Pickaway County Junior Fair Horse Registration - Due May 1, 2019

You should also have access to the most current edition of the Uniform Rules for 4-H Horse Shows (#179).

Please note:  All horses must arrive and be stalled at the fair between 2:00-9:00 pm on Saturday, June 15.  All exhibitors should check-in at announcer’s stand on Monday between 9:00 am-12:00 noon.  On Monday the Arena will close at noon for the llama show. Horse shows will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

All horse registrations, including the registration form, color photos, permission to participate form, horse identification form, class sign-up and if applicable Lease Agreements and PAS class sign-up are due at the OSU Extension Office, P.O. Box 9, 110 Island Road, Circleville (in the Pickaway County Service Center) by May 1.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Mondays and 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. 

Please turn in 4 printed color photos of your horse with the exhibitor in each photo.  Photos should include one of each side, one front, and one rear shot.

Please review the county horse rules carefully including the Helmet Policy.  A few things to note in the rules include allowed bedding, release policy, pen cleaning, measuring, and allowed horses at the fair.

Special note to parents:  With the new fairgrounds comes many unknowns, new possibilities and the need for more help.  Please sign up to help with at least one item on the bottom portion of your members’ 2019 Junior Fair Horse Registration form.  Thank You!

Local 4-H Horse Opportunities


Performance Against the Standard, or PAS is Ohio 4-H’s method of qualifying to exhibit in the Ohio State Fair Junior horse shows.  PAS has many regulations you will want to be familiar with.  Please read below for a few details.

Pickaway County will hold our own PAS Show!  If you are interested in trying out for the Ohio State Fair, you must first try out at our Pickaway County PAS show which will be held the last Saturday of fair. Trailering in will not be allowed so your horse must already be active the fair. Following fair there is short window of opportunity to try out at another PAS show if you are interested. You may pre-register for an out-of-county show at any time, but the show date must be after June 22.

To try out at Pickaway County’s PAS Show you will need to:

  1. Review the Pickaway County PAS Showbill
  2. Complete the Pickaway PAS Registration Form, complete with your pick of up to 6 classes. 
  3. The Senior Fair Board is generously sponsoring the judge so your fee is just $5 per class payable by check or Money Order only and made out to PCAS.
  4. Turn in your form and money by May 1 to the Extension Office.  Class changes may not be made after that date.

To try out at an additional out-of-county PAS show you will need:

1. PAS Out of County form pre-signed by Joy Sharp (do not wait until the last minute!)

2. Copy of your horse ID form

3. Pictures of all four sides of the horse with the exhibitor in the photos.

  • At the end of the show, you will receive your PAS form back complete with your qualifying information. You must submit that form to the Pickaway County Extension Office by July 1 or you will be ineligible to show at the Ohio State Fair. Please notify us if you do not qualify so we are not waiting on your form.
  • After you qualify you must register for the Ohio State Fair and pay your stall fee at www.ohiostatefair.com by noon on July 3.

Other Items of Importance:

  • Most counties charge a fee of $10 per class.  Some have additional stall fees.
  • You may attempt to qualify at a maximum of two PAS shows.
  • You may only utilize one horse for both PAS shows.
  • Counties can set the number of classes you may attempt to qualify in.  Most allow 4 or 6 classes.  You must meet the qualifying standards in two classes to be eligible to compete at the Ohio State Fair. If you qualify in more than two classes, you must select which classes (maximum of four) you will enter in at the Ohio State Fair.

Other Items of Importance:


For other current information on the Ohio 4-H horse program
Visit the Ohio 4-H Horse Program web page