4-H Horse Program

Program Overview- 4-H Horse Program Summit County

The Utah 4-H Horse Program is designed for those youth with interest in horses and horse related 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 and/or 8-18 years old, as of September 1st. The Horse Program is one of only a few 4-H Programs thatdoes not include Cloverbud enrollment (younger than 8 year old) 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 youth who own/have access to horses and who want to learn about the science of equine care and management. Activities include, but are not limited to, educational and fun club meetings, trail rides, horse shows and 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, as well as horse-riding events and horse shows for the English, Western, Two-Handed, Working Ranch Horse, Youth Mustang Challenge programs, and more.


Resources for the 4-H Horse Program Summit County

4-H Horse Demonstrations and Public Speaking Information

Important Items to Remember:

  • Be sure to register using our new online 4-H enrollment program found at 4h.zsuite.org
  • Western style riding boots and helmets are required for all 4-H horse riding events.
    • {Helmets must be approved by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) and worn with harness fastened properly under the chin.}

Events Held at Each Western Horse Show

  • Test
  • Fitting and Showmanship 
  • Western Horsemanship 
  • Barrels (Speed Event)
  • Poles (Speed Event) 
  • Scurry (Speed Event)



To prepare for horse show tests, study the materials found below. The Summit County 4-H office is happy to print the books for you. If you would like a print copy, email Samantha.krieger@usu.edu to request one.


Juniors (3rd-5th grade):
https://extension.usu.edu/utah4h/files/horse-program-study-material-volume1.pdf
  
Intermediate (6th-8th grade) & Seniors (9th- 12th grade):
https://extension.usu.edu/utah4h/files/horse-program-study-material-volume1.pdf
https://extension.usu.edu/utah4h/files/horse-program-study-material-volume2.pdf

Join us for group study nights on zoom. These 45-minute meetings will help you prepare for the mandatory horse show tests!

 

June 9th @ 6:00 PM

June 23rd @ 6:00 PM

July 7th @ 6:00 PM

July 21st @ 6:00 PM

 

Zoom Link:

Email Samantha.krieger@usu.edu for the link!

Coalville:
6:00 -8:00 PM

June 1st

June 6th

June 8th

June 13th

June 15th

June 22nd

June 27th

June 29th

July 6th

July 11th

July 13th

July 18th

July 20th

August 22nd

August 24th

August 29th

August 31st

September 5th

Oakley:
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

June 2nd

June 16th

July 14th

July 28th

August 4th

August 25th

September 1st

 

Cost: $15 per participant 


June 27th @ Peoa Arena

Check-In @ 4:00 PM

Test @ 4:15 PM

Show starts @ 5:00 PM

Register on Zsuite by June 25th @ 5:00 PM

 

July 18th @ Coalville Arena

Check-In @ 4:00 PM

Test @ 4:15 PM

Show starts @ 5:00 PM

Register on Zsuite by June 25th @ 5:00 PM

 

Region Show

More info coming soon…

Cost: $15 per participant 

 

  • June 11th Show (Saturday Morning Show)
    • Two-Handed &In-Hand check-in, 7:00-7:30 a.m.
    • Show starts at  8:00 a.m.
    • Western check-in 8:00-8:30 a.m.
    • Pledges at 8:45 a.m.
    • Test at 9:00 a.m.
    • Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 9 by 5:00 p.m. No late registrations will be accepted.

 

  • July 9th Show (Saturday Morning Show)
    • Two-Handed &In-Hand check-in, 7:00-7:30 a.m.
    • Show starts at  8:00 a.m.
    • Western check-in 8:00-8:30 a.m.
    • Pledges at 8:45 a.m.
    • Test at 9:00 a.m.
    • Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 7 by 5:00 p.m. No late registrations will be accepted.

 

Cost: $30 for all 10 week

Registration: Zsuites

Location: Morgan County Fairgrounds

 

June 7th – Judged Events

June 14th – Speed Events

June 21st- Judged Events

June 28th- Speed Event

July 5th- Judged Events

July 12- Speed Events

July 19th- Judged Events

July 26th- Judged Events

August 9th- Speed Events

August 16th- Fun Show