Kansas City Dressage Society to Hold Riding Camp

The Kansas City Dressage Society will hold an adult riding camp at William Woods University June 26-30. The society has been conducting camps at WWU every other year for the past 10 years.

“We love coming to William Woods University,” says Emily O’Shea, camp coordinator and U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF) member. “It’s the perfect venue for this camp.”

Twenty-four riders from Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska will attend the camp. Instructors are:

-Nancy Chesney, a USDF-certified instructor through fourth level. She earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals and competes at Grand Prix level.

-Janet (Dolly) Hannon, an AHSA licensed judge and USDF-certified instructor. She trains in Colorado and shows at Prix St. George.

-Melanie Tenney, a trainer in Connecticut, who runs one of a handful of British Horse Society approved training centers in the United States that is equipped to teach students for BHS licensing. She also is a USDF Certification faculty member.

For the cost of $650 for the camp, participants will be provided room and board, two daily classes and stabling for their horses. This year, participants may bring their own horses or lease one from William Woods University’s stables.

The camp is open to adults and had, in previous years, riders ranging from 18 years to 60. For further information call O’Shea at (913) 962-0042 or e-mail at emilyo@spanglergraphics.com.