Dennis Worwood, USU extension agent in Emery County for over 30 years, along with Gaylene Conder, administrative assistant for 12 years now, put together an award night for the participants in the 4-H Club on Monday evening.
Within the last four years, the duo has changed the club to Working Ranch 4-H instead of Individual Horse 4-H. Individual Horse 4-H is still competed in throughout Utah but not in Emery County.
The working ranch program consists of a test, composed by Worwood, and includes sorting cows, reigning pattern, heading and heeling, and horsemanship.
“The Travel Council has been the biggest supporter for the working ranch horse,” Conder said. “They contributed enough money so the working ranch horse was able to get really nice prizes for the kids that are involved. They’re able to give away saddles in each division at our yearly gathering.”
Families came and ate chili and dessert as they celebrated. After dinner, the awards were distributed. Everyone that placed in an event got a bucket along with a hoodie while those who placed higher in their events got saddle blankets.