Horse Shows General Information- Cleburne, Texas

Jan 11, 2013 Johnson Co. 4H Horse Shows

The Johnson County 4H Horse Committee in Cleburne, Texas sponsors several Open Horse Shows throughout the year. These are open to any age exhibitor on any breed horse and we especially cater to the beginning exhibitor young or old. We have several families who have three generations showing with us which attests to our family atmosphere. You will see backyard horses as well as World Champions at our shows. We are proud to offer a show that appeals to such a variety of exhibitors. It is not uncommon to have over 500 entries at ours shows. Of course these shows would not be possible without the numerous 4H volunteers who work throughout the year to make it happen.


The Fall Horse Shows consist of two shows sponsored by the 4H Horse Committee and the “Fall Classic” show which benefits the 4H Horse Judging Team. The two shows sponsored by the Horse Committee offer a free general horsemanship clinic in the morning and an abbreviated horse show after lunch. The clinic is open to anyone and parents are encouraged to attend. Formal show attire is not required. The late October show hosts our famous “Halloween Extravaganza” costume class which has grown to quite an “interesting event”.
The remaining Fall show is the “Fall Classic” show which is a benefit for our 4H Horse Judging Team.
It is a full show including halter, English, Western, and Speed events. Show attire is required and the show is judged by the senior members of our award winning 4H Horse Judging Team.


The Horse Committee also sponsors a “Spring Open Horse Show Series”. This consists of three to four shows, March, April and May and leads up to the District 8 Horse Show in June for our 4 H exhibitors. This is a more formal show series requiring appropriate English and Western show attire. Series awards, usually buckles,will be presented at our annual awards banquet in June.

Showbills and entry forms can be downloaded from our website. Providing us with your email address will allow us to put you on our email “mailing” list. Hope you get a chance to come and show with us.

Beginning with the 3 fall shows of 2015, our shows will be held at the Shepherds Valley Cowboy Church's new location ( formerly known as the Diamond W arena) on hwy 67 in Alvarado. This is a professional, oversized arena, with concrete parking, plenty of stalls, and RV hook ups, 2 practice areas, concession stand, overhead fans, everything we need to make every show a pleasant experience.

Johnson County 4-H Horse Program Shows and Activities- 2017

Oct 27, 2016 Johnson County 4-H Horse Program Shows and Activities
Hosted by the Johnson County 4-H Horse Committee

Jan. 21- Johnson County Horse Judging Contest

Chisholm Trail Stampede Spring Series
All shows are held at the Shepherds Valley Cowboy Church Diamond W. Arena

March 4- Open Show
April 1- Open Show
May 6- Open Show
June 3- Open Show

June 19- District Horse Show in Belton
June 24- County Awards and Recognition Banquet
July - State Horse Show in Abilene

Chisholm Trail Stampede Fall Series

Sept.2- Open Show
Oct. 7- Open Show
Nov. 4- Open Show with Halloween Costume Class

2018 Show Calendar

Jun 27, 2017 January 20 Judging Team Contest

March 3 1st Spring Show
April 7 2nd
May 5 3rd
June 2 4th

June ?? District Horse Show in Belton
June 23 Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet
July ?? State Horse Show in Abilene

Sept. 1 1st Fall Show
Oct 6 2nd
Nov. 3 3rd