William Woods University to host summer riding program

William Woods University will host its 21th
annual Summer Riding
Program, beginning June 30. The program provides both beginning and advanced
riders a competitive riding experience in 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
30-July 5 for riders ages 14-17, with
the second session July 7-12 for riders ages 10-13.
Riders have the option to stay in on-campus
residential halls or commute.
 
In addition to 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.  This year a two-part horse show will give
campers a chance to organize, run, judge and ride in a horse show
at the end of the week.
 
“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 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 ext. 4223.                                                                            
CUTLINES:
Youngsters participating in last year’s Summer Riding
Program at William Woods University converse in the indoor arena.
 
Horses and riders alike enjoy
William Woods University’s Summer Riding
Program.