entries will be accepted!! This event is open to Oneida County 4-H members only.

Additional paperwork that needs to be completed includes:

Chaperone Permission-Medical Form Click Here to Print Form

If you are planning on keeping your horse on the Fairgrounds and require a stall, please register online for the Stall Agreement and mail the Stall Fee to the 4-H Office prior to July 1st. If you require a stall after the July 1st deadline contact Lisa Farney at

Horse Certificates must be on file with the 4-H Office to participate. These were DUE JUNE 1st!! All horses must have current Rabies and Coggins Certificates copies on file with the 4-H Office prior to the show and these certificates must be on hand during transportation and stabling duration at the fairgrounds.

Required Safety Attire

· “Official” helmet for the NYS 4-H Horse Program will be equine riding helmets with ASTM – 1163/SEI or ASTM – F – 1163-04a/ SEI certification.

· “Proper equestrian footwear with a distinguishable heel” is required.

An approved helmet and equestrian footwear must be worn at all times at 4-H events when:

a rider is mounted on an equine
youth are riding in a vehicle being pulled by one or more equines
youth are in the show ring (I.e.: for Showmanship at Halter)

NYS Horse Show Rules will be followed: Click Here

All equines must meet standards for conduct of Fairs, Livestock Health Requirements, and General Rules of the Department. You can find the requirements by right clicking on, and opening: and scrolling down the page until you find the section “County and State Fair Information”.
All participants must have been enrolled in the New York 4-H Horse project by May 1st of the current 4-H program year.
All horses and ponies shown must have been owned by the exhibitor or his/her family, OR if a leased animal is shown, it must be leased in the exhibitor's name and the ONLY equine used.
All animals must have been officially listed as project animal with the Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Program by June 1st of the current program year.
All equines must be at least 24 months of age. All equine shown in ridden and driven classes must be 3 years of age and older. No intact stallion or jack over 12 months of age may be shown in a 4-H event, show, clinic, etc.
Pony measurement for English ,Western, and Gymkhana are under 14.2 hands. Exact size measurements should be made on all ponies to facilitate proper entry.

All necessary 4-H Horse Program requirements must be met prior to showing at the Oneida County Boonville Fair.

HORSE CERTIFICATES are due by June 1st.
All 4-H Members must have completed a judged Horse Communication
4-H members between 8-19 years old must have completed a minimum of 6 hours of community service.

Ribbon awards to be given according to placing in each class. No points are awarded for costume classes.

Poor sportsmanship by the exhibitor or misbehavior by the horse will be cause for dismissal.

All 4-H members showing at Boonville Fair MUST exhibit in the appropriate Showmanship Class.

Some classes may have eliminations conducted outside of regular show ring.

The decision of the judge is always final.

Conduct unbecoming to a parent, supervisor, or exhibitor will be subject to immediate disciplinary action.

No coaching from ring side please.

No one other than exhibitors may ride, school, or train an equine entered in the show while on the 4-H show grounds. If a youth is having a problem with an equine, please talk with the Show Superintendent. With proper approval, exceptions may be made. Safety of the youth will always be of primary concern.

Cloverbuds may only show in designated “Cloverbud” classes and may not compete in Gymkhana events.

Classes may be combined at the judge’s or show superintendents’ discretion.

Note: Jr.— Exhibitors under the age of 14 as of January 1st, current year

Sr.—Exhibitors 14 years of age and over as of January 1st, current year

Open—Any exhibitor 9-18 years old as of January 1st, current year (No Cloverbuds)

Cloverbud— Limited to Cloverbud Exhibitors (5-8 years old as of January 1st, current year)

Novice—Limited to Walk/Trot Exhibitors Ages 9-18 as of January 1st, current year (Not allowed to cross enter into any class requiring a lope, Not State Fair Eligible)

Contact Lisa Farney, or 736-3394 Ext. 122 if you have any questions or would like to request a paper copy of the entry form.

1. Cloverbud Leading Exhibition
2. Senior Showmanship
3. Junior Showmanship
4. Novice Showmanship
5. Senior Ranch Showmanship
6. Junior Ranch Showmanship
7. Cloverbud Leadline
8. Cloverbud W/J Pleasure
9. Cloverbud W/J Equitation
10. Open Introductory Level Test 1 (W/J) (Dressage Arena)
11. Open Basic Level Test 1 (W/J/L) (Dressage Arena)
12. Senior Stock Seat Equitation
13. Junior Stock Seat Equitation
14. Novice Stock Seat Equitation
15. Senior Western Pleasure
16. Junior Western Pleasure
17. Novice Western Pleasure
18. Senior Western Road Hack
19. Junior Western Road Hack
20. Novice Western Road Hack
21. Senior Horsemanship
22. Junior Horsemanship
23. Novice Horsemanship
24. Senior Ranch Riding
25. Junior Ranch Riding
26. Senior Western Riding
27. Junior Western Riding
28. Senior Ranch Pleasure
29. Junior Ranch Pleasure
30. Senior Ranch Trail (Ranch Trail– Main Arena)
31. Junior Ranch Trail (Ranch Trail– Main Arena)
32. Senior Trail
33. Junior Trail
34. Novice Trail
35. Cloverbud Trail
36. Cloverbud Costume

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