U of M, Crookston Equestrian Team to Host Youth Horse Clinic on Saturday, April 17, 2010; Pre-registration required

A youth horse clinic, sponsored by the equestrian team at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, will be held in the University Teaching and Outreach Center on Saturday, April 17, 2010. Youth ages 7-18 are encouraged to participate in the clinic and pre-registration is required. The clinic is limited to 30 participants.

There will be both a morning and afternoon session for clinic participants. The morning session begins with registration and runs until noon with a focus on horsemanship and hunt seat equitation. The afternoon session which runs from noon to 3 p.m. will feature hunt seat and western pleasure riding.

Riders are required to have a copy of a one year, negative Coggins Test; boots and helmets are necessary for anyone to ride; and each rider must have a waiver signature signed by a parent or guardian. Checks may be made payable to the UMC Equestrian Team on the day of the clinic. For more information, contact Nicky Overgaard, instructor, Agriculture Dept., 218-281-8127 (novergaa@umn.edu).

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 bachelor's degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture and natural resources; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,300 undergraduates, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Nicky Overgaard, instructor, Agriculture Dept., 218-281-8127 (novergaa@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)