Summer 2021: July 11 - 16
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Contact Frankie Beyer at or 434-432-5532 for more information.

This is an intensive equestrian program for advanced riders aged 14-18 capable of easily jumping courses of 2’6” or higher on multiple unfamiliar horses.

This program combines classroom theory and unmounted lessons with instruction in the saddle. Riders will have lessons twice daily, multiple riding opportunities, and be asked to participate in thoughtful dialogue with coaches and instructors about theory and position. Interested riders will be required to apply with a trainer recommendation and video from within the past six months.
Outside of the saddle riders will participate in additional programming in rider nutrition, fitness, and mental health and wellness; stable management practices and attend Equine Studies classes with Chatham Hall’s Stable Manager, Veterinarian, and Farrier. Classroom time will be incorporated throughout the day and dedicated to learning the history of the American Forward System of Riding and the current applications. Riders will also have access to Chatham Hall’s current sports psychology practices and specific individualized strategies for preparing for competition. This week-long program is a snapshot of what the varsity level riding program at Chatham Hall looks like.

Program Fee
The program fee for AP Equitation is $2,100. This comprehensive fee includes rooming in our air-conditioned dorm rooms under adult supervision, all meals, camp activities, camp t-shirt, and two riding lessons a day with full-time Chatham Hall Riding faculty.
A girls' boarding and day school in southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers advanced courses, global study and travel, as well as project-based learning. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.
800 Chatham Hall Circle | Chatham, VA 24531 | 434.432.2941 |