Welcome to the St. Landry 4-H / FFA Horse Show page. Here you will find information regarding our Parish Horse Program and horse shows. If you need assistance with your horse project or are interested in starting a horse project please contact the St. Landry 4-H Office at 337-948-0561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Landry Parish Horse Exhibitors
If you are a new horse exhibitor or previous exhibitor but your contact information has changed please complete the Horse Exhibitor Form.
Purpose of 4-H and FFA Horse Program
The purpose of the 4-H horse program is to provide young people opportunities to participate in a series of activities designed to improve citizenship, sportsmanship, horsemanship, character, competitive spirit, discipline and responsibility.
The hard work and dedication to excellence shown by 4-H and FFA exhibitors is the real focus of the 4-H Horse Program. The measure of success in our program is not necessarily the color of ribbon obtained at our shows but the amount of knowledge and ability gained from participation. No single show can measure the increased knowledge or ability of an exhibitor. Those exhibitors that take full advantage of the educational opportunities and experiences available through the 4-H horse program are the true champions in the end, regardless of the color of ribbon obtained.
We hold horse clinics that are open to all 4-H horse members throughout the year. Clinics cover a variety of topics that will help youth become better horsemen and are a great opportunity to prepare for the horse shows.
Possession Requirements for LSU Horse Shows
- Exhibitors must have possession/ownership/lease of their horses by April 1, 2021. Grade horse certificates and identification of
horse owned by immediate family member must be completed and filed in Extension Service (4-H) or FFA advisor’s office by
April 1, 2021. Location of the horse’s domicile during the possession period must be designated and on file in
the Extension office (4-H) or FFA advisor’s office by April 1, of the current show season.
- All horses must be officially registered in the name of the exhibitor or immediate family (4-H club or FFA chapter member) on or
before April 1, 2021. Ranch, corporation, or stable ownership is not allowed. Dual ownership is allowed only if all owners are in
the immediate family and identification of the exhibitor has been filed with the Extension Service (4-H) or FFA advisor’s office by
the April 1, 2021, deadline. Horses must be under the care and supervision of the exhibitor from the date of possession. Horses
may be boarded at a boarding facility as long as the exhibitor is doing the majority of the work. (This rule does not prohibit a
trainer from working with the exhibitor and horse combination as long as the care of the horse remains with the exhibitor.)
- Youth (4-H/FFA) exhibitors are expected to care for, feed, water, exercise, ride, groom, and show their own animal(s) while on the show grounds. Youth (4-H/FFA) will be allowed to receive assistance from Extension agents or FFA advisors;
family members (parents, legal guardians, brother, sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles); other 4-H/FFA exhibitors; and family
members of other 4-H/FFA exhibitors while at the show. Animal(s) being cared for, fed, exercised, ridden or groomed by anyone
other than the above will be disqualified and the exhibitor will be barred from showing for one year.
LSU State Horse Show Catalog
If you have any questions about show events or are looking for a complete listing of LSU horse show rules, please refer to the State Horse Show Catalog.