4-H Equine Extravaganza


4-H Equine Extravaganza

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

SUNY Cobleskill faculty and students in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Schoharie-Otsego & Fulton-Montgomery welcome 4-H youth from across New York State to join the second annual 4-H Equine Extravaganza.  Come join us for a fun filled educational day that is intended to broaden the 4-H youths knowledge within the horse project and provide more insight into Hippology

Youth will be participating in the following:

Cloverbuds - These youth will be in a separate group for the short sessions portion of the day. They will cover topics including: Grooming, breeds, parts of the horse, basic nutrition, safety, behavior, and more. A craft will also be included in this tract. Supplies will be provided.

Youth Ages 8-19 years old - These youth will be separated into groups based on the NYS 4-H Hippology contest rules. The complexity of the short sessions portion of the day will depend on the level. Topics to be covered are: Horse Judging, Show Etiquette, Equine Anatomy, Breed Identification and Genetics.

Large Session (All ages combined) - This half of the day will be spent in mixed groups of all ages. The focus in these sessions will be riding demonstrations and equine careers. There will be leadership opportunities for the older youth given the mixed ages of the groups.

**Exact schedule and topics subject to change. A detailed schedule for each youth will be provided the day of the event. Lunch is not provided, please plan accordingly. There are places to eat on campus or nearby.

Youth must either have a parent attending with the youth or have a predetermined chaperone they are to report to. SUNY Cobleskill policy states that youth must be accompanied by an adult chaperone at all times during the event. 

Registration is $20 per youth and $10 per adult chaperone, which includes a T-shirt. Lunch is not provided, though there are places to eat on campus and other dining options close by. Please have participants plan accordingly.

All registrations and payments are to be sent to CCE of Schoharie & Otsego Counties. See registration form for address and additional details. 

We are accepting a maximum of 70 youth registrations for this event. 

Registration is due Friday, April 5th. 


$20 (includes a T-shirt)


SUNY Cobleskill
Route 7
Cobleskill, New York 12043