State 4-H Horse Camp – Just Around the Corner

If you have not yet registered for the 2014 State 4-H Horse Camp, now is the time to do so. The camp, held at Camp Millstone in Ellerbe, North Carolina, is open to youth, ages 9 to 19 years of age who have access to an acceptable horse. Each camper will be solely responsible for the care and feeding of his/her horse. Each camper must have a physical examination within one year before camp and be deemed able to complete the camp activities. No horseless campers will be accepted. Camper numbers are limited and will be divided equally between hunt seat and western riders. These slots will be filled on a first-come basis depending on the camper and their horses’ eligibility.

A highly qualified camp staff will introduce the beginning rider to the basics of horsemanship while advanced riders can learn additional horsemanship skills and showing techniques. Millstone 4-H Camp PictureSpecial features of the camp include educational lectures, riding lessons, trail rides and training demonstrations, in addition to traditional camp activities. Instruction will be given in huntseat and western disciplines. Should enough interest exist, instruction in gaming, dressage, non-trotting and Saddleseat will be offered. All campers must supply his/her own horse, equipment, feed, and transportation. The camp will provide bedding for the stalls.

Cost for the week-long camp is $420.

Registration and additional information regarding the camp may be found at:

Registration Form: http://millstone4hcamp.com/CampRegistration.html

Additional Forms: http://www.nc4h.org/camps-centers/millstone-4-h-camp. Click Procedures & Guidelines to access the necessary forms.

If accepted, campers must complete the horse health record with their veterinarian’s assistance.This form, located in the camper’s manual, states that the horse is free of disease and is in good health. Horses are required to have had a negative Coggins test for E.I.A. (Swamp Fever) dated April 1st or later of the current year. No exceptions will be made!

If you would like to apply to be an adult volunteer, please visit http://www.nc4h.org/volunteers, complete the application.

Senior youth, wishing to become a Junior Leader at camp and all others having a question regarding camp, should contact Mike Yoder, at 919-513-3509.

Written By

Dr. Mike YoderCoordinator: Emergency Programs; Horse Extension Specialist (919) 513-3509 Animal Science - NC State University

Posted on May 13, 2014

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