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News Community Youth horse clinic set for June 13-15 in Fletcher

The West District 4-H Horsemanship Clinic will be held at the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher, June 13-15. The clinic is open to all youth — ages 9-18 as of January 1 — not just 4-H youth. Youth participants from the counties in the West Extension District will have priority for spaces until June 1. The remaining spaces may be filled by applicants from outside of the district on a first-come first-served basis, until the allotted 120 spaces are filled.

The horse clinic is designed for youth to increase their horsemanship knowledge and riding skills. Each child brings his/her horse and throughout the three days, participates in riding class in selected disciplines as well as demonstrations and lectures. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced rider, the clinic offers something for you.

So, even if you have never been involved in 4-H, feel free to register for the clinic. Each participant must have an accompanying parent or adult volunteer with them throughout the entire clinic. Professional instructors, running games, cattle sorting, a picnic, social time, recreation, all for just $60. Registration packets are available at Macon County Cooperative Extension at 193 Thomas Heights Road in Franklin.

Macon County 4-H is the youth component of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension System, supported by a staff of specialists at North Carolina State University and NC A&T State University. Four-H is the community of young people, ages 5-18, learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. To learn more about how you can become involved in 4-H, as a member or as a volunteer, contact Kathy Kuhlman, 4-H Agent, or Carol Pitts, Nutrition Program Assistant, EFNEP/4-H & Youth at (828)349-2046.

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