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Horse Council News – Clinics and More!

We have some really exciting clinics planned for our 4-Hers this spring at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. We would like to encourage all leaders to have ALL their kids attend these clinics. You are not going to get this caliber of hands-on instruction anywhere for free.

We have also attached the flyer/entry form for the Spring Horse Show May 4-6. This is a 4-H and OPEN horse show, so please invite all your horsey friends and family to join us. Entries are due by May 1st.

Saturday March 24

Safety checkoffs 10am-12noon
All beginner riders (those that have not passed Level 1) are evaluated by leaders/adults. The checkoff sheet is attached to this email. The safety check off is required before the first show.

Any Miniature exhibitors that have not passed Level 1 are also required
If you are not able to come to come on March 24, please contact your Horse Leader to have the Safety Checkoff done with them.

12noon to 2pm  – Miniature Clinic with Kari Czarnota
She will be doing a hands on clinic for all of our Miniature contestant. We will be practicing all the Miniature classes (Showmanship, Obstacle Class, Hunter and Jumper). We are really excited to have so many Miniature kids this year and this a huge opportunity for you to get some help with your horses. We would love to have all out Miniature contestants at this clinic.

Kari shows Miniatures and has been a huge help in getting our Miniature division up and running again.

12noon to 2pm – General riding clinic with Amy Decker and Ammie Thomas
This will be an open clinic for all kids who are not doing Miniatures. We will be working on Showmanship, Horsemanship/English equitation and anything else the kids want to work on.

Saturday April 7

12noon – 3pm – Western Trail, Ranch Trail and Ranch Riding clinic with Diana Quintana
Everyone has been asking for a chance to work on the trail obstacles. So here is your chance.

Diana operates Quintana Quarter Horses and has been a member of RMQHA for 23 years and AQHA for 26 years. She has trained and shown multiple world show qualifiers as well as instructed many youth and amateurs in all around events. Diana has been a 4-H leader for over 20 years and is superintendent of the Colorado State Fair 4-H horse show. She loves working with beginners through advanced riders and believes that every expert was once a beginner.

Ranch Horse Superintendent Ammie Thomas will be working with Diana to schedule a Ranch Horse clinic with cattle later in the spring at Diana’s house.

Saturday April 28

12noon – 2pm Showmanship, Horsemanship and Gymkhana Clinic with Autumn Haugen
Autumn is a former 4-H member from El Paso County that received a horse management degree from Lamar Community College and now operates her own training facility in Monument, CO. She trains all around horses for the paint horse circuit as well as coaching youth and amateur riders from beginners to World Champions.

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