Riding Camps and Clinics

Summer Riding Camps For Kids

We are excited to offer 5 weeks of camp this year and continue our junior assistant program. All camps are English style riding. Please see tabs below for more information and remember to bring a friend!

Please read this feedback from a mom last year:

" Hello there!  I just wanted to follow up from the horse camp that my daughter attended the week of July 6th.

 

From the parents perspective we were very pleased with the accommodations, grounds and counselors/instructors.  I was very much at ease leaving her in your care. 

 

In the car on the way home I ask her "So how was Camp?"  Her response was.  "It was great, I learned a lot and had so much fun!"   I have never heard her say with so much excitement that she "learned a lot"!    Usually I have to pull details out of her but not this day.  She started telling me all the things she learned about the care and anatomy of the horse, the crafts etc. 

There was not one negative thing for her to say about her time there.  (Remember she is a teenager and usually that is the first thing that comes out of her mouth).   The schedule, food, crafts, instructors, friends, and facilities all 5 star rating.  The only slightly negative comment was that she wishes she could stay for 2 weeks next year.

 

Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again next year!"  


Please contact horsecamp@wilson.edu for more information. All campers must present proof of current health insurance at the time of registration. Sessions will not run if minimum numbers are not met. 

11-16 Year Old Girls

      Wilson Equine Adventure   

      Session 1: June 14-20

Session 2:  July 19-25

  Sunday 6pm - Saturday 10 AM        $925.00 per camper

Join us for an amazing adventure at Penn Hall Equestrian Center, Wilson College. Bring your horse or ride one of ours and participate in our open community show Friday evening. Campers will advance their skills in flat and over fences riding. Riders must have the skill to safely groom, tack, and walk/trot without assistance. This is not a beginner camp. Campers will stay in the residence halls getting a taste of how fun college can be. Weather permitting, campers will ride twice a day. While not mounted, campers will learn horsemanship skills including bandaging and first aid as well as a variety of information and skills needed for responsible horse ownership. Safety is stressed in every equine activity. Movies and crafts will all be horse related. Students will participate in show set up and preparation learning another aspect of life with horses. This year we added an extra night of camp and participation in a community schooling show Friday evening. Entry fees for one class are included in camp costs. Campers may enter additional classes with the permission of camp instructors at regular class entry fees. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend the show. Minimum 8 participants - Maximum 12 participants.  Sessions will not run if the minimum number of participants is not met.

Registration will close 14 days before the start of the session. Full payment of $925.00 is required at time of registration. All campers must provide proof of current insurance. Online payment information coming soon.


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 the community riding program at riding@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