Horsemasters, the oldest 4-H club in Indian River County, has helped thousands of youth reach their fullest potential since its inception in the 1960's.  Youth, ages 5-18, are welcomed regardless of race, gender, or creed. (Other 4-H clubs may require different age categories.)

Indian River County 4-H is a not for profit organization that falls under the blanket of University of Florida and IFAS.

Our Mission

We believe in giving back, whether to an individual in need or a group in our community.  Every year, we engage in local community service.  Beyond that, we strive to encourage one another, knowing that a little friendliness can make a world of difference in someone’s life.

Funds raised during our annual Valentine Show Fundraiser allow IRC 4-H Horsemasters to participate in local, area, state, and national events.  These include Horse Judging Contests, Demonstration Contests, Record Book Competitions, Hippology Contests, Horse Shows, and Camps.

“As my confidence grew, so did my involvement in 4-H. The little girl that would not look anyone in the eye was all of a sudden competing in public speaking and on both the judging and hippology teams... I even began running for office, and moved up through the ranks until I served as president during my senior year.”
— Caroline Osgood, 4-H Horsemasters Alum

What We've Achieved

  • Confidence growth in thousands of children (and counting) over the years
  • Hosted 46 annual Valentine Open Horse Show fundraisers
  • Multiple members have gone on to be State Officers
  • Multiple members awarded Horseman of the Year and runner up 
  • Multiple demonstration winners at State and Regional levels
  • Multiple demonstration placings at Regional and National levels
  • Multiple State Record Book winners
  • Horse Judging: team and individual awards at State, Regional, & National levels
  • Hippology: team and individual awards at State level
  • Recipient: Gloria Watt Emerald Award
  • Recipient: Dyer Difference Award
  • Recipient: Golden Shovel Award