OConnor Signature Summer Camp Series

  • Lake City, FL
  • Camp Type: Overnight, Day, Family, Adult
  • Age of Campers: 7 - All
  • Gender of Campers: Coed
  • Year Established: 2008
  • Accreditations: 3

This is a basic camp listing: no contact information is provided.

Registration/Deposit fee is $150 per session to hold your spot. Final payment is due at least 2 weeks prior to camp.

$100 for Horse/Pony rental -Limited # available.

Camp Activities include:

Horse Care and Management-Barn Care-Guest Speakers-Crafts-Riding and Instruction-Course Building-Learning about various types of tack-Horse Knowledge-Horse first aid/Bandaging-PC Badge program awareness-Trail and XC safety-Horse painting and bathing-Getting Ready to show!-Understanding the Recognized Rules and score/dressage sheets and tests-Don't forget to pack your swimsuits for a float down the springs!

and much more!!

Camp Sessions are from Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

All campers may arrive on Sunday nights or first thing Monday morning. Must be ready to go by 9:00 a.m. Monday.

Beginner- July 13th-July 17th

Learn basic riding skills while exploring the different kinds of colors, types and sizes of horses. We'll put horses in scrapbooks, on t-shirts, jewelry, etc. Campers will have various guest speakers and lots of crafts as well as fun riding games. Students will be able to show off what they learned at the Friday show. Suitable for the true beginner through D-1.

Novice- July 20th-July 24th

All about going to the shows, PC Ratings, hunter paces, xc etc. Campers will have various guest speakers/ watch horse videos and will compete in the OEC Horse Show on Friday. Must feel comfortable with riding out in the open and with groups. Suitable for most D-2 through C-1 riders.

Intermediate- August 3rd- August 7th (Available for coaching at Rocking Horse schooling show on Saturday August 8th)

Advanced riding skills will feature advanced instruction and knowledge of various kinds of shows and how we are judged. In depth coverage of course design, exercises to increase horse and riders level of fitness, mental preparation, xc and gymnastic jumping. All campers applying for the advanced camp must have recommendation of a current/previous trainer or be willing to be evaluated by one of our Team Members/Instructors at least one week before camp. Suitable for young adults and adults competing or about to compete at the recognized novice level-prelim. Also suitable for C-2 Pony clubbers-B level.

Horse & Stable Management- July 27th-July 31st

In depth study on the care, conditioning and managment of our horses and barns. Students will learn emergency care, poulticing, evacuation tips, lungeing exerices, leg care, clipping, trimming, horse transportation, administration of meds, nutrition tips and much more. Straight from the O'Connor methods including guest speakers! Suitable for everyone and anyone wanting to know and learn more about horse care.

Adult Riding Club- August 10th-August 14th

Have you ever wondered why there isn't an Adult Pony Club...well they are out there. We want to start our very own OEC Adult Riding Club and want you to join in this week long introductory workshop/clinic where we will build "our club". All levels and disciplines welcome!

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Lunch will be provided for all campers daily. Snacks and drinks will also be provided for campers on a daily basis. We have a wonderful air conditioned lounge overlooking our covered arena, have safe and schooled horses, experienced instructors, and opportunities to learn from team members/instructors that compete at the upper levels and have been coached and taught by David & Karen O'Connor.

All registered campers will be expected to provide negative coggins on their horse and sign a release waiver prior to the first day of camp. All riders under the age of 18 must have signed parental consent.

Accreditations

  • BCCA
  • CSIET
  • All instructors CPR & 1st Aid Certified.
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