|"Saddle Up and Come to |
HARTFORD COUNTY 4-H HORSE
for You and
4-H Outdoor Center South Road, Marlborough, Connecticut|
||Hartford County 4-H Horse Camp is conducted by competent,
experienced staff in cooperation with the 4-H Camp Board. Each
camper will take complete care of her/his horse...feeding, grooming,
barn chores, tack, and exercise. Campers will have ring and lecture
instruction, trail riding, and judging, along with planned fun
activities. Horses will be stabled in box stalls, while their
companion sleeps in a cabin. Trailers may be left at camp for the
week, at owner's risk.|
||Youth, age 11 or older, may attend with their horse. These coed
sessions each accept a maximum of 48 campers. Applications accepted
as received, but Hartford County 4-H Horse members will receive
priority until March 15.|
||4-H Camp is provided on a non-discriminatory basis and, as such,
is open to all, without regard to race, color, age, national origin,
sex, religion, and disability.|
- Western, Hunt, & Saddle Seat Instruction
- Trail Riding
- Drill Team
- Stable Management
- Tack Care
- Horse Show
- You Name It-plus swimming and recreation
- 3 well-balanced meals with ample quantity and variety are
served daily, plus evening snack.
||Grain, tack, lead ropes, water & feed containers,
grooming equipment, tack box, fly spray, fork, bucket or
Sleeping bag, pillow, clothing, heavy socks, boots, riding
helmet, rain gear, swimsuit, towels, everyday essentials, and your
best friend-your horse.
|Health Form and Parent Statement|
||We require a doctor's statement indicating the camper has had a
physical examination by a physician within 36 months of the date of
arrival at camp.
We also require a parent's statement which gives the camp nurse
essential information about the camper's health in previous years.
Both statements are included in one form. It will be sent to each
camper with their acceptance letter and MUST be
brought to camp the Sunday of arrival.
The State Department of Health inspects camp each season, and 4-H
Camp is fully licensed by the State of Connecticut. A physician is
on call and a nurse is in attendance 24 hours a day. Emergency
hospitalization has been arranged at nearby hospitals.
Health and Condition|
||NO STALLIONS, NURSING MARES, COLTS, UNRULY GREEN OR UNRIDABLE
HORSES WILL BE ALLOWED. Horses so classified may be sent home at the
discretion of the Horse Camp director. Horses must be properly
trimmed or shod. State law requires updated Rabies Vaccination.
Please check with your veterinarian before coming to camp about the
advisability of immunizations for: Tetanus, Strangles, Equine
Influenze, Encephalomyelitis (Eastern, Western), and the
advisability of Coggins test for Equine Infectious Anemia.|
||Contact camp directly for fees.
CAMPERSHIPS, on a limited basis, are available to Hartford
County 4-H members who heed full or partial assistance to insure
them of attending 4-H Horse Camp. Information is available through
Elsie Woolam, Camp Administrator, 1225 Main Street, South Window,
Connecticut 06074-2410. Requests will be considered on the basis of
need and 4-H interest.
||Teens, age 15 through 18, by July 1 of the current year,
enrolled as Horse Campers, will be considered for cabin
responsibliites, by the Administrator. |
|Arrival and Departure|
||Register between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. the Sunday of arrival. Camp
ends at the close of the Horse Show, which campers may or may not
attend. Show to run between 9:00 a.m. and not later than 11:00 a.m.
each Saturday. Parents and friends are most welcome to observe the
Saturday Horse Show.|
Us! There is Great Fun for Everyone!|