Youth Horse Leadership

Horse Leadership



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The Ambassadors will fulfill programming needs in the Western, English, Mustang and Working Ranch Horse programs by representing the youth voice to provide input, promote and recruit for these programs, and actively participate in meetings, activities, events and shows. 

  2018-2019 Horse Ambassadors  

Horse Ambassador Responsibilities

  • Attend Ambassador Meetings and Retreats
  • Serve as a representative of all Utah 4-H Horse Programs
  • Promote 4-H Horse Programs
  • Serve as a coordinator for State Horse Events & Activities (State Horse Show Activities, Judge’s Training, Spring Study Camp)
  • Represent the youth voice and give input at program area meetings
  • Chair/Co-Chair horse youth committees
  • The term is one complete year beginning and ending in July.

Horse Ambassador Qualifications

  • Must be in 9th, 10th or 11th grade at the time of application (May 18, 2018)
  • Active member in one or more 4-H Horse Programs and local club
  • Enthusiastic about 4-H
  • Leadership Experience
  • Have time available and willing to occasionally travel to fulfill this role
  • Have parent and/or guardian and County Extension Staff support

Horse Council Delegates

Youth delegates will be chosen to serve on the Utah 4-H Western Horse Council representing their respective counties. The adult and youth delegates will work together as they take an active role in bringing the needs and concerns of their resident county to the attention of the state, as well as promote state opportunities within their circle of influence.

Qualification & Selection Process

Youth-delegates need to be in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade on January 1st of 2019, that means that counties can select individuals who have just completed their 8th grade year to represent their peers. Selected 12th graders must be able to commit to completing their term regardless of post-graduation plans. 

Selection process will vary by county.

Horse Delegate Responsibilities

  • Youth delegates will bring a youth perspective to the table and be the voice of their peers during Western Horse Council Meetings. They should do their best to attend all horse council meetings (in person or remotely). If they are unable to attend, they should find a substitute.
  • Youth delegates will also be responsible for providing leadership within their county horse program, assist in facilitating communication, and sharing details pertinent to youth horse members.
  • In addition to their role as a voting member on the horse council, youth delegates are also encouraged to participate as members of horse youth activities committees. These committees will be instrumental to the development of various aspects of the 4-H horse programs, and will work closely with Utah 4-H Horse Ambassadors to put on state-wide events.

American Youth Horse Council (AYHC)

AYHC is leading the charge to unite kids and horses, across breeds and disciplines, through a variety of means and opportunities. For the past several years, the Utah 4-H State Horse Ambassadors have had the opportunity to attend (and present!) at the national symposium held each spring.