Horse

Program Contact: Julie Sorensen, 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 962-7507 • jjsorens@wsu.edu

The horse project enables members to learn responsibility through working with horses in Western, Gaming, English, etc. The horse project allows members to participate even if they do not have a horse. Youth must be at least 8 years old before October 1 of the current year to ride, handle, or work around horses. A few of the objectives for Horse 4-H in Washington are:

  • develop an appreciation of horseback riding as a healthy and wholesome form of recreation
  • promote greater love for animals and a human attitude toward them
  • develop an animal care ethic and learn to select care for, food, and provide for the health of an animal
  • learn to ride, train, and handle a horse safely
  • understand horse behavior, colors and markings, proper riding seat, and correct use of the aids
  • learn to catch, groom, practice horsemanship, and handle and a ride a horse safely

Medal Patterns:

Showmanship
Intermediate Bronze Silver Gold
Senior Bronze Silver Gold
Western Equitation
Intermediate Bronze Silver Gold
Senior Bronze Silver Gold
Hunt Seat
Intermediate Bronze Silver Gold
Senior Bronze Silver Gold
Saddle Seat
Intermediate Bronze Silver Gold
Senior Bronze Silver Gold
Pattern 5
Pattern 6
P 51

Helpful Links:

Local Horse Clubs:

**Contact the Kittitas County Extension Office for more information