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Want to learn more about horses? Want to compete in a horse competition and not have to own a horse? This is the class for you.
The 4-H Equine Science program consists of classes, workshops and field trips for kids ages 8 to18 who want to learn more about horses, gain experience and knowledge for judging and horse bowl contests and explore career opportunities 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.
These classes will also highlight and help prepare youth for the upcoming horse bowl and horse judging competitions that will be held early in 2023. Horse Bowl is a competition to test your knowledge of horses in a quiz bowl format. Horse Judging will teach youth how to become a horse show judge and what judges look for in the show ring. Each class will have an educational piece on horses and then we will break into teams for practice. The program will consist of educational classes, hands-on activities, guest speakers such as vets and farriers, and field trips to equine facilities in the area.
The first four sessions in this series are:
* August 19th Intro to Horse Bowl
* August 26th Intro to Horse Judging
*September 16th Exploring Horse Body Parts and Horse Bowl Questions
* September 30th Judging Halter Horses
All classes are from 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and will be at the Coopertive Extension Building at 120 Community Way, Barco, NC.
To register for these classes go to the Equine Science Prep for Horse Bowl and Horse Judging.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than five business days before the event.
NC State University and N.C. A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, political beliefs, family and marital status, sex, age, veteran status, sexual identity, genetic information or disability. NC State, N.C. A&T, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.
For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Tom Harrell at 252-232-2261 or through email email@example.com no later than five business days before the event.