Friday, May 19, 2017

Youth Horse Camp Schedule

Pondera County Extension, the Marias Fair Horse Committee, and other volunteers will be hosting an overnight horse camp June 10th and 11th for youth between the ages of 9 and 18. The cost is just $20 per child with a max of $30 per family! Got 3 kids? still only $30! Most meals will be provided although we are asking participants to pack their own lunch for Saturday. 

The camp will be held at the Marias Fairgrounds in Shelby beginning Saturday at 9 a.m. Featured workshops include equine first aid, horsemanship, equine nutrition, equitation, trail work, an on-the-ground roping clinic, crafts and more! Saturday night we will be playing games, having a pizza and ice cream party and wrapping up the evening by showing a “horse” movie on the big screen before lights out. 

Participants have the option to camp out in the exhibit building, or in a tent outside if they wish to bring one. Sunday, we will ride until noon and then have lunch, after which the camp will conclude. However, if you are enrolled in the 4H Horse Project and need to complete your assessment and get a tack check, you’re welcome to stay and have that done Sunday afternoon. If this event sounds like fun but you just don’t have a horse, you’re still welcome to attend Saturday evening and join horse-less activities! The fee to attend the movie night is $10. While the camp is a 4H sponsored event, you need not be enrolled in 4H to attend. You do, however, need to pre-register! Call the Pondera County Extension office at 271-4054 or email 

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