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Speaker: Karol Dyson | University of Maryland Extension
Presentation Summary: Interested in planning and presenting events that involve horses, but not sure where to start? Or perhaps you are already in this role but worry that you are not doing everything you can to be aware of and manage the risks inherent in such activities? In this webcast, you will learn the pitfalls and the rewards for managing such events, from shows to clinics to trail rides. The session will focus on best practices for organizing and managing the risks while providing a rewarding and SAFE experience for the participants.
Presenter Information: Karol Dyson has been an Extension Educator for 27 years in both Connecticut and Maryland. Currently she is the County Extension Director in Prince George’s and Charles Counties. She has assumed a prominent role in planning and managing many 4-H horse events in Maryland, including accompanying 4-H horse teams to Eastern Nationals in Louisville, Ky. for several years and managing the Maryland State 4-H Horse Shows at the Maryland State Fair. Her main area of interest is the positive impact of horses on youth development, and finding ways to involve more kids with horses.
Dyson received a BA degree in Sociology from Trinity College (CT) and an MED in Multicultural Education from the University of Hartford (CT). She has also completed course work in Ag and Extension Education. A lifelong horse lover, she lives in western Charles County with her husband Tim and their 9 horses. She has 4 children, all of whom have ridden throughout their lives, primarily in the hunter-jumper arena. Dyson is active in local horse organizations and was honored as the recipient of the Maryland 4-H Horse Program Youth Development Award in 2010.