Extension Logo
Extension Logo
University of Minnesota Extension

4-H clover Western Heritage Competition

The Western Heritage Program consists of safety clinics, regional competitions and a state competition.

Safety clinics

Safety clinics are offered in many different areas across the state from spring to early summer. The safety clinic allows youth to practice each opportunity that is offered in western heritage and work with adult volunteers to ensure that both the youth and their horse are safe to be able to participate in each activity.

At the safety clinic, you and your horse will work with an adult to explore how well you both can safely compete in a specific activity. Once certified, you and your horse are approved to participate in the regional event in each area you are certified.

Regional competition events

You can sign up and participate in one regional event of your choice. Classes offered include round pen roping, breakaway roping, team roping, goat tying, and pen to pen sorting.

To earn the opportunity to compete at the state western heritage competition you must qualify for your state competition at the regional event. Those who meet the qualifications are allowed to register and advance to the state competition.


For participants



Renee Kostick, hinkx001@umn.edu, 218-232-5174

Find your regional contact.

Share this page:
Page survey

© 2023 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.