Riding Camps and Clinics

Summer Riding Camps For Kids

Camps were a blast this summer!! Check back for 2015 camp dates. We hope to see you back next year and bring a friend!!

Please contact horsecamp@wilson.edu with any questionsor if you have pictures and/or comments to share about your experience at camp this year. Thanks to a great group of campers! 


Pee Wee Camp

5-8 year old co ed 

      Check back for 2015 dates

This camp is geared to teach young children to respect and love horses. Children will learn to groom, lead, feed, and care for horses. Children will work in groups with assigned horses for the week. Each child will ride each day and learn the basics of walking forward, stopping, and steering. Participants will play games on horseback to enhance riding skills. Educational materials will be adapted to suit the learning skills and attention span of this age group. All campers must have completed their kindergarten year. Minimum 6 - maximum 12 participants. The session will not run if the minimum number of participants is not met.

* 8 year olds are strongly encouraged to attend Pee Wee camp unless they have attended Wilson Riding Camps during previous years. *

Registration deadline May 30th. 50% non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. All campers must provide proof of current insurance.

To enroll or for more information please email horsecamp@wilson.edu

Community Riding Programs

The Community Riding Program (CRP) was designed to offer local children and adults the opportunity to learn English riding.  We do not offer western lessons at this time. This program is a secondary program which must be scheduled around the needs of Wilson College Equestrian Studies classes and teams. For information please contact Judie Blessing at jblessing@wilson.edu.

Program Highlights

  • 55 Minute lessons scheduled weekly
  • Taught by Wilson College instructors and staff
  • Beginner through advanced students welcome
  • College owned horses or bring your own
  • Horses selected to meet the needs of the students
  • Balanced seat English lessons
  • Groups ranging in size from 3 to 6 riders


Jeremy Beale

Jeremy Beale came to prominence when he first represented Great Britain at the European 3 Day Event Championships at Harewood, England in 1959. That same year he was offered a place on the British Show Jumping Team for competitions in Belgium and Holland, but was unable to accept due to his commitment to the 3 Day Event Team.

He was reserve rider for the British Equestrian Team for the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Games in Rome and Tokyo respectively, having had the misfortune to lose his first string horse to injury in the final weeks before the Games on both occasions. He was 5th in the World Championships at Burghley in 1962, 5th also in the European Championships in 1963, 5th again at the Badminton 3 Day Event in 1967 and won the prestigious Burghley 3 Day Event in 1965.

After leaving the Army with the rank of Major in 1967, Jeremy came to the USA to take up the directorship of Potomac West, which subsequently became known as the Pacific Horse Center. In 1971 he moved to Chester Springs, where he established Pen-y-Bryn Equestrian Center after three years at Fox Hollow Farm.

In recent years he re-entered the competitive arena in the field of dressage, competing with much success through Grand Prix and earning his USDF Gold Medal. He now has an extensive clinic circuit, which takes him the length and breadth of the country, as well as abroad. His services as a clinician are in great demand and his students have been conspicuously successful through the FEI levels. Indeed, one of his students won the Adult Amateur Horse of the Year Award at Prix St. Georges in 1996 and at Intermediare 1 in 1997, while another won 4th level Amateur Horse of the Year award in 1997.




Next clinic TBA


Main Hawthorne Arena
Make Checks out to: Wilson College


Ann O'Shallie at aoshallie@wilson.edu

Make Checks payable to Wilson College
Stabling and shipping in horses contact:

Elizabeth Leary
Stable Manager
Wilson College
Chambersburg, PA 1720