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Florida 4-H Horsemanship Schools
Mon, Jun 5, 2017, 9:00 AM – Fri, Jun 16, 2017, 3:00 PM EDT
Two weeks of Horsemanship School will be held in Gainesville at the UF Horse Teaching Unit.
June 5-9, Western (horsemanship, ranch, trail, speed)
June 12-16, English (hunt seat, dressage, saddle/gaited)
4-H Horsemanship School is open to 4H members who are between the ages of 11-18 years old as of September 1, 2016. Instruction will place emphasis on horsemanship and equitation during morning and evening riding sessions. Ground work: safe handling, grooming, tack, behavior and psychology, roping, suppling exercises. Mounted: suppling exercises, developing core strength, aids, rail work, posting, 2 point, dressage, trail obstacles, patterns, cavalletti, and trail riding. Additional sessions are planned for lecture/demonstration as well as recreation.
Registration fee for the 2017 Horsemanship Schools is $525.00 for youth and $325.00 for adult chaperones. Fees cover four nights lodging in Hume Hall, 13 meals, snacks (during riding sessions, and afternoon & evening recreation), over 25 hours of instruction, transportation to and from campus, t-shirt, stall and bedding, and 4H insurance. Participants from counties without a chaperone will have $65 added to their fees to cover a portion of an out-of-county chaperone.
**Notes about this form**
The amount due with this application form is a refundable deposit. If you are able to attend either week, complete the form and deposit for your first choice week. Then when asked on the question/answer screen, check that you are also interested in the other week.
Families may complete applications/deposits for multiple youth (or youth and adult) on the same 'order'. Questions will be asked separately for each individual.
Please see the complete application/registration details in the "2017 Information Packet" linked from the Horsemanship School webpage, http://www.animal.ifas.ufl.edu/youth/horse/HorsemanshipSchool.shtml.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Youth must be at least 11 years old by 9-1-16
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is plenty of truck & trailer maneuvering space to unload and load. Trailers can be left at the HTU for the length of the school. Chaperones will leave their vehicles at the HTU during the week of the school.
What's the refund policy?
The deposit paid with this application can be refunded until May 17. If selected for the school, you may choose not to attend before 5/17 and receive a refund. If you are not selected you will receive a refund. If you confirm that you plan to participate, but cancel after May 17, the deposit is not refunded. See the full registration and cancellations procedures on the School's website for more details.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Not required. But it will contain handy at-a-glance info about the participant and would be helpful to have on file during the school.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
No. This application and deposit is good for only the person listed on the form. If that person cancels and the spot goes to someone else, the new person will register from scratch.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
No. The person listed as the attendee on this form must be the person who attends.
When is the balance of payment due?
Invoices will be sent to counties on May 19 which will detail the amounts still owed by participants. Payment will be due at UF by Monday, May 29.
Where will the horses be kept?
Horses will have stalls at the UF Horse Teaching Unit. With 5 hours of riding per day, turnout is not necessary. If your horse cannot be stalled, contact the organizers to see if arrangements can be made.
What are the sleeping arrangements for the youth?
Refer to the Information Packet on the School's website for details. In short, they will be in a UF dorm, together on one floor. Two people share a room, and two rooms are connected by a bathroom. Every effort will be made to pair youth of similar ages in rooms. Boys will not share rooms nor bathroom suites with girls.