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Equestrian Center hosts riders of all ages for summer camps

June 30, 2016

The Equestrian Center at Stephens College has been busy hosting riders of all ages this summer with a comprehensive offering of summer riding camps and experiences. The series concluded this week with the second session of a residential camp for high school equestrians. 

“In their second year, our Equestrian Overnight Experience saddle seat camps bring experienced saddle seat show riders to campus for seven days of riding, field trips and exploration of equestrian industry careers,” explained Kelly Hulse, camp director and assistant professor of Equestrian Studies at Stephens. The small class sizes ensure one-on-one instruction, and both camps were at capacity this year, she said.

“It is an honor to work with these young women who are eager to try something new, who are committed to the experience, and who work so hard to master new skills,” Hulse said.

The overnight camps followed four weeks of day and evening camps for boys and girls, as well as an evening riding camp for adult riders. Sara Linde Patel, instructor and program coordinator of equestrian studies, is camp director for these camps.

“I graduated from Stephens myself, so sharing our amazing legacy with the mid-Missouri community is particularly rewarding for me,” said Linde Patel. “I love teaching new riders and look forward to our Summer Riding camps each year.”

The equestrian camps are part of a comprehensive Dream Up Summer schedule of camps at Stephens that included basketball and volleyball camps taught by Stephens coaches and a two-week Fashion: Trends to the Runway camp. It includes a Citizen Jane Film Camp that will be held the week of July 11, and the TRYPS Institute at Stephens College will kick off their summer camp series in July. View Dream Up Summer photo album.

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