Any horse you plan to ride at the District or State horse shows, need to be validated. Validation is done on a yearly basis, if you validated your horse last year, it will need to be validated again this year. Horse Validation will be processed through 4-H Connect. 4-H Connect will be open for horse validation March 1st – April 15th for a cost of $10, April 16th – May 1st will be a cost of $20. You will need to take photos of your horse and download them on the 4-H Connect system. Due to this process, please don’t wait until the last day to complete this process in case you have any problems. Payment should be by credit card on 4-H Connect before May 1st. Print the invoice from the 4-H Connect system for your file. Detailed instructions on how to complete your validation is available here.