WHAT DISTRICT 10 4-H CONTESTS ARE HOSTED AT THE MAJOR STOCK SHOWS?
- NEW for 2024! The District 10 4-H Horse Judging contest will be hosted at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLSR) this year. **All 4-H members must have submitted entries/fees for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo via their County Office to compete in the District 10 4-H Horse Judging qualifier. **
- NEW for 2024! The District 10 4-H Qualifying Consumer Decision Making Contest (CDM) will no longer be held in conjunction with the San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo. The District 10 4-H CDM contest will now be held during District 10 4-H Spring Roundup in April 2024.
The 4-H Horse Judging contest is designed for teams of three or four youth in the same age division to demonstrate their skills in evaluation and observation. Youth use the knowledge and skills they have about the subject matter to place the class from best to worst. Youth also develop public speaking skills through learning how to present reasons on why they placed a class as they did.
MEMBERSHIP & AGE DIVISIONS
Participants must be 4-H members currently enrolled on 4HOnline and belong to a Texas 4-H Youth Development County program. There are three age divisions for competition as outlined below. 4-H members’ division is determined by their grade level by Aug. 31, 2023.
- Junior: 3rd (and 8 yrs. old) – 5th Grade
- Intermediate: Grades 6th – 8th
- Senior: Grades 9th – 12th (and not passed 18 yrs. old)
Note: Juniors may move up to the Intermediate age division when participating on an intermediate team. Intermediates/Seniors may NOT move up or down to a different age division. Additionally, H.S.L.R. Teams are designated by age. Therefore, their team designations may differ from 4-H. However, District 10 4-H Awards will be based on grade level like any other 4-H contest.
HOW TO REGISTER:
- Regular Registration Period: $15 per contestant entered – Jan. 16 – Feb. 6, 2024 (DEADLINE)
- Late Registration: $40 per contestant entered – Feb. 7 – 9, 2024 FINAL LATE DEADLINE
CONTEST GUIDE & SCHEDULE:
2023-2024 District 10 4-H H.L.S.R. Horse Judging Guide & Schedule
2023-2024 District 10 4-H Horse Judging at H.L.S.R.
- Date: Monday, March 4, 2023
- Location: HLSR
- AM – Registration Begins
- AM – Contest Begins