Trail Trials Training Day
Happy Horses 4-H Club Fundraiser:
April 3, 2015
9 – 3
Location: 10 minutes west of Felton, DE just off Rt. 12
595 Cedar Grove Church Rd, Harrington DE 19952
Cost: $10 4-H Members (age 9-19), $15 All others
Pre-registration: not necessary
Contact: [email protected]
Food booth: on site
Order: none, train at your own pace – this is informal and not a competition
Time Limit: 10 minutes per obstacle, you can return after those in line are done
Timed Classes beginning at 2 PM for an additional fee:
$5 per class for 4-H Members and $8 per class for non-members
Registration upon arrival only
Contact: Mary Bashtarz at [email protected], (302) 535-9759 OR Samantha Hudran at (302) 382-5851
Easter/Spring Themed Obstacles to include:
flower bridge, rainbow curtain, approximately 30 different mounted and hand-held distractions with a special Easter Egg Hunt for your horse along the course!
We expect to have many more obstacles than horses. There will be 4 fenced areas with obstacles inside and outside. Suggested order is to start with exposure in-hand for inexperienced horses. The goal is to keep horses as calm as possible through their learning experience and keep a safe environment for others. You are welcome to use the obstacles in different ways provided they are safe uses.
There will be a lot of obstacles to try. Be sure to give your horse some break times as it can otherwise make for a very long day. Keep it fun for the horses too! We will have adult monitors who can offer suggestions to try if a horse is having difficulty with an obstacle. We will ask a handler/rider to remove a horse if it poses a danger to others.
No vehicles are allowed in the area of the obstacles or where the horses will be training. There will be plenty of parking.
This event will have plenty of opportunities for de-spooking horses and provide multiple of several obstacle items for consecutive use.
For those who may not own a horse or cannot trailer in but, would like to have the experience of learning and teaching a horse to work through the obstacles in hand, we will have a small number of horses available for use. This can be arranged on a per case basis prior to the event and requires that the handler be horse experienced or be sup
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