Summer Programs

Equestrian Day camps for 2018

June 25-28: Intermediate to Experienced Riders
July 5-7: "First-Touch" for Beginners

Alfred University will be offering two (2) day camps for campers ages 8-13 for all level of riders from beginners through advanced. These camps will help define and achieve personal riding goals during the days of the camps. Campers will ride and care for their assigned horse throughout the camp as they refine their skills and having a fun and enjoyable time while on our campus.

All 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').

English & Western Instruction - June 25-28, 2018

This Equestrian Day Camp is open to riders with intermediate to advanced levels of riding skills

  • The camp runs from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Thursday
  • English and Western instruction is offered
  • 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 2 sessions 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 Thursday so campers can demonstrate for their parents the skills they learned throughout the week
  • Each camper is asked to bring their own lunch. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
  • Campers may bring their own horse if desired (should this be the case, campers must notify the Director prior to attending)
  • Enrollment deadline: June 15, 2018
  • Day Camp Fees: $306.00

Day Camp Enrollment Procedure:
To enroll in the day camp, please complete the online enrollment form. Choose enrollment for "Equestrian Day Camp - Intermediate/Advanced."

Camp questions should be directed to Sue Weigman, Director, Summer Equestrian Day Camps, Alfred University: 607.587.9012. Sue received her MSSC in Equine Science at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She is a member of the Certified Horsemanship Association; Riding Instructor and adjunct instructor for Alfred University Equine Science and Caring for Equine Anatomy.

Day Camp Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be made for camper cancellations received prior to June 1, 2018.

First Touch: An Introduction to Horse Care, Handling and Riding - July 5-7, 2018

This "mini" camp is designed for the beginner that has a passion for horses. Emphasizing safety first, the aim of this camp is to build confidence in each camper while they learn to handle, care for and ride horses. Other topics that will be covered will be horse behavior, activities based on studies that tell us a little more about how horses think and what naturally motivates them to learn. Finally, education will be offered in horse anatomy, horse tack, grooming/handling and riding. This is the perfect camp for those with little-to-no experience with horses and want to learn!

Sample Schedule: Camp runs from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Thursday through Saturday

  • 8:30-9:30 AM - Horse Behavior Activities
  • 9:30-10:30 AM - Horse Education: Anatomy, tack, grooming/handling
  • 10:30-10:45 AM - Break/Snack
  • 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM - Riding

Enrollment Deadline: June 22, 2018

Cost of camp: $165.00

To enroll in this "mini" day camp please complete the online enrollment form. Choose enrollment for "Equestrian Day Camp - Beginner."

Day Camp Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be made for camper cancellations received prior to June 1, 2018.

About Alfred:
Alfred University is located in the peaceful village of Alfred in Western New York State, where summer days are warm and nights are cool and comfortable. 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 campus, a 6-hour drive from New York City, 2 hours from Buffalo, and 1 1/4 hours from Rochester, is easily accessible by car or bus from all directions and is just five miles south of Interstate 86. The nearest major airport is the Rochester International Airport (about 65 mi. north). Transportation to/from that airport can be provided for an additional charge if we receive your request by the due date indicated in your enrollment confirmation letter. After that date, campers must make their own arrangements with an airport limo service.

Program Cancellation:
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.

AU Policy Against Discrimination:
Whether considering candidates for admission or financial aid, applicants for employment or the management of its policies and school-administered programs, Alfred University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, or disability. Alfred University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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