4-H girl with horse
    4-H Youth taking a horse test
    Girl Showing Horse Halter

    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. 


    4-H Horse Show random question test generator. This generator allows you to select specific areas or page ranges. Test questions will allow "USU Extension Agent Access only" so work with your local USU Extension Agent if you need a test generated.
    • Western Show Events Rotation
    • Events for the 2019 and 2020 show season for the Individual Show are: Test, Showmanship at Halter, Western Horsemanship, Ranch Riding, Barrels, Poles, and Key-hole
    • Resources for the test for 2019 will be the Horse Science and Horses and Horsemanship books from the 4-H Mall. Contact your county office for copies!
    • Resources for the test for 2020 will be based from the Horse Smarts books and will be coming soon!


    This sheet has been created as a helpful tool to track Speed Events and is not required.

    2018 Horse 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

    Contact Us

    Western Horse Council

    Katie Ovard-Smith

    Terry Jones
    1st Vice President

    Kim Byington
    2nd Vice President


    Denilyn Ormond
    Horse Council Secretary

    Laura Ogden

    McKenzie Anderson

    Aurora Quinn
    Assistant Judge-at-Large

    Jessie Hadfield
    State 4-H Horse & Livestock Specialist


    State 4-H Office

    County Extension Office Directory