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2014 Fox Pointe Farm Summer Horse Camps

Camp programs for junior riders of any riding level who wish to improve their skills, strength, confidence and riding foundation. Our summer programs offer close personal attention in a small group setting with between 6 and 10 riders per session. Riding lessons are taught in ability-based groups. Students may bring their own horse or enjoy one of our farm-owned horses and ponies. Instruction takes place in one of our two riding arenas. Students receive quality instruction from trainer Colleen Seely who is active in the industry through coaching at AA and VHSA horse shows, as well as coaching a Zone 3 Interscholastic Equestrian Association teams. She is also an active USEF/USHJA/VHSA member and judges local VHSA horse shows. Colleen has 12 years of experience teaching and managing successful summer equestrian camp programs and has served as a mentor to her working students that help manage daily farm activity.

Fox Pointe Farm offers the following opportunities:

(1) Week-long Residential Camp for Girls (Ages 9-17)
*Recognized United States Hunter Jumper Association affiliated clinic.

(2) Week-long Horse Lover's Co-Ed Day Program (Ages 7-12)

(3) Weekend Spring Break Residential Camp for Girls (Ages 9-17)

(4) Internship Program (Ages 15-18 must apply for this program)

*Students enrolled in our residential programs stay overnight in our air conditioned Fox Den that houses up to 10 girls (5 bunk beds). The Fox Den is situated in close proximity to the Fox Pointe Farm private residence. Students bring their own bedding and use the bathroom facilities at the private residence.

Week-Long Residential Camp for Girls (Ages 9-17)

This program is for junior riders ages 9-17 of any riding level who wish to improve their skills, strength, confidence and riding foundation. Each day is structured around riding and learning about barn management and horse care. Students ride twice daily in ability-based groups and practice their teamwork skills as they clean stalls, water, feed and turn out the horses. Additional educational opportunities are provided through mini-clinics that are built into their schedule and teach students important horsemanship skills that they can put into practice at the farm. A busy day requires down time and rest and we incorporate this into our program activities such as swimming and going out to lunch. We often spend our evenings together watching a movie or sitting by the campfire. We end each session with a equitation horse show to include a judge and ribbons, as well as invited in-house competition.

(1) Flatwork (Walk, Trot, Canter): Emphasis is placed on learning proper position, balance, use of rider aids, understanding form and function, and a variety of additional flatwork principles and techniques for rider strength and improvement. The exercises and lesson plans change daily, exposing students to many different ways of practicing each technique. Riders will work over ground poles, practicing beginner jumping skills.

(2) Flatwork/Jumping: Emphasis is placed on learning proper position, balance, use of rider aids, understanding form and function, and a variety of additional flatwork principles and techniques for rider strength and improvement. Students also fine-tune their jumping skills (18" - 2'6" depending on rider level) as they practice and learn numerous strategies to improve rider position, eye and their ability to keep a consistent rhythm.

2014 Week-Long Residental Camp for Girls Dates
Session I: 2:00PM Saturday, June 21 - Saturday, June 28
Session II: 2:00PM Saturday, July 19 - Saturday, July 26
Session III: 2:00PM Saturday, August 16 - Saturday, August 23

*Fees are $950 per session (meals and lodging included). Sessions may be reserved with a non-refundable $100 deposit which is applied toward the full program fee balance. The remaining $850 balance must be paid one week prior to the start of the session you register for. Fox Pointe Farm will provide pick up and drop off at Richmond International Airport and the Richmond Main Street Train Station.

Week-Long Residential Camp Payment Options

Week-Long Horse Lover's Co-Ed Day Program (Ages 7-12)

Our popular Week-Long Horse Lover's Co-Ed Day Program begins on Monday and ends on Friday. Students spend each day (9:00AM - 12:00PM) in riding lessons, learning about horse care and horsemanship, helping with barn chores and swimming. Mounted instruction is provided daily in group lessons. In addition to mounted instruction, students in this program work directly with the horses as they learn to safely lead, groom, tack and care for horses. Pack a lunch, sunscreen, towel and swimsuit daily.

2014 Week-Long Horse Lover's Co-Ed Day Program Dates
Session I: July 14-18, 2014
Session II: August 4-8, 2014
*Fees are $375 per session.

Weekend Spring Break Residential Camp for Girls (Ages 9-17)

Our Weekend Residential Camps are similar to the week-long overnight camps. They begin on Friday at 3:30PM and end on Sunday at 6:00PM. Riders work on fundamental tools needed to be an effective rider which provides the opportunity for students to review and strengthen existing skills. The Weekend Residential Camp includes five 60 minute group lessons. Mini-clinics are also conducted covering a wide variety of topics including tack, grooming and show clipping, course design and walking, as well as horse care and management.

2014 Weekend Spring Break Residential Camp for Girls Dates
Session I: April 18-20, 2014

*Fees are $325 per session

Week-Long Horse Lover's Co-Ed Day Program and Weekend Spring Break Residential Payment Options

Internship Program at Fox Pointe Farm (Ages 15-18)

Fox Pointe Farm offers a working student program with one week or multiple week options. Duties include daily stable work, lesson preparation, grooming/tacking and helping with various programs including camps and schooling shows. Working students ride in Fox Pointe Farm's lessons and schooling rides. Tuition is non-refundable and Fox Pointe Farm staff can refuse or excuse anyone from the program at their sole discresion. Included in this program are breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. We ask that students provide their own snacks. Interested individuals must contact Colleen Seely directly to schedule an in-person or phone interview and submit in writing interest in this program.

*Tuition is $275 per week and includes lodging in our air conditioned/heated camper cabin or room in trainer's home.

To Register for Any Camp Program
If you would like to register your child for one of our summer horse camps please download, print and complete the Fox Pointe Farm Camp Program Registration Form, enclose the required session deposit and mail to Fox Pointe Farm. Payment can also be made through PayPal using the links provided.

Please feel free to contact trainer Colleen Seely at any time concerning our camp programs, payment options, or with any additional questions you may have.
E-mail: foxpointefarm@yahoo.com
Barn: 804-932-8710
Cell: 804-263-5191

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