WWU’s Holds 19th Year of Summer Riding Program

William Woods University’s Summer Riding Program, now in its
19th year, runs July 3 through July 15. Students between the ages of
10 and 17 attend week-long instruction in hunter pleasure (on the flat), hunt
seat over fences, saddle seat or western.

Riders of all skill levels are welcomed for the program,
which is held on the WWU campus in Fulton, Mo. Students between the ages of 14
and 17 will attend July 3-8, while students 10 to 13 years old will be on
campus July 10-15.
 
The program encompasses not only riding skills, but a range
of other equestrian knowledge. Students learn about the responsibilities of
owning a horse, anatomy, nutrition, handling and show grooming, among other
subjects.
 
“Riding lessons will be in small groups, with students of
similar experience,” Laura Ward, program director, said.  “Participants
will be exposed to areas of the horse world outside of their concentration. The
William Woods Summer Riding Program promises learning opportunities designed to
develop a versatile and open-minded equestrian.”
 
They are given the opportunity to ride once or twice a day in
small groups with other students of similar experience. The instructors are
William Woods equestrian faculty and students who ride and show in their
respective seats. The horses used in the program are horses that have been
donated to the William Woods equestrian program. 
 
This program is a residential program, which means that the
majority of students stay on the campus for the duration, although commuting is
also permitted.  Each year, more than 100
riders from 15-20 states participate.
 
For more information, contact Ward, at lward@williamwoods.edu or (573)
592-1153 or Kristen David, admissions representative, at Kristen.david@williamwoods.edu
or (573) 592-4223.