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NC 4-H Horse Program- Horsemanship Camp


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June 16th- 22nd, 2013

The North Carolina 4-H Horsemanship Camp is held in June of each year at Millstone 4-H Center. This rustic camp is located in Richmond County near the town of Ellerbe.

Youth who attend Horsemanship Camp will improve horsemanship skills while having fun with other 4-H'ers. A highly qualified camp staff will introduce the beginning rider to the basics of horsemanship while advanced riders can learn additional horsemanship skills and showing techniques. Millstone 4-H Camp PictureSpecial features of the camp include educational lectures, riding lessons, trail rides and training demonstrations, in addition to traditional camp activities.

Instruction will be given in huntseat and western disciplines. Should enough interest exist, instruction in gaming, dressage, non-trotting and Saddleseat will be offered. All campers must supply his/her own horse, equipment, feed, and transportation. The camp will provide bedding for the stalls.

Attendance is open to youth 9 to 19 years of age who have access to an acceptable horse. Each camper will be solely responsible for the care and feeding of his/her horse. Each camper must have a physical examination within one year before camp and be deemed able to complete the camp activities. No horseless campers will accepted. Camper numbers are limited and will be divided equally between hunt seat and western riders. These slots will be filled on a first-come basis depending on the camper and their horses' eligibility.

If accepted, campers must complete the horse health record with their veterinarian's assistance.This form, located in the camper's manual, states that the horse is free of disease and is in good health. Horses are required to have had a negative Coggins test for E.I.A. (Swamp Fever) dated April 1st or later of the current year. No exceptions will be made! Horses not fitting the riding program criteria or who exhibit lameness/behavioral problems will be sent home.

NOTE TO ALL CAMPERS- Camp Millstone cabins are undergoing renovation and will have PRIVATE BATHROOMS in each cabin, along with AIR CONDITIONING!!


2012 Camp Costs

Registration Fee - $395

Fee includes a $150 non-refundable deposit. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Please send your application into EHH as directed and if you are accepted into the 2013 4-H Horsemanship Camp you will finalize your registration and pay all camp fees. All payments will be done online through the camp Millstone website following application acceptance.

Listed below is the link to the 4-H Horsemanship Camp Manual. Please consult this document for additional information and bring a copy to Camp!


4-H Horsemanship Camp Applications

Camper Application

Junior Leader Application

Adult Volunteer Application

4-H Horsemanship Camp Required Forms

The following forms MUST be filled out and brought to camp:

4-H Code of Conduct Form

4-H Camper Code of Conduct Form

4-H'er Medical Release Form

4-H'er Health History Form

Media Release Form

Horse Health Record Form

Medical Consent and Release Form


ALL horses are required to have a Negative Coggins Test for EIA dated April 1st, 2013 or later.

No exceptions will be made!


Please direct all equine related questions to:

Extension Horse Husbandry
North Carolina State University, Box 7523
Raleigh, N.C. 27695-7523

(919) 513-7509


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