A friend and I are stashing away funds so we can take our beasts to summer camp in 2012. The two we're looking at are Phillip Dutton's and Denny Emerson's. I've gone through searches and seen both camps mentioned positively, although not as much on the Phillip Dutton one. Any thoughts/opinions either way? Any other camps or multi-day clinics we should keep in mind? We're in area II.
If it matters, we'll be in the Novice/Training range on a green bean TB-type and a draft cross.
Denny's definitely ammy friendly. Also LAZ has camp in Indiana if it is not fully booked. Super popular and pretty much geared straight at adult ammys. I do not know of others offhand, but there are several great instructors wi whom you could do something informal
I'm sure all those are great. I'm a big fan of the O'Connor camp--my daughter and I have gone together for the past two years, and are returning this year. Very ammy-friendly--my daughter was not yet competing at recognized events and was pretty nervous the first year, and had a wonderful positive experience--her riding and confidence grew by leaps and bounds!
We're having a four day eventing camp July 19 - 22. Eric Dierks and Dough Payne are two of the instructors. We're in NE OH 25 miles from the PA turnpike. Depending where you are located in MD we may not be that far away. Less than 5 hours from Lock Moy.
Area IV will be holding its annual Adult Rider Camp at Briar Fox Farm in Augusta, KS. This is open to ARs & YRs from both Area IV & Area V. They've added an additional day at no extra cost so campers can be shown how to put it all together with course walks and then stay over & do a schooling HT. Details & application forms will be posted on the Area IV website www.usea4.org
Area IV will also be holding its annual Young Riders' Camp also open to ARs in the Chicago area but details have yet to be finalized.
Brock n. (Anglo-Saxon) badger as in Brockenhurst, Brocklebank etc www.area35.us
Denny's camp is great (as is Vermont in the summer)! I've done the camp twice in VT, and twice in NC- each time with a different horse. The first year I was barely BN, now I have a couple of seasons at T. Highly recommended!
Another vote for LAZ's camp-- if you get on her mailing list she can send you the info for the 2012 camp the minute she has it ready. Because she is doing a 2012 camp, right?
LOL, I'm having a hard time thinking of beyond the N3DE/T3DE at this point, then it's on to my HT's here, then Camp I (and the schooling show) and then Camp II. After that I'll think about 2012. But I suspect I will do it again in 2012. It's fun and I enjoy having everyone here & learning.