William Woods University to host summer riding program

Youngsters participating in a previous Summer Riding Program at William Woods University converse in the indoor arena.
Youngsters participating in a previous Summer Riding Program at William Woods University converse in the indoor arena.

William Woods University will host its 22nd annual Summer Riding Program, beginning June 29. The program provides both beginning and advanced riders a competitive riding experience in English hunter pleasure, hunt seat over fences, saddle seat and western riding disciplines.

Young riders and horse enthusiasts from all over the United States travel to attend this unique camp. The first session of the camp will take place June 29-July 4 for riders ages 14-18, with the second session July 6-11 for riders ages 10-13. Riders have the option to stay in on-campus residential halls or commute.

In addition to one or two riding lessons a day, campers will be able to participate in horse-related activities out of the saddle such as show grooming, equine management techniques and lessons in other equine-related topics. Each session will include demonstrations and discussions on horse health, anatomy, nutrition, conformation and the responsibilities of horse ownership.

“I am so excited to be a part of the summer riding program again this year,” Jennie Petterson, the program director and an assistant professor of equestrian studies, commented. “The energy and enthusiasm that the riders bring to WWU help to remind me about the sheer joy of just being around the horses. I am so proud that WWU is helping

Horses and riders alike enjoy William Woods University’s Summer Riding Program.
Horses and riders alike enjoy William Woods University’s Summer Riding Program.

to educate the younger generation of horse lovers!”

The riding program features instruction from professional instructors and William Woods equestrian faculty. Campers will receive special attention with the goal of improved riding.

For more information, contact Petterson at Jennie.Petterson@WilliamWoods.edu or 800.995.3159 x1102 or Kristen Dockler, admissions representative, at Kristen.Dockler@WilliamWoods.edu or 800.995.3159 x4223.