Giddy-Up-Go at the fairgrounds

The Warren County 4-H Horse Leaders held a successful Camp Giddy-Up-Go for 4-H horse members Saturday May 10, and Sunday, May 11 at the Warren County Fairgrounds. Over 50 riders participated in the two day event along with their trusty sidekicks. This year’s theme was Hakuna Matatrotta and focused on developing safe and responsible riders.

The action kicked off with members participating in clinics related to their riding discipline (English or Western). Equine Extension Associate Educator Lewis Trumble, worked with both sets of riders throughout the day providing tips and tricks to developing safe handling and practices.

Camp wrapped up on Sunday with a fun show and some additional riding time.

“A special thank you goes to all of the 4-H leaders and volunteers that made the weekend fun and educational,” Jennifer Grooms, 4-H extension educator said. “Without volunteers the Warren County 4-H program would not be successful in teaching leadership, citizenship, and responsibility to the youth involved.”

This year the camp was chaired by Melissa Weirich and Tammi Holden. Camp was supported through donations received by Sons of the American Legion – Youngsville, Don Loomis, and Hallgren-Wilcox Post 658.

4-H in Pennsylvania is coordinated by Penn State Cooperative Extension through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 4-H programs are open to all boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18 regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.