Events

Northern District Calendar of Events: Oct 2021 - Sep 2022 Dates

(Knowledge contests and Horse show qualifying events will be listed once they are approved by the council.)

ALL 4-H Qualifying Shows, Clinics, and Horsemanship Skills must continue to follow all COVID-19 CDC and Virginia Department of Health regulations and guidelines.

*ND Knowledge Contest

  • Northern Distict Horse Bowl Qualifying Event- March 5, 2022: Location GW Carver Center, Rapidan, VA; Hosts: Bertha Durbin and Carrie Swanson, Entries due by Feb 25, 2022 -- Results- JR; Results- SR

  • Hipppology and Horse Judging: March 19-20, 2022, Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, VA; Hosts: Lisa Beckwith and Hannah McDonald -- FLYER

  • NO District level communication contest is scheduled at this time. To qualify for Equismartz, the 4-Her must win a Blue Danish from any unit or county contest for public speaking, presentations, or team presentations.

*ND Qualifying Horse Shows (With the revision in State guidelines, Northern District is pleased to announce we will host the following OPEN shows as Northern District Qualifying shows.)

  • May 21, 2022: Frederick County Fairgrounds, Cross Junction, VA. Golden Horseshoe 4-H Club Benefit Show. Contact Rose McDonald at horsemomrose@yahoo.com for questions. PRIZELIST

  • May 29, 2022: Durbin Arena, Free Union, VA. Hoof-n-Woof Benefit Show. Contact Bertha Durbin at berthadurbin@earthlink.net for questions. PRIZELIST; REGISTRATION

  • June 11, 2022: Lexington Horse Center, Lexington VA. Bit N Bridle 4-H Club Open Show. Contact Jill Dawson (540-460-9980) for questions. PRIZELIST

  • June 18-19, 2022: Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA. Triple Crown 4-H Club Benefit Show. Contact LIsa Powers at TripleCrownEquineClub@gmail.com for questions.-- PRIZELIST

*ND Qualifying Clinics (Clinics will be posted after approval)

  • June 25 and 26, 2022: Northern District Dressage Qualifying Clinic, Hunters Valley Riding Club, Vienna, VA. Hosted by Fairfax VA Trotters. Contact Jeannette Townsend at vatrotters@gmail.com for questions. Clinic Flyer


*ND Horsemanship Skills Testing (Skills testing dates will be posted after approval by the Northern District 4-H Horse Council) If interested in hosting a skills testing event please contact the NDHC. Details on hosting a skills testing event can be found on the State 4H site: Skills testing application
Starting in January 2022:
A 4-Her needs only to have passed the skills tests level 1 and 2 once with any project horse in order to qualify for the State Show.

  • May 21, 2022: Frederick County Fairgrounds, Cross Junction, VA. To be held with the Qualifying Horse Show. REGISTRATION

  • May 29, 2022: Durbin Arena, Free Union, VA. To held with the Qualifying Horse show.

  • June 11, 2022: Lexington Horse Center, Lexington, VA. To be held with the Qualifying Horse Show. REGISTRATION

  • June 18, 2022: Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA. To be held with the Qualifying Horse Show.

  • July 5, 2022: LaGrange Farms, King George, VA. Contact Carla Gardiner at carlagardiner73@gmail.com. Information



Other 4-H Events:

Virginia State 4-H Events

  • 2023 EquiSmartz

  • 2023 Mary Cole 4-H Horsemaster Ride

  • 2023 Southern Regionals 4-H Championship (Aug 2-6) Perry, GA

  • 2023 State Show (Sep 7-10)