Missouri 4-H Equine Tour

2022 Missouri 4-H Equine Tour

Dates: May 21–27, 2022
Registration: Feb. 1–Mar. 15 in 4-H Online
Open to youth ages 14-18

2018 Equine Tour Group in Estes Park

They're off and running… to the horse capital of the world, Lexington, Kentucky! 4-H teens dreaming of an equine-related career will want to participate in the Missouri 4-H Equine Tour. Highlights of the tour includes watching the pre-dawn 'breezing' of the race horses at the Keeneland track, exploring the Kentucky Horse Park, visiting famous Thoroughbred farms including Claiborne, farm visits of other breeds such as Saddlebred, Morgan, Arabian and Quarter Horses. Participants will explore the wide range of equine industry opportunities in the Lexington area with visits to world-renowned equine medical and research facilities. Visits to higher education institutions such as University of Kentucky, Kentucky Horseshoeing School, North American Racing Academy will be included with additional opportunities to meet nationally recognized leaders in the equine industry. And the group will most definitely visit Churchill Downs and watch a live race in Louisville!

    • "As a Missouri 4-H alum who spent seven years in the program and is about to graduate college with a degree in equine science, I can't recommend the Equine Tour enough. My experience on the tour confirmed for me that if I followed my interests, there would be a place in the industry for me, because the horse world is as broad and varied as you can imagine. The classes I have taken in college would fit me well for jobs in equine publications or working at a therapeutic riding program--two fields I got to see up close and personal on the Equine Tour. This trip is a worthwhile way to get a glimpse of your future career!"- Kate Wright, Senior, Judson College, Communcations, Spanish, Equine Majors


Make your plans now to be in the winner's circle! The $700 tour fee includes charter bus transportation, tours, hotels, most meals, tour t-shirt, and other associated costs.

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The fifty tour seats typically fill prior to the March 15 deadline. To avoid disappointment, register now in Missouri 4-H Online! For questions, contact Debbie Davis or call 816-933-2138.