Horse Council Meeting Minutes
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 several times in the past few years, 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.
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 Western Two-Hand and Individual Show information
Congratulations to the Cache County delegation on their individual success at the State Shows.
State 4-H Horse Program Rules Book (2 mb pdf file)
2013 Winter Riding, Shows, & Camps Schedule (pdf file)
Horse Council Bylaws (pdf file)
Rank Advancement Book (pdf)
Western Horse Shows
Western Show #1 Results June 1, 2013
Western Show #2 Results June 19-20, 2013
Western Show #3 Results July 10-11, 2013
Western Show #4 Results Fair Show 2013
First Step Camp 2014 June 16 at the Cache Fairgrounds
First Step Camp gives younger, and/or less experienced riders the basic training and skills they need to get off to a safe and successful start with the horse 4-H project. First Step Campers will learn the essentials to pass off the Tenderfooot 1 and Tenderfoot 2 ranks. More information is available here. Register using http://ut.4honline.com to access your family profile and register for this event by May 28, 2014. Cost is $20.
Western Horse Camp 2014
It is time to sign-up for Western Horse Camp 2014! The dates for camp are Monday, June 9th through Wednesday, June 11th. Registration for Horse Camp will be conducted on line. This requires everyone interested in attending camp to register online with Cache County 4-H before he/she can register for horse camp. Begin by going to http://ut.4honline.com
To attend 4-H Horse Camp, youth must be in their second year in Horse 4-H plus have successfully passed off Tenderfoot Ranks I and II. Youth who are in their first year of Horse 4-H will be able to attend First Step camp on June 16, 2013. More information on first step will be coming soon.
The price for Horse Camp is $60.00/camper. It is expected that certain criteria regarding stall set up and take down, as well as parental volunteer support, will be met or campers will not be allowed back next year. Campers and parents will be expected to do the following things or they will not be allowed back next year if the following requirements are not met: 1) You will set up your horse stall on the night before camp during designated time. 2) You will clean your stall and all shavings taken to the dump area before the final performance. 3) You will be there to assist in taking down stalls. 4) You will clean your own sleeping area. 5) Parental volunteer time requirements will be met before or during camp.
If you want an extra T-shirt for your camper or another family member please make sure to order it now. Extra T-shirts will be $15 each.
All horses must be immunized to attend camp (5-way, flu/rhino, West Nile), worming and resetting of shoes or trimming within 4 weeks of camp. All horses will be inspected at camp registration before being allowed in their stalls. Horses showing signs of sickness, distress, or not properly cared for (this includes trimming or shoeing) will not be allowed to participate in camp.
Registration must be submitted on line by 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014. No late applications will be accepted. Camp fee of $60.00 must be paid by Friday April 18, 2014 to secure your spot at camp.
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 23, Monday July 14, and Monday August 18.
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 two 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 July 16-18, 2014 at the Cache County Fairgrounds.
Click on the link below for detail information and to download a registration packet. or go to your 4-H on line account at http://ut.4honline.com to register.
Early Registration cost is $60.00 ($70.00 for campers from outside of Cache County) and is due in the Cache County 4-H office by April 11, 2014. Registration received April 12 - May 2 will cost $75.00 ($90.00 for out of County Campers)
No application will be accepted after May 2.
|2014 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