Spectators welcome

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The New Jersey 4-H State Model Horse Show will be held at the Somerset County 4-H Center.

Spectators are welcome but competition is open only to current New Jersey 4-H members. Members from nine counties are competing.

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Judging starts at 9:30 a.m. and will continue through early afternoon.

The primary objective of the 4-H Model Horse Project is an educational tool for teaching 4-H'ers about horses. Through the Model Horse Project, members learn about breeds, colors, gaits, tack and show ring activities. This project also allows members to use their artistic talents in the remaking of models, construction of tack and the designing and building of backdrops.

There will be two special presentations open to all.

At 11 a.m. there will be an introductory session for children to learn about model horses, model horse shows and how judges judge classes. Children may bring a model. The presentation will be geared toward children in grades 1 to 3 or just new to model horses.

At noon there will be a special session on Equine First Aid Kits — How to make one and what should be in one. This is open to anyone who owns, leases or rides a horse.

No pre-registration is required for the presentations and admission is free. Food will be available for purchase and there will be several vendors.

Somerset County 4-H Center is located at 310 Milltown Road Bridgewater N.J.

See www.NJ4H.Rutgers.edu/horses for more info on the New Jersey 4-H Horse Program.

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