UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa — Several Pennsylvania youth were recognized for their achievements in the Pennsylvania 4-H Horsemanship Skills Program.
Two highest levels
The youth were honored at the State 4-H Horse Show in Harrisburg for their mastery of Level 3 or 4 horsemanship and handling skills, which are the two highest levels in the program.
Alexis Nedurian and Taylor Nedurian of Columbia County were recognized for passing Level 4.
Shalise Gallaher, Clearfield County; Tiffany Kruger, Perry County; Jessica Lehman, Columbia County and Dan Zmuida, Chester County were honored for mastering Level 3.
In recognition of their success at Level 4, the youth were presented with silver belt buckles and certificates of achievement.
Level 4 is the most advanced level in the program.
Youth passing Level 3 received certificates of achievement and receive awards by their respective 4-H horse districts.
The Horsemanship Skills Program provides an opportunity to incorporate safety, riding and handling skills into existing 4-H horse activities such as club meetings, clinics, camps and other local or regional events.
Resources are available for both youth and adults to use when preparing for or conducting these activities.
For more information contact your county Penn State Cooperative Extension office, or visit www.das.psu.edu — go to 4-H programs, then horses.