Our English riding camps are now designed for rising seventh graders all the way up to rising high school seniors who love to compete or want to ride for enjoyment while studying equine behavior and communication. For younger campers, we have one camp—the week of July 27—designed for riders between 10 and 13 years old. Beginner, intermediate and advanced riders are welcome at all of the camps. Campers will ride an hour and a half to two hours each day and learn the ins and outs of horse handling. Equine nutrition, braiding, equine first aid and general horse care are emphasized in this hands-on course. This is a competitively priced academic camp that is sure to sharpen your equine skills. Just choose a camp week that suits your schedule and age level and register before it fills up (8-15 students per camp)!
Dates & Times:
June 1-5; June 8-12; June 15-19; July 13-17; July 20-24; July 27-31 (this week is for riders between 10 and 13 years of age)
Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (End-of-camp horse show starts at 2 p.m.—parents invited)
Lunch: Please bring a sack lunch and snacks each day
Rising 7th graders-rising seniors in high school
Riders age 10-13 may attend the July 27-31 camp
Otterbein University’s Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science, 600 N. Spring Road, Westerville
Items to bring each day: Sack lunch, water bottle, snack, sun screen, change of clothes (shorts are fine), hair ties for long hair, riding boots (over the ankle, flat sole with heel), riding helmet, English riding breeches or jobhpurs recommended (jeans are fine, but make sure they do not have buttons on back pockets)
Instructor: Tenley Struhs
Contact Jill McCullough at 614.823.1250
Where to buy riding boots, breeches and helmet:
Equus Now, 8956 Cotter Street, Lewis Center, 740-549-4959 (special pricing available for Otterbein campers)
Otterbein University reserves the right to accept or reject any application or registration and expel any student whose conduct is detrimental to the other students, according to the camp directors’ judgment. Otterbein reserves the right to cancel a camp due to insufficient enrollment or just cause. Please note: Otterben’s equine department faculty and staff are not trained in special needs or in riding therapy.