University of Maryland Extension

4-H Equine Groom Course

4-H Equine Groom Course
Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 - 4:00pm
Garrison Forest School
Equestrian Center
300 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
United States
Event Type: 
Baltimore County 4-H and Ag Agent

University of Maryland Extension with Baltimore County 4-H is offering a program that will educate, train and prepare youth for college/career options in the equine industry.  

  • All courses in the program will be led by University of Maryland Extension faculty, as wellas industry experts.  
  • Baltimore County has a growing horse industry and has a need for qualified persons to fill related careers.   
  • The goal of the course is to equip youth with the skills necessary to groom and maintain horses.
  • Course capacity = 10 youth
  • 4-H youth ages 14-18 years old
  • The course is expected to run 8 weeks long.  
  • Each session will be scheduled for 3 hours to include lecture and hands-on practice time.  
  • Youth that complete ALL sessions of the course will earn a certificate of completion.
  • Registration $10 non-refundable upon acceptance.
  • Cost of the program - $325

(Note: program fees waived upon successful completion of all program session requirements)

Go to the link below to apply or call (410) 887-9080 for more information.

A schedule of the project or time-line of events:

Applications OpenNovember 15, 2018
Application DeadlineJanuary 4, 2019
Applicant Interviews*TBD
*Parent/Guardian required to attend interviews*
Decisions MailedJanuary 10, 2019
Session 1: Barn BasicsJanuary 12, 2019
Session 2: Equine BasicsJanuary 19, 2019
Session 3: Conformation & Parts of the HorsesJanuary 26, 2019
Session 4: Equine Health & First AidFebruary 2, 2019
Session 5: NutritionFebruary 9, 2019
Session 6: Equipment & TackFebruary 16, 2019
Session 7: Horse Farm TourFebruary 23, 2019
Session 8: Career Day & ExamMarch 2, 2019
*Snow dates March 9 & March 16*


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