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4-H hosting fourth annual horse hippology clinic

Dec. 24, 2012 @ 07:27 PM

WAYNE -- The Wayne County 4-H leader's group and West Virginia University Wayne County Extension Office is hosting its fourth annual horse hippology clinic in January.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Spring Valley High School. It is open to children and adults.

Early registration is $10 for those between the ages of 5 and 8, and $20 for those 9 and up. The cost includes lunch. After Jan. 11, the cost increases $10. Each adult chaperone gets in free for every five registered youth. Checks can be made payable to the Wayne County 4-H Horse Program.

The program will include safety scenarios, knot typing, parasites, founder, the digestive system and more. All sessions will be hands-on and interactive. Meredith Rosier, a professional horse trainer, will be speaking on the American Morgan Horse Association.

Those between the ages of 9 and 21 can compete for High Point Awards, and adults can audit the clinic sessions. Hands-on learning activities will be available for children ages 5-8 years.

Vendors who want to sell homemade crafts also are welcome at an upfront cost of $15 per booth, with $10 returned if the booth area is cleaned following the clinic. Informational booths are also welcome free of charge.

For more information, contact Jessica Willis at lyceum142@hotmail.com or 304-486-5299 or 513-226-5769. To register for the clinic, contact Julie Tritz, the WVU 4-H extension agent at julie.tritz@mail.wvu.edu or 304-272-6839.

Other details are online at http://wayne.ext.wvu.edu/4h/horse.

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