4-H Sierra Riders host Open Horse Show May 13

Local youth can practice their horsemanship at the 4-H Sierra Riders Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., May 13, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Arena, 922 Dump Road, Gardnerville.

Preregistration is encouraged. Entry fees are $4 per class if registering in advance, and $6 per class the day of the show. Advance registration is accepted by e-mail or U.S. mail, and closes three days before the show.

Age categories include lead line, 6 and younger; and walk/jog, 10 and younger, 11Ð18 and open. Day-end awards will be given in each age group. Western riders must enter showmanship, stock seat equitation, western pleasure and trail. English riders must enter showmanship, hunt seat equitation, hunt seat pleasure and English riding skills. Halter, driving and Gymkhana classes will also be offered. Anyone younger than 18 must wear an ASTM-approved riding helmet in all classes.

The 4-H Cook Shack will be open for refreshments, and spectators are welcome and admitted to the show free of charge. Upcoming shows are June 24, July 8 and Sept. 16. For more information or to register, contact University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 782-9960; or Cyndie Glocknitzer 265-7785. The 4-H program is a youth leadership and development program of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.


What: Sierra Riders Open Horse Show

When: 9 a.m., May 13

Where: Douglas County Fairgrounds Arena, 922 Dump Road, Gardnerville

Who: Presented by 4-H, a program of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension


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