Horse and Pony Project & Horseless Horse Project

Love horses? Want to learn more? In this project, you will have the opportunity to take your love of horses to the next level—the 4-H level. You will find interesting and exciting activities in this project like:

  • Groundwork
  • Understanding horse behavior
  • Breed identification
  • Safety on and around horses
  • Tack
  • Riding skills
  • Trail riding
  • Health Care
  • Planning/budgeting for owning a horse

Please click here to learn more about the Horse Project!

4-H Project & 4-H Activity Policies are available here.

Click below for this year’s Horse and Pony project and Horseless Horse project information. Questions? E-mail the project at

Check out our Facebook group, Rock County 4H Horse & Pony project – Wisconsin, for the most updated information.

The Horse & Pony Project Steering Committee meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. All members, leaders, and parents are invited to attend.

Wisconsin State 4-H Horse Expo

State 4-H Horse Expo is an annual event held each year at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis for all youth enrolled in the 4-H Horse Program. 

Youth may participate in a wide variety of competitions and projects focused on horse experience and terminology. Projects include arts, creative writing, and drawing.

Horse Show classes include: Draft Showmanship, Cones, Pleasure Driving, Reinsmanship Pony, Horseless Horse Walk, Saddle Seat, Hunt Showmanship, Western Showmanship and Trail Riding.

For 2023 Expo Results and more information, check out the Wisconsin State 4-H Horse Expo website

Latest Horse & Pony and Horseless Horse Blog Posts

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  • On Sunday, March 20th, the 2022 Horse and Pony Awards Banquet and Horse Bucks Auction will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Blain’s Conference Center, 3507 E Racine, Janesville. Attendees should bring a dish to pass for the potluck. Water, sandwiches and table service will be provided. Awards will be presented for members active […]
  • On March 12th, horse and pony project members can receive spring vaccinations and a Coggins test for their project animals and alternates at the Vet Coggins & Vaccination Clinic to be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Janesville Animal Medical Center, 5021 Wright Court, Milton WI 53563. Members must contact the Janesville Equine Clinic by […]
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  • The Annual 4-H Coggins and Vaccination Clinic will be from 1:00-4:00 p.m., Sat., March 20 at the Janesville Animal Medical Center, 5021 Wright Ct., Milton. Reservations are required, call 608-868-1761 by Wed., March 10 to reserve your spot! Please read through the packet carefully and complete required forms. Remember to observe guidance of social distancing […]
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