The Clay County 4-H Horse Show will be held Saturday, May 12 at the Red River Cow Palace in Dean. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. with the first class beginning at 9 a.m.
Events will include halter mares and geldings, junior and senior showmanship, western pleasure and western horsemanship, reining, cutting, stock horse trail, working cow horse, team penning, breakaway roping, pole bending and barrel racing.
The Clay County 4-H Horse Show is a professionally judged show with trophy buckles, halters and feed buckets awarded to first through third place winners. Other participants will receive ribbons.
The show is open to Clay County 4-H members only. Those interested in participating but are not a 4-H member, can contact the extension office for enrollment information. Contestants must be between the ages of 9 and 18 as of Aug. 31, 2011, or be 8 years old and in the third grade. All horses entered must be validated by May 1 according to Texas 4-H Horse Show rules. The Clay County 4-H Horse Show will follow the Texas 4-H Horse Show Rules which are available at http://animalscience.tamu.edu/academics/equine/index.htm or in the extension office.
Entry forms and validation forms can be picked up at the extension office or they can be downloaded at the Clay County Extension website at http://clay-co.tamu.edu. Entry forms and fees and validation fees must be turned into the Clay County extension office by May 1. Contact Missy Hodgin at (940) 538.5042 for more information.