VA Association of Fairs Youth Leadership Awards Print E-mail


The Virginia Association of Fairs sponsors a contest each year for all 4-H and FFA members who have participated in their local VAF Fair.  The contest goals are to recognize superior leadership characteristics among junior members of the Association and the industry.  To encourage and develop leadership and speaking skills so that they will be able to serve their local boards, the industry, and their local communities. The contest information packet is updated and distributed September 1 of each year and entries are due the first Friday of December.

Prizes, in the form of scholarships, are as follows:

1st place - $2500.00

2nd place -  1500.00

3rd place -   1000.00

4th place -   1000.00

5th place -     500.00

6th place -     500.00

For additional information please check with your 4-H or FFA advisor.

Information is also available at

Frederick County Fair Open Horse Show Print E-mail

Frederick County Fair Open Horse Show 

Hosted by the Golden Horseshoe 4-H Club 

Located  at Frederick County Fairgrounds

Winchester, VA

Saturday July 21, 2018

Youth show all day for $45; Adults for $50 (per horse/rider combination)

Or $10 per class for youth; $12 for adults

Classes start promptly at 9:00 a.m.

rain or shine 


Jackpot classes $15.00 (not included in the all day fees)

For More Information:

Rose (540) 877-4935

Faye (540) 533-7029


CLASSES start promptly at 9:00 a.m.

1. Hunter Showmanship - Beginner

2. Hunter Showmanship – Junior

3. Hunter Showmanship – Senior

4. Hunter Showmanship - Open

5. Gaited Showmanship - Open

6. Exceptional Rider Showmanship

7. Western Showmanship - Beginner

8. Western Showmanship – Junior

9. Western Showmanship – Senior

10. Western Showmanship - Open

11. Leadline Equitation- Ages 8-under

12. Exceptional Rider

10 Minute Warm Up

13.Hunter Under Saddle - Beginner (Walk/Trot)

14. Hunter Under Saddle – Junior (Walk/Trot/Canter)

15.  Hunter Under Saddle – Senior (Walk/Trot/Canter)

16.  Hunter Under Saddle – Open (Walk/Trot/Canter)

17.. Hunt Seat Equitation – Beginner (Walk/Trot)

18. Hunt Seat Equitation – Junior (Walk/Trot/Canter)

19.  Hunt Seat Equitation – Senior (Walk/Trot/Canter)

20.  Hunt Seat Equitation – Open (Walk/Trot/Canter)

10 Minute Break

21. Gaited Pleasure Gait- Open

22. Gaited Equitation -Open

23. Go As You Please Jackpot- Open  (All Riders, show attire excused)

10 Minute Break

24. Western Pleasure - Beginner (Walk, Jog)

25. Western Pleasure – Junior (Walk/Jog/Lope)

26.  Western Pleasure – Senior (Walk/Jog/Lope)

27.  Western Pleasure – Open (Walk/Jog/Lope)

28. Western Horsemanship – Beginner (Walk, Jog)

29. Western Horsemanship – Junior (Walk/Jog/Lope)

30.  Western Horsemanship – Senior (Walk/Jog/Lope)

31.  Western Horsemanship – Open (Walk/Jog/Lope)

32.  Working Western – Open

33.  Western/Hunter Command – Open (show attire excused)

34.  Cloverleaf Barrel Race – Open

35. Barrel Race- Open Jack Pot

36. Flag Race– Open

37. Pole Bending – Open

38. Catalog Race

39. Trail Class- Open

Trail Class will be judged immediately following Showmanship and will close by 2pm

Jackpot Pay Out- 60% of entry fees paid out as

1st 40% 2nd 30% 3rd 20% 4th 10%   (Must have at least 6 entries)

High Point Winners will be awarded for the following Divisions:

Western (Beginner, Jr., Sr. Open ): High Point Winner

Hunter (Beginner, Jr., Sr., Open): High Point Winner

Gaited ( Open): High Point Winner)

Gymkhana (Open) : High Point Winner

**To pre-register for the show, email form to Rose McDonald   at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mail to: Golden Horseshoe 4-H Club, Attn: Rose McDonald,  1085 Collinsville Road Cross Junction, VA 22625


To be a show sponsor Contact Rose:

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Food Concessions on grounds all day!


1.       Current Negative Coggins (within 12 months) must be presented upon entering the show grounds.

2.       Protective headgear must be worn when mounted.

3.       Appropriate tack and attire are requested in all classes.

4.       The judge’s decision is final.

5.       NO DOGS ALLOWED!  (for everyone’s safety)

6.       This is an Open Horse Show. Everyone is Welcome!

7.       Each participant must sign an equine waiver form.

8.       The show committee reserves the right to refuse any entry or to combine, change, divide and/or cancel any classes    .

9.       Classes will be judged according to the State 4-H Horse Show Rulebook.

10.     The Virginia Cooperative Extension Office,  Golden Horseshoe  4-H Club and the Frederick  County Fairgrounds will not be held responsible for injuries to horses, riders or spectators or for damage or theft of property.

11.      Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, national origin, disability, or political affiliation.  If you are a person with a disability and require auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations for this event, please discuss your needs with VCE at (540) 665-5699 two weeks prior to the event.

12.     A two-minute gate call will be enforced.

13.     Good sportsmanship and horsemanship will be enforced.

14.     No alcoholic beverages permitted.

15.     Ribbons to 6th place.

16.     The following definitions will apply:

Leadline:         8 years or under  as of 9/30/2017

Beginner:        Showing in first or second show

Junior:            9 – 13 years as of 9/30/2017

Senior:           14 – 19 years as of 9/30/2017

Open:             All Ages

DIRECTIONS To get to the Frederick County Fairgrounds in Winchester, VA, just take I-81 to Exit 317 (Stephenson), go North onto U.S. Route 11 (Martinsburg Pike), and drive for about 2.7 miles. The fairgrounds are on the left.  


Western (Beginner, Junior, Senior, Open):  Show High Point Winner (includes all western Showmanship, Pleasure and Horsemanship)

Hunter (Beginner, Junior, Senior, Open):  Show High Point Winner (includes Showmanship,  under saddle, and equitation)

Gaited (Open): Show High Point Winner (includes Showmanship, Pleasure Gait and Equitation)

Gymkanna ( Open): Show High Point Winner (includes barrels, poles and flags)

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Chairperson:  Joe Lizer


1. All contestants and visitors assume full responsibility for damages or loss to persons or property, from all and every clause whatsoever.  The Frederick County Fair Association incurs no liability or obligation at any time.

2. Contestants for each event will register 15 minutes prior to the event.

3. In case of a large number of entries, a limited number of participants will be drawn from a hat.

4. Events may be rescheduled or cancelled due to the weather.

5. All contestants will receive participation ribbons.

6. Contestants are not required to be residents of Frederick County or the City of Winchester.

7. All matters not covered by the instructions will be settled by the event chairperson.  All decisions of the judges are final.

Youth Pet Show Print E-mail


Fair Thursday

Registration – 9:00 am at the 4-H Shelter

Show 9:30 am

Chairperson – Tammy Epperson

Ribbons Awarded