Alfred University's English Equestrian camp offers a wonderful opportunity for all levels of riders from beginners through advanced. Campers can bring their own horses or use AU's lesson horses during their week of camp. Students will define realistic personal goals or ojectives at the beinning of the week and their lessons will be directed toward helping them achieve their goals.
The camp accommodates hunt seat riding, eventing and dressage based on the individual gifts and needs of the participants. Riders do flat work in the morning and ride over fences in the afternoon. Campers define realistic personal goals at the beginning of the week and their lessons are directed toward helping them achieve those goals. A student show is held at the end of the week to allow riders to demonstrate the skills they have learned.
Our campus is located in Alfred, a safe and peaceful village in Western New York State, where the summer days are warm and the nights are cool and comfortable. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful meadows and valleys, our campus is the perfect place for campers to spend an enjoyable week together riding, learning and making friends.
Daily camp sessions take place at AU's new Daggett Equestrian Center, which includes classrooms, viewing areas, a 200 x 80-foot indoor arena, 50 stalls and two outdoor arenas: 200 x 100 and 80 x 100. Campers are housed on campus in clean, modern residence halls and delicious, all-you-can-eat, cafeteria-style meals are served in the University dining hall.
When not in instruction sessions, students enjoy organized recreational activities such as hayrides, indoor and outdoor games, movies, visits to a nearby lake for picnics and campfires, social gatherings at the Coffee House, a farewell party on the last night, and more. Living, dining and learning together, they will have ample opportunity to get to know each other and develop lasting friendships.