Riding Camps and Clinics

Summer Riding Camps For Kids

We are excited about upcoming camps! Please check out the 2014 camp schedule below. Due to the popularity of our overnight camp we will have two weeks this year, so bring a friend! Please contact horsecamp@wilson.edu with any questions.

15 Year Old Co-Ed

Beginner Day Camp

August 4 – 8
9 am – 3 pm
$375 per student
$20 Second child discount

Beginner Day Camp is designed to take students with very little or no experience and begin to prepare them for independence on horseback.  Children will be grouped according to experience level.  Students will begin to learn what is involved in owning a horse of their own.  Students will participate in at least one mounted lesson per day.  They will be involved with the horses for the majority of the time even when not mounted. Minimum 8 - Maximum 14 participants.

* 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

Clinics

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.

Cost

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Next clinic TBA

Location

Main Hawthorne Arena
Make Checks out to: Wilson College

Contact

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