- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Private School
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
- Gender: Girls Only
- Category: Sports
- Sub-Categories: Horseback Riding
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
- Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
- Credit Awarded: No
Summer Riding Camp features several individual week-long residential programs offered for riders aged 10-16. This program is for current riders who are capable of at least walking and trotting independently, with instruction coming from regular professionals in the equine industry. This is a program that can also comfortably challenge all levels of riders, including advanced riders, with a variety of lessons and horses available.
Each week, riders can expect to ride in lessons twice a day for an hour at each time. Lessons may be large group flat lessons that focus on navigating a busy show-ring and how to ride safely in large groups; or can be smaller and more focused on learning how to ride a leg yield or shoulder-in. Chatham Hall owns 35 horses that reside on the property all year long so they are well schooled and educated teachers for the campers. When campers are not riding they enjoy several horsemanship activities offered with topics like confirmation, nutrition, how to manage a large stable, bits and equipment, etc. We also incorporate some silliness in our downtime. We’ve painted horses, designed Olympic cross-country jumps, and played all-camp water balloon games!
During their stay at Chatham Hall's Summer Riding Program, campers live in air-conditioned dormitories and are supervised by an adult faculty member and college-aged counselors. Campers who wish to stay for more than one session will have full supervision and additional activities planned on the Saturday between sessions.