I hope everyone has marked their calendars for our annual spring event camp on March 31st -April 2nd, to be held at Majestic Oaks in Reddick.
Entries for camp will open soon – LOOK for an email from Carol Ogden.
Opening date to reply you would like to attend camp is MARCH 7th.
Emails before March 7th will not be counted!
Who Should Attend?
- Riders of all ages who are interested in learning about the sport of eventing or advancing their eventing skills
- Participants must be FHTA members. Dues are $20/year (plus $5/horse) and can be paid along with camp fees. However, priority is given to longer-term members. (so if you have a friend who is also interested, I’d suggest you have them join now).
- No eventing experience required! However, riders should be comfortable jumping small jumps, especially if bringing an inexperienced horse. This is NOT for riders who have NEVER jumped!
- Camp will focus on skills needed for each phase of eventing, with a focus on competitive skills, rules, etiquette, and horsemanship, as well as what to expect at your first event.
What Happens At Camp:
Mounted sessions – Groups of 4-5 rider/horse pairs of similar experience will participate in 3 mounted sessions, each one focusing on one phase of eventing led by experienced instructors. This year we welcome Jeanie Clark (cross country) , Nicky Buckingham (show jumping), and Megan Fisher (dressage), and Chris Cox (Green Beans) as our camp instructors.
Jeanie, a USEA Certified instructor, has competed through Advanced eventing and upper level SJ, and has produced 5-star riders and “A” pony-clubbers. Jeanie is working on her certification in course design, so will bring many XC techniques and tactics to her lessons. Nicky, who trains with Ian Stark, is a Brit who relocated in 1995 and received her ICP coaching certification and has had success competing all around Area III. Megan is a Grand Prix dressage rider, coach and USEF “R” dressage judge and is a very popular local trainer. Chris has been teaching our Green Bean division since camp started, and as a former Intermediate level rider, has a keen knack for working with green horses and riders to instill confidence and knowledge of the rules for eventing.
Camp fees are only $150 – this includes stabling, food, and instruction. Camping hookup sites are available for a low fee. Nearby accommodations are also available. (more on that later).
Entry information will be shortly forthcoming in a separate email, so be on the lookout for it in your inbox. Like all events, we will have an opening day for entries (Tues, March 7th). No pre-entries accepted before opening date. We can only take 20-25 riders in order to give the participants concentrated instruction. Make plans to join us at the beautiful Majestic Oaks for another fun camp!