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It’s All About Horses for Fulton County Cooperative Extension at the 2012 Wonderful World of Horses | Families

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It’s All About Horses for Fulton County Cooperative Extension at the 2012 Wonderful World of Horses
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It’s All About Horses for Fulton County Cooperative Extension at the 2012 Wonderful World of Horses

Fulton County Cooperative Extension will host the 2012 Wonderful World of Horses at their 2nd Annual Equine Education Day at.  The event will once again introduce Fulton County children and youth to the equine industry and the many exciting career opportunities available working with horses.

Equine Education Day is from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 28th. The festivities will happen at Camp Fulton-Truitt 4-H Center located at 4300 Herschel Road in College Park, Georgia 30337.  Residents are encouraged call (404) 332-2400 or email uge1121@uga.edu to REGISTER for this free event.

According to Purdue University Equine Business Management program, There are 9.2 million horses in the United States.  4.6 million Americans are involved in the horse industry as owners, service providers, employees and volunteers.  The industry directly provides 460,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs.

“Once again, we hope the children and teens who attend this event will look at the equine industry as a career option,” states Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “In 2011, over 300 kids participated and enjoyed the day.”

Participants will enjoy a mini-rodeo featuring riding demonstrations including the steeplechase and dressage. Equine educators from the University of Georgia and Fort Valley State University will be available to talk about

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