University of Maryland Extension

MD 4-H Horsemanship Standards Educational Clinics


At these seminars, we will view and discuss riders and horses on the flat and jumping for Levels 4-6. Participants will have a chance to evaluate and discuss riders and determine where the riders currently are with their riding position, how they perform the maneuvers required for that specific level, and what level these riders are currently riding at based on the requirements of the standards. This training is open to Examiners, 4-H members, parents. We especially encourage Examiners wishing to become approved for these levels and 4-H members planning on testing for these levels in the future to attend.

2012 Horsemanship Standards Ratings and Standards Clinics:

Dates and Locations: To be determined, check back frequently.

2012 Horsemanship Standards Educational Events:

These educational events may be Learning Days, Workshops or Mock tests that are arranged by Examiners in County Cluster groups to help 4-H youth prepare to take the Horsemanship Standards Level tests. Events are open to all 4-H members that are preparing for testing. Each event will have its own description and registration process.

February 20, 2012
Western Cluster: Washington, Allegheny, Garrett 
Location: Western Maryland Research and Education Center
Time: 9:30am-3pm 
Contact: LeAnn Johnson or Donna Schmidt

Registration Materials for Western Cluster
Liability Form

March 24, 2012
Northern Cluster: Carroll, Baltimore, Harford 
Location: Carroll County Agriculture Center
Opportunity for youth to go over parts of knowledge or riding tests that they are not sure about. Youth may arrange to bring in their horse to go over riding and performance concerns.
Contact: Ginger LaBarre, Kathy Lucy, or Candy Cole

Registration materials- coming soon! 

May 9, 2012
Southern Cluster: Anne Arundel, Prince Georges, Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's
Location: St. John's Lutheran Church, Linthicum
Knowledge Levels 1-3 Prep Day
Contact: Christa Stibolt

Registration materials- coming soon!

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