Horse Riding Camps offered in Europe this Summer
NY (February 25, 2004) This summer, Cross Country International
(CCI) is offering exciting equestrian camp getaways for youths across
the pond. According to the travel institute of America, with nearly
30 million Americans using their leisure time to take an educational
trip to learn or improve a skill, sport or hobby in the past three
years, the time has never been better to give your kids a chance
to grow their equestrian skill set during their time away from school.
Through CCI, this July and August, horse-crazy adolescents can travel
to riding camps in England and Ireland and experience the ultimate
summer learning experience.
Riding Camp in England Yorkshire Riding Centre
Campers at Yorkshire Riding Centre in Great Britain ride a minimum
of two hours per day in structured lessons taught by senior instructors
appointed by the facilitys Olympic riders and coaches - Christopher
Bartle and Jane Bartle-Wilson. The instructors focus on dressage,
cross country and stadium jumping in the hopes of creating well-rounded
and confident riders. One hour of theory is taught per day in addition
to the riding lessons. During theory lectures and demonstrations,
campers will learn skills including, but not limited to, first aid,
barn management and barn safety, all in a fun and relaxed learning
Riding Centre is one of the largest, most prestigious equestrian
facilities in Great Britain. It is owned by Christopher Bartle,
who competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in dressage and also
won the famed Badminton Three Day Event in 1998, and his sister,
Jane Bartle-Wilson, one of Britains great dressage competitors
who has twice been her countrys National Champion and she
has earned the prestigious position of chef dequipe of the
British Dressage Team.
with two large indoor arenas, an outdoor arena, a stadium jumping
field and a cross country course, Yorkshire Riding Centre provides
campers with the space, the resources and the tools to learn about
equestrian sport. English tack and experienced horses are assigned
to the campers and safety remains the number one priority throughout
the week. The horses at the Yorkshire Equestrian Centre are trained
at many different levels in order to conform with almost any level
of riders skills. Guests are welcome to visit campers and
watch lessons at any time.
campers are encouraged to keep busy when they are not riding. Other
activities offered include tennis, badminton, volleyball, ping-pong,
television and movies. Off-site excursions include swimming, bowling,
sightseeing, and movies and are determined by the age of each group.
are in a guesthouse or student dorms and include seven nights. All
meals, lessons with senior instructors, and excursions are included
in the price of $1,490 per person. Additional lessons with the chief
instructors are available for $390 per day.
Youth Riding Camp in Ireland Clonshire Equestrian Centre
Sue and Dan Foley of the Clonshire Equestrian Centre have put together
a program that allows children from all over the world to learn
the art of equestrian sports in a laid-back, low-pressure, safe
environment. Just outside of Adare, Irelands prettiest
village, sits the Clonshire Equestrian Centre. The large indoor
arena, large outdoor arena, polo field, cross country course and
miles of countryside just waiting to be galloped, make the youth
riding camp in Ireland a perfect place to send a horse-loving adolescent.
this camp, children are housed in a typical Irish house with the
Foley family. Sue, Dan and their three lovely children create a
home away from home which is a unique experience that
proves very comforting to campers not used to being away from home.
This popular camp keeps young people busy all day. Campers ride
for at least three hours per day on horses and ponies that are appropriately
matched to each riders skills. There are many activities that
are offered to campers daily. Horse care, lessons, demonstrations,
trail rides, competitions, as well as daily training in the disciplines
of show jumping, cross country and dressage are available. Other
supplemental activities include visits to the nearby village, movies,
bowling, skating, and horse shows. Activities are supervised and
provide a fun break from the stable.
A session at the youth riding camp in Ireland includes seven nights
accommodation with the Foley family, six days of riding, all meals
and excursions. The 2004 price for this camp is $1,600 per week.
Space is limited and due to the popularity of this camp, sessions
will fill up fast.
For more information about the Youth Riding Camps in England and
Ireland, please contact Cross Country International at (800) 828-8768
or visit www.equestrianvacations.com.