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! 

Camp Junior Assistant Program

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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 2013 or 2014. Students must apply for admission to the program and attend every day of camp. The junior assistants will learn skill needed to assist camper 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 Pee Wee or Beginner week must meet minimum numbers for the junior assistant program to run.

Registration deadline May 30th. 50 5 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. 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 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