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Horse & Pony

How to Make an Entry

The Delaware State Fair enthusiastically recommends that all exhibitors download the ShoWorks Passport app and use it starting this year.

2020 – How to Make an Entry – ShoWorks Passport

2020 – How to Make an Entry – Traditional ShoWorks Platform


Entries can only be made online via the Delaware State Fair’s website beginning 9:00 AM April 1, 2020 thru 11:59 PM June 1, 2020.

Horse and Pony Show Date and Time

  1. Horses
    1. Showmanship (# 7-9 & 12) and Halter (# 13 – 45): Sunday, July 26 9:00 AM
    2. Saddle Horse Performance (# 49 – 85): Monday, July 27 9:00 AM
      1. Trail Classes will run the same time with a time period to work.
  2. Ponies and Miniature Horses
    1. Thursday, July 30 9:00 AM

Horse and Pony Arrival and Departure Specifications

Animals may be brought on the grounds starting on Friday, July 24 beginning at 12:00 Noon until 8:00 PM. They can also be brought in on Saturday, July 25 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. At this time you will receive your pass.

There will not be any class additions made during the Fair. It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to read all General Animal Exhibitor Rules. These rules can be found in the exhibitor’s handbook. Horse and Pony exhibitors must be at least five (5) years of age as of January 1st of the current Fair year (2020).

2020 – Horse and Pony Premium Book

The Horse and Pony Department STALL WAITING LIST will be posted weekly. This list will be dated and names will appear in the order that stalls will be assigned as they become available. Please see Stall Waiting List below: