You must be enrolled in the 4-H Horse Project to participate and your horse must have 4-H horse ID forms and negative Coggins papers.
- Junior: Completed grades 3-5 (regional only)
- Intermediate: Completed grades 6-8
- Senior: Completed grade 9-13
Participants must attend a safety clinic presented by a Minnesota 4-H certified instructor. Regional western heritage events are held throughout Minnesota for additional competition experience. You may participate in one regional event of your choice each year. Top-placing participants in grade six and older qualify for the state western heritage event. Western heritage is an activity, not a show class. Qualification in western heritage does not qualify you to compete in show classes.
Submit horse identification papers to your local Extension office within 10 days of attending the safety clinic.