ATLANTA, GA – Young horsemen from every corner of the state will convene at the Georgia State Capitol on Tuesday, February 4 for the Fifth Annual Youth Equine Championship Day. The occasion honors young people from around the state who have won, qualified for, or participated in regional, national or world championship horse shows or the Georgia State Championship.
“This is a big event for us every year and we are excited about it,” says John Clements of the Georgia Department of Agriculture Commodity Commission for Equine. “These kids could have been in softball, football, basketball or track but they have committed themselves to support and promote the horse industry in Georgia. They are the cream of the crop and they deserve to be honored.”
Clements says, “We believe we are the only state in the nation that has a program of this kind honoring young equestrians. These kids all enjoy their Capitol Hill experience but it is also special for them to be recognized by their peers. Every year this event grows beyond our expectation.”
“We look forward to Youth Equine Day each year and are thankful for the opportunity to promote and educate others on Georgia’s equine industry while honoring our young equestrians ,” says Commissioner Gary Black.
The 200-plus horse show winners will be recognized by Governor Nathan Deal, Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black, the Senate and House agriculture committees as well as senators and representatives from around the state.
For more information on this event or the hobby of horse showing, please visit http://gayouthequineday.jimdo.
Source: Georgia Department of Agriculture Press Release