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Vernon to host Harness Racing Youth camp

April 22, 2008

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Vernon Downs has announced that it will play host to the Harness Racing Youth League camp from July 6-10. The Harness Racing Youth League is a 5-day/4-night event in which participants are given the opportunity to learn about harness racing and caring for horses.
The format includes daily barn activities like grooming, harnessing, hitching and driving the horses.  Mixed in are games and hands-on experiences which allow for lots more
understanding of the horse industry.
The camp applicants should be between the ages of 11 and 13 years.  No prior horse experience is required.
To apply, an application must be submitted. A fee of $150 is charged; this fee covers all lodging and meals for the camp. Once accepted, the participant will be given additional information to complete including waivers and medical information.
Registration will take place Sunday morning, July 6, and the camp will conclude after the exhibition of the HRYL participants during the races on July 10.
For additional information call, please call the HHYF office at 317-867-5877 or visit the website www.hhyf.org. (Vernon)
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