Horse Program


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    Horse Program

    Horse PoleThe Utah 4-H Horse Program is designed for those youth with interest in horses and horse events. It is for youth in grades 3-12, but not younger than 8 years old. The Horse Program is one of only a few 4-H Programs that does not include Cloverbud 4-H enrollment (younger than third grade) in order to provide for the safety and best interests of the participants. Enthusiastic 4-H Volunteers with expertise and interests in horses and working with youth help deliver and manage the program and its' objectives.

    The 4-H Horse Program includes programs for both those youth who own/have access to horses and those who do not, but still want to learn about the science of equine care and management. Activities can include everything from educational and fun club meetings to trail rides, horse shows, and service projects. Club members hold club offices, give public speeches and demonstrations, and spend time with their favorite friends, both human and equine.

    The Utah 4-H Horse program is governed by the Utah State 4-H Horse Council which coordinates non-horse programs and contests including Public Speaking, Demonstrations, Hippology, Horse Bowl, Horse Judging,  and horse riding events/horse shows for English, Western, Two Handed, Working Ranch Horse programs, and more.




    2019 Workshops/Camps/County Contests

    Horse Bowl County Contest

    May 4, 2019 11:00-1:00 PM

    Taylorsville Library (4870 S2700 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84129) 

    Come compete with a team in your knowledge of horse topics. You can form your own team, or sign up as an individual and a team will be formed at the event. Open to Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors.

    Cost: $0



    2019 4-H Horse Show Dates and Information

    Horse Shows:

    W & M Butterfield Park

    *May 17-18

    *Rescheduled to June 28-29


    South Jordan Equestrian Park

    June 7-8 

    July 5-6 

    August 1-3 

    Registration Dates and Pricing



    Registration Payment Dates and Prices


    W & M Butterfield Park
    6212 Butterfield Park Way
    Herriman, UT 84096
    South Jordan Equestrian Park

    2100 W 11400 S

    South Jordan, UT 84095


    No Late Registrations

    Keep in mind it can take up to 24 hours for your 4H Online account to activate before you are open to register for events. 

    2 Handed Events:

    Starts at 5:00 PM sharp the day of event

    • Test
    • Showmanship at Halter
    • Western Pleasure
    • Trail
    • Western Equitation

    Regular & Novice Events:

    Starts at 8:00 AM sharp the day of event

    • Test
    • Showmanship at Halter
    • Western Showmanship
    • Ranch Riding
    • Pole Bending
    • Barrels
    • Keyhole