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.



    June 21 / 4:30-6:30 p.m. / Sandy Library large meeting room (10100 South Petunia Way, Sandy, Utah, 84092)

    Come discover what "horse" focused contests you can compete in as a senior at "State Contests".  The evening will culminate in an actual Horse Bowl competition.

    All ages welcome!




    June 26, 2018 at JATC (Jordan Academy for Technology Careers), located at 12723 Park Ave. in Riverton 6-8 pm

    This workshop will be focused education on the rabbit, poultry, and dog programs. Plus information on the new Pet Initiative Program. Open to all 4-H ages. 



    July 26, 2018 / 10 am - 3 pm / USU 4-H Extension Office (2001 State St. S1-300) / Open to Cloverbuds through seniors / Register from your profile on 4-H Online / $ 3.00 fee for Lunch.

    This will be a fun camp focused on youth who are interested in horses but may not have a horse of their own. We're going to have information on horses, a tack and safety workshop, horseless relays and barrel racing, and more!



    July 12 / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / South Jordan Library (10673 S. Redwood Rd.)

    This evening will be focused on bringing together youth from the Livestock, Small Animal, Horse, and Shooting Sports programs to teach them about 4-H Portfolios; what they are, why they're important, and best practices to have the most success with a portfolio. 

    2018 4-H Horse Show Dates and Information

    Show #1 - June 8 (2-Handed) & June 9 (Regular & Novice)
    Show #2 - July 6 (2-Handed) & July 7 (Regular & Novice)
    Show #3 - August 3 & 4 (Regular & Novice), August 7 (2-Handed)

    2-Handed show/test starts at 5 pm 

    Regular & Novice show/test starts at 8 am


    Register through your profile at 

    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. 


     Registration Dates:

    July 6-7 (Pay as You Go) is open now and closes June 25

    July 6-7 (Last Chance) is open June 26 and closes July 1

    August 3-4 & 7 (Pay as You Go) is open now and closes July 23

    August 3-4 & 7 (Last Chance) opens July 24 and closes July 29

     No Late Registrations


    Horse shows are held at the South Jordan Equestrian Center, 2100 West 11400 South, South Jordan, Utah


    2-Handed 2018 Events:


    Showmanship at Halter

    Western Pleasure


    Western Equitation

    Regular & Novice 2018 Events:


    Showmanship at Halter

    Western Horsemanship

    Western Reining

    Pole Bending


    Flag Race