University of Maryland Extension

MD 4-H Horsemanship Standards Prep Clinics


The MD 4-H Horsemanship Standards are designed to help 4-H members progressively develop knowledge of horse care, horse management, and horsemanship skills.  The Horsemanship Standards are divided into Knowledge, English Riding, English Riding Jumping, and Western Riding Standards, each containing six levels.  The Riding Standards encourage members to become safe, effective and confident riders with a sound knowledge of equipment and tack.  The Knowledge Standards develop proper horse handling and husbandry skills.  Certain levels may be required for participation in state horse programs and events in the future including the state fair horse show.  This clinic will help prepare 4-Hers for the Knowledge Standards or any Riding Standards testing.

4-Hers are also encouraged to attend Educational Clinics, such as Horsemanship Standards Ratings and Standards Seminars.

2012 Horsemanship Standards Prep Clinics:

To be determined- please check back frequently!

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