West District 4-H 3-Day Horsemanship Clinic

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Image of children riding horsesThe West District 4-H Horsemanship Clinic will be held at the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher, NC on Monday – Wednesday, June 25 – June 27, 2018. You will receive professional instruction and have lots of opportunities to participate in horseback activities, a picnic, social time, and recreation for $80.00.

This horsemanship clinic is designed for youth to increase their horsemanship knowledge and riding skills. Each child brings his/her horse and throughout the three-day clinic, participants will receive instruction in riding classes by selected disciplines. On the third day, we will have a team penning program and dressage program in which the youth can participate in. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced rider, this clinic has something to offer you!

Participation priority will be given to current 4-H members but is open to all youth ages 5-18 that would like to attend. We will accept entries on a first come first serve basis until June 15, 2018. To attend, youth must be 5-18 years old (as of January 1, 2018). Each participant must have an accompanying parent or adult volunteer, (age 25 or older), with them throughout the entire clinic. Adults may chaperone more than one youth (if youth are age 9 or older) but must be available throughout the entire experience. Cloverbuds attending must be 5-8 years old (as of January 1, 2018) and MUST have a parent or guardian with them at all times that the youth are handling a horse. Participants may register for only one riding discipline and only one horse per participant will be allowed. Lodging will be on your own. Trailer/camper hookups are available for $30/day. There are numerous hotels located in the area.

If you miss the deadline to register, please contact Shannon Coleman, at shannon_coleman@ncsu.edu or 828-837-2210 ext. 4 to see if there are available spots still open.

Check-in time will be Sunday, June 24, 2018, beginning at 7:00 p.m. and Monday, June 25 from 6:30-8:00 a.m. at the main McGough Arena. Please enter the Ag Center through GATE 1. Remember to stop for a Coggins check before unloading your horse. Schedule for each day will be posted at the registration desk. There is a MANDATORY safety meeting each morning at 7:30 a.m. in the main arena for participants and parents.

Tuesday evening we will have a catered picnic supper. The picnic is included with the registration fee for paid participants. We are asking for $10.00 per guest. If you need extra meals for guests, please fill this information out on your registration form.

To register, get a packet here:  2018 West District 4-H 3-Day Horsemanship Clinic