University of Findlay will be holding two sessions of the Western Youth Horsemanship School to further educate riders. The sessions, instructed by Mark Smith and Art O’Brien, offer the same techniques that are taught in the University’s Western Equestrian Studies Program.
A novice and intermediate riding level session, for ages 10-18, will be held June 22-26, and a session for advanced riders, ages 12-19, will be June 27-July 1. Students applying for the advanced session must submit a video of their riding or letter of recommendation; acceptance is based on approval by equestrian staff.
Cost to attend a horsemanship camp is $625 and includes a room and meals, riding instruction, transportation, and horse board. A limited number of horses will be available for lease during the advanced riding session at an additional cost.
Camp participants can expect the following:
- Learn about different western disciplines such as horsemanship, western pleasure, showmanship, and the fundamentals of reining.
- Each student will work with their own horse under the supervision of the equestrian staff.
- Lectures and demonstrations will be given daily to enhance each student’s skills.
- Along with individual and class instruction, there will be evening video analysis to review each rider’s progress.
Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis, with limited enrollment. For more information, please visit the Western Youth Horsemanship School webpage, or contact Carol Browne at firstname.lastname@example.org.