Summer Riding

Advanced Practices in Equitation

Summer 2023: June 21-24

This is a program designed to further prepare riders ages 12-18 for the challenges of catch riding horses in the style of IEA, IHSA, and NCEA.

This program combines classroom theory and unmounted lessons with instruction in the saddle. Riders will have lessons twice daily, and be asked to participate in thoughtful dialogue with coaches and instructors about theory and position. This program is ideal for riders wanting to improve in IEA or who are looking to ride on a competitive team in college. In order to maintain individual focus and work towards personal goals, this camp is limited to 12 campers.

Outside of the saddle, riders will develop their own mental skills including sports psychology practices and specific individualized strategies for preparing for competition. Campers will participate in additional programming in rider nutrition, fitness, mental health and wellness, and stable management practices, and attend Equine Studies classes with Chatham Hall’s barn 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 its current applications.

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    Ally Doyon 

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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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