4-H Sierra Riders host open horse show, Saturday

Local youth can practice their horsemanship at the 4-H Sierra Riders Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., Saturday, 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 closes today.

Age categories include lead line - ages 6 and under; and walk/jog - ages 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 19 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. The next show will be on 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., July 8

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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