Riding Staff

staff8Our riding staff is selected from hundreds of applicants from all over the world, but most of them are from England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. All of them have extensive equestrian experience and love everything about horses.

Our riding staff is required to attend our pre camp, two week training session. We use their existing riding skills and enhance them in our training course that includes total immersion in George Morris’s teaching techniques. During their training in our teaching techniques, they also review our camp safety plan regarding the equestrian program, and they also become certified in American Red Cross First Aid, Responding to Emergencies, and CPR. Before they arrive at camp each staff member has successfully completed a web based training seminar conducted by Dr. Chris Thurber. Dr. Thurber is a noted expert in developing leadership tools for camp staff that create a positive experience for campers. Over 30 issues that are likely to come up with campers during the summer such as homesickness, conflict resolution, bullying are presented in a video format demonstrating potential issues and showing staff how to achieve positive outcomes. Our staff is tested online for each topic to make sure that they understand the material and are ready to use this knowledge to give your daughter a safe and happy equestrian camp experience that they will always remember.

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