William Woods University to host summer riding program
|5/16/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
William Woods University will host its 20th annual Summer Riding Program this July. The program provides both beginning and advanced riders a competitive riding experience in hunter pleasure, hunt seat over fences, saddle seat and western riding disciplines.
Young riders and horse enthusiasts from all over the United States travel to attend this unique camp. The first session of the camp will take place July 1-6 for riders ages 14-17, with the second session July 8-13 for riders ages 10-13. Riders have the option to stay in on-campus residential halls or commute.
In addition to two riding lessons a day, campers will be able to participate in horse-related activities out of the saddle such as show grooming, equine management techniques, and lessons in other equine-related topics. This year a two-part horse show will give campers a chance to organize, run, judge and ride in a horse show at the end of the week.
Jennie Petterson, the program director and an assistant professor of equestrian studies, commented, "I am so excited to be a part of the summer riding program again this year. The energy and enthusiasm that the riders bring to WWU help to remind me about the sheer joy of just being around the horses. I am so proud that WWU is helping to educate the younger generation of horse lovers!"
The riding program features instruction from professional instructors and William Woods equestrian faculty. Campers will receive special attention with the goal of improved riding.