2009 Equestrain Summer Camp Information
March 16, 2009
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The Auburn Equestrian Team announces its 2009 camp dates and information. Auburn is one of only a few universities nationwide offering summer camps for junior competitors. This unique program concentrates on fundamental training and the development of equestrian skills. Please contact Carolyn Williams, Equestrian Camp Coordinator for confirmation of availability: firstname.lastname@example.org or 334.257.3945.
Three options are available for summer camp opportunities:
Day Camp: June 22-26
Designed for students age seven and older. During this program, each student learns about horse care, horse maintenance and basic riding principles. This camp accommodates a range of students, from beginners to those with limited horse show experience. It is a fun and easy environment intended to expand the student's equestrian knowledge and ability. Day camp is $350/week and will be held June 22-26.
It is imperative that our Resident and Elite camps provide a positive, beneficial forum for skill instruction and athletic advancement. For health and safety purposes, summer camp participants should:
Resident Camps: June 1-4, 15-18, July 6-9
Designed for the advanced rider. Featuring a more intensive atmosphere than Day Camp, these programs stress fundamental equitation training over fences and on the flat for Hunt Seat. Similarly, they focus on development of Horsemanship and Reining for the Western competitor. Resident camps emphasize and concentrate on the skills needed to compete at the collegiate level. Included are a professional film analysis and on-site review of rider's equitation and competency, focusing on the biomechanics between horse and rider.
Elite Camp: July 13-16
Elite camp continues to build on the Resident camp foundation, while offering the camp athlete several additional amenities. This camp is designed to provide a sense of the collegiate Auburn experience and is geared toward those interested in competing at the varsity equestrian level. Students have full use of the Auburn University Equestrian Team (AUET) lockers, locker room and all other AUET athletic facilities. Elite campers also receive daily practice gear including t-shirts, shorts and other athletic apparel. Guest speakers include a sports psychologist, an equine sports medicine research associate and strength and wellness coaches. Camp athletes will gain experience and knowledge by participating in several varsity format scrimmages. In addition, Elite camp offers limited openings, which allows for more personal instruction and a smaller student-coach ratio.
All Elite camp applicants must currently compete in recognized and/or rated horse shows (AQHA, NRHA or other stock breed associations, USEF, etc.).
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