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 USU English Equestrian Team is a Hunter Equitation horse riding team looking for riders at all levels of experience, beginners to advanced. We compete against other schools in Idaho and Montana under the Intercollegiate Horse Showing Association (IHSA) rules and regulations. The USU English Equestrian Team is a COMPETITIVE team and we are looking for members who will be passionate and dedicated. Practices are Tuesday nights from 5-8pm. Tryouts cost $10 and occur the 2nd or 3rd Tuesday of the Fall semester. Tryout flyers will be posted in the student center
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.