2021 Montana 4-H State Horse Show

September 24-26, 2021 at The Cottonwood Equine Center, Joliet, MT

The Montana 4-H State Horse Show is an opportunity for 4-H horse project members to test their skills alongside their peers from across the state in an educational and enjoyable competitive contest. Classes are offered to include nearly every aspect of the 4-H horse project as well as nearly every skill level of rider. Youth, ages 9-19 years old, may enter and compete based on the qualifying guidelines of their county.

Notice updated 8.25.21

  1. No written reigning patterns needed fo the State 4-H Horse Show Registration. 
  2. Bring Level 7 written patterns to Check-In
  3. Bring music to Check-In
  4. Ignore these requirements in the online registration program.

Accommodations

Room blocks have been set up at 2 hotels in Laurel and 1 hotel off Zoo Exit on the west-end of Billings. Ask for "Montana State 4-H Horse Show" for room block discount.

Locomotive Inn310 S. 1st Ave. Laurel, MT, Phone: 406-628-8281. Rate $75.00 + tax. Reserve by September 1st. 

Best Western Yellowstone Crossing: 205 SE 4th St. Laurel, MT, Phone: 406-628-6888. Rate $75.00 + tax. Reserve by September 1st. 

Big Horn Resort: 1801 Majestic Ln Billings, MT, Phone: 406-545-3542. Rate $69.00 + tax. Reserve by September 1st.

Click to go to the Rules, Patterns, Show Book and more! 

REGISTRATION 

Due September 1st via FairEntry 

 

FairEntry Information 

  1. Log in: you will need to click "Create a FairEntry Account" 
  2. Register exhibitor(s) and horse(s) for various classes 
  3. Submit online payment or mail check

Are you new to Fair Entry or do you have questions? Check out the Fair Entry help guides to get started. 

If you have additional questions or need other help with registration, please contact your local Extension Agent or Montana 4-H staff 406.994.3501.

 

Payment info

Online payments can be made through FairEntry

Check payments can be made out to: Montana 4-H Foundation (Memo: State Horse show)

Checks can be mailed to: Montana 4-H Center PO Box 173580 Bozeman, MT 59717 

FEES

Entry Fee..................$75/exhibitor  (includes BBQ Ticket for per exhibitor)

Horse Stall................$15/stall/ per day for outdoor covered & un-covered stalls

Indoor Stall...............$25/indoor stall per day

RV Campsite............ $25 water/electricity only

BBQ Ticket................$10 per additional guest

RULES

Learn more about the Montana 4-H State Horse Show Rules

Project specific information can be found in the: Montana 4-H Horse Project General Rules

Show specific details can be found in the2021 Montana 4-H Show- Show Book

Download the Montana 4-H Horse Show Patterns: 2021 Show Patterns updated 9.13.21

SCHEDULE 

Thursday: September 23, 2021

3:00 pm- 8:00pm: Registration Open

Friday: September 24, 2021

8:00am-9:00pm: Registration Open-Show Office

8:00am-12:00pm: Arenas open for warm up

12:00pm: Exhibitor Meeting/Bit Check

1:00pm: Opening Ceremony-Indoor Arena 1

 

Arena Classes in the following order:

Time

Arena 1

Arena 2

1:00pm

C2M 2/3 & GH 1/2 English Equitation

Open Riding

 

C2M 4/5 & GH 3/4 English Equitation

 

 

2-Year-Old C2M/Green Horse Level 1 English

 

 

3-Year-Old C2M/Green Horse Level 2 English

 

 

4-Year-Old C2M/Green Horse Level 3 English

 

 

5-Year-Old C2M/Green Horse Level 4 English

 

Break

 

 

 

English Equitation Ages 14 & over

English Equitation Level 1-Walk/Trot

 

English Equitation Ages 11-13

English Equitation Ages 8-10

Break

 

 

 

English Horsemanship Level 4

English Horsemanship Level 1

 

English Horsemanship Level 5

English Horsemanship Level 2

 

English Horsemanship Level 6

English Horsemanship Level 3

 

English Horsemanship Level 7

 

4:00pm

Freestyle Reining

Open Riding

 

Saturday: September 25, 2021

7:00am-9:00pm: Registration Open-show office

7:30am: Exhibitor Meeting/Bit Check

6:00am-8:00am: Arenas open for warm up

8:30am: Indoor Arena Classes in the following order:

Time

Arena 1

Arena 2

8:30am

Western Equitation Ages 14 & over

Western Equitation Ages 8-10

 

Western Equitation Ages 11-13

Western Equitation Level 1 – walk/trot

Break

 

 

 

C2M 2/3 & 1/2 GH Western Equitation

Open Riding

 

C2M 4/5 & GH 3/4 Western Equitation

 

 

2-Year-Old C2M/Green Horse Level 1 Western

 

 

3-Year-Old C2M/Green Horse Level 2 Western

 

 

4-Year-Old C2M/Green Horse Level 3 Western

 

 

5-Year-Old C2M/Green Horse Level 4 Western

 

Break

 

 

 

Western Horsemanship Level 4

Western Horsemanship Level 1

 

Western Horsemanship Level 5

Western Horsemanship Level 2

 

Western Horsemanship Level 6

Western Horsemanship Level 3

 

Western Horsemanship Level 7

 

Break

 

 

 

Ranch Horse Level 3

Ranch Horse Level 1

 

Ranch Horse Level 4

Ranch Horse Level 2

Break

 

 

 

Bareback Equitation Ages 11-13

Bareback Walk/Trot Level 1 Ages 8-10

 

Bareback Equitation Ages 14 & Over

 

4:00pm

Short Stirrup Reining

 

 

Sunday- September 26, 2021

7:00am-5pm: Registration Open-show office

6:00am-8:00am: Arenas open for warm up

8:30am: Indoor Arena Classes in the following order:

Time

Arena 1

Arena 2

8:30 am

Showmanship Ages 8-10

C2M 1-3/Green Horse 1-2 Showmanship

 

Colt to Maturity- Yearling at Halter

C2M 4-5/Green Horse 3-4 Showmanship

 

Showmanship Ages 11-13

 

 

Showmanship Ages 14 & Over

 

Break

 

 

 

Intermediate Trail Ages 11-13

Junior Trail Ages 8-10

 

Senior Trail Ages 14 & Over

Trail Yearling

 

Trail C2M 2/3 & Green Horse 1/2

 

 

Trail C2M 4/5 & Green Horse 3/4

 

                       

Download printable schedule 

For more information regarding the Montana 4-H State Horse Show please contact the Montana 4-H Center at: 406-994-3501

Cottonwood Equine Center Map

Cottonwood Equine Center Map