Welcome to the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup Website. The 4-H horse program has an enrollment of over 260,000 – the largest of the animal-oriented projects and one of the most popular projects with great appeal to both boys and girls. Beginning in 1968 as the Northeast Regional 4-H Horse Judging Contest, held at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the activities were expanded in 1972 to include a 4-H Horse Bowl Contest. The event was officially approved as the National 4-H Horse Roundup in 1978. Three new contests – 4-H Horse Public Speaking, 4-H Horse Demonstration-Individual, and 4-H Horse Demonstration – Team – were added in 1982.
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The Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup provides a place for youth to compete nationally while encouraging teamwork and self-confidence, and while focusing on the 4-H Mission Mandates: Science, Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, Healthy Living and Citizenship.
participating youth participates in one contest. Individual and team
excellence is rewarded at a breakfast award ceremony, building personal
pride and reinforcing the benefits of setting goals. Leadership is
developed at these events by encouraging decision-making and teamwork
skills, critical thinking, and independence. Healthy Living is
demonstrated at the dance and through the lifestyle that is shown
through each contest.
provides service learning and community-based learning opportunities,
focusing on the importance of each youth's citizenship within his or
her team, community, and nation.
in the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup is open to 4-H member
delegates, volunteer leaders and Extension/FFA professionals approved by
their respective state offices. Educational programs of Cooperative
Extension 4-H Youth Development Program serve all people regardless of
race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.
Disabilities accommodated with prior notification.