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No matter what your interest in horses may be, there is something for everyone in the 4-H horse program! Youth involved in the 4-H horse program area learn responsibility and commitment to a project. The time invested in caring for, riding and training horses improves the quality of life for youth while at the same time teaching life and work skills such as time management, record keeping, problem solving, goal setting and many others.

Members do not need to own a horse to participate in the 4-H horse program. 4-H members will learn about horses at their local 4-H club meetings as well as at state 4-H horse workshops and events. In addition, 4-H members have fun competing in educational contests at the county, state and even national level. While 4-H is not a riding instruction program, members do sometimes ride horses as part of 4-H their activities and 4-H does sponsor horse shows.

For more information, contact your local 4-H office.

Free Massachusetts horse magazines Free Massachusetts Horse magazines for all 4-H'ers and volunteers.

Simply email us with your club name, leader name, USPS mailing address, and how many magazines you are requesting for your club.

Email for more information

Free Massachusetts Horse Junior Horsemanship Awards.

To request a free award for your event go to: or email





*******************STATE 4-H HORSE SHOW UPDATE*******************


    Due to the recent outbreak of the Corona Virus at the Eastern States Exhibition grounds we have decided to cancel the MA State 4-H Horse Show. We have been hard at work researching the best possible decision and exploring all our options since receiving the news late Saturday evening. As a program we have a strong emphasis on Horsemanship and I feel it's vital to put the health and safety of our horses first and foremost. I would like to thank Eastern States Exposition for their transparency, and I commend them as well as our State Vet Dr. O' Connor for the quick response and protocol they have put into place. All checks from the show will be shredded, if you would like your check mailed back to you send me an e-mail. Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any additional questions or concerns. In the true spirit of leadership and perseverance we have already begun to lock in the 2019 date August 2nd-4th and look forward to hosting our show at this amazing venue! Thank you all for your understanding and your continued support of our Horse program.