Three individual one-week sessions for girls aged 10-16. This program is for current riders that are capable of at least walking and trotting independently, with instruction coming from regular professionals in the Equine industry. This is a program that can also comfortably challenge all levels of riders, including advanced riders, with a variety of lessons and horses available.
Each week, riders can expect to ride in lessons twice a day for an hour at each time. Lessons may be large group flat lessons that focus on navigating a busy show-ring and how to ride safely in large groups; or can be smaller and more focused on learning how to ride a leg yield or shoulder-in. Chatham Hall owns thirty-five horses that reside on the property all year long so they are well schooled and educated teachers for the campers. When campers are not riding: several horsemanship activities are offered with topics like confirmation, nutrition, how to manage a large stable, bits and equipment, etc. We also incorporate some silliness in our downtime. We’ve painted horses, designed Olympic cross-country jumps, and played all camp water balloon games!
During their stay at Chatham Hall's Summer Riding Program, campers live in air-conditioned dormitories and are supervised by an adult faculty member and college-aged counselors. Campers that wish to stay for more than one session will have full supervision and additional activities planned on the Saturday in between sessions.