The North Carolina 4-H Horsemanship Camp will be help June 19-25, 2011 at Millstone 4-H Center. This rustic camp is located in Richmond County near the town of Ellerbe.
Youth who attend Horsemanship Camp will improve horsemanship skills while having fun with other 4-H’ers. A highly qualified camp staff will introduce the beginning rider to the basics of horsemanship while advanced riders can learn additional horsemanship skills and showing techniques. Special features of the camp include educational lectures, riding lessons, trail rides and training demonstrations, in addition to traditional camp activities.
Instruction will be given in hunt seat and western disciplines. Should enough interest exist, instruction in Gaming, Dressage/Eventing, Non-Trotting and Saddle Seat will be offered. All campers must supply his/her own horse, equipment, feed, and transportation. The camp will provide bedding for the stalls.
Attendance is open to youth who are certified North Carolina 4-H members, are 9 to 19 years old, and have access to an acceptable horse. Each camper will be solely responsible for the care and feeding of his/her horse. Each camper must have a physical examination within one year before camp and be deemed able to complete the camp activities. No horseless campers will accepted. Camper numbers are limited and will be divided equally between hunt seat and western riders. These slots will be filled on a first-come basis depending on the camper and their horses’ eligibility.
If accepted, campers must complete the horse health record with their veterinarian’s assistance.This form, located in the camper’s manual, states that the horse is free of disease and is in good health. Horses are required to have had a negative Coggins test for E.I.A. (Swamp Fever) dated April 1st or later of the current year. No exceptions will be made! Horses not fitting the riding program criteria or who exhibit lameness/behavioral problems will be sent home.
Please click on the link below for additional information about the camp. This link will also provide all of the necessary forms that will need to be completed and submitted for camp. Camper applications must be submitted by May 2, 2011.