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

HOrse

2017 Wayne County Horse Shows

The Wayne County 4-H Horse Program will be apart of two horse shows in 2017. Youth do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to participate in either show. Both shows will held at the Horse Show Arena (Shirley Burgess park – Route 152) north of Wayne. For more information, please contact our office at (304) 272-6839.

Open Horse Show

The annual Wayne County Fair Open Horse Show will be held Saturday July 29. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m., show will start at 10:00 a.m.

The Open Horse Show Entry Form contains the list of classes below as well as rules and regulations.

Open Show Classes

4-H Showmanship
Open Showmanship
Lead Line
Open Walk & Favorite Gait
4-H Walk & Favorite Gait
Small Fry Walk & Favorite Gait
English Walk/ Trot
Trail Pleasure
Western Walk/Jog
Ladies Pleasure
Western Horsemanship
Country Pleasure
Western Pleasure
Racking
English Equitation
Style Rack
English Pleasure
Men’s Pleasure
Ride a Buck
Open Pleasure Driving
Youth Walk & Favorite Gait
Hunter Rack
Trail Non-Gaited
Trail Gaited
Open Barrels
Speed Racking

The following classes are any breed eligible (gaited/non-gaited): 4-H Showmanship,
Open Showmanship, Open Walk & Favorite Gait, 4-H Walk & Favorite Gait, Small Fry Walk & Favorite Gait, Ladies Pleasure, Men’s Pleasure, Open Pleasure Driving, Youth Walk & Favorite Gait, Trail, and Open Barrels.

The Speed Racking class must maintain form.

Open Show Rules

1. Admission $5 (five years & under FREE)
2. Entry fees $10 per class; Lead Line is $5
3. Approved Equestrian Riding Helmets are required for youth exhibitors (17 yrs and under)
4. Judges decisions are final.
5. Poorly controlled animals will be excused from show grounds.
6. Must show valid negative Coggin’s at time of registration or any time requested.
7. No pads or chains on horses on show grounds.
8. NO refunds for any reason.
9. No alcohol or controlled substances permitted on show grounds.
10. Poor sportsmanship will result in dismissal from show grounds.
11. NO youth (17 and under) permitted to exhibit or handle stallions on show grounds.


September Fun Show

A Fun Show will be held Saturday September 16.
Registration is 12:00 p.m.; Show starts at 1:00 p.m.

The Fun Show Entry Form contains the list of classes below as well as rules and regulations.

Fun Show Classes

Costume class
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

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


West Virginia & Other States Health Requirements
for Wayne County Horse Shows

(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.


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