45th Annual Summer Horsemanship School Program

The summer of 2016 marked the 44th consecutive year for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Summer Horsemanship School Program. A total of 15 schools were taught in 15 different counties, reaching 214 youth riders and 40 adult riders, with approximately 151 adults watching.

Comments from past clinic participants:

  • “I learned so much about solving unexpected problems!”
  • “The program is great for all riders! The information was very well presented. Thank you for taking time with each participant.”
  • “Thank you for not getting frustrated when I got stuff wrong and for answering my questions.”
  • “I watched y’all show people that didn’t have a clue and they had a clue when they walked away.  Great job!”
  • “The program is put together well as far as the steps it goes thru. The program is excellent for beginner to advanced riders.”
  • “This clinic helped me with what I needed and even showed me some new things I want to now work on and perfect.”
  • “I watched all the kids improve in some area – which was our goal for hosting a clinic.”
  • “Thanks for the help. I learned a lot.”
  • “The trainers were very knowledgeable and courteous. I learned much. New rider – new horse, thus my learning is still new, but totally enjoyed the training and found it so helpful.”

Over the past 44 years, a total of 1,413 schools have been conducted.  Collectively, the program has reached 48,615 youth, parents, and volunteer leaders.

Educational Value of Horsemanship Clinics to Youth and Adult Riders

Right from the Start: Safety Awareness for the Next Generation of Livestock Producers

2017 Summer Horsemanship Schools with open registration:

 County Date Registration Contact
 Young County  June 1-2  Michelle McClanahan 940-549-0737 young-tx@tamu.edu
Silver Saddle 4-H (Denton, TX) June 2-3  Jayme Wright 940-799-7558
Moore County 4-H June 11-13 Bryan Gorham 806-922-7608
Tom Green County 4-H Horse Club June 10-11  Lori K. Wilson 325-234-5640 lorikaywilson@gmail.com
Atascosa County-Lazy 2 Ranch June 12-13 Karen JHarris 830-570-9222 karen@lazy2ranch.us
Swisher County 4-H Club June 16-17  Khrissen Barbee 806-674-7396 barbeetulia@hotmail.com
Wichita County June 16-17  Jack Spanable 940-855-2608 jspanable@hotmail.com
Taylor County 4-H June 16-17  Kit Horne 325-672-6048 aacosta@ag.tamu.edu
Nueces County 4-H June 20-21  Kyle McManus 361-767-5220
Wise County 4-H Hose Club June 29-30  Haley Shurden 940-393-1685

Workshop Contact: Chelsie Huseman at chelsie.huseman@tamu.edu




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