Weber County provides many awards for our 4-H horse project members. Our recognition program honors both riding and non-riding accomplishments such as tests, portfolios, and contests. The awards are described in the Weber County 4-H Horse Council By-Laws.
Award Programs: There are two major county-level awards programs that members will want to attend.
- Horse Awards Night (November)
- 4-H Achievement Night (November)
4-H Horse Program Achievement Scorecard: In this program, members can earn a bronze, silver or gold award based upon their involvement and successes in 4-H horse show, contests, horse council meetings, and tests. Members submit the 4-H Horse Project Achievement Scorecard by October 1st each year. The scorecard must be signed by the member, parent and leader.
4-H Horse Rank Program: Members can earn ranks by demonstrating the skills or knowledge required to complete each rank. Members may purchase a Utah 4-H Rank Book from the 4-H office, or print their own copy. Only a 4-H horse project leader, or their designee, may certify completion of each skill or knowledge.
Members must complete all the items within a rank to advance to the next rank level. Youth may earn several ranks within the same year. Likewise, youth may take several years to complete all the skills or knowledge within a specific rank. Leaders will submit a Rank Certificate Form to the 4-H office by October 1st for their members to be honored at the Horse Awards Night.