Yavapai County Horse Committee
- Instructions - Horse Helmet Training Module (horse volunteer requirement)
- Instructions - Horse ID Information for Families (Deadline - 90 days prior to each show)
Horse Project: All horse project members must be enrolled in ZingBooks by February 1st. This is to ensure members are able to attend the required amount of meetings and receive the help they need in a timely manner. For more information, check out the links below. Members, parents, and volunteers are highly encouraged to review the Yavapai County 4-H Horse Project Rules and Procedures, as well as, the Arizona State 4-H Horse Show Rules. Participants in the Horse Project will have the opportunity to show throughout the 4-H year. All shows will be pointed. Additional enrollment deadlines may apply based on availability. Please contact the Cooperative Extension Office if you are interested in starting a Horse Project!
Yavapai County Rule Book (2016 version in use in 2020)
Levels Testing (Contact Horse Committee for information on the annual date for testing): Yavapai County will be using The Advancement Levels program designed by Colorado State Cooperative Extension. In the past, members were required to complete all levels, but at this time members are only required to pass Level I and Level II. The Advancement Levels program is a logical step-by-step guide to teach youth horsemanship and horse care. Safety and proper basics are stressed throughout the Levels program. The skills learned in the beginning levels are reflected in properly mastering the more advanced levels. A solid and consistent foundation is extremely important. It should be recognized that not every youth will want to master all levels. However, it should be realized that the first two levels teach the basics of horse safety, care and riding for general pleasure and performance. It is therefore encouraged that all members participate in at least Levels I and II. Currently, the designated raters (graders) for the county is Shirley Vasovski, 4-H Program Coordinator for Yavapai County Cooperative Extension. If a member is ready to test, he or she should contact Shirley, at 928-445-6590 ext 229 to schedule a test time. It is the 4-H member's responsibility to schedule a test. A retest must be scheduled two weeks or more from original test date, no exceptions. Purpose: The Advancement Level program is a teaching guide which combines many aspects of horsemanship and horse care. The 4-H levels program is designed to apply to Western and English (hunt seat) disciplines. It provides an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their mastery of the horse project.
- English Level I Riding Test
- English Level II Riding Test
- English Level III
- Western Level I Riding Test
- Western Level II Riding Test
- Western Level III
- Western Level IV