In 2015 the Utah Legislature passed H.B. 261 Substitute “Horse Tripping Amendments”; creating reporting requirements for venues holding horse roping or tripping events.
This page contains important information regarding your facility's responsibility on what to report, when to report it, and the consequences for failing to report these events.
Please access these links and let the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) know if you have any questions.
The information requested below is required following the passage of H.B 261
In 1992, the Utah Legislature passed the Utah Horse Racing Act that established a regulatory process for monitoring the horse racing industry. A five-member commission is appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate that oversees the process and makes periodic changes based on needs or industry input.
UDAF administers the Act because of its importance to the market value of Utah horses. Commission sanctioned tracks and races are important in establishing recognized times for Utah quarter horses. During the past year, nearly half of the horses running on sanctioned tracks received Rating of Merit (ROM), an index that helps establish horse values and stud fees. Without Utah's regulatory system and commission to oversee the State's Quarter Horse races, the races and associated times would not be recognized by national and international groups. This would result in the loss of millions of dollars of value to our horse industry.
Forms and Instructions
|Owner, Trainer, Assistant Trainer, Jockey||
|Jockey Room Attendant, Colors Attendant, Paddock Attendant, Security Guard, Stable Gate Man, Security Investigator, Concessionaire, Clocker||
|Pony, Groom, Valet||
(801) 538-7169 fax
The Utah Legislature joined many other states in 1997 by passing the Domesticated Elk Act and thereby creating a domestic elk industry in the state. Listed below are sources that offer comprehensive information about elk farming in Utah. For further information, contact Leslie McFarlane, Domestic Elk Manager, at (801) 538-7173.
Animal agriculture in Utah represents the single largest sector of farm income in Utah. At a value of more than $1 billion, and with 25 of the state’s 29 counties reporting livestock as the dominant agricultural sector, the UDAF spends considerable energy maintaining a healthy and prosperous industry, and reporting our actions to Utah citizens.
The various programs listed here offer services that: protect Utah livestock from, and reduce the effects of foreign and domestic diseases; increase the market value of Utah livestock; promote and ensure animal health and productivity; protect human health; and prepare for and respond to emergency situations involving animals.
Read the current announcement here.
Read the current and past issues of the Animal Industry Newsletter, started September 2016.
Statement regarding Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza discovered in Utah, California, Oregon, and Washington and resource material for poultry owners to prevent its spread.
USDA website for keeping birds healthy.
Avian Influenza Safeguards for Utah bird owners.