Equine science horse show prep clinics set

Published 10:51 am Thursday, January 4, 2024

By Tom Harrell, Currituck Extension

Currituck County 4-H will be hosting a series of equine science classes and horse show prep clinics from January through March. 

The Equine Science Series is for youth ages 8 to18 who want to learn more about horses or explore a career in the horse industry. These interactive educational sessions will provide participants the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and skills on every aspect of the horse industry. We will explore the horse from the inside out and learn about the industry itself with particular emphasis on career opportunities. We will also highlight all of the opportunities available in the NC 4-H Equine Science Program.  These classes will be a great opportunity for youth interested in competing in the NC 4-H Horse Bowl and Horse Judging 2024 competitions.

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Equine science classes include:

January 12: Horse Bowl Prep

January 26: Horse Bowl Prep

February 2: Horse Bowl Prep

February 16: State Horse Bowl Prep

March 8: Horse Judging Prep

March 22: Horse Judging Prep 

All classes will be held at the Currituck Extension Center, located at 120 Community Way in Barco, from 2- 4 p.m. To register for equine science classes, go to equinescience2024.eventbrite.com.

Horse Show Prep Clinics – Currituck County 4-H will host three clinics to help youth and adults prepare for any upcoming horse shows. The clinics offered will provide instruction in all western and hunter events and participants will rotate through small group classes focused on a specific topic. Registered participants will also have the opportunity to identify specific areas for which they would like to have help on the class agenda. Participants will have the option to bring their own horse or just audit the clinics.

Clinic dates are January 6, February 3 and March 2, 2024 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. rain or shine inside the covered arena. All horses must have a negative coggins dated within 12 months. Clinics will be held at the Currituck County Rural Center, located at 184 Milburn Sawyer Road in Powells Point. To register for horse show clinics, go to horseshowclinics2024.eventbrite.com.

Registration in 4-H online is required for all youth: v2.4honline.com.

If you have questions about the registration process, or if you need accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact Tom Harrell at 252-232-2262 or email tpharrel@ncsu.edu no later than five business days before the event.