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Annual horse short course, clinic series begins in October

September 23, 2008

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

Six short courses or clinics involving various aspects of horse show judging or horse ownership will be provided by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Horse Husbandry Section at North Carolina State University between October and the end of the year.

The 2008-2009 Extension Horse Short Course and Clinic Series begins Oct. 24, while additional events are scheduled through early May 2009.

A schedule of 2008-2009 short courses, clinics and other events is available on the Web at http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/an_sci/extension/horse/SC_Clinic/SCmain.htm. Additional information on all the events is available from Dr. Bob Mowrey, Extension Horse Husbandry coordinator, at 919.515.7871 or bob_mowrey@ncsu.edu. A brochure and registration forms are available by contacting Extension Horse Husbandry, NCSU, Box 7523, Raleigh, NC 27695-7523; phone: 919.515.5784; FAX: 919.515.8518.

The following courses or clinics are scheduled during the remainder of the year.

Oct. 24-26
NCSU Introductory Level Horse Judging Short Course
- This course is designed for individuals with limited horse show judging experience. Participants will learn about the judging systems appropriate for judging various classes in the western, hunt seat, saddleseat and non-trotting divisions. Two-day and three-day sessions will be offered. The cost of the two-day session is $90; the three-day session, $120.

Registration must be postmarked by Oct. 3 to avoid a $25 late fee. The course will be held at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Raleigh.

Dec. 5
Ring Steward Program
- Ring stewards work closely with horse show judges to produce shows that operate in an efficient, timely manner. Course participants will learn how to be an informed and competent ring steward. The cost of the clinic is $50.

Registration must be postmarked by Nov. 5 to avoid a $15 late fee. The course will be held at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Raleigh.

Dec. 6-7
NCSU Open Horse Show Judges' Certification Clinic
- This clinic, offered since 1986, is designed to provide individuals who are or aspire to be horse show judges with practical, hands-on judging experience. Individuals who complete the clinic will be included on a list of suggested horse show judges distributed to organizations holding open horse shows in North Carolina and surrounding states. The cost of the clinic is $90.

Registration must be postmarked by Nov. 5 to avoid a $30 late fee. The clinic will be held at the Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

Dec. 6
Youth Horse Judging Team Training Clinic
- This 3½-hour training session, which will be held in conjunction with the NCSU Open Horse Show Judges' Certification Clinic, is designed to teach youth and adults how to excel as competitors and coaches in 4-H, FFA and intercollegiate horse judging contests. The cost of the clinic is $6.

The registration fee must be received by Nov. 18, after which the fee rises to $8. The clinic will be held in the Holshouser Building on the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

Dec. 10-12
NCSU Horse Breeding Management and Transported Semen Short Course
- This course is designed to help horse owners, breeding managers and veterinarians enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of breeding programs. The course features lectures and hands-on laboratories. Participants will collect and evaluate semen, package semen for cooled transport and artificially inseminate mares under the supervision of experienced faculty and staff. Participants will receive a manual and certificate. The cost of the clinic is $600, with a $400 student rate.

The registration deadline is Nov. 10. The course will be limited to the first 24 registrations.

Dec. 13
NCSU Foaling Management Short Course
- Participants will be exposed to the most recent foaling management technology, learning how to determine impending parturition, deliver a foal and manage birth problems. The cost of the course is $65.

Registration must be postmarked by Nov. 10 to avoid a $25 late fee. The course will be held at the Hampton Inn and Suites, Raleigh.

Written by:
Dave Caldwell, 919.513.3127 or dave_caldwell@ncsu.edu

Posted by Dave at September 23, 2008 09:59 AM