Horse Program

Horse: Join the herd with 4-H


Here at Utah County 4-H we believe in providing the "full 4-H experience" to all youth. For the equine programs that means youth have opportunities for mastery not only in Horse Shows but in overall equine knowledge, youth leadership, and career readiness as well. 


For information on specific programs please see the menu to the left.  

Riding Disciplines


Youth with access to their own horse may participate in the following programs: 

     - Western
     - English
     - Two -Handed
     - In-Hand
     - Working Ranch Horse 
     - Youth Mustang Challenge
     - Youth Leadership
     - Camps and Clinics
     - Contests

The largest program in the County is the Western program. See the Clubs page for more information on how to join a club. 

If you are interested in starting a club in any discipline contact Katelyn Hepworth at katelyn.bell@usu.edu

"Horseless" Opportunities


All 4-H members (with access to a horse or not) may participate in the "Horseless" opportunities. These opportunities include: 

     - Horse Camps and Clinics
     - Youth Leadership
     - Contests
          - Hippology
          - Horse Judging
          - Horse Demonstrations
          - Horse Bowl 
          - Horse Public Speaking

For more information on contests please visit our Contest Page.

Youth Age Divisions: 

Utah 4-H Age Divisions are based on a child’s school grade.

  • *Cloverbud 4-H Members Kindergarten through 2nd Grade 
  • *Junior 4-H Members 3rd through 5th Grade
  • Intermediate 4-H Members 6th through 8th Grade
  • Senior 4-H Members 9th through 12th Grade 

Youth who are homeschooled will follow the Utah State Board of Education criteria for grade placement based on age and should enroll in the grade based upon the USBE criteria for their age as of September 1, 2020. 

  • *Cloverbud 4-H Members Ages 5 through 7
  • *Junior 4-H Members Ages 8 through 10 
  • Intermediate 4-H Members Ages 11 through 13
  • Senior 4-H Members Ages 14 through 18

*Youth MUST be age 8 AND in 3rd grade to participate in large animal, shooting sports, and ATV projects and activities. Youth turning 8 AND in 3rd grade may participate after their 8th birthday during the 4-H year. Please note that youth must turn 8 by the ownership deadline (100 days prior to the show for cattle, 60 days prior to the show for sheep, goats, and hogs) to participate in the horse and livestock program.


Click HERE to find a club near you.


Need a reminder? 

Sign up for the Utah County 4-H Horse text remind
system by texting "@4huthorse" to 224-207-8560.