4-H Horsemanship Schools
June 9-14, 2013, Western
June 23-28, 2013, English
Online Applications Open May 1-May 10
(for Adult chaperones too!)
Two weeks of Horsemanship School will be held in Gainesville at the UF Horse Teaching Unit. 4-H Horsemanship School is open to 4H members who are between the ages of 11-18 years old as of September 1, 2012.
- June 9 – 14, Western (horsemanship, ranch, trail, speed)
- June 23 – 28, English (hunt seat, dressage, gaited)
Application to attend is due by online submission by 5:00 pm (ET) May 10. The maximum number of participants per week is 20 and participants will be selected by a random drawing. Adults who want to chaperone should use the same form.
Applicants will be notified of their selection status by Monday, May 13th. Registration forms and detailed instructions will be sent to participants with notification. Registration fee for the 2013 Horsemanship Schools is $500.00 for youth and $325.00 for adult chaperones. Fees cover five nights lodging in Hume Hall, 15 meals, snacks (during riding sessions, and afternoon & evening recreation), over 30 hours of instruction, transportation to and from campus, t-shirt, stall and bedding, 4H insurance, and supplies for crafts.
Payment and forms from the selected participants are due in the Animal Sciences office by May 24th, 2013.
Instruction will place emphasis on horsemanship and equitation during morning and evening riding sessions. Ground work: safe handling, grooming, tack, behavior and psychology, roping, suppling exercises. Mounted: suppling exercises, developing core strength, aids, rail work, posting, 2 point, dressage, trail obstacles, patterns, cavalletti, and trail riding. Additional sessions are planned for lecture/demonstration as well as recreation and crafts.
Youth are required to bring a quiet, well-mannered horse that is safe for the rider and will get along well with other horses.
Adult volunteers wishing to accompany youth may apply and must be willing to chaperone youth from other counties if needed. Staff will be provided if adult volunteers are not available.
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