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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

July 14, 2017

Kansas 4-H Horse Show Exhibitor's Preparation Information

Submitted by Pam Van Horn

4-H Horses can enter the Kansas State Fairgrounds at 8 a.m. on September 14. No stalls available until 8 a.m., Thursday, September 14. Check-in begins at 10 a.m.

Required Health Papers

  1. Current Health Certificates needed (issued within the past 30 days prior to September 13, 2017).
  2. A negative Coggins (Equine Infectious Anemia) test conducted within one year of the show;
    Negative Coggin must accompany the health papers.

Check-in before entering the Fairground

  1. All horses must be checked by the officials of The Kansas Department of Agriculture/Kansas Division of Animal Health (KDAH) before entering the Fairgrounds.
    Inspection booth located east of the Fairgrounds at the Fairgrounds Water Park. Enter parking lot from Severance Street between 17th Ave. and 23 Ave. Access Severance Street from 17th Avenue.
    Daily check-in hours will be 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. Exhibitors should plan to arrive during these hours. If arrival is going to be delayed past 10 p.m. check-in hours due to circumstances beyond exhibitor’s control, please call the Highway Patrol at 620-669-3627.

  2. Once inspected and approved, the officials will officially stamp the health papers which will allow for entry onto the Fairgrounds.
    The KDAH reserves the right to inspect or test any animals on the Fairgrounds, if necessary.

  3. Pre-ordered Gate Admission Tickets;
    Available at the State Fair Check-in on Severance Street.

Upon Entering Fairgrounds

  1. Horse Stall assignments given at the Stalling Office located south end of Expo II. Once stall given will be directed to stall.

  2. Show check-in table located next to the announcer’s stand – double check classes and horse identification papers. If showing a two-year old snaffle bit or three-year old, have information available (if entered in those classes).

Show Day

  1. Check-in with the gate person prior to each class.

  2. Exhibitor conflicts must visit with the Horse Events Coordinator or 4-H Horse Superintendents.