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Equine Center offers Horse Camp for youth aged 10-16
June 4, 2009 --
Arkansas State University-Jonesboro is offering ASU
Equine Center Horse Camp sessions this summer for youth aged 10-16.
Beginning Horse Camp will be offered Sunday-Wednesday, June 14-17, and
Advanced Horse Camp will be offered Thursday-Saturday, June
18-20. Maleigha Light is the primary instructor for both camp sessions.
Enrollment is limited to 14 students per session. Registration
closes Monday, June 8. The ASU Equine Center is
located at 3207 E. Johnson Avenue, in Jonesboro.
While the camp is primarily designed for students who are able to bring
their own horses, Light notes, “We can provide a limited number of
horses, but those horses will be available on a first-come, first-serve
basis.” Topics to be covered will include horsemanship, showmanship,
grooming, tack and attire, equine health care, and equine behavior and
psychology. The camp fee is $295, with a $75 nonrefundable deposit, due
by Monday, June 8.
The $295 fee includes rooms in a university residence hall, insurance,
meals, instruction, and bedding for horses. Students are to furnish
their own linens (sheets, blanket, pillow, towels, etc.), horse feed
(hay and grain), and their own saddle rack if they are bringing a
horse. Students should bring spending money for snacks and recreational
In addition, students will need to complete a preliminary assessment
form to help determine which camp they should enroll in. The form is
available online at
http://www2.astate.edu/dotAsset/152381.pdf. The completed form
should be faxed to (870) 972-3885, or mailed to Arkansas State
University-Jonesboro, % College of Agriculture, P.O. Box 1080, State
University, AR 72467.
Once the preliminary assessment forms have been received and students’
ability level is ascertained, students will be sent an application form
to complete. The application form and the nonrefundable $75 deposit
should be mailed to the address above. For information about the
preliminary assessment form, contact Mike Johnson, ASU farm manager, at
(870) 897-6567 or e-mail him at
For more information, visit
call Maleigha Light, instructor, at (501) 658-1486. E-mail Maleigha