Western Equestrian Camp
*The event has already taken place on this date: Fri, 07/17/2020
Application Deadline: May 1
Cost of Camp: $930 Residential; $775 Commuters
We will again be using CampDoc for our online registration system. We are again partnering with CampDoc (an online registration program) to better serve our campers and staff. CampDoc offers online registration and an electronic health record system for campers. The CampDoc site is secure, encrypted and password protected. Only Alfred University Summer Health Staff will have access to camper health information.
To gain access to our online application, please go to our website at https://www.alfred.edu/about/community/summer-camps/residential-camps/sports-camps/western-equestrian.cfm
Alfred University equestrian camps offer a wonderful opportunity for all levels of riders from beginners through advanced to define and achieve their personal riding goals during an exciting, fun-filled week. Campers can bring their own horses or use AU's great lesson horses. Campers will ride and care for the horse throughout the week as they refine their skills - with an emphasis on having fun and enjoying our beautiful natural surroundings while learning! Our Equestrian camps are held at AU's Bromeley-Daggett Equestrian Center. This spacious equestrian center includes classrooms, viewing areas, a 200' x 80' indoor arena, 50 stalls and two outdoor arenas - 200' x 100' and 80' x 100'.
Structure of the camp:
- The staff will work with campers individually to help them define realistic personal goals at the beginning of the week and their lessons are then directed toward helping them achieve those goals
- We will have two riding sessions each day and in the evening we vary the schedule to include more riding instructions, a campfire and fun at a local lake and a selection of group recreational activities
- A student show will be held at the end of the week to allow riders to demonstrate the skills they have learned for their parents, their instructors and other University staff
- Camp fee: $930 which covers room and board from dinner on Sunday through lunch on Friday, instruction, supervision, program materials, evening recreational activities, T-shirt and either the use of Alfred University horse or the boarding of the camper's own horse
- Campers arrive on Sunday and check-out after lunch on Friday
How to Apply:
Application deadline: May 1. Campers who wish to apply must submit the online registration form (We support the current and previous major releases of Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari on a rolling basis.) along with the following:
- The associated deposit (paid via online application form)
Campers will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To ensure quality instruction and maximum participation, enrollment is limited. Enroll as early as possible to assure your spot in our camp!
Mr. Stephen Shank, Director of Equestrian Studies/Director of the Equestrian Center at Alfred University serves as co-director of this camp along with Peggy Shank. He has more than 40 years' experience in the horse industry. He is owner of Shank Quarter Horses, specializing in training open, youth and amateur riders for shows, and horse show management. He competes successfully on local and national levels and is a money-earning rider in NSBA, NRHA and AQHA events.
He is a nationally sanctioned horse show judge with American Paint Horse Association, Palomino Horse Breeders Association, Pinto Horse Association, Appaloosa Horse Club, Appaloosa Horse Club of Canada, American Ranch Horse Association and National Snaffle Bit Association (Category 1).
He is a clinician for various local and national organizations and presenter of "From the Judges Point of View." He has his AS degree in Math and Science from Niagara Community College, a BBA and MBA (Accounting from Niagara University, and is an IRS enrolled agent and registered tax return preparer.
Peggy Shank's credentials are Alfred University Western Instructor/Trainer/Assistant IHSA Coach. She is also Head Coach of Alfred University's Hunt Seat Interscholastic Equestrian Team. She has an AAS Degree in Equestrian Studies from University of Findlay 1988, an AAS Degree Veterinary Technology from Medaille College, 2008 and 30 years' experience as an equestrian professional with experience in training, showing, judging, coaching, breeding and barn management.
*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.