Office Information

WVU Extension Service
Wayne County Office
27572 East Lynn Rd.
Wayne, WV 25570-0127

Phone: 304-272-6839
Fax: 304-272-6861

4-H Horse Program

2016 Wayne County Horse Shows

Open Horse Show

The Open Horse Show as part of the annual Wayne County Fair will be held Saturday July 30 at the Horse Show Arena just north of Wayne off Route 152. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., show at 10:00 a.m. A complete list of classes and other details will be forthcoming.

September & October Fun Shows

Fun Shows will be held Saturday September 24 and Saturday October 22.
Registration opens at 1:00 p.m.; show starts at 2:00 p.m.
Both shows are held at the Horse Show Arena north of Wayne.

Fun Show Classes

Lead Line – rider must be 12 yrs and under
Egg and Spoon – walk/trot or rack
Ribbon Race – teams of two riders and two horses
Catalog Race
Barrel Race
Flag Race
Boot Pick-up
Baby bottle – teams of two riders on one horse
Soccer – first horse to move ball from start line to goal wins
Musical Stalls
Pole Bending
Pony Express Trail Challenge – (timed obstacle course)
Ride A Buck – walk/trot or rack
Apple bobbing – first horse to bite apple while floating in bucket of water wins

Rules for Fun Shows

Admission $5.00 for spectators – 5 yrs and under FREE.
Entry fee is $5.00 per class or pay $50 for entry to an unlimited number of classes
APPROVED EQUESTRIAN RIDING HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR YOUTH EXHIBITORS (17 yrs and under)
Judge’s decisions are final.
Poorly controlled animals will be excused from the show grounds.
Must show valid (within past 12 mos) negative Coggins at time of registration or any time requested.
No pads or chains on horses permitted on show grounds.
NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON.
NO ALCOHOL OR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PERMITTED ON SHOW GROUNDS.
Poor sportsmanship will result in dismissal from show grounds.
NO youth (17 yrs and under) permitted to exhibit and/or handle stallions on show grounds.

West Virginia & Other States Health Requirements
(Animal Health Division, WV Department of Agriculture).

Horses from West Virginia: Must be uniquely indentified and have a negative Coggin’s test (from a US official laboratory) within the last 12 months.

Horses from other states: Must be uniquely identified, accompanied by an approved CVI health certificate from the state of origin prior to show, and a negative Coggin’s test (from a US official laboratory) within the last 12 months.

For more information, contact Jessica Willis at 304-486-5299.


2017 Hippology Clinic

The 6th Annual Horse Hippology Clinic is tentatively scheduled for January 21, 2017. Hippology is the study of horse care, safety, and management. More information will be forthcoming.


To learn more about the 4-H Horse and Livestock Program,
Contact Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent at (304) 272-6839.