Advanced Beginner's (Second Touch) Equestrian Day Camp 7/29 - 8/2

Monday, July 29th to Friday, August 2nd, 2024. Camp runs from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM daily.

Registration for this sports camp is now open through CampDocs.


The Program:
This camp is designed for campers ages 8 to 13 who have prior horse experience and/or have completed our Beginner's Equestrian (First Touch) camp. English (Hunter/Jumper) instruction will be the main focus with some Western riding incorporated throughout the week. 

  • Campers are assigned a horse to ride during the week and are also involved with the hands-on care for that horse
  • Each camper has one session of riding each day
  • When campers are not involved in riding they will be busy with arts and crafts projects and other recreational activities as well as learning stable management skills
  • A horse show will be held at the end of the day on Friday so campers can demonstrate for their families the skills they learned throughout the week
  • Campers may bring their own horse if desired (should this be the case, campers must notify the Director prior to attending)

All of our equestrian residential and day camps are held at Alfred University's Bromley-Daggett Equestrian Center. This spacious equestrian center includes classrooms, viewing areas, a 200' x 800' indoor arena, 50 stalls and two outdoor arenas (200' x 100' and 80' x 100').

Camp Director
Theresa Shattan is the Coach of both our IHSA Hunt Seat team and IDA Dressage team. Theresa has been in the horse industry for over 22 years riding, working, and training. She has completed a Masters in Education and Bachelors in Equestrian Studies. Theresa strives to create a fun learning environment where her students can continually grow and develop their horsemanship skills both in and out of the saddle. Camp questions should be directed to Theresa.

Alfred University is located in the peaceful village of Alfred in Western New York State. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful meadows and valleys, Alfred University is the perfect place to spend an enjoyable week doing something you love and meeting other students who share your interests.

The University may cancel any course or activity at any time because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for other costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

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