Proud Sponsor of the 2023 Utah County Fair

Fair Animals

Jr Livestock Show

Open Ranch Versatility Horse Show

Small Animal Show

Interactive Agriculture Experience

4H Dog Show

Jr Livestock Show

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The family that shows together, grows together.
The Utah Junior Livestock Association is dedicated to helping youth in Utah 4-H and FFA programs promote and gain mastery in animal project areas. With several state association shows, youth can go beyond their county borders and build life long friendships, develop valuable life skills, and immerse themselves in animal agriculture.

Exhibitors are encouraged to participate in the complete educational opportunity that junior livestock shows provide, such as the rate of gain, carcass, fitting and showing, record book, and livestock judging contests along with the judging of market and breeding animals. It is the purpose of these projects to develop life skills and animal husbandry and marketing skills among the participants.

Interactive Agriculture Experience

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Come meet some barnyard animals at the Utah County Fair Interactive Agriculture Experience!

Fun for the whole family, fairgoers can interact with all their furry friends such as goats, chickens, steers and pheasants.

This is an exhibit ideal for lovers of all things furry and fuzzy! Be sure to stop by to enjoy the animals

Open Ranch Versatility
Horse Show

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Event Date & Time:
 • Thursday August 3th, 2023
 • Large Indoor Arena
 • Sign up at 4:00 pm
 • Show starts at 5:00 pm

Events include:
 • Ranch Pleasure
 • Ranch Trail
 • Ranch Riding
 • Ranch Reining

Class divisions are:
 • Youth (17 and under)
 • Novice
 • Open

Cost is $10 per class - prizes for the top 3 finishers.

Ranch Pleasure - One of the fastest-growing classes in the show arena is ranch pleasure. This event is designed to show off the movement, versatility, and attitude of the working ranch-style horse presented in a natural, forward-moving style that looks as if he has somewhere to go.

Just about any horse and rider can compete in ranch pleasure as long as they have these basics already in place: ability to move off the rider's leg and rein, and ability to lope off in the correct lead.

Ranch Trail - Obstacles found in a ranch trail pattern are approximate to those found during the course of everyday work. Judges are looking for a well-trained, responsive and well-mannered horse that can correctly navigate and negotiate the course, and to do so in a correct and efficient manner.

Ranch Riding - In the ranch riding class, judges are looking for relaxed, responsive horses with soft and cadenced gaits. The horse should make timely transitions in a smooth and correct manner, plus the horse should be soft in the bridle and yield to contact.

Ranch Reining - Ranch reining measures the ability of the stock horse to perform basic handling maneuvers. To rein a horse is not only to guide the horse but also to control the horse's every movement. The best reined horse should be willingly guided or controlled with little or no apparent resistance and dictated to completely.

Small Animal Show

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Contact: Brandi Little
  Text: 385-535-2021

*NEW* No Entry fees for each category:
  Open is FREE for each animal
  Youth is FREE for each animal

  Opens July 15th, 2023
  Closes July 28th, 2023 at Midnight

Check in (at the Small Animals tent):
  Thursday August 3rd, 2023 - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Check out:
  Saturday August 5th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
If needed, some animals can be taken on Sunday morning. Any animals left after clean up on Sunday at 11:00 am become property of the Utah County Fair.

Our animal judging is done by local and national certified ARBA, Chicken, and Pigeon Association Judges that we randomly choose from the judge listings every year. We allow the judges to place winning animals in any form they would like and place awards and trophies only to those they choose. (Judging will be Thursday August 3rd, no exhibitors or spectators will be allowed in the area during judging). All animals will be judged in a group setting: Rabbits, Pigeons, Chickens, Roosters. Premiums will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places. Trophies will be given for Grand Champion, Reserve Champion, and Best of Show.

Exhibitors will be responsible to care for the needs of their animal daily: food and water and bedding if needed (or make arrangements with the supervisor). Cages are to be kept clean. Each exhibitor will need to bring their own cages.

Show management is not responsible for any damage, accident or death of any animal while it is at the show. Sick animals will not be accepted. The supervisor, or their assistant, will be the judge as to what constitutes a sick animal.
Any healthy animals taken before the check-out time will forfeit any prize money, trophy or award that might have been given.

No healthy animals are to be removed from the exhibit without the permission of the supervisor. All animals on exhibit will be inspected daily by a competent person.

Utah County Fair Small Animal Exhibit Rules:

1. No sick animals will be permitted onto fairgrounds. All animals will be examined before being assigned a pen. Animals will be dismissed if any of the following symptoms are displayed:

  • Runny Nose
  • Coughing
  • Lethargic
  • Overall poor appearance

2. All entries are due July 28th, 2023 by midnight. NO LATE or day of entries. NO EXCEPTIONS.

3. Owners must check on their animals at least twice a day.

4. Owners must provide their own feed for their animals.

5. Participants must provide their contact information to the Small Animal Coordinator. If a participants animal gets stressed, sick, or has any complications, participants will be contacted and will be asked to remove their animal from the grounds immediately.

6. During judging there are no people allowed in the animal housing area.

7. Contact Brandi Little via text at 385-535-2021 with any questions or concerns.

Awards for Small Animals:
Trophies for grand champ and reserve champ for poultry, cavy, and rabbits for open and youth.

Ribbons for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for open and youth.

Medals for all youth.

Big rosettes for honorable mention, one for each category.