4-H Horse Program

Upcoming Events:

English Horse Camp 2015- June 9-11 

English Horse Camp will be held June 9,10,11 2015 at the Cache County Fairgrounds.  

Go to http://ut.4honline.com to register.  A registration packet is also available at the link below.

The price for Horse Camp is $65 per camper if paid by April 17th, and $80 if paid after April 18th and by May 1st. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MAY 1st.  There is an additional separate fee of $75 that may be refunded if certain criteria regarding stall set up, take down, and volunteer positions are met.  All campers will be required to supply parent or adult volunteer(s).  A sign-up sheet for volunteer positions will be mailed with your camp confirmation letter after all applications are turned in.  

For more information about eligibility, equipment, etc, click on the link to go to the information packet.

First Step Horse Camp 2015- June 22

“Learn it, Live it, Love it, Get Back On!" is this year's camp theme. Registration is now open until June 13, 2015.  4-Hers in their first, second or third years in horse 4-H are required to attend First Step to be eligible to attend the over-night horse camps. All older, less experienced riders are also invited to attend. At First Step Camp, all participants will learn the information they need in order to pass off the Tenderfoot 1 and Tenderfoot 2 ranks. Cost is $20.  For registration and more information, click here.

Western Horse Camp 2015- July 15-17

It is time to sign-up for Western Horse Camp 2015! The dates for camp are Wednesday, July 15th through Friday, July 17th. Registration for Horse Camp will be conducted online.  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 

Registration must be submitted on line by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015.  Late applications will be accepted until Monday, June 8 with a $50 late fee.  Camp fee of $60.00 must be paid by Friday May 15 or $110 by Monday June 8 to secure your spot at camp.  Click here for Western Horse Camp Summary Sheet. 

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.

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Horse Council Meeting Minutes

March 5, 2015  Horse Council

February 5, 2015 Horse Council

January 8, 2015 Horse Council

December 4, 2014 Horse Council

November 6, 2014 Horse Council

November 6, 2014 Youth Council

March 6, 2014

April 3, 2014

February 6, 2014

January 2, 2014

December 5, 2013

November 7, 2013

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

Taking the Temperature of a Horse

Taking the Temperature of a Horse Video 

4-H Queen Contest

The 4-H horse program queen contest will be held on Saturday May 9, 2015 at the Cache County Fairgrounds at 9:00 AM.    The registration fee is $15.00 to cover the cost of judges.  Registration and information packets for all age groups, click here.   Reining patterns  for Junior Queen (grade 3-5) Intermediate Queen (grades 6-8) and Senior Queen (grades 9-12) are included in the registration packet.  Registration forms and payment are due to either Jessica Summers or the 4-H office by Friday May 1, 2015.

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.  

Results of the State Shows 2013

Results of the State Individual and Two-Hand Shows 2014

Great Job at the State Horse Competition!

Horse State Team: Back Row: Sydney Worley, Lexa Pitcher, Randi Davis, Taylor Goodin, Morgan Barthlome, Tryston Paskett, Morgan Perkins, Olivia Simmons Middle Row: Brytan Brown, Savannah Straatman, Sarah Phillips, Carly Spackman, Deserae Turner, Janessa Gardner, Lizzy Turner Front Row: Brinley Forsgren, Karlie Anderson, Madi Foster, Katie Chambers, Rhett Perkins, Brock Alder

Helpful Resources

2014-2015 Schedule of Events

Help to conducting effective meetings

State 4-H Horse Program Rules Book (June 2014 update)

4-H Horse Program Achievement Scorecard

Horse Council Bylaws (pdf file)

4-H Show Horse Registration Certificate and Commitment to Excellence (pdf)

Selection of Region and State Qualifiers (pdf)

Rank Advancement Book (pdf)

Western Horse Show Results

2015 Western Show results

Western Show #1 Results 

Western Show #2 Results 

Western Show #3 Results 

Western Show #4 Results

Western Two Hand Horse Show Results

Western Two Hand Show #1 Results

Western Two Hand Show #2 Results

Western Two Hand Show #3 Results

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. Youth must participate in at least two of the three shows to be eligible to participate in the State Two-Hand Show which will be held in Washington County September 24, 2015.

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 using the Project Horse Registration Form along with a copy of the project horse's registration papers to verify age.  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.

2015 Two Hand Shows will be held at the Cache Fairgrounds, roping arena, registration at 5:30 pm Show starts at 6:00, June 15, July 13, August 17, 2015.  For more information contact the 4-H office or Chris Phillips, Two Hand Show Chairman.

Patterns for June 23, 2014 Two-Hand Show

All Junior Patterns

All Intermediate and Senior Patterns

Patterns for July 14, 2014 Two-Hand Show

All Junior Patterns

All Intermediate and Senior Patterns

Patterns for August 18, 2014 Two-Hand Show

All Junior Patterns

All Intermediate and Senior Patterns