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.
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.