4-H South Horse Camp

July 22, 2013 2:44 p.m.  •  0 comments

Thirty nine area youngsters spend 3 days learning to handle and care for their horse during the 4-H South Horse Camp at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center.

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4-H South Horse Campers practice a drill team exercise, July 22, 2013 at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. Juniors, intermediates, and senior level participants performed at the camps finale on Monday evening.

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Horsing around and having a ball, 4-H South Horse Campers toss bouncy balls to each other during a drill to desensitize their mounts on the final morning of a 3-day camp at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. Some 39 kids participated in reining, western and English Equitation, leather stamping, drill team and dressage. “We want to make great adults out of these kids” says 4-H program coordinator Kate McCloskey.

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Nellie Otoupalik, 17, of Airway Heights, Wash., bounces a ball off the nose of her horse, Gypsy, during desensitizing drill at the 4-H South Horse Camp, July 22, 2013 at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center.

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Makyla Carney, 13, of Ford, Wash., snuggles up close to her horse, Brymbo, before taking him into the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center arena for a drill team practice, July 22, 2013 in Spokane, Wash. Carney and 38 other campers are participating in the three-day 4-H South Horse Camp

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Makyla Carney, 13, of Ford, Wash., lunges her horse, Brymbo, at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center arena before a drill team practice, July 22, 2013 in Spokane, Wash. Carney and 38 other campers are participating in the three-day 4-H South Horse Camp.

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Austin Bosworth, 15, of Cheney, Wash., gasps for air after diving for an apple in a water bucket while play games during the 4-H South Horse Camp, July 22, 2013, at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center.

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Back to the barn for a lunch break after drill team practice for 4-H South Horse Campers, July 22, 2013 at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center.

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