State 4-H Horse Leader’s Conference

Wisconsin 4-H Horse Leader Conference in 2022

November 12-13 at UW-River Falls

Open to 4-H volunteers and 4-H members grade 7 and older.

*Payment Update – as you register, you may notice at the payment screen, it says to send it to your county 4-H program. Please, do not do send it there. It is a part of the registration system that cannot be changed at the moment. Please send your payment to the state 4-H office along with your confirmation e-mail to the address listed under payment information below. 

Dates: November 12-13, 2022
Location: UW River Falls Campus and Lab Farm
Cost: $75.00 per person (includes morning and afternoon breaks, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and a breakfast break on Sunday morning)
Registration Deadline: October 31st
Tentative Schedule:
8-9am – registration
9am – 6pm – keynote and conference sessions
District and state meetings to follow

8:30am – 11:45 am – conference

We are excited for the  2022 WI 4-H Horse Conference at UW River Falls. On Saturday, you will have an opportunity to attend a number of rotating sessions on topics related to horses, developing your leadership skills, learning more about UW River Falls and so much more. On Saturday evening, after the conference will end with dinner. After dinner, members and volunteers are encouraged to attend the 4-H horse association district and state meetings taking place in the same locations. On Sunday, you will have an opportunity to go to the UW River Falls lab farm and experience sessions there with faculty from UW River Falls and other presenters.

Session Information:
More information about rotating sessions will be added to the website prior to the conference. Workshops will be offered throughout the conference by invited instructors including 4-H youth and adult volunteers.  These topics are a mix of horse, youth and leadership related topics.  Workshop participants will also benefit from talking with leaders from across the state to gain new ideas and insights into the 4-H Horse Program.

Registration: Registration for this event will be completed through 4-H online. 
1. Go to
2. Sign-in to your account
3. Click Events (on the left or on the drop down menu)
4. Locate the event you are looking for: 2022 WI 4-H Horse Conference
5. Click on the event and proceed through the registration process.
6. Payment Screen – please note, it will say to send the funding to your county – do not send it there. This is a feature in this program that cannot be changed. Please send it to the state 4-H office with the information located under payment. 
7. You will receive a confirmation email.

Screenshots of how to register are available here:

If you require assistance with registering, please contact Jill at (920)391-4659 or at for help and we will be able to assist you.
Send registration e-mail confirmation along with payment. Payments should be made by November 7th.

Make check payable to: UW-Madison Extension( do NOT send cash) to:
WI State 4-H Office
Attn: 4-H Horse Conference
432 N. Lake St.,
Madison WI 53706.

Please check out this link for some lodging options

You do not need to stay at one of these places – but these are some options available in the area. You will need to make your own lodging arrangements for the conference.

There are room blocks arranged at a number of hotels – please note that most of those have a deadline for the room block of Oct. 11th. You can still book rooms there after that time, they may just have different costs.

If you are acting in a chaperone capacity, you will need to work with your local county educator to ensure you have all the pieces in place for that role.



Mission of the Horse Leaders Conference

To offer educational workshops which include both information and hands-on activity ideas for leaders to utilize when teaching youth.

To provide a forum for strengthening communications relative to the 4-H Horse and Pony Project.

To provide an opportunity for participants to network and share experiences

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