Photo Courtesy: Maggie Mansfield 888.339.3334 | Lending support to rural America™ farmcreditequine.com Foxrock Stables (ad on pg. 32) Foxrock Stables begins four weeks of summer camps on July 22 at its facility in Purcellville, Va.
Owner Beth Newman deStanley said 25 campers, ages six to 18, can be accommodated each week. The campers will be divided into groups by age and riding ability, de Stanley said, so each youngster gets the most from the week of training.
While the camp focuses on hunt seat riding, it is also appropriate for those who want to learn the sport of foxhunting, and campers will also be exposed to trail riding and “a little bit of everything.” One thing de Stanley is certain of — she wants her riders to know something about what it takes to responsibly care for a large animal like a horse. “There’s a lot more to it than just riding,” she said, and her campers will learn about mucking stalls and grooming their steeds too. “We want to expose them to the daily care,” she explained. The camp runs from 9 a.m.
To 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday, and the last day of the week features a pot luck luncheon to celebrate the final day. The camp cost is $375 per week.
Reservations are taken until each camp fills, deStanley said.
Kelly’s Ford Eq.
Center (pg. 28) Kelly’s Ford Equestrian Center, in Remington, Va., is holding three summer camp sessions for children ages eight to 17.
The dates for each session are June 17 – 21, July 15 – 19 and August 12 – 16, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost is $450 per session. (After care is available Photo Courtesy: Jim Moore Serving the health and wellness of horses in the northern Shenandoah Valley and surrounding regions of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania Even the ponys like the Kelly’s Ford summer camps.
Here’s Star enjoying a Coke! Madeira School (ad on pg. 40) Madeira School’s Girls First! Horsemastership program is geared to 7th to 11th grade girls who want to spend two weeks immersed in all aspects of the horse industry.
Students may bring their own horses, or ride one of the school’s mounts. Mounted instruction covers the fundamentals of good rider position, how form affects function, how to get the best movement and jumping form out of your horse and advanced jumping skills.
Students will study an array of horse health topics, from the top of the head to the tip of the tail, including teeth care, nutrition, leg maintenance, first aid and farrier care.
They will also learn about bits, saddle fitting, course design and the proper use of training aids. The final session requires the students to perform an equitation Medal Finals-type course, which Continued on p. 29 • • • • • • • Complete health programs, foaling to retirement Customized preventive vaccine and parasite control programs Nutritional consultations Performance horse and soundness evaluations.
Lameness diagnostics including digital xrays and ultrasound.
Regenerative therapies, shockwave, laser and ultrasound.
Pre-purchase examinations 540-955-9115 Email: ofﬁce@clarkeequine.com On the web @ www.clarkeequine.com Also on Facebook! Extraordinary care for every horse and an extraordinary experience for every horse owner! Mitchell Rode, DVM Stephanie Davis, DVM Chad Davis, DVM 1236 Kimble Road, Berryville, VA
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