NJ State 4-H Model Horse Show
At a Glance...January 25, 2014 Middlesex County 4-H Center
East Brunswick, N.J. Jan. 17, 2014 Lillian Shupe: firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-948-1271 or 908-892-3255
Carol Ward: email@example.com or 908-526-6644
Exhibiting and photographing model horses can be a total learning experience. 4-H'ers discover the structure of the horse - anatomy and conformation; way-of-going; colors; markings; proper tack, equipment and attire; and styles of riding and showing. Numerous skills are developed in sculpting, painting, leather-work, photography, collecting and record keeping. The only limitations are your knowledge and imagination. The ultimate goal is to take the specific action of a live horse, freeze it in time and portray it in model size. Realism and correctness are the intent.
Model horse shows were started by adults in the mid-1960s, first with the "photo" show and later the "live" show. In a photo show, a picture of a model horse is assessed. The horse is photographed at halter or in a performance class. The photo is sent to a "photo show" to be judged. A "live show" is where the actual model is exhibited and judged.