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VA/NC Volunteer Leaders’ Conference

Virginia / North Carolina Horse Leaders’ Conference

VA/NC Horse Leaders' Conference poster

  • January 19-21, 2018- CANCELLED
  • Information and paper registration
  • Register online 
  • Please note that up to 4 people may share a room at the cost of $75/room per night. Only one registrant per room needs to pay for the hotel room and list all roommates.

The Virginia and North Carolina 4-H Horse Programs are cooperating to provide current training sessions for the next several years. The conference will alternate between states for location each year.

Who should attend?
Any adult interested in becoming or is a volunteer youth leader, veteran adult, and teen leaders. Also, county extension agents with 4-H responsibilities are invited and encouraged to attend this event. Adult leaders from breed associations and FFA instructors who are interested in learning techniques to train youth on horse-related events and activities are invited to attend.

Who will be presenting?
Educators from Virginia Tech and North Carolina State University, plus invited seasoned horse program volunteers will provide a variety of interesting topics.

Conference Topics
Conference topics will provide an overview of youth horse program activities, including organizing the horse club, recruiting parent support, fundraising, and specific information on training youth for educational contests, horse shows, and much more.