Horse show set at Camp Pioneer

A 4-H and open horse show is slated for Saturday, April 5, at Camp Pioneer in Beverly.

The event is being hosted by Elkins High School senior Alayna Collett as part of her senior project. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and the horse show competition begins at 10 a.m.

Pre-registration is encouraged. There is no cost for the public to attend the horse show, but donations for arena improvements will be accepted. The High Riders 4-H club will have a concession stand with baked goods and food items for purchase.

The entry fee for 4-H member exhibitors is $15 for the day or $5 per class. State 4-H rules apply, and ASTM helmets are mandatory while mounted for exhibitors 18 and younger. The exhibitor fee is $20 for the day or $5 per class for the open horse exhibitors.

An exhibitor may show more than one animal. Ribbons will be awarded from first to sixth place in each class. Classes include showmanship, miniature halter, lead line, walk/trot, western pleasure, horsemanship, trail, English pleasure, English equitation, hunter over fences, cross rails, hunter hack, pole bending, cloverleaf barrels, straight barrels, catalog race, egg and spoon, ribbon race, ride a buck and costume class.

All horses are required to have a negative Coggins test within the last 12 months to participate in the show. The show is in conjunction with the ninth annual Equine Health and Hoof Clinic hosted by local veterinarian Tracy Walker of Allegheny Equine Veterinary Service. Annual exams, vaccinations, Coggins testing and health certificates will be available starting at 9 a.m. Rabies vaccinations are $5. Annual exams will be discounted 70 percent. Other vaccinations will be available at discounted prices.

Proceeds from both events will benefit the new arena at Camp Pioneer. For pre-registration, show bills or more information, please find the page on Facebook at 4-H and Open Horse Show Alayna Collett, Organizer, or email; call 304-636-7870 or; call 304-636-8363.

Area farriers Conway Howell, Kevin Wiseman, Martin See, Ken Hass and Suzanne Warsinsky will be available for shoeing, trimming and boot-fitting needs.