entertainment at its best!
Last year's Jubilee brought out over
12,000 attendees. Each year the event gets better and
better. Not only will visitors be able to stroll through plenty of
beautiful space, as they enjoy the music, arts, and crafts, but a
NEW large equine facility will be there to greet them!
Jacksonís Mill is home to West Virginia's 4-H camping.
It's rustic-style conference and gala facility is situated in an
historic heritage-based setting a few miles outside of Weston,
It's also home to the West Virginia
Fire Academy, a one-of-a-kind training facility for volunteer and
professional firefighters from around the state and nation.
WVU plans to expand on its new
equine facility, and we encourage horse enthusiasts to take notice
while attending this year's Jubilee. Central West Virginia has
long needed a facility built specifically for equine events, and
we sincerely appreciate WVU recognizing the need.
Some facts regarding WVU
of the boyhood home of General Thomas J. "Stonewall"
Old Mill, the last of the original buildings, features a
museum of artifacts relating to 19th century WV homesteads.
period structures include an operational 1794 water-powered
gristmill, a weaving shop, blacksmith shop, a 1793 cabin, and
a gift shop & heritage center.
May 28th from 10-2
Summer camp July 11 - 15th
July 30th from 10-2
September 10th from 10-2
you like to better understand your horseís behavior and body language or
just want to learn more so you can better handle your horse? Helen Dionne,
West Virginiaís most experienced horse trainers, is hosting Horsemanship Clinics and
lunch several times in 2011 at Sunny Creek Stables located on Hackerís Creek Road
(near Weston and Jane Lew off of I-79).
clinic will be customized and structured around the questions and needs
personally submitted by attendees, allowing them the opportunity to have
their own horse issues addressed. This unique event and horse
demonstrations will be held under roof, so attendees wonít need to worry
about the weather.
early to reserve your seat, as attendance is limited. For just a nominal
fee, it will be a day well spent for any horse lover or enthusiast, and packed
full of horse demonstrations and helpful information.
some of the topics that will be presented and items provided will be....
Behavior & Body Language
Training Needed to Start a Young Horse
an Older Horse that Hasnít Been Ridden in Years
of Proper Tack Fit
Demonstrations, When Appropriate
Opportunities After Each Session
Equine Informational Handouts
Dionne is an experienced professional horse trainer and riding instructor
who works everyday with horses. She got her first horse when she was 33,
in 1968, and began barrel racing and endurance riding. A member of the
West Virginia Arabian Horse Association for the past 19 years, she has had
champions in all divisions.
loves all horse breeds, but feels closest to Arabians, and states
ďArabian horses are misunderstood and get a bad rapĒ. She encourages
those interested in horses to come see for themselves how wonderful
Arabians truly are.
Creek Stables provides boarding, private riding lessons, horse training,
and Summer Day Camp for children and adults. For more information, call
Helen Dionne at 304-472-5249.