Summer Riding

Summer 2023: June 25-30, July 2-7, & July 9-14
Summer Riding Camp features several individual week-long residential programs offered for riders aged 10-16.

This program is designed to challenge all levels of riders, including advanced riders, with a variety of lesson groups and horses available. All campers must be comfortable independently walking, trotting, and cantering and should be riding regularly ahead of attending camp. 
Riders participate in two lessons a day with Chatham Hall’s full-time faculty. Lessons vary in size, but are typically groups of four, allowing for focused instruction and learning. Additionally, campers will receive a private lesson where they are able to work one-on-one with an instructor on individual goals. Chatham Hall is home to 30 horses that reside on campus all year so they are well-schooled and -educated teachers for the campers. Riders also have the opportunity to bring their own horse or pony to camp as well - please contact us for details!

When campers are not riding, they enjoy several horsemanship activities and equine lessons offered on a large variety of topics including confirmation, equine first aid, nutrition, stable management, and bits and equipment. We also incorporate some fun in our down time such as painting horse shoes, designing and decorating toy jumps, and making stick horses! 

During their stay at Chatham Hall, campers reside in air-conditioned dorms supervised by an adult faculty member and high school- or college-aged counselors. In the evenings, campers are able to participate in fun camp games and activities, including tie dying, s’mores making, playing games, water balloon fun, and bingo. Campers who wish to stay for more than one session will have full supervision and additional activities planned on the time between sessions.

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    Ally Doyon 

    Director of Riding
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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:00 a.m. - Wake Up & Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. - Head to the Barn
  • 9:30-11:00 a.m. - Riding Lesson & Untack
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Equine Lesson
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. - Down Time on Dorm
  • 2:00-5:00 p.m. - Riding Lesson & Equine-Themed Craft 
  • 5:00-5:30 p.m. - Barn Chores
  • 5:30 p.m. - Dinner 
  • 6:00-6:30 p.m. - Call Home
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m. - Evening Activity 
  • 8:00 p.m. - Showers & Winding Down on Dorm

800 Chatham Hall Circle  •  Chatham, VA 24531
+1 434.432.2941  •
Day and boarding school for girls grades 9-12 in the Episcopal tradition.

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