4-H Horse

    4-H Horse

    Girl with horse
    4-H girl with horse
    Girl leading horse

    The Utah 4-H Horse Program is designed for youth with an interest in horses and horse events. Youth will be provided with experience to help develop leadership, citizenship, self-esteem, social, and horsemanship skills. This program is for youth in grades 3rd-12th and at least 8 years of age as of October 1st. 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. To find information about horse clubs in your areas or to start your own club, contact your County Extension Office.  

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    Check your county calendars for various shows and events!


    6 -7 | State Fair Horse Classics

    6 | Working Ranch Horse Gathering

    7 | Youth Mustang Challenge and Auction

    25 - 28 | State Horse Show

    25 | State English Eventing Show

    26 | State Western Two-Handed Show

    27 - 28 | State Western Individual Show

    Programs & Events


    Horse Education Materials

    These two publications provide the base resource for 4-H member education. Questions for the written tests at horse shows are selected from these two books. These books are usually available for purchase from the local USU Extension 4-H office. They can also be purchased from the National 4-H Supply Service at the 4-H Mall.

    Join our 4-H Horse Mailing list!

    Click the button below if you would like to receive emails specifically concerning the Utah 4-H Horse Program (Western, Working Ranch, Youth Mustang Challenge, and English) as well as horse educational events and USU Extension sponsored activities. After selecting the link, you should see a column on the left hand side. Location and click on "Subscribe." Follow the simple instructions to be added to the list!  This list will be used to reach 4-H members and people within the community who are interested in our programs. Please feel free to share this link with your contacts!

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    Questios About the Utah 4-H Horse Program? Contact Us!



    Jessie Hadfield | jessie.hadfield@usu.edu 

    State 4-H Animal Science Specialist

    • Western
    • Working Ranch Horse
    • Mustangs
    • Horse Classics
    • Horse Ambassadors

     County Extension Office Directory



    Megan Hendrickson | megan.rowley@usu.edu 

    State 4-H Activities Coordinator

    • English
    • Horse Classics
    • Horse Ambassadors