Utah 4-H Horse Program Training

This brand new, project focused training, is put on by the Utah 4-H Western Horse Council and the Utah 4-H State Support Team, along with the support and expertise of local horse experts and county 4-H faculty and staff.

When: March 23rd – March 25th, 2023

Where: Spanish Fork Fairgrounds,

Who is Invited: All Adults and Intermediate to Senior Aged Youth with involvement and interest in Utah 4-H Horse Programs!

What Will We Learn: Join us for an in-depth training on everything you need to know about the Utah 4-H Horse Program! From fundraising, to the horseless horse events, to updates to the rulebook, and everything in-between! You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to network and learn together.

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Horse Program Adults

  • Who: All adults with an interest in the Utah 4-H Horse Program and volunteers of clubs and county horse programs.
  • Topics: Resources available to volunteers, fundraising, rank advancements, horseless horse programs, and the events for the 2023 and 2024 show season
  • Registration Fee: $40 and includes materials and two meals

Horse Judges

  • Who: Anyone interested in refreshing his or her knowledge and getting on the Utah 4-H Horse Judge’s List. Open to Adults and Senior Aged 4-H Youth
    • Special Invite for Horse Program Alumnus: We want you to stay involved in this amazing program! The Utah 4-H Western Horse Council will COVER the registration of 2 youth from each county that would like to attend the Judge’s Track. To qualify you must have been an active participant in the Utah 4-H Horse Program for the majority of your high school career, and must have graduated within the last three years (no earlier than 2019). To apply, simply register and upload your 4-H Horse Portfolio (resume and cover letter).
  • Topics: Scribing, Scorecards, Rulebooks, and the events the Utah 4-H State Horse Show will have in 2023 and 2024
  • Registration Fee: $60 and includes materials, a bound 2023-2024 Rulebook, and two meals

Youth Track

  • Who: All Intermediate and Senior Aged Youth (grades 6 – 12)
  • Topics: Horse Classics, Succeeding within the horse program, the state horse show, opportunities
  • Registration Fee: $30 and includes materials and two meals


  • Who: Utah 4-H Faculty and Staff with interest in the Utah 4-H Horse Program.
  • Topics: Horse Classic Events, Getting and Paying Judges, Prizes, Fundraising, Available Resources, and Working With Horse Councils
  • Registration Fee: $40 and includes materials and two meals


 In-Hand Clinic

Can’t attend the whole training? Join us for a clinic on the in’s and out’s of a successful In-Hand Project!
Saturday, March 25th at 8:00 a.m.
$15 per person


Email jessie.hadfield@usu.edu for more information!