New Bio-Security Measures
Assuring the health and safety of all 4-H youth and the health and safety of their horses is important to all participants, parents and leaders in the 4-H program. Cache County 4-H Horse Council have been advised by the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food veterinarians and the USU Extension veterinarians to monitor the health of horses as a result of the recent outbreaks of the EHV-1 disease and other concerns. Since the disease has been identified in Cache County twice in the past year, officials are of the opinion that something is occurring in the horse population in Cache County that is not seen in other parts of the region. Monitoring the health of the project horse will provide 4-H youth with an opportunity to learn more about the practical application of the knowledge they learn from the book.
No one wants to see a 4-H youth have a horse die or suffer serious lose of usefulness, nor does anyone want to be the cause of passing such disease on to others. For these reasons all 4-H horse program participants will be required to monitor the temperature of their horses and all horses will have temperatures obtained before participation in horse show and camps this summer. All participants must read and understand the information in the Biosecurity page, then sign and return the form to the 4-H office prior to the show season. Along with the Biosecurity page you will find sheets for each show, camp or event this summer which will help participants log the temperature of the horse for 3 days prior to each event. We realize this is an inconvenience but we ask for your cooperation as we strive to reduce the risks of exposure to disease. Any questions can be directed to a member of the Horse Council Executive committee or the 4-H office.
Biosecurity Requirements and record forms REQUIRED of all 4-H horse program participants
Fundraising for everyone
Providing an outstanding 4-H horse program requires a substantial amount of money to provide for horse camps, shows and awards. Several small fund raisers help but do not meet the need. The Horse Council is asking everyone's help. At each of the western and two-handed horse shows a program will be distributed which will include advertisements from local businesses or other organizations. Each participant in any 4-H horse event this year is asked to raise at least $25 in donations or advertisements.
Many businesses are either not allowed to make monetary donations, or simply choose not to. They often times do have a budget set aside for advertising. By creating a program for the summer horse shows, we can raise funds, while advertising local business that are supporting our 4-H horse group. Please click here to receive the advertising packet which outlines the process to approach businesses to advertise in the show programs. For each $5.00 donation, advertisement or value of products contributed the business or individual will receive one ticket good towards a drawing for a sponsorship gift. The business will choose if they want the drawing ticket or to donate it back to 4-H.
Sponsor gift - Chris Phillips, of Wandering Fox Ranch/colt starting, is donating a new saddle to the 4-H Horse Council. The saddle is a new Billy Cook of Texas roping saddle valued at $1,000. The plan would be for every $5.00 donated, a ticket would go into the end of the year draw for the sponsor gift. Every family, whether they participate in Two Hand, Western or English, will be given a packet of 5 tickets. It will be the responsibility of each family to sell, (or buy if they don’t sell them), at least those 5 tickets. Profits would be put towards the costs of the shows/judging costs, show awards and end of the year awards/banquet. Last year, we had over 50 families participate in the summer shows. If each family raises the minimum of $25, this would create at least a $1,250 profit.
Please contact Rebecca Phillips for more information or to answer any questions.
T-Shirts and Hoodies
The Horse Council has some great looking T-shirts and hoodies they are selling to anyone and everyone involved with the horse 4-H program. T-shirts are available in cyber pink or navy. two styles of hoodies are available, either a pull-over or zip front, both in navy. the pull-overs are $17.00 each and the zip front are $18 for youth sizes and $22 for adult sizes. 2XL and 3XL are available for an additional charge. Order forms have details. Everyone will want one including grandma and grandpa so order for your family now.
Western Horse Program
Western Horse council meets the first Thursday of each month - October through April at 7:00 pm at the Cache County Extension office classroom. This meeting is for all 4-H youth, parents and leaders. Camps, clinics, shows and other events are planned at this meeting. Please come and participate in this meeting and get involved on a committee. It is fun, rewarding and your opportunity to give direction to the horse program.
State 4-H Horse Program Rules Book (2 mb pdf file)
2013 Winter Riding, Shows, & Camps Schedule (pdf file)
Western Horse Council Bylaws (pdf file)
Rank Advancement Book (pdf)
Western Horse Shows
Western Show #1 Results June 2, 2012
Western Show #2 Results June 20-21, 2012
Western Show #3 Results July 18-19, 2012 (There was an error in calculating the test results at the show. We corrected that error on the posted results. This means some certificates passed out at the show were incorrect. The correction was made prior to selection of the region team)
Western Show #4 Results August 7-8, 2012
Horse Show photos are available for purchase from www.kristapayne.com
First Step Camp 2013 "Around the World in One Day"
First Step provides an opportunity for all younger, and less experienced riders to complete their Tenderfoot Ranks. 2013 First Step Camp will be held Monday, June 17. Youth must be registered in the Horse 4-H program to attend. The Theme is Around the World in One Day. Participants will learn basic skills to make their way through the wonderful world of Horses. First Step Camp registration is due in the 4-H office on Friday May 31. Click here for more information and registration form.
4-H Horse Royalty
4-H horse program participants interested in representing the 4-H horse program are invited to participate in try-outs for that honor in May 15, 2013. Information is available here:
Western Horse Camp
Horse Camp is scheduled for July 17 -19, 2013 at the Cache County Fair Grounds. Completed applications and deposit are due May 22. No late registrations will be accepted. Click here for a Western Horse Camp Application Packet.
Two-Hand (Snaffle Bit) Western Horse Program
The Two-Hand or Snaffle Bit program provides youth with the opportunity to train a young horse and exhibit that horse at shows. There are three shows held each year. The shows are held at the Smithfield Arena on Monday June 24, Monday July 15, and Monday August 12.
All Two-Hand project horses must be 5 years of age or younger and is eligible for a maximum of 3 years, and must have been shown in only a snaffle bit or bosal. All Two-Hand project horses must be registered with the 4-H office prior to the first Two-Hand Show. Use the 4-H Show Horse Registration Certificate from the resource list above to designate your Two-Hand project horse. Exhibitors attending at least one county two-hand show and meet all the registration requirements are eligible to attend the State Two-Hand Show.
English Horse Program
English Horse Camp will be held June 10-12, 2013 at the Cache County Fairground.
Click on the link below for detail information and to download a registration packet.
Registration is due in the Cache County 4-H office by April 11, 2013, a $15 late fee will be added to application received between April 12 and May 2.
No application will be accepted after May 2.
|2013 English Horse Camp Registration Packet|
|Medical, Conduct & Photo Release Form|
|English Horse Council By-Laws|
Working Ranch Horse Program
Utah State University is hosting a Working Ranch clinic on February 22-23 at the USU equine center. Click here for more details.
The Working ranch program will provide an opportunity for youth and their horse to learn new skills and take on new challenges. To learn more about this program click here for the Utah 4-H Working Ranch Program.
Working Ranch participants will find additional information at the Cache Working Ranch Horse Website