4H Senior Spotlight- Jaylee Rasmussen
Written by Jaylee Rasmussen
My name is Jaylee Rasmussen and I have been a member of the Weber County 4-H for the past 3 years, with this being my last and final year.
In eighth grade I joined Jr. Posse, which lead to me getting my first horse and learning to ride. Some of the kids in Jr. posse also rode in 4H and asked me to join. When I joined 4H and attended shows I did so in the Senior division. While most of my fellow Senior division had been riding horses all their lives I was new at riding, new at 4H and new to showing horses.
I have had the privilege of attending the state 4H horse show every year as well as attending the region competition several times. Last year I competed in the 90 Day Mustang Challenge at the Utah State Fair. It was sure a lot of work taking a horse from wild to mild, but I learned so much and in the end kept my mustang filly. She’s one of my best horses.
During the last 3 year’s I have gained so much from my 4H experience. From new friendships, to horse knowledge, horsemanship skills, education and giving back to the community. In 2018-2019 I was chosen to be a State Horse Ambassador, we had several retreats, leadership opportunities, speaking engagements and so much more. It was a wonderful experience that I will always treasure.