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For ages 11 to 13 years:

Harness Racing Youth League - Level 1

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is accepting applications for the 2006 Harness Racing Youth League. Level 1 is the introductory five-day, four-night program for ages 11, 12 and 13 to learn about harness racing in a camp filled with fun and hands-on activities. 

Harness Racing Youth League - Level 1 events are designed for young people who have little or no knowledge about harness racing.


Level 1 events will take place at various locations throughout the summer, including The Meadows, Mohawk Raceway, Pocono Downs, The Meadowlands, and Indiana Downs. 

To obtain an application for one of the Harness Racing Youth League camps, please contact the Harness Horse Youth Foundation: phone (317) 867-5877, email ellent@hhyf.org, or visit the website www.hhyf.org.

For ages 14 to 16 years:
Harness Racing Youth League - Level 2

Hands-on harness racing weekend for kids ages 14 to 16, June 23-25 at the home of the Little Brown Jug, Delaware, Ohio. Application deadline is May 15, 2006.
For more information, visit www.ustrotting.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=14429&z=1.



 For ages up to 16 years:

Marie Hill Youth Writing Award contest, with prizes totaling $1000!

Kids age 16 and younger are welcome to enter. Subject of entry should be harness racing; fiction and non-fiction accepted. Deadline for entries is May 31, 2006.

For more information, visit www.ustrotting.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=14265&z=1.

For ages up to 16 years:

The United States Trotting Associationís Hoof Beats Youth Publication is accepting submissions from kids on any subject relating to harnessing racing!

We want your stories!

Do you have a favorite horse that deserves time in the spotlight? Do you have a favorite harness racing memory you would like to share?

Do you have a funny horse joke to tell us?                                                                                    

Hoof Beats magazine is starting to gather material for a youth-focused publication and we want you to be involved. We are inviting any and all horse-loving kids aged 16 and under to send those stories to us.

We will also answer any questions you have about harness racing or harness horses, so please, ask away!

The publication will be sent to all USTA youth members. 

Maximum length of submission is 350 words. If you send photos,
please send the  original by mail or email and label the people, horses, and location Submissions can be emailed to sep@ustrotting.com, or mailed to: Youth Publication, USTA, 750 Michigan Ave., Columbus, OH, 43215. Please include your full name, birthday, and address too. 

Remember, USTA Youth membership, for those 18 years and younger, is free of charge! Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone who may be interested. If you have any questions, you can contact the USTA Youth program at 1-877-800-8782, ext. 3260, fax to (614) 224-4575, or email  sep@ustrotting.com.