Washington County 4-H Horse Program

The 4-H Horse Program is for youth ages 8-18. You must have your own horse, tack, and transportation to and from events.

The cost for the program is $35 and  includes insurance, awards, and activities.

For more information contact the USU Washington County Extension Office at 435-634-2693.

Information

Sample Horse Tests

These test are to help you study for the horse tests given at the show. They will be changed periodically.

3 horses lined up for the horse show practice

Resources

2019 Horse Show Standings

Our horse program is a year round program that incorporates on the horse and off the horse education. 4-H is all bout raising kids, not horses. The horse project allows us to teach youth a great deal about responsibility, animal care, team work, training and teaching skills, nutrition, communication and so much more!

In our 4-H Horse Program we encourage participation in a wide range of events. Along with our shows(which are covered below) we hold Public Speaking Demonstrations, Portfolios (record books), Horse Bowl (quiz game), family trail-rides, service projects, and fun games.

4-H is a volunteer organization and parental help is both needed and expected. There is something to do for every ability level. Please let us know how you would like to help.

Western Two Hand

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.

English Riding

The Utah 4-H Equine English Program is an excellent avenue for youth to get involved with the basics of English riding. From equitation to hunt seat, riders will learn the proper balance and timing that comes with English riding. Youth also get the opportunity to exhibit what they have learned through county and state horse shows. To learn more about the details of each English event, check out the 4-H Horse Rule Book.

Horseless Program

This program is for you that don't own a horse, yet, but want to learn about horses and the 4-H program.