Summer Riding Lessons

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Looking for something fun to do this summer?
How about horseback riding?

Once again the University of Connecticut's Animal Science Department will be offering its popular Summer Riding Program to the public. Please note that Dressage, Hunt Seat, Polo, Western riding lessons and Trail Riding are open to adults and children who meet the minimum age requirements.  Please see the information and forms below.

Online Payment Information

The Animal Science Department is now accepting credit and debit cards for payment for our summer riding program!

Pay online using the UConn Payment Store.

Once payment is made you must complete both the registration form and Acknowledgement/Consent form and return to the appropriate instructor. Forms for hunt seat, dressage or western should be emailed to Alena.Meacham@uconn.edu, forms for trail should be emailed to Jenifer.Nadeau@uconn.edu and forms for polo should be returned to Jennifer.Szela@uconn.edu.


Riding Lesson Styles

Dressage, Hunt Seat and Western Riding

Participants must be 11 years of age or older or at the 6th grade level in the fall of 2017

All Levels: Beginners - Advanced Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

SESSION I
MAY 15 - JUNE 2 (3 weeks)
SESSION II
JUNE 19 - JUNE 30 (2 weeks)
SESSION III
JULY 10 - JULY 28 (3 weeks)
SESSION IV
AUGUST 14 - AUGUST 25 (2 weeks)

SUMMER HORSE SCHOOLING SHOW - JULY 22





Polo Lessons

    Participants must be 11 years of age or older and comfortable riding at
the walk, trot and canter.
All Levels: Introductory - Advanced

INTRODUCTORY LEVEL JULY 17 - AUGUST 4 (3 weeks)
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL JULY 17 - AUGUST 4 (3 weeks)
POLO PLAYERS (ADVANCED) AUGUST 7 - AUGUST 25 (3 weeks)

 

 

 

 



 

Trail Riding

Participants must be at least 13 years of age

Open to Intermediate - Advanced Riders

Rider may choose to ride English or Western style

Ride the UConn Trail System and practice trail riding -- including how to follow markings!

SESSION I MAY 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24
SESSION II JUNE 5, 7, 26, 28*
SESSION III JULY 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 25*
SESSION IV AUGUST 14, 16, 21, 23

*Dates differ from the normal schedule

Please contact UConnHorseRiding@UConn.edu for trail riding forms.

See a summer trail riding video here!

Links and Documents

Brochures/ Applications (contains info. on times, prices, attire, etc...)

All Riders Must Read

Important Links


Last updated: 04/12/2017 12:56:31

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