Black Hawk College hosting 'A Day at Horse College'

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Individuals of all ages who want to know more about horses are invited to "A Day at Horse College," a free clinic Saturday, April 6 at Black Hawk College East Campus.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is sponsored by Black Hawk College and the Illinois Quarter Horse Youth Association.

Pre-registration is not needed. Admission is free. Door prizes will be awarded and a lunch stand will be available.

Lecture hall

  • 10-11 a.m. – Careers in the Equine Industry. Get a "leg up" on opportunities in the equine industry and meet Black Hawk College recruiter Ashley Middleswarth.
  • 11 a.m. to noon – Illinois Quarter Horse Youth Association membership session
  • 1-2 p.m. – Work out with the Black Hawk College horse judging champions placing halter and performance classes.
  • 2-3 p.m. – Nutrena will present "Feed Lab"
  • 10-11 a.m. – Showmanship presentation by Jennifer Burton
  • 11 a.m. to noon – Barrel Racing 101 presentation by Donna Irvin
    • Learn the foundation to a consistent, efficient barrel run.
  • 1-2 p.m. – Horsemanship presentation by Jeff Greaves
    • Bring your notebook for tips on rider position and pattern precision.
  • 2-3 p.m. – Reining presentation by Doug Bogart
    • Homework techniques to achieve correct reining pattern maneuvers.

For more information, contact Donna Irvin at or 309-854-1840 or Drew Cotton at or 309-854-1842.