Educational Opportunities for All Riders
At The Equestry, our aim is to bring people together to learn about horses, and to build positive learning experiences. Our educational programs have professional equestrian instruction in all aspects of horsemanship for every ability level.
Equestry Summer Interns
A week-long residency program for riders age 13 to 25. Interns will stay on the farm as a member of our family and work directly with staff.
Participation limited to one or two interns per week.
This is an exclusive opportunity for riders who want to know more than how to ride. Each week will emphasize a diiferent aspect of running an equestrian facility, from daily horse management and care, to preparing, grooming and attending a show or performance, to foxhunting.
2011 Weeks offered:
- Away Show Week I: June 13-19. $1100
- Equestry Show Week: June 20-26. $850
- Away Show Week II: July 19-25. $1100
- Cub-Hunting Season: August 1-7 & 15-21 $1100, includes all hunting fees.
- Equestry Show Week: August 29-Sept 4. $850
Detailed Information: Intern program
Participants are encouraged to bring their own horse or may choose to ride one of our well-trained school horses. Stalls provided (must bring own hay and grain). Stalls must be left clean by 5 pm on the last day.
Mind, Body, Senses
Increasing awareness through movement and commmunication
with horses in full-day workshops.
Horses are our guides, mentors, and partners in life. MBS workshops are designed to increase participants non-verbal communication and awareness. Exercises with horses in movement helps unlock language barriers between horses and humans. Music and touch create an open atmosphere of exploration for all the senses.
Additionally, work in communicating and understanding messages from your horse are offered. Instructors are experienced in equine-assisted therapy and animal spirit communication.
One Day 10 am to 4 pm (lunch is provided) $200
Alternatives in Horsekeeping
Discover new ways for feeding, treating, training, and caring for your equine friend. This forum focuses on equine body work, unmounted training, alternative therapies, and animal communication. Body work for humans and its relationship to riding is also discussed. Experts in each field will give talks with demonstrations.
Saturday 10-4/Sunday 9-2 2 days: $300; 1 day only, $175
Current negative coggins test and rabies vaccination required for all horses!