Black Hawk College hosting 'A Day at Horse College'


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Posted Online: March 15, 2013, 12:16 pm
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Press release submitted by Doris Strand



GALVA, Ill. – Individuals of all ages who want to know more about horses are invited to "A Day at Horse College," a free clinic Saturday, April 6 at Black Hawk College East Campus.


The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is sponsored by Black Hawk College and the Illinois Quarter Horse Youth Association.



Pre-registration is not needed. Admission is free. Door prizes will be awarded and a lunch stand will be available.



Lecture hall
10-11 a.m. – Careers in the Equine Industry. Get a "leg up" on opportunities in the equine industry and meet Black Hawk College recruiter Ashley Middleswarth.
11 a.m. to noon – Illinois Quarter Horse Youth Association membership session
Noon to 1 p.m. – Lunch/entertainment
1-2 p.m. – Work out with the Black Hawk College horse judging champions placing halter and performance classes.
2-3 p.m. – Nutrena will present "Feed Lab"

Arena
10-11 a.m. – Showmanship presentation by Jennifer Burton
11 a.m. to noon – Barrel Racing 101 presentation by Donna Irvin
Learn the foundation to a consistent, efficient barrel run.
Noon to 1 p.m. – Break
1-2 p.m. – Horsemanship presentation by Jeff Greaves
Bring your notebook for tips on rider position and pattern precision.
2-3 p.m. – Reining presentation by Doug Bogart
Homework techniques to achieve correct reining pattern maneuvers.

Bring your cowboy hat for free hat shaping by John Irvin from 11 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m.

First 50 youth who purchase a ILQHYA membership will receive a gift basket.

For more information, contact Donna Irvin at irvind@bhc.edu or 309-854-1840 or Drew Cotton at cottond@bhc.edu or 309-854-1842.

















 




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