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University to host overnight English Equestrian Camp for teenage riders

Alfred University will offer an overnight equestrian camp in English instruction for riders ages 14-17 July 15-21, 2012. The camp gives both experienced and inexperienced riders an opportunity to advance and define their personal riding goals.

Nancy Kohler, director of the Alfred University Equestrian Program, will be the camp director this summer. She brings more than 30 years of training riders and horses to her role as camp director. You may contact her at 607.587.9012 or via email? at

Deadline for registration is Friday, June 1. The completed enrollment form $875 camp fee should be sent to Office of Summer Programs, Alfred University, 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY, 14802. Additional information can be found at:

The camp fee covers room and board, meals, instruction, supervision, program materials, evening recreational activities, a camp T-shirt and either the use of an University horse or boarding for a camper’s horse.

Camp activities will be held at the University’s Bromeley-Daggett Equestrian Center at Maris Cuneo Park. The facility includes classrooms, viewing areas, 50 stalls, an indoor arena, and two outdoor arenas.

Camp days will include morning flat work and riding over fences in the afternoon. Evening activities will vary from a trip to the Allegany County Fair, to a campfire at Foster Lake, to and group recreational activities. A student show at the end of the week will allow riders to demonstrate the skills they’ve learned.

Campers will stay in University residence halls and enjoy all-you-can-eat, cafeteria-style meals from the Powell Dining Hall. University resident directors and resident assistants will serve as camp counselors, positive role models, mentors, and friends during the week.