4-H Horse Program


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    4-H Horse Program

    Program Overview- 4-H Horse Program-Davis County

    The Utah 4-H Horse Program is designed for those youth with interest in horses and horse events. This program is designed to provide experiences to help them develop leadership, citizenship, self esteem, social skills and to become contributing members of society, as well as becoming better horse men and women. The 4-H Horse Program is designed to be EDUCATIONAL, ACTIVITY-ORIENTED, AND FUN for those who become involved.

    The 4-H Horse Program is for youth in grades 3-12, but not younger than 8 years old. The Horse Program is one of only a few 4-H Programs that does not include mini-4-H enrollment (younger than third grade) in order to provide for the safety and best interests of the participants. Enthusiastic 4-H Volunteers with expertise and interests in horses and working with youth help deliver and manage the program and its objectives.

    The 4-H Horse Program includes programs for both those youth who own/have access to horses want to learn about the science of equine care and management. Activities can include everything from educational and fun club meetings to trail rides, and from horse shows to service projects. Club members hold club offices, give public speeches and demonstrations, do service projects and spend time with their favorite friends, both human and equine.

    The Utah 4-H Horse program is governed by the Utah 4-H Horse Council at the State level which coordinates non-horse programs and contests in: Public Speaking, Demonstrations, Hippology, Horse Bowl and Horse Judging and horse riding events and horse shows for English, Western, Two Handed, Working Ranch Horse programs and more.

    Resources for the 4-H Horse Program-Davis County

    State 4-H Horse Rule Book click here

    Davis County Horse Program Rules click 

    Horse First Aid

    4-H Horse Demonstrations and Public Speaking Information

    4-H Horse Demonstrations
    4-H Horse Public Speaking

    4-H Horse Portfolio (record books) Information

    For Davis County, completion of a 4-H Portfolio is mandatory in order to receive year-end awards. Portfolios will be turned into the Extension office in October. To download portfolio pages and learn more about completing a 4-H portfolio please click here.

    Important Items to Remember:

    • 4-H Enrollment fees are $10 per youth.  Be sure to register using our new online 4-H enrollment program found at ut.4honline.com
    • Helmets are required for all 4-H horse riding events.
    • Horse show events and rules can be found at this website. It is the responsibility of each person to know the rules.

    4-H Horse Program Officers for 2018

    Horse Council President: Suzie Hansen 

    Horse Council Vice-President: Madison Moench 

    Horse Council Secretary/Treasurer: Laurie Knighton

    USU Extension representative over 4-H Horse Program: Karson Anderson (phone: 435-919-1329) or e-mail: karson.anderson@usu.edu

    Events Held at Each Western Horse Show

    • Test
    • Fitting and Showmanship 
    • Western Horsemanship 
    • Reining 
    • Barrels (Speed Event)
    • Poles (Speed Event) 
    • Flag Race (Speed Event)

    2018 Horse Events


    January 22nd 6:30pm at Sunset Equestrian *Tacking up your horse and service project

    February 13th 5:30pm *Ambassador Meeting

    February 13th 6:30pm *State Contest Practice

    February 24th 11am From the Judges Perspective, by Barry Beach

    March 12th 6:00pm Feed and Nutrition, Rockin E Country Store 

    March 20th 5:30pm *Ambassador Meeting

    March 20th 6:30pm *State Contest Practice

    March 26th 6:30pm at Sunset Equestrian *Horsemanship Basics and Horse Manners

    April 12th 13th 14th Leadermete Vernal Utah

    April 17th 5:30pm *Ambassador Meeting

    April 17th 6:30pm *State Contest Practice

    April 23rd 6:00pm Spring Social TBA

    May 11th and 12th Baby Animal Days

    May 14th and 16th 4-8pm Demonstrations

    May 15th 5:30pm *Ambassador Meeting

    May 15th 6:30pm *State Contest Practice

    May 22nd 6:00pm Novice Horse Show

    June 4th 6:00pm County Horse Show

    June 18th 6:00pm County Horse Show

    July 2nd 6:00pm County Horse Show

    July 16th 6:00pm County Horse Show

    July 30th Region Horse Show (Cache County All Day)

    August 11th 8am County Fair Show

    September 20th 21st 22nd State Horse Show

    October 1st 5:00pm Portfolios Due