Summer Riding Experience
Please be sure to complete all required health forms prior to the camper's arrival.
Note: The Day Camp (June 23-27), Residential Session 1 (July 6-13) and Residential Session 2 (July 13-20) are now full. Please contact Kathleen Bernard at kbernard [at] ethelwalker [dot] org or (860) 408-4354 if you would like to be added to the waitlist.
Day Camp: June 23-27, 2014 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Residential Camp: July 6-25, 2014
SRE is staffed by the same team that runs the School's equestrian program. All are second and third generation horsewomen who are seasoned competitors and trainers. SRE campers of all ability levels are coached by the Walker's team to become more complete equestrians, whether they are getting on a horse for the first time or are already accomplished riders. Additionally, girls from Walker's equestrian team assist with SRE, giving campers a glimpse into the spirit and camaraderie of the School's riding program.
Situated on the School's scenic campus, the Walker's equestrian center includes a newly renovated barn, outdoor rings, an indoor ring with dust-free footing and newly upgraded lighting, four tack rooms, extensive turnouts for the horses and over 300 acres of trails through the woods.
Girls can either ride one of the School's horses or board their own. We have wonderful horses for riders of all levels. Girls are paired with horses best suited to their ability.
Girls will need to bring to following for lessons: riding breeches or jeans, comfortable t-shirts, boots with a 1/2 inch heels, and an ASTM-approved riding helmet.
We have a rich residential program that is based on our academic year program, designed to foster community, lifelong friendships and help each girl feel comfortable. Our dining hall serves healthy meals during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meals are a time for the entire summer community to come together, including girls participating in other summer programs. Evening activities include movie nights, game nights, trips into the local community, and swimming.
For more information, contact Kathleen Bernard, Director of Equestrian Programs at kbernard [at] ethelwalker [dot] org or (860) 408-4354.