The Utah 4-H Western Horse Program focuses on teaching youth to work with a project horse throughout the year, and be tested on their equine knowledge. The youth are given the opportunity to show their horses in multiple western disciplines including western horsemanship, showmanship at halter, western pleasure, trail, western riding, and reining. The shows also offer three speed events that may include barrel racing, pole bending, key hole, gymkhana, scurry, and quadrangle. The Western horse program is one of the largest project areas within Utah 4-H.
Information and Resources
Rules and Bylaws
Horse show management is encouraged to create their own patterns.
Pattern requirements are in the rulebook.
** Disclaimer: the point breakdowns listed on these sheets are only a resource to help 4-H judges. The final class placings will be at the complete interpretation and discretion of the judge in accordance with the 4-H Horse Rule Book.
*This sheet has been created as a helpful tool to track Speed Events and is not required.
2020 Show Results
2019 Show Results
- Senior Individual Results
- Intermediate Individual Results
- Junior Individual Results
- Senior Two Handed Results
- Intermediate Two Handed Results
- Junior Two Handed Results
2018 Show Results
2017 Horse Show Results
2016 Individual Western State Results
2015 2-Handed Western State Results
2015 Individual Western State Results
2014 2-Handed Western State Results
2014 Individual Western State Results
Western Horse Council
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2023 – 2024 term!
Applications are due October 1st, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. Applications can be downloaded and completed, then emailed to email@example.com or submitted online at https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0fh54pXJLhyQiOy
Download Application Here
*Completed applications should include letters of recommendation from at least one youth and one adult involved in Utah 4-H horse programs.
Positions open: President, 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Judge-at-Large.
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Horse Council Secretary
Questions? Contact Jessie Hadfield | (435) 797-8442
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