Douglas County 4-H Sierra Riders meet Thursday for orientation

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is inviting all interested Douglas County youth and their families to find out more about joining the Douglas County 4-H Sierra Riders project, 6 Ð 8 p.m., Thursday, at Cooperative Extension, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. The project is open to youth ages 9 and up who currently have a horse and basic riding skills.

The orientation is for all new and returning members and parents. Calendars and information on upcoming horse workouts, shows and clinics will be distributed, and a mandatory helmet safety video will also be shown.

Throughout the year, project members will learn proper care and grooming of their horses, as well as basic horse-showing techniques. A group trail ride is also planned for July.

On Aug. 9, members will host a horse show at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. There are no fees to join the project, but members are responsible for all associated costs and for transporting their horses to workouts and events. Club members must also have their own ASTM-rated helmet by May 1.

For information or to pre-enroll, Shannon Montana, Douglas County 4-H Youth Development Coordinator, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 782-9960.

The 4-H clubs are youth development and leadership programs of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.


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