Davis County 4-H Horse Program

 


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 here

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

4-H Horse Show Point Results- 2015

Point results for each 4-H Horse Show during the 2015 Season:

June 8th Horse Show results please click here

4-H Horse Program Schedule- Davis County 2015

 

Important Items to remember for 2015:

 

-       4-H Enrollment fees are $10 per youth. Adult leaders will pay $5. Be sure to register using our new on-line 4-H enrollment program found at:  ut.4honline.com

      Unfortunately you are not able to pay on-line. To pay your enrollment fees you can visit the Extension office and pay by check or cash. If paying by check make payable to USU Extension. You can also send a check to the Extension office at: USU Extension, ATT: Justen Smith, P.O. Box 618, Farmington, UT 84025

-       Helmets are required for all 4-H horse riding events.

-       A 4-H Portfolio MUST be completed and turned in during October 2015 to receive a year-end award. 4-H portfolio classes will be offered during the year or you can call Justen at 801-451-3413 to schedule an individual appointment on completing your portfolio.

-       4-H Year End Awards Program: To be announced (usually held in November or December).

-       Utah State 4-H Horse Website: http://utah4h.org/horse/ 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 2015

-       Horse Council President: Karson Anderson

-       Horse Council Vice-President: Kim Christensen

-       Horse Council Secretary/Treasurer: Laurie Knighton

-       USU Extension Faculty over 4-H Horse Program: Justen Smith (phone: 801-451-3413) or e-mail: justen.smith@usu.edu

      EVENTS HELD AT EACH WESTERN HORSESHOW (2015 Schedule)

-       Test

-       Fitting and Showmanship (pages 11-13 in state rule book)

-       Western Horsemanship (pages 13 and 14 in state rule book)                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

      Equitation (page 14 and 15 in the state rule book)  *IMPORTANT Equitation patterns that will be used for the 2015 4-H Horse Shows please click here

-       Barrels (Speed Event) (page 26 in the state rule book)

-       Poles (Speed Event) (page 26 in the state rule book)

      Gymkhana Gig (Speed Event) (page 28 in the state rule book)

Below is the 2015 4-H Horse Program Schedule:
 
Feb 2nd: Equine Education Night- Basic First Aid. Presenter is Dr. Dave Hill. Time: 6:30 Location: Kayscreek Veterinarian Clinic- Kaysville

February 23rd:  Spring social and dinner and horse bowl competition. Time: 6:30 p.m.  Location:  To be announced

March 16th:  Equine Education Night- Speed Events. Time: 6:30 p.m.  Location:  American Cowboy indoor arena, West Bountiful

April 6th: Equine Education Night- Equitation and Horsemanship. Presented by the Jung family. Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Jung's arena, 1421 North 550 West, West Bountiful.
Please bring your own chair for this event, also it would be a good idea to park across the street at the West Bountiful park and walk over to the arena.

April 27th:  Horse Bowl Competition. Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: USU Extension Classroom (Farmington)

May 8th and 9th: 4-H Fundraiser at the Baby Animal Days event at the USU Botanical Center in Kaysville. Times are 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. We need everyone to help out for this fundraiser.

June 18th and 22nd: 4-H County Contests (Horse Public Speaking and Horse Demonstrations). Please e-mail Karson Anderson at kstanimals@gmail.com to schedule a time. TENTATIVE time slots will be available from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with a new public speech or demonstration taking place every 20 minutes during each hour. 

July 13th-15th:  4-H State Contests.  For teens ages 14 to 18 in the horse program that will travel to Logan and compete in horse judging, horse bowl. The top senior from Davis County in horse demonstrations and public speaking will represent the county at State Contests in Logan in doing a demonstration or public speech.

Western Horse Show Schedule 2015 

May 18th: 4-H Novice Horse Show. Time: Registration is at 5:30 and show begins at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Location:  Davis County Fairgrounds in Farmington. This novice show is for all 1st and 2nd year 4-H horse youth.

Tests:

Seniors study chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 1,2, and 3 in the Horse Science book.

Intermediates study chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Horse Science book.

Juniors study chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Horse and Horsemanship book.

June 8th: 4-H County Horse Show.  Time: Registration is at 5:30 and show begins at 6:00 p.m. sharp Location: Davis County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

Tests:

Seniors study chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 1,2, and 3 in the Horse Science book.

Intermediates study chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Horse Science book.

Juniors study chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Horse and Horsemanship book.


June 15th: 4-H County Horse Show. Time: Registration is at 5:30 and show begins at 6:00 p.m. sharp Location: Davis County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

Tests:

Seniors study chapters 4, 5, and 6 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 4,5, and 6 in the Horse Science book.

Intermediates study chapters 4, 5, and 6 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 4, 5, and 6 in the Horse Science book.

Juniors study chapters 4, 5, and 6 in the Horse and Horsemanship book.


June 30th: 4-H County Horse Show. Time: Registration is at 5:30 and show begins at 6:00 p.m. sharp Location: Davis County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

Tests:

Seniors study chapters 7, 8, and 9 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 7, 8, 9, and 10 in the Horse Science book.

Intermediates study chapters 7, 8, and 9 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 7, 8, 9, and 10 in the Horse Science book.

Juniors study chapters 7, 8, and 9 in the Horse and Horsemanship book.

July 21st: 4-H County Horse Show. Time: Registration is at 5:30 and show begins at 6:00 p.m. sharp Location: Davis County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

Tests:

Seniors study chapters 10 and 11 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 in the Horse Science book.              

Intermediates study chapters 10 and 11 in the Horse and Horsemanship book and chapters 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 in the Horse Science book.

Juniors study chapters 10 and 11 in the Horse and Horsemanship book.

August 14th: 4-H County Fair Horse Show. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and show begins at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Location: Davis County Fairgrounds in Farmington (indoor arena).

Tests:

Seniors study all chapters in both books for the County Fair Show.

Intermediates study all chapters in both books for the County Fair Show.

Juniors study all chapters in the Horse and Horsemanship book.

Region Horse Show- August 3rd.

Location: Tremonton, Box Elder County Fairgrounds

Top 8 youth in each age division will compete at Region. Juniors study all chapters of horse and horsemanship book for the test. Intermediates and Seniors study all chapters in both the horse and horsemanship and horse science books.

State 4-H Horse Show- September 25th and 26th:

Location: Hurricane, Southern Utah.

State Individual Show . 4-H youth qualifying for state should study all chapters of both 4-H horse books to prepare for the test at State.

September 28th: Portfolio Class. Time: 6:30 pm  Location: USU Extension Classroom in Farmington

October 12th: 4-H Portfolios Due. Please turn in at the USU Extension office in Farmington

November 9th: 4-H Year End Awards Program Time: 6:30 pm