46th Annual Summer Horsemanship School Program

The summer of 2016 marked the 45th 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

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

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