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Girl Scouts to get their “horse fix” at the Colorado Classic Horse Show

Girl Scouts work on their fan badges at CO Classic in 2006

WHO: Little girls seem to have a magical fascination with horses. What little girl hasn’t dreamed of owning her own Black Beauty? Realizing that girls and horses are a natural fit, Girl Scouts Mile Hi Council has partnered with the Colorado Classic Horse Show to create the Horse Fan Badge event. Nearly 160 Junior Girl Scouts, ages 10-12, will attend the 31st annual Colorado Classic Horse Show to learn about horse health, horse care and the horse show industry. Girls of all ages who are interested in joining Girl Scouts may register at the door and attend the event. Family and friends are welcome to attend the horse show free of charge. Registered girls can also win free riding lessons.

WHAT: Girls will watch the horse show to learn about the Morgan, Saddlebred and Arabian breeds. After the show, girls will rotate through nine educational stations: horse behavior, riding equipment and clothing, grooming, safety, horse shoeing, adopting wild mustangs, famous horses and barn tours. At the ninth station, women equine veterinary students at
Colorado State University will teach the girls about horse health and dietary needs. Girls will be able to continue their education with a special take-home notebook filled with horse facts and fun activities. Girl Scouts - Mile Hi Council is where girls in Denver and 13 surrounding counties gain courage, confidence and character alongside a group of girls who will be their friends for life.

Sat., April 21, 2007; 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Best time for photos is 1-4 p.m.


WHERE: National Western Events Center, 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver, Colorado.


For more information contact Alice Hughes by calling (303) 877-0983 (cell) or sending e-mail to

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