Summer Programs

HHYF Summer Programs

Our programs feature a day full of horses and hands-on activity including driving a racehorse. Specific areas include learning about equine behavior and anatomy, equipment, and more! Participants will come away with horse dirt under their fingernails as well as a great introduction to harness racing’s excitement!

What to expect at a HHYF event?
  • You will learn about harnessing and hitching and all about Standardbreds!
  • You will have hands-on time with horses and hear from industry pros!
  • Most of all, you will have fun as well as lunch!
What to expect at HHYF Leadership Program?
  • Opportunities to learn about your areas of harness racing interest!
  • Time to spend with industry pros!
  • Lots of horse and barn time!
  • In depth looks at many aspects of horse racing!
  • Fun, friends, and food!

Anyone ages 11+ is welcome to apply but registration is limited – first-come, first-served.
All participants should wear long pants and solid toed shoes.
Covid policies will be in effect at all locations.

If registering for a camp, please be sure to upload the signed photo release, medical form, and liability waiver. These forms must be on file prior to check-in the morning of the camp.

Programs Requiring Preregistration (Register Using Form Below)
April 29:  $35 – Shenandoah Downs, Woodstock VA
June 19:  $40 – Jay County Fairgrounds, Portland IN; registration deadline June 12
June 28:  $40 – Darke County Fairgrounds, Greenville, OH; registration deadline June 21
July 7:  $40 – DeLong Stable, Anderson IN; registration deadline July 1
July 8 – 12:  $300 – Leadership Program, Gaskin Stable, Anderson IN; reg deadline July 1
July 18 – 20:  $115 – Gaskin Stable, Anderson IN; registration deadline July 11
July 28 – 29: $75 – Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor ME; registration deadline July 21
August 2:  $40 – Goshen Historic Track, Goshen NY; registration deadline July 21
August 6, 7:  $75 – Gaitway Farm, Manalapan NJ; registration deadline July 21

Private Events
May 2: Life & Times of Dan Patch Birthday, Oxford IN, Prairie Crossing Elementary School
May 6: Fair Winds Farm 4-H Tour, Cream Ridge NJ
June 16: Westfield Washington School Field Trip, DeLong Stable, Anderson IN
September 26, 27: Harrison County 3rd Grade Ag Days, Corydon IN
November 1 – 4: National FFA Convention, Indianapolis IN

Open To The Public Events
April 13 – 16: Equine Affair, Columbus OH
June 3: Diamond Creek Open House, Wellsville PA
June 4: Moonsville Horse Show, Moonsville IN
July 14 – 16: BreyerFest, Lexington KY
July 27 – August 20: IN State Fair Barn Tours, Indianapolis, IN
August 5: Hambletonian/Mlands, East Rutherford NY
September 8 – 10: Dan Patch Community Festival, Oxford IN
September TBD: Community Night/Hoosier Park, Anderson IN
October 20, 21: Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale, Indianapolis IN

For further information, please contact the office at 317.908.0029 or [email protected]

For additional information, call 317.908.0029 or email [email protected]

Additional events may be added.