Summer Riding Experience

Summer Riding Experience

Summer Riding Experience (SRE) is an extension of our renowned riding program. Girls come to this camp to have fun, but also to become complete horsewomen. You will enjoy daily riding sessions and activities that include horse care, working with farriers and veterinarians, and general equestrian knowledge.



Day Session Information

  • Time: Day session is from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with snack and water included
  • Age: Average age for the day session is 8-15 years
  • Pricing: Deposit of $250 is due no later than April 1, and balance of $250 is due by June 1 as well as all necessary medical forms
  • Range of ability: From never having ridden, to jumping 2'9-3' courses and up
  • Daily activities: stable management, crafts and lessons, and a horse show each Friday
Each student is welcome to bring their own horse for the session

Day Camp Packing List

  • Packed lunch daily
  • Optional snack
  • One white t-shirt (for craft)
  • ASTM-approved helmet
  • Riding pants
  • Heeled riding boots
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes (including extra shoes)
Campers may also feel free to bring their own saddle and saddle pads, but must understand that if the saddle does not fit the horse properly it may not be used.

Residential Session Information

  • Time: Check in is on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m.; check out is the following Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Age: Average age for the residential session is 10-15 years
  • Pricing: Deposit of $250 is due no later than April 1, and balance of $1500 is due by June 1 as well as all necessary medical forms
  • Range of ability: From never having ridden, to jumping 2'9-3' courses and up
  • Daily activities: breakfast, lunch and dinner, stable management, crafts and multiple lessons a day, and a horse show each Friday
  • Evening activities: Movie nights, game nights, trips into the local community, and swimming
Each student is welcome to bring their own horse for the session

Residential Camp Packing List

For Riding

  • Riding breeches
  • Belt
  • Riding socks
  • Appropriate riding boots and chaps (make sure boots have at least a 1" heel)
  • Riding gloves
  • Approved riding helmet
  • Appropriate riding shirts (no tank tops please)

Clothing

  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Jeans
  • Sneakers
  • Tank tops
  • Light jacket/sweatshirt
  • Rain jacket
  • Appropriate undergarments
  • Swimsuit
  • Pajamas
  • Sweat pants
  • Flip flops
  • Socks

Toiletries etc.

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Hairbrush
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Sunblock
  • Goggles
  • Bug repellant
  • Sunglasses
  • Appropriate bedding (twin x-long sheets, blanket/comforter, pillow, pillowcase)
  • Bath towel
  • Beach towel

Instruction

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. You will be coached by the Walker's team to become a more complete rider, whether you are getting on a horse for the first time or are already an accomplished rider. Additionally, girls from Walker's equestrian team assist with SRE, giving you a glimpse into the spirit and camaraderie of the School's riding program.

Our Facilities

Situated on the School's scenic campus, 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 175 acres of trails through the woods.
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Our Horses

You can ride one of the School's horses or board your own. We have wonderful horses for riders of all levels. Girls are paired with horses best suited to their ability.

Proper Attire

You 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.

Residential Program

Summer Riding Experience

SRE offers a rich residential program that is based on our academic year program. It is 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.


2017 SRE Dates

June 26-30 (Day)

July 9-16 (Residential)

July 16-23 (Residential)

July 23-30 (Residential)

August 7-11 (Day)

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Pay Tuition Balance

We hope to see you this summer! For more information, contact Hillary Rheinheimer at hrheinheimer@ethelwalker.org or (860) 408-4355, or Randi Booth at rbooth@ethelwalker.org or (860) 408-4360.

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