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. 

     

Barn Buddies

  5-8 year old co-ed  

9 AM - Noon      $250 per camper

  Session 1 - June 22nd -26th

Session 2 - August 3rd - 7th

Come join us for a fun half day of learning to be a good Barn Buddy. Campers will learn basics of horse care and ride each day (weather permitting). Safety is our first focus as Barn Buddies learn about horses and riding. No experience is necessary as activities will be catered to the maturity and attention span of the campers in attendance. Cost available soon. All campers must have completed their kindergarten year. Minimum 7 - maximum 12 participants. The session will not run if the minimum number of participants is not met so bring your friends!

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

Registration will close 14 days before the start of the session. Full payment of $250.00 is required at the time of registration.  All campers must provide proof of current health 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 .

Instructional Classification

Students will be evaluated and placed in lessons according to their ability.

  • Beginner - Students do not know how to ride independently at the beginning of the session.  These students will spend the majority of the time on the lunge line.  Students will progress to walking and trotting on their own before they "graduate" to another level. 
  • Novice - Students are able to walk and trot independently at the beginning of the session.  They will spend the majority of the time profecting their position and developing more control of the horse.  Students should progress to jumping small cross rails and beginning canter before they "graduate" to the next level.
  • Intermediate - Students are able to walk and trot on their own. They can also jump small cross rails and maneuver a horse through circles and serpentines of varying sizes.  They should be able to canter down the long side of the area at the beginning of the session.  Students should progress to cantering with control an jumping 18 inches to 2'6" before they "graduate" from this level.
  • Advanced - Students are able to walk, trot, and canter on their own.  They can jump at least 2 foot fences at the beginning of the session.  Students should progress toperforming training level or above dressage tests and jump 2'9" or above.  Students in this level will work on jumping courses and developing the skills that are needed to train more difficult horses.

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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TBA

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