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. 

Camp Junior Assistant Program

        June 15-19 and August 3-7 8:30 AM - 2 PM

July 13-17 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM     $115

 

     

This program is offered only to students 12 to 18 years of age who have been in regular attendance in the Wilson College CRP program in 2014 or 2015 or have participated as a Junior Assistant with Wilson's summer camps in the past. Students must apply for admission to the program and attend every day of camp. The Junior Assistants will learn skill needed to assist campers in a summer horse camp. They will be introduced to risk management concepts and the responsibilities involved in supervising and teaching horse related activities. They will assist with paperwork, daily preparations and wrap up, as well as programming and mounted activities. Junior Assistants will shadow our camp instructors and assistants, helping as their skills and maturity allow. Junior Assistants will receive at least three mounted group lessons per week of camp (weather permitting). Junior Assistants will receive a $100 discount on attending Wilson College's overnight riding camp. This is a great resume builder for youngsters interested in becoming a camp counselor/instructor in any horse camp program. It is also a great addition to college and scholarship applications. Either Barn Buddies or Horse-n-Around week must meet minimum numbers for the Junior Assistant program to run.

Registration deadline May 29th. Full payment of $115.00 is required at time of registration. Online payment information coming soon. All Junior Counselors must provide proof of current health insurance.

Contact  horsecamp@wilson.edu for registration or more information.

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