I hope everyone has marked their calendars for our annual spring event camp on March 28-29, to be held at Majestic Oaks in Reddick.
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 Eliza Farren-Englert (cross country) , Joachim Englert (show jumping), and Dorothy Crowell (dressage), and Chris Cox (Green Beans) as our camp instructors. Eliza and Joachim are the resident trainers at Majestic Oaks who also run the popular schooling jumper shows there. Eliza is a former 4-star rider, while Joachim brings his knowledge of show jumping and design, and Dorothy, whose credentials go from WEG Silver Medalist, winner at Rolex KY, and top 10 finishes at Badminton, Burghley, and Pau as well as coach at the Junior Olympics (NAYCs) and Makeover Champions in Dressage and Eventing. 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.
Other Activities: Friday evening Welcome Social, with pizza, snacks, and wine/beer. Meals for riders, volunteers and instructors will allow time for socializing and posing questions to our experts and guest speakers. Guest meal plans available. Sunday afternoon we will have some sort of competition to practice your learned skills.
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 (March 9th). No pre-entries accepted before opening date. We can only take 20 riders in order to give the participants concentrated instruction. Make plans to join us at the beautiful Majestic Oaks for another fun camp in 2020!