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For Immediate Release
April  10, 2013


Harness Horse Youth Foundation to Hold Interactive Youth Horsemanship Program at Maywood Park


Westfield, IN- The Harness Horse Youth is presenting a one-day harness horsemanship program at Maywood Park on June 22. The program is open to children age 11 and up, but an application must be filled out and sent to the organization. Applications, with complete details of the event, are posted at  The program fee is $10 which includes lunch and camp materials. The workshop is being presented in conjunction with the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association.

Participants will work hands-on with the HHYF’s stable of Trottingbred horses, a smaller version of the pacers and trotters that race at Maywood. Among the topics to be covered are care and grooming, equipment, harness racing history and equine careers. Each student will get the chance to drive a horse, assisted by a licensed trainer or driver. The program is one of dozens across the country being conducted by HHYF this summer.  For questions, please e-mail HHYF Executive Director Ellen Taylor at [email protected].

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with  harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people’s lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to




For more information on this press release, contact Keith Gisser, 216-3740-1392 or [email protected]