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    STATE 4-H FUN HORSE SHOW

    2020 Virtual Show & Stampede

  • hand-drawn gavel

    STATE 4-H FUN HORSE SHOW

    2020 Virtual Show & Stampede

  • hand-drawn gavel

    STATE 4-H FUN HORSE SHOW

    2020 Virtual Show & Stampede

  • hand-drawn gavel

    STATE 4-H FUN HORSE SHOW

    2020 Virtual Show & Stampede

  • hand-drawn gavel

    STATE 4-H FUN HORSE SHOW

    2020 Virtual Show & Stampede

Welcome!

The Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Show is the pinnacle showing experience for members of the Nebraska 4-H horse program. The show includes a multitude of classes and contests for youth and their horses. 

2020 Fonner Park State 4-H Fun Horse Show

Due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, Nebraska 4-H has decided to cancel the in-person State 4-H Horse Show. Instead, a modified virtual show will be hosted allowing youth to compete from home. The 2020 4-H Horse Stampede will also be held in conjunction with this virtual 2020 Fonner Park State 4-H Fun Horse Show. Horse Judging, Hippology, and Horse Quiz Bowl will be held at a later date. Please stay tuned for updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Timeframes & Deadlines

  • Advancement Levels must be passed by June 15
  • Horse ID Forms must be submitted to county Extension offices by June 15
  • Videos may be recorded between June 8 and July 6
  • Online entries will be accepted from June 12 @ 8:00 a.m. CT to July 6 @ 5:00 p.m. CT

Horse Show Videos

The 2020 Fonner Park State 4-H Fun Horse Show will require youth to record videos for each class. Exhibitors must follow all the general rules including video and audio guidelines. Video specifications and patterns are provided for each class. For more information and best practices for recording videos, please see the video below.

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Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Expo

– 2019 WINNER'S SHOWCASE –

Breakaway Roping
Parker Nokes, Ethan Naughtin

Team Roping
Sydney Veldhuizen

Working Ranch Horse
Tucker Gillespie, Charlie Botner

Judging
Individual: Amanda Baker , Morgan Ritz , Kathlyn Hauxwell
Team:  Central IV, Red Willow

Hippology
Individual: Emmi Dearmont, Kat Moyer, Sarah Treffer
Senior Team: Lancaster, Dawson
Jr Hippology: Lincoln 1- Sierra Cain & Bailey Bell, Saunders- Shea Frink & Madeline Spreeman

Halter
1-2 Mares: Josie Junker, Hannah Siwinksi
3-5 Mares: Sarah Eberspacker, Hunter Oborny
6-10 Mares: Greg Treffer, Alexandria Adams
Mini Mares: Diamond Leblanc, Adelyn McIntosh
1-2 Geldings: Grace Racek, Maddisen Schulz
3-5 Geldings: Jamie Junker, Hunter Oborny
6-10 Geldings: Chloe Brown, Nicole Messbarger
Mini Gelding: Diamond Leblanc, Natalie Gydesen

Showmanship
Ele: Lanee Rethwisch, Elizabeth Funk
Jr: Haley Christensen, Molly Dowling
Sr: Hannah Wiese, Christen Curtis

Trail
Trail: Megan Pokorny, Rylee Bentz
Mini Trail Aubrey Hayes, Diamond LeBlanc

Western Pleasure
2 yr old: Ellery Jett Simpson, Josie Junker
3 yr old: Josie Junker, Grace Racek
Ele: Margaret Robinson, Reese Rethwisch
Jr: Britt Mcllnay, Kennedy Penne
Sr: Ellery Jett Simpson, Maddisen Schulz
Ponies: Cauy Bennett, Emmi Dearmont

Horsemanship
Ele: Margaret Robinson, Claire Lutter 
Jr: Rylee Bentz, Haley Christensen
Sr: Jayden Henton, Hannah Wiese

Hunter Hack
Emmi Dearmon, Marlie Mundt

Hunter Under Saddle
Jr: Kali Maytum, Emily Ahlers
Sr: Oliva Klug, Merriah Bockmann

Hunt Seat Equitation
Jr: Emma Rankin, Kylee Ruff
Sr: Nicole Messbarger, Natalie Gydesen

Advanced Classes
Hunt Seat Equitation: Taylor Dynek, Anne Bennier
Hunter Under Saddle: Taylor Dynek, Madison Sobotka
Western Horsemanship: Nicole Messarger, Natalie Gydesen
Western Pleasure: Madison Sobotka, Sarah Treffer

Dressage
Anne Bennier, Miya Higgins

Reining
Jr: Emerson Schultis, Amaya Kremke
Sr: Natalie Gydesen, Oliva Klug

Ranch Riding
Elizabeth Blaser, Chance Mignery

Western Riding
Nicole Messbarger, Ellery Jett Simpson

Barrel Racing
Jr: Erika Cruikshank, Emerson Schultis
Sr: Caitlin Tibbs, Brandi Coons

Pole Bending
Jr: Kora Winkelbauer, Emerson Schultis
Sr: Caitlin Tibbs, Kaylee Kadow

See All Results

– Thank You –

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A Partner with 4-H

Since 1976, Fonner Park has been the proud sponsor of the Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Show & Exposition. The Association has contributed over $700,000 to the show by providing the funding for show expenses and donating the use of the facility at no cost. Annual expenses paid by Fonner Park, includes:

Show Judges

Security & Emergency Services

Horse Bowl Contest

Show Manager & Office Support

Publicity

Printing of Programs

Contest & Event Expenses

Computer Record Services

Sponsor Top Team to the National Contest

For questions about this program or the information on this page, please contact: