4-H club to conduct horsemanship classes for children ages 6-10

Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2009

JUNEAU - Thunder Mountain Riders 4-H Club will offer beginning horsemanship classes to children ages 6 to 10 on Nov. 14 and 15 at Swampy Acres indoor riding arena, 10400 Glacier Highway. Three sessions each day are 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m.

Classes will teach basic horseback riding skills with the supervision of Wendy Smith, 4-H project leader, and one-on-one instruction from experienced 4-H members. Each two-hour session includes 40 minutes of riding; 40 minutes of grooming, saddling and equine education; and 40 minutes of cleaning, feeding and vet science.

Cost is $75 for the weekend, four hours total, or $50 for either Saturday or Sunday. For more information or to register, contact Wendy Smith at tmr4-H@hotmail.com or 321-3222.

Thunder Mountain Riders 4-H Club is a horse project club working to raise money for equine educational and competitve travel in Alaska and Canada.

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