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Youth Horse Judging Clinic is Feb. 3

January 03, 2007

Media Contact: Dr. Bob Mowrey, Extension horse husbandry coordinator, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, 919.515.7871 or bob_mowrey@ncsu.edu

Editors: Please note Jan. 20 early registration deadline.

A half-day clinic designed to help young people and adults excel as competitors and coaches in 4-H, FFA and collegiate horse judging contests is Feb. 3 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The early registration deadline for the clinic is Jan. 20.

The clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 12:30 p.m. It is provided by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension horse husbandry program at North Carolina State University and is being held in conjunction with the two-day Open Horse Show Judges' Certification Clinic Feb. 3-4.

There is a $6 registration fee until Jan. 20, after which the fee is $8. The clinic will include information on developing a judging system, recognizing ideal horse conformation and performance, taking notes, and organizing and delivering judging decisions.

More information is available from the Cooperative Extension horse husbandry program office at N.C. State University at 919.515.5784, on line at http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/an_sci/extension/horse/SC_Clinic/SCmain.htm or from Dr. Bob Mowrey, Extension Horse Husbandry coordinator, at 919.515.7871 or bob_mowrey@ncsu.edu.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is an educational agency supported by county governments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and NC State and North Carolina A&T State universities. County agents, backed by specialists at the two land-grant universities, conduct educational programs related to agriculture and forestry, family and consumer sciences, 4-H, community and rural development and other issues.

- Dave Caldwell, 919.513.3127 or dave_caldwell@ncsu.edu -

Posted by Dave at January 3, 2007 02:38 PM