2020 District Horse Shows & Open Shows

2020 Changes to the State Horse Program

District Horse Show:

All 2020 District Horse Shows have been cancelled. 

All youth will be allowed to enter the fonner Park State 4-H Expo without qulifying.  Entries to the State Expo are due June 12 adn the deadline for passing the advancement levels will be extended to June 12 also.  The Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Show will take place on July 15-19, 2020. 

Fonner Park State 4-H Expo:

  1. An individual and/or horse may enter all advanced classes (if they have passed their level 3), meaning 1 Advanced Western Pleasure, 1 Advanced Western Horsemanship, 1 Advanced Hunter Under Saddle, and 1 Advanced Hunt Seat Equitation as long as they ride a different horse then they competed with at the District Horse Show for level 2 classes. 
  2. There will be an additional age group for the following classes:  Western Pleasure, Western Horsemanship, and Showmanship.  For these classes only the age groups will be as follows: Elementary – 10 to 11; Junior – 12 to 14; Senior – 15+.  All other classes will have only two age groups: Junior – 10 to 14 and Senior – 15+.
  3. The addition of a Level 3 Miniature/Shetland Pony In-Hand Trail Class.
  4. Trail will move to the outdoor arena on Monday following the conclusion of Showmanship. It will run all afternoon and we will not conclude the class until the evening so that anyone competing in the Horse Judging Contest/Hippology could compete in trail after the conclusion of those contests. 
  5. Trail will have only one judge and be judged using the 0 to infinity scale for scoring.
  6. New class Miniature/Shetland Pony In-Hand Trail will be offered (Level 3 class).
  7. English and Western Dressage Level 2 will ride: English - Training Level Test 3 (https://www.usdf.org/docs/showflash/web/tests/2019/USEF_TLT3.pdf)  or Western - Basic Level Test 4 (https://westerndressageassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/WDAA-2017-WESTERN-DRESSAGE-BASIC-LEVEL-TEST-4-v1-4-2019.pdf.
  8. English and Western Dressage Level 3 will ride: English - First Level Test 3 (https://www.usdf.org/docs/showflash/web/tests/2019/USEF_1LT3.pdf) or Western - Level 1 Test 4 (https://westerndressageassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/WDAA-2017-WESTERN-DRESSAGE-LEVEL-1-TEST-4-v1-4-2019.pdf).
  9. Schedule changes so please refer to the schedule posted on the http://4h.unl.edu/horse webpage.  Sometimes may be adjusted as we get closer and have a better idea of entries. 


General Changes:

Helmet – ASTM/SEI approved safety helmets with a harness are required in ALL hunt seat classes.  Hunting cap or derby is NOT acceptable in any classes