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Horsing Around: Otterbein’s Equine Science Camp

Equine Science CampOtterbein’s English riding camp is designed to expand camper’s equine knowledge both on and off the horse. 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. This is a competitively priced academic camp that is sure to sharpen your equine skills. Just choose a camp week that suits your riding level and schedule and register before it fills up (8-15 students per camp)

June 6-10
This week of camp is designed specifically for younger campers between the ages of 10-13

June 13-17
This week of camp is designed for campers between the ages 13-17 that have limited riding experience.

June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15
(Interscholastic Equestrian Association)
These three weeks of camp focus on students that have previous riding experience and are looking to become more competitive in the show ring.  Campers enrolled in these camps should be able to safely tack up horses on their own. Ages 13-17.  

Dates & Times:

June 6-10 (younger campers, ages 10-13)
June 13-17 (novice campers, ages 13-17)
June 20-24
June 27-July 1
July 11-15 
July 18-22 (invitation only)

Camp Schedule

Mon.-Thurs.  8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (End-of-camp horse show starts at 2 p.m.—parents invited)

Cost: $450
(If campers attend more than one week, each additional week will cost $400.) 

Lunch: Please bring a sack lunch and snacks each day

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 rubber sole with heel), riding helmet (no bike helmets), English riding breeches or jobhpurs recommended (jeans are fine, but make sure they do not have buttons on back pockets)

Instructor: Tenley Struhs
Registration: Click here to register.

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.


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For questions contact:
Jill McCullough
p/ 614.823.1371
e/ jmccullough@otterbein.edu

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