Sandoval County 4-H Contest

County Contest is open to all 4-H members including Cloverbuds. County Contest helps members grow in their ability to think, to reason, & to make logical & scientific judgments. County Contest is held each year in May at the San Ysidro Village office. Contests offered at County Contest include: Horticulture, Entomology, Wildlife, Home Ec Skill-a-thon, Horse Bowl in a questionnaire format, Livestock Judging, Livestock Skill-a-thon, Consumer Decision Making, Fashion Revue, Talent, Archery, .22 Pellet, Presentations in the areas of Home Economics, Agriculture or General, Prepared Speeches, Poetry Reciting, Impromptu Speaking and Reciting the 4-H Pledge and/or 4-H Creed. For specific rules on each contest please see the District Handbook found under District Contest on this page. At County Contest we do not give oral reasons. Contest registration begins at 8:00 a.m. the day of contest and awards take place at approximately 3:00 p.m. Come join in the 4-H fun and learn something new!

  • Overview of 4-H Judging
    If you still have questions regarding what County Contest is try viewing this quick slide show and/or call the Extension Office.

Resources & Study Guides

Image of the 4-H pledge


I believe in 4-H Club work for the opportunity it will give me to become a useful citizen.

I believe in the training of my HEAD for the power it will give me to think, to plan and to reason.

I believe in the training of my HEART for the nobleness it will give me to become kind, sympathetic and true.

I believe in the training of my HANDS for the ability it will give me to be helpful, useful and skillful.

I believe in the training of my HEALTH for the strength it will give me to enjoy life, to resist disease, and to work efficiently.

I believe in my country, my State, and my community, and in my responsibility for their development.

  • Entomology
    Training Booklet "100 Common Insects of NM"

District Contest

District Contest is for novice & junior 4-H age members and to attend members must qualify at County Contest. District Contest is held in June of each year and rotates location between the eight counties in our district.

  • How to Give Oral Reasons
    At District Contest you will be required to give oral reasons in certain contests. See District Handbook.

State Conference

State Conference is for senior 4-H age members and to attend members must qualify at County Contest. State Conference is held in July each year at the New Mexico State University campus in Las Cruces.

  • State Conference
    For all of State Conference contests rules and information please refer to the State 4-H Website by clicking on this link.