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Jeffco 4-H Horse Project

Record Books

4-H Record Books are also called e-Records, they can be downloaded from the State 4-H Website. Each project has its own record book that members are required to complete each year. Listed below you will find the links to e-Records in the specific project areas. Record books are turned in at Interview Judging before the Jeffco Fair & Festival. In June, you will need to schedule an interview for each of your project areas. Finally, you will bring your record book with you to Interview Judging the week of the Jeffco 4-H Fair.

Helpful Resources

Here you will find some helpful links for those in the horse project.  Including items such as Horse Manual, Horse Rulebook, Leveling, etc.

Jeffco 4-H Horse Council

The next meeting will be June 27th!  Here is the horse council schedule for 2024.  Please put the dates on your calendar so you don’t miss out on the fun.  All meetings will start at 6PM and be held in the ECMR.
  1. October 26th – Make Horse Treats
  2. January 25th – Horse Judging Presentation & Cookie Exchange. Also voting on an update to the bylaws see proposed change below.
  3. February 22nd – Tack & Clothing Swap as well as Tack Cleaning
  4. March 28th – Study Session for Leveling up
  5. June 27th – Activity TBD
  6. September 26th – Activity TBD

Past Meeting Agendas/Minutes

Horse Judging Team

Information Flyer Tentative 2024 Horse Judging Meeting Schedule More information available on Facebook HERE or by contacting Coach Tiffany Mead at

2024 Horse Show Schedule (& Showbills Links Once Available)


Winter Classic Show 1 – Sunday, January 28th, 2024

Winter Classic Show 2 – RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER – New Date: Sunday, February 25th, 2024

Winter Classic Show 3 – Sunday, March 10th, 2024

Hairy Horse Show – Sunday, May 12th, 2024 at 9:00am

Pleasant Park 4-H Gymkhana Show 1 – Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 at 8:30am

Pleasant Park 4-H Pleasure Show – Saturday, July 13th, 2024 at 8:30am

  • Location: McKeever Arena – Conifer, CO
  • Register Here
  • Showbill coming soon

Pleasant Park 4-H Gymkhana Show 2 – Sunday, July 14th, 2024 at 8:30am

Gilpin Archwood Show 1 – July 19th, 2024 at 12:00pm

  • Location: Gilpin County Fairgrounds
  • Pre-registration info coming soon
  • Showbill coming soon

Pleasant Park 4-H Gymkhana Show 3 – Sunday, August 11th, 2024 at 8:30am

Trio Show – RESCHEDULED – New Date: Sunday, September 8th at 8:30am

  • Location: Westernaires Indoor Arena
  • Register Here
  • Showbill coming soon

Jefferson County 4-H Fair 2024

The Jeffco 4-H Fair celebrates the creativity of Jefferson County 4-H Youth! Join us from July 27th through August 4th to see all the amazing projects our kids have been working on throughout the year. The 2024 Jeffco 4-H Fairbook is here! This is a document that contains information on important dates, policies, procedures, and rules. Be sure to review to understand what is required for events and contests. You can view the Fairbook here – please note all changes for 2024 are highlighted in yellow. Fair Volunteers are needed! Sign up here – Fair Horse Show Volunteers.xlsx – Google Sheets Fair Showbill and Patterns are located here (more information coming soon)

Fair Interviews & Horse Tests – Saturday, July 27th at 9:00am

  • Sign-up Sheet Coming Soon

Fair Horse Show (English & Western) – Sunday, July 28th at 8:30am

Fair Gymkhana – Monday, July 29th at 9:00am


Stan Sours Versatility Award and Scholarship

Versatility is being capable of doing many things competently and having a wide variety of skills.
In honor of Stan Sours, the award is given to an individual who has touched and influenced many lives through their horsemanship and love of people. Stan Sours symbolized VERSATILITY.
This award is given in honor of Stan Sours who at age 14 was selected as outstanding 4-H member. Stan was active with the Horse industry and the agriculture community. He received many awards for his dedication to the Horse Industry and in 2002 was named Top Hand of the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo for his volunteer work. He served on the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Advisory Board for 21 years and was a member of the board of directors of the Continental Divide Trail Alliance, Colorado Horse Park, Roundup Riders of the Rockies, and a member of the Colorado Horse Council. Stan taught people respect through his actions. His daughter Shirlene said that her father would say it wasn’t really important how much people liked you, but instead how much they respected you. He said that respect is so much more difficult to obtain but in the long run is more rewarding. Stan did everything with honesty and dignity and he treated everyone with fairness, respect, and consideration. You know, it is often said in 4-H that it is better to have a blue-ribbon kid with a red-ribbon project than to have a red-ribbon kid with a blue-ribbon project. Stan Sours characterized this philosophy. Stan Sours touched and influenced so many lives through his horsemanship and love of people. Stan Sours symbolized VERSATILITY.

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.