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Annual North Carolina Horse Short Course/Clinic Series Begins This Month

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Horse Husbandry Section at NC State University will kick off its 2006-2007 Extension Horse Short Course and Clinic Series in October with an introductory level horse judging short course. Short courses and clinics are scheduled through early May 2007.
All the events listed are sponsored by the North Carolina Horse Council; co-sponsors of individual events are listed with each respective event. Dates, events and locations are listed below:

Oct. 27-29, 2006
Horse Judging Short Course
- Introductory Level; Extension Horse Husbandry office, Raleigh

Dec. 2-3, 2006
North Carolina Horse Council State Championship Open Horse Show; Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh

Dec. 6-9, 2006
Horse Breeding Management and Transported Semen Short Course; NC State University Equine Educational Unit, Raleigh (co-sponsored by Exodus Breeders)

Dec. 10, 2006
Foaling Short Course; Extension Horse Husbandry office, Raleigh

Jan. 6-7, 2007
Horse Judging Course - Advanced Level; Extension Horse Husbandry Office, Raleigh

Jan. 13-14, 2007
North Carolina Horse Council Horse Training Clinic Featuring Lynn Palm and Van Hargis; Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh (co-sponsored by Land O Lakes and Purina Mills)

Jan. 27-28, 2007
Carolina and Virginia 4-H Horse Leaders Conference; Guilford County Cooperative Extension Center, Greensboro (co-sponsored by the North Carolina and Virginia 4-H Horse programs)

Feb. 3, 2007

North Carolina Youth Horse Judging Team Training Clinic; Location to be announced, Raleigh (co-sponsored by North Carolina 4-H Horse Program)

Feb. 3-4, 2007
Horse Show Judges
Certification Clinic; Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh (co-sponsored by Southern States Cooperative)

March 9-10, 2007
Equine Hoof Care and Shoeing Short Course; Extension Horse Husbandry office and Equine Educational Unit, Raleigh (co-sponsored by Zin Pro Corporation and the North Carolina Horse Shoers

May 7-9, 2007
Horse Protection Officers Short Course, NC State University Equine Educational Unit, Raleigh (co-sponsored by the Orange County Animal Protection Society)

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is an educational agency supported by county governments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and N.C. State and North Carolina A&T State universities. County agents, backed by specialists at the two land-grant universities, conduct educational programs related to agriculture and forestry, family and consumer sciences, 4-H, community and rural development and other issues.

A brochure and registration forms are available by contacting:

Extension Horse Husbandry, NCSU
Box 7523
Raleigh, NC 27695-7523
phone: (919) 515-5784; fax: (919) 515-8518

Information is also available on the Web at:

Additional information on all the events is available from Dr. Bob Mowrey, Extension Horse Husbandry Coordinator, at (919) 515-7871 or

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