The following COVID-19 social distancing and safety practices reflect requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health and University of Illinois event guidelines. These mitigation protocols also may be modified to reflect any requirements of the local public health department based on local conditions at the time of the event.

  1. Face coverings are required for all youth, spectators, volunteers, and staff when within the defined 4-H event space (inside or outside)
  2. Everyone in attendance will practice social distancing during the event, including maintaining six feet of separation (both indoors and outdoors) from those who are not in their households. To allow for social distancing, building and spectator capacity may be limited based on current public health department guidelines.
  3. Hand washing and sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the venue.
  4. Anyone who has experienced COVID-19 symptoms within the previous seven days is asked to stay home. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath.
If any of these guidelines presents a challenge for you, please contact us directly at akpore@illinois.eduor 217-732-8289. We are happy to discuss what accommodations are possible so that we can look for ways that all youth can safely participate in this event.

Exhibit opportunities for the Horse project area include a live animal exhibit or an animal science display. If you choose to exhibit an animal science display for Horses, please register through your county's show registration.

If you choose to exhibit with a live animal at the Unit 16 4-H Horse Show this is the place to register your entries!

The show will be held Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Refuge Ranch in Rochester, IL. Check in will be from 7-8 a.m., and a mandatory grounds meeting will be held at 8:15 a.m. with the show beginning at 8:30 a.m.

All required forms have been mailed to enrolled horse project participants. All of the required documents can be delivered in person, emailed, or faxed EXCEPT the 4-H Waiver Form which the original hard copy must be mailed or brought to the Sangamon or Logan Extension Offices.

Please refer to your showbook for a full list of classes, rules, and requirements.

If you have any questions regarding the 2021 Unit 16 4-H Horse Show please contact Carissa Davis at the Logan County Extension office (217) 732-8289 or

Exhibitor and Staff sign-in