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Riding Camp Safety Horsemanship Clinic

Saturday, June 6, 2015
10:00am – 3:00pm

Storrs Campus
Horsebarn Hill Arena

The 2015 Camp Instructor’s Certification Safety Clinic will be held at the Horsebarn Hill Arena foyer at the University of Connecticut in Storrs on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 10 AM to 3 PM. This clinic is for camps instructing campers in any phase of horsemanship and includes camps that own or lease horses, which utilize the camper’s horses and which contract with a neighborhood stable for horses. This clinic would also be beneficial to camp directors hiring horse staff or purchasing horses, tack or equitation services. Camp staff working with horses need to be aware of safety. This clinic would be a good refresher for anyone interested in safety. Information discussed will include helmet safety, fire safety, tack selection, care and problems, selection of horses, equine first aid, liability, horse handling safety, and mounted instruction. A CHA certified instructor, will be the clinician in charge of the mock riding lesson. Certificates will be issued to all participants that successfully complete the clinic. Send your completed registration forms (feel free to photocopy for additional forms) with the $25 registration fee per person by May 31, (late fee of $5 applies after that making it a total of $30) payable to The University of Connecticut to: Dr. Jenifer Nadeau, University of Connecticut, Department of Animal Science, U-4040, 3636 Horsebarn Road Extension, Storrs, CT 06269-4040. Dr. Jenifer Nadeau and Lorraine Day will run this certification camp. Also, participants should bring a bag lunch, and come dressed for outdoor activities, to include riding. Riding is optional. If you plan to ride, you should bring a helmet and wear proper footgear. If you have questions, you can reach Dr. Nadeau at (860) 486-4471, email at jenifer.nadeau@uconn.edu, and check out http://animalscience.uconn.edu/equine/extension/extensionEvents.php and June 7 for directions and other details.

Contact:

Jenifer Nadeau 860-486-4471

Animal Science Department (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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