O’Connor Equestrian Announces Summer Camp

Jun 3, 2014 - 5:43 AM

O’Connor Equestrian is pleased to be offering once again their ever popular O’Connor Camp from June 22-27, 2014 at the Sandy River Equestrian Center in Axton, VA.

 Applications are being accepted via the website at O’Connor Equestrian or by phoning O’Connor Equestrian at (540) 253-5726.

 Olympians David and Karen O’Connor established the O’Connor Camp in 1995 and it has since grown into an awesome week for event riders of all levels. 

 The camp includes:

 *O’Connor ‘Horses-First’  Training Methods;

*Learning ‘The Language of the Horse';

*Emphasis on not just what horses do, but why;

*Principles of Dressage and Mastering the Dressage Test;

*Fundamentals of Show Jumping; 

*An in-depth look at the jumping horse and rider;

*Mastering the show jumping course in competition;

*O’Connor Safety System for Cross Country’

*Keys to Success in Cross Country;

*Horsemanship and Stable Management Skills;

*Professional Show Grooming Techniques.

 “David and I are thrilled after two years to be bringing the O’Connor Camp back.

We are very proud that our camp alumni include riders such as Lauren Keiffer, Jacob Fletcher, Jamie and Nicole Doolittle, David Pawlak, Reagan Lafleur and Calvin Ramsay,” said Karen.

 Camp begins every day with a lecture and working with your horse online, followed by the morning lesson of that day. A break for lunch with a lecture from one of the O’Connor’s generous sponsors or someone from Team O’Connor sharing expertise in their field. The afternoon consists of a riding class followed by demonstrations with David, Karen and the other instructors. 

 “The campers have an extraordinary experience for a week with their horse. At the same time, everyone has a great opportunity to meet all the other campers and begin relationships that can last a lifetime. It’s great for all. David and I thoroughly enjoy the camp and helping riders of every age and level change the relationship they can have with their horse. The campers leave the week enlightened, inspired, more knowledgeable and safer,” added Karen.


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