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Horsemanship Summer Camp

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Josie Colantoni rides WNEC's star lesson pony Smokey

Summertime at Whiting’s Neck Equestrian Center (WNEC) is a fun, active, and healthy place for children ages 6 to 17 to learn about and love horses.  The days are spent in a relaxed, informal atmosphere where safety and fun are experienced hand in hand with horseback riding, hands on lessons, games on horseback, an end-of-camp performance, and learning about the history and care of horses.  Intermediate and advanced students will have the opportunity to work on jumping courses of fences, timed canter sets, adjustment of strides, lead changes, equitation, and to show off the property at local hunter shows.  All riders will show in WNEC’s Friday mock show to show off what they learned during their week of camp!

Each camper will be assigned a horse for the week (or may bring his or her own horse or pony). Riders will learn about caring for their assigned horse during session hours, including grooming and tacking, stall maintenance, feeding, and riding. 

 

Hours:  Camp hours are 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m, Monday - Thursday and 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Friday*.  Students should bring a brown-bag lunch and sufficient drinks for the summer weather.  Early drop off or late pick up may be arranged for a small additional fee. 

 

Dates:  Camp sessions run every other week starting in June.   Multiple week discounts are available.

2018 Dates: 

 

  • Session 1: June 11th through 15th
  • Session 2: June 18th through 22nd
  • Session 3: July 2nd through 6th
  • Session 4: July 16th through 20th
  • Session 5: July 23rd through 27th
  • Session 6: August 6th through 10th
  • Session 7: August 13th through 17th
  • Session 8: August 20th through 24th

 

*The final day of each session we will hold a performance for parents and friends of our campers at Noon.   This gives our students the opportunity to show the skills they have developed during the week. Awards and a certificate are presented to each rider.

 

** Session eight will be held if there is sufficient interest--at least 5 campers.

 

Cost:  The cost of each summer session is as follows (includes multiple weeks for multiple children from the same family:

    •  One week = $325 
    • Two to Five Weeks= $300 per week
    • All Six Weeks = $275 per week

·        Board for student's own horse is an additional $50 per week

 

Reservations:  Each session is limited space.  Please pay WNEC a deposit of one-half the tuition cost for all sessions in which the student is enrolled to reserve a space.  The balance of the cost is due on the first day of the session.  WNEC will refund the deposit, minus a $100 administrative fee, if the student is unable to attend.

 

 

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WNEC Summer Campers

Whiting's Neck Equestrian Center * 391 Steeplechase Lane* Martinsburg * WV * 25404
304 274 1210