Equestrian Camp

The Community Horsemanship Program at Wesleyan College provides area riders an opportunity to learn more about the care of horses and ponies, riding, and mounted sports  including gymkhana. Offering quality instruction in hunt seat riding (based on the modern forward seat) and in western horsemanship, students can ride and compete without the expense of owning their own horses. Welcoming riders of all skill levels, we help students develop responsibility, sportsmanship, moral judgment, leadership, and self-confidence.

Each session features morning Equestrian classes which include group riding lessons and proper care of horses. Each student is assigned to an accomplished and trained Wesleyan horse. Equestrian lessons are taught by experienced college and professional level instructors who have won numerous national level awards. Afternoon activities include supervised games and swimming in Wesleyan's indoor pool.


2014 Equestrian Programs
Wesleyan College offers one-week summer equestrian sessions during the summer. Each day begins at 8:30 am and concludes at 2:00 pm. Participants (boys and girls) must be between the ages of 8 and 15. Cost per week is $300 with a limit of 8 participants each week. Participants bring a sack lunch. For more information please contact Jessica Meagher at (478) 757-5111 or jmeagher@wesleyancollege.edu.

2014 DATES
Week I June 16-20
Week II June 23-28
Week III July 7-11
Week IV July 14-18
Week V July 21-25

*Field Trip each week will be to one of the following: Equine Associates, Morgan View Farm, High Ridge Show Stables, or Royal Salute Farm

Tentative Day Schedule:

8:30 Drop off at Equestrian Center
8:45 Care of Horses – Feed, Hay, Water camp horses
9:15 Group 1 – Riding Lesson Begins
Group 2 – Unmounted Group Activity
10:15 Group 2 – Riding Lesson Begins
Group 1 – Unmounted Group Activity
11:00 Care of Horses – Hay & Water camp horses
Wednesdays – Leave for field trip
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Swimming (Certified Lifeguard on duty)
2:00 Pick up at Porter Gym (Wednesdays pick up is at 2:30)



2014 Advanced Rider Camp
Camp will be held the week of June 9 - 13 and each day begins at 8:30 am and concludes at 2:00 pm. Cost is $300 with a limit of 5 participants. For boys and girls ages 10 and up who can walk, trot, and canter a horse on their own. Cost: $300; campers bring their own lunch. Field trips on Wednesday with 2:30pm pick up.For more information please contact Jessica Meagher at (478) 757-5111 or jmeagher@wesleyancollege.edu.

Tentative Day Schedule:
8:30 Drop off at Equestrian Center
8:45 Care of Horses – Feed, Hay, Water camp horses
9:15 Riding lesson
10:45 Video/Lecture*
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Swimming (Certified Lifeguard on duty)
2:00 Horsemanship lesson**
3:00 Pick up at the Equestrian Center

*Video/Lecture will include lectures on equitation, what judges look for, course designs, and watching videos of equitation rounds.
**Horsemanship lessons include lectures on proper care of horses, tack, and barn management.