I hope everyone has marked their calendars for our annual spring event camp at Majestic Oaks in Reddick.  

OPENING DATE is APRIL 2nd – Do not send an entry form prior to this date!! Online form will open at 7am or you can mail in form. If over filled, we will draw for slots on April 8th.

Pay camp fee

Emails before the OPENING DATE will not be counted! $150 covers all from Fri PM through Sun PM

Who Should Attend?

  1.  Riders of all ages who are interested in learning about the sport of eventing or advancing their eventing skills
  2. 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).
  3. 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!
  4. 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 Gaby Ruane (cross country) , Dorothy Crowell (show jumping), Pat Deasy (dressage), and  Chris Cox (Green Beans) as our camp instructors. 


Pat Deasy (dressage): Pat brings years of eventing and dressage experience to Camp, as she is a former Area III Leading rider, and an ICP Certified Instructor. A USDF bronze, silver, and gold medalist,
in 2016 she was awarded the USDF 2016 Open Intermediate II Championship. Her patient, thoughtful
approach ensures that riders will learn to work with their horses to make them willing partners.

Dorothy (Trapp) Crowell (stadium jumping): You know you’ve made it when you get a Wheaties box cover! Her accomplishments include being selected for two Olympic teams, riding Molokai to a silver medal at the 1994 WEG, and winning the inaugural 4* (now 5) Rolex USET Championship in 1998. She has ridden OTTBs to top 10 finishes at the world’s highest level competitions, including Badminton, Burghley and Pau. Dorothy is a Level IV Certified Eventing Instructor, bringing a lifetime of experience to coaching and training and is a much sought-after clinician. Several of her students have gone on to earn medals at the NAYC Junior Olympics. Dorothy has brought her wit and wisdom to the cross country sessions of Camp, and now we look forward to her insights for successfully navigating stadium courses.

Gabby Ruane (cross country): Gabby, based in Reddick, previously trained with Canadian Olympian Sandra Donnelly, then Jen and Jon Holling, before heading out on her own, competing up to the 4 level. She has produced many eventers, 2 up through the 3* level. She is excited to help this year’s Campers navigate various cross country obstacles with confidence.

Chris Cox (green beans – a tiny bit of prior jumping experience, even just a pole!): We are thrilled to welcome back Chris Cox as Green Beans instructor! Chris has evented through the 2* intermediate level, riding with many prominent trainers along the way. Since its inception, she has introduced FHTA Campers to eventing using a progression of safe, fun and interesting exercises. She reminds attendees to read the rulebook, as this is so important to a successful eventing outing! Chris has a knack for successfully and safely starting horses and riders off on their eventing journey.

If there are more than 5 green beans in a year, the other instructor will be announced after all entries are in and participants are selected.

Jennifer Robinson Green Bean II

Camp fees are only $150 – this includes stabling, all human food (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and instruction.   Camping hookup sites are available for a low fee.  Nearby accommodations are also available.  (contact Carol Ogden for more information).

Entry information went out 3/15 via email, so check spam if you didn’t get it.  Like all events, we have an opening day for entries (April 2nd).   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!