The Animal Science Club provides interested students with opportunities to become exposed to animal agriculture through traveling to different operations across the country, judging livestock, holding the annual club calf sale, and sponsoring a steer jackpot. The club also provides its members with the chance to become better citizens through service, leadership opportunities, and interaction with each other and members of the animal industry. The Animal Science Club is one of the largest and most active clubs on campus and is open to all majors.
The Dairy Science Club is for students with a desire to learn more and/or be more involved with dairy cattle and the dairy industry. The main activities are dairy judging and Dairy Challenge. Students have the opportunity to judge at the Western Spring National Holstein show in May, and if there is enough interest, the World Dairy Expo in October. Students are also encouraged to help organize and direct state 4-H and FFA dairy judging contests. The Dairy Challenge is a nationally sponsored dairy management program where students learn at the regional event and compete at the national event. Last year the USU Dairy Challenge team placed second in their division at the national contest.
The English Equestrian Team is a competitive Hunt Seat team that consists of riders of all skill sets. The team participates under the IHSA, Inc. show association in Zone 8, Region 3, which allows the team to travel out of state each semester to compete against other universities. The team practices every Monday at the Equine Center, starting at 5 pm. Try out information for new members is announced at least one month before the start of each semester. Students interested in the team are encouraged to visit the team's website and social media pages to stay informed about try outs and other team announcements.
The USU Pre-Vet Club is a club designed for students interested in veterinary medicine. We hold monthly activities and meetings to help in the vet school application process, getting to know students in the major, and give presentations about the different vet schools. The Pre-Vet club also hopes to increase student’s exposure to different facets of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Rusty Stott
The Rodeo Club promotes academic success as well as successful athletic competition. We have scheduled timed event practices in the Fall and Spring semesters, host a large rodeo event once a year, and encourage most members to compete in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association regional rodeos.
This club is to help students learn more about the sheep and goat industry, and improve the relationship between the university undergraduate students and the sheep, goat, and wool industries. Assist with placement in internships and career opportunities.
The Utah State University Western Equestrian Team is a competitive organization that is composed of dedicated USU students that want to compete at the highest levels of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). The team competes in western horsemanship, which is a discipline that exemplifies grace, elegance, balance, and focuses on a rider’s ability to perform on any horse. The open riders on the team are also able to compete in reining which showcases the versatility and overall ability of the rider. The IHSA includes members that range from beginning level equestrians to experienced level equestrians that all share a dedication to perfecting their western horsemanship skills in order to perform with confidence and competitiveness. The Western Equestrian Team offers an opportunity to all students, as you do not have to own a horse or be an equine major in order to compete. There is an annual meeting held at the beginning of each new school year to inform any equestrian riders about our organization, try-outs, and the qualifications for becoming a member.