Did you ever wonder what it would be like to drive a race horse? Have you ever thought about what it takes to get a horse ready to race?
On Sunday, July 7th at Harrington Raceway, youth ages 11-14 will have the opportunity to experience just that. Through this one day camp, participants will learn about safety, grooming, harness racing equipment and harnessing racing ponies. Campers will have the opportunity to jog one of the youth foundation ponies with an experienced driver on the track at Harrington Raceway and interact with industry professionals. A tour of the Raceway’s facilities and training center are also planned. This unique summer camp experience is available through a partnership between the Harness Horse Youth Foundation, Harrington Raceway and the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension.
Campers should wear long pants, solid toed work shoes or heavy sneakers, and t-shirts. No tank tops or shorts will be permitted while working in the barn. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch and a water bottle with them. The camp program begins at 9 am following registration and ends at 3 pm. The camp registration fee is $10.
Registration forms are available on the State 4-H Animal Science webpage at http://extension.udel.edu/4h/files/2012/02/2013-HHYF-Day-Camp-at-HRI-application1.pdf and will be accepted through June 21st. For questions, please contact Susan Garey at email@example.com or (302)730-4000 or Ellen Taylor at the Harness Horse Youth Foundation at (317)908-0029 or at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information on additional youth harness racing opportunities, please visit the Harness Horse Youth Foundation website at www.hhyf.org