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4-H Horse Project

The Larimer County 4-H Horse program is designed to provide you an opportunity to handle, care for, and ride horses. 4-H members may own or lease a horse for this project. There are many ways you can get involved, such as entering riding events or knowledge competitions. You can compete in a Western or English riding event, or even enter your horse in the Musical Freestyle competition. The possibilities are endless!

The project includes four disciplines: Western, English, Ranch Horse & Gymkhana.


All project manuals are received through the Larimer County 4-H Extension office. These will be distributed to 4-H members through their organizational leaders (club leaders) after enrollment is complete. For more information on enrollment visit Join 4-H.

E-Record Book




Project Introduction Letter

Policies and Rules


Colorado Horse Levels Testing Program

Events and Opportunities

Rockie Mountain Saddle Club 2022 Show Schedule

Visit their website here for full details

English / Western Show Dates:

Show begins at 9am – Registration closes at 8:45AM

We will have a 30 minute break between English and Western – Western not to start before 11AM and not until 30 minutes after English is complete. 

  • May 14th 
  • June 11th 
  • July 23rd 
  • September 10th

Gymkhana Dates:

Show begins at 9am – Registration closes at 8:45AM

  • May 28th
  • July 9th
  • August 27th 
  • September 24th
  • October 15th Halloween Gymkhana

All Shows Will Be Held At:
Stable Foundations
4820 E County Rd 60, Wellington CO 80549

Sweetheart Riders 64th Annual Horse Show and Gymkhana

Click here to view a PDF flyer

Saturday, July 9th, 2022
Larimer County Fairgrounds, Loveland, CO
Longhorn Outdoor Arena

There will be no tents provided – please plan accordingly
High Point Prize will be Belt Buckles for English, Western & Gymkhana

Registration Opens at 7:00 am
Classes Begin at 8:30 am
$7.00 per class or $70.00 All Day Max Out Fee, plus office fee

  • No stalls will be available
  • Three age groups ‐ 8‐10, 11‐13, 14‐18 (Age as of January 1st)
  • Peewee Stick Horse – Ages 2‐7
  • Classes with a star (*) do not count toward High Point or All Around
  • Highpoint awarded to each age group in each division (English, Western, Gymkhana)
  • All Around Award given to overall exhibitor in each age group riding in all three divisions. Same horse must be used in all divisions.
  • Participant must bring their own dollar for Bareback Dollar
  • Larimer County 4‐H Rules apply
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • Helmets MUST be worn by all exhibitors in age 8-18 age groups


  1. Showmanship
    (English & Western Combined)
  2. English Equitation
  3. English Show Hack
  4. English Controlled Riding
  5. Walk Trot*
  6. Western Horsemanship
  7. Western Pleasure
  8. Reining
  9. Barrels
  10. Flags
  11. Pole Bending
  12. Keyhole
  13. Egg Race*
  14. Bareback Dollar*

For More Information call:
Dulce Huggins: 970‐412‐3738

The Buckle Series Horse Show and Gymkhana

June 4th and June 5th
Register Online and see full details at
Online Registration Deadline: May 28th, 2022

Entry Fees: $8.00/class OR $30.00/division (one horse/one rider combination) – office fee $10.00/rider


Temporary Office Closure

Our office is closed Monday, February 21st, 2022.