Pennsylvania 4-H Horsemanship Skills Level 1-2 Examiner Clinic
Posted: January 3, 2013
WHO? Volunteers, extension educators, parents, and 4-H members. Persons who wish to be trained as new Horsemanship Skills Examiners, as well as previously trained Examiners are encouraged to attend. Participants will receive current program
information and supporting resources. Sessions will include discussion of frequently asked questions, suggested activities, program needs, and future program plans.
WHAT? The Horsemanship Skills Program is a planned progression of horsemanship and handling skills with an emphasis on safety and education.
Clinics may include: overview of program, implementation of county programs, testing procedures, records, examiner certification, and practice of skills with youth and horses.
WHEN & WHERE? Saturday, February 2, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Lithia Valley Farm, Factoryville.
WHY? Volunteers, extension educators, parents, and
4-H members are encouraged to attend to learn more about the 4-H Horsemanship Skills program. Youth and volunteers will be involved in hands-on demonstrations, practice of skills, and group discussions.
HOW? Participants who wish to be trained as examiners must bring completed Level 1-2 Examiner Recommendation Form with their extension educator’s signature to the clinic. Contact your local Extension office for this form. No one will be certified as an Examiner without the completed form.
Horsemanship Skills: Promoting safety and knowledge while developing and educating youth.
9:00 – 10:20 a.m. - Overview of Horsemanship Skills Program; Breakout Session for Current
10:20 – 10:30 a.m. - Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Demonstration of Skills
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. - Demonstration of Skills
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. - Break
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. - Examiner Skill Testing
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. - Review Skills Tests
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Mock Skill Tests
Requirements for examiners:
Adult, screened 4-H volunteer, approved by local extension educator.
MUST bring a copy of the Level 1-2 Examiner Recommendation form (with extension educator’s signature) to clinic.
MUST attend the entire certification program.
See web site at http://animalscience.psu.edu/4-h/horses/horsemanship-skills-program for additional requirements for examiners.
Directions: From Factoryville take Route 6 west to Lithia Valley Road; Farm is on the left.
Cost: $15 per person covers lunch and materials.
Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, January 23, 2013. For more information contact:
Penn State Extension in Susquehanna County,
88 Chenango Street, Montrose, PA 18801