This registration will aid the 4-H Horse Committee and UW Extension Office in identifying project horses and ponies.
Registration forms have been used in other animal science projects successfully. All project members must submit this form to the UW Extension Office no later than April 30th for each animal to be shown at the Fair.
Failure to do so will eliminate the animal from showing at the Jackson County Fair in the Junior Fair horse show.
Two copies of the registration form are to be made for each project animal.
One form is to be submitted to the UW Extension Office and the other copy kept for the record book. In order for weanling foals born after April 30th to be shown during the Fair, the mare must be registered by April 30th even if she is not being shown.
After the foal is born, register it as soon as possible.
Again, failure to do so will eliminate the foal from showing at the fair. The top part is to be filled out with member’s name, birth date, address, and phone number.
The 4-H club is the club to which you belong, or individual member. The section under ownership or management lists the name of the animal’s owner.
The horse or pony does not have to be owned by the member.
If the animal is owned by another person, the owner’s name is listed after the management line (2nd line).
The date of ownership or management of project is listed as the actual date the animal was purchased or the agreement was begun with the management. Give the breed of the animal and circle the word “registered” if the animal is registered with a National Breed Association, such as Arabs, Quarter horse, Appaloosa, etc.
And give the registration number.
If the horse or pony is not registered, circle the word “grade” and write the type of horse or pony the animal looks like.
For example, if it looks like a Shetland pony, write that the pony is a Shetland pony type after breed/type. The foaling date is the birth date of the animal.
If the exact date is unknown, put the year the horse or pony was born.
If the horse turns 6 during the year, it is considered a 6 year old as of January 1.
The age of horses and ponies are determined as of January 1 of the current year, not the actual birth date. The body color of the horse is listed as its basic color, such as bay, palomino, buckskin, gray, chestnut, or brown.
If the horse or pony is a pinto or paint, list the color as white and other pinto color, such as white and black or white and brown.
If the horse or pony is an Appaloosa or Appaloosa type, give the body color, and color of spots or blanket if any. Registration Guidelines, continued The height of the horse or pony is measured at the point of the withers perpendicular to the ground.
If you are unsure how to list the height in hands and inches, just list the height of the horse or pony in inches. Give the name of the horse or pony and the registration number if it is registered in a breed association. On the right side of the registration form are pictures of a horse (left and right sides), a horse head, and a section showing the front and rear views of each leg.
Pencil in the corresponding white areas found on each leg, if any.
This includes stockings, socks, etc.
Indicate all markings, as well as scars and brands, on the body diagrams.
Also pencil in any facial markings on the registration form that corresponds with the facial markings of the project horse or pony.
This includes stars, snips, stripes, blazes, etc. Finally have the parent’s signature on the registration form. This is a registration policy set up by the Jackson County 4-H Horse Committee and the University Extension Office to determine horse or pony projects within Jackson County.
It is hoped that it will also aide in telling a more accurate number of horses that will be shown during the Fair.
The all-important deadline for the registration form for each of the project animals is due into the UW Extension Office April 30th. Failure to do so will eliminate your eligibility to show at the Jackson County Fair! District Horse Show: Exhibitors in grades 3-13 may participate.
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