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  • twostinkydogs
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    Check out Apple Tree South adult eventing camp in Aiken. It is run by Alison Eastman-Lawler who is based out of Hollis, NH. I went twice and had a blast. Alison does a great job with the camps. If you don't have a horse to bring, she will find you a local horse to lease for a week. I did that both times and had good experiences. Most of the campers are around beginner novice/novice but her working students are prelim and higher. I also went to Vershire before they closed but I have to say I enjoyed Apple Tree more.

    You can find more information at http://www.appletreefarm.org/ under the Aiken Programs tab. I would love to go back!

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  • Bensmom
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    Originally posted by beowulf View Post
    I was just thinking, a lot of things must be on hold now.. Bens.Mom your camp experience sounds AMAZING.. Now I'm wondering if it's really realistic to go to FL for one..
    We had one rider drive down from Maryland for camp this year! It was so much fun, and such a learning experience. I want to go again this year, hopefully getting to take Spider!

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  • beowulf
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    I was just thinking, a lot of things must be on hold now.. Bens.Mom your camp experience sounds AMAZING.. Now I'm wondering if it's really realistic to go to FL for one..

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  • Rallycairn
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    Is the Southern Pines camp no longer around? Not Denny Emerson's -- the one that was organized by Linda Dreher?

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  • Ajierene
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    bornfreenowexpensive thanks for the information. I am sure everything is on hold now, I just never knew about it before - I don't have any fellow boarders that event really and go solo to events and never saw anything posted anywhere so I never knew about it. I will check out their website...I guess if I search for USEA Area II it will come up? I'm not really on facebook, though I could attempt to search there also.

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  • bornfreenowexpensive
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    Originally posted by Ajierene View Post

    How do you find out about them? I've never heard of camps in Area II, not that I spend a lot of time researching.
    email the Area II Adult Rider coordinator. It’s also usually posted on the Area II web site and FB pages. Everything is on hold now.

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  • Ajierene
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    Originally posted by bornfreenowexpensive View Post
    Area II adult riders typically has a couple over the year. They often will be open to people even if you are not a member of Area II.
    How do you find out about them? I've never heard of camps in Area II, not that I spend a lot of time researching.

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  • bornfreenowexpensive
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    Area II adult riders typically has a couple over the year. They often will be open to people even if you are not a member of Area II.

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  • Bensmom
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    Originally posted by DLee View Post
    Sinead Halpin and Tik Maynard did one this winter, I didn't go but a friend did and loved it. Bens.Mom
    I tried to post about it earlier and it said my post was pending approval! Not sure what that was about. Will try this and if it goes through, I will post the links to where I wrote about it again!

    Edited to say that when I again posted the links to my blog post, it showed it as unapproved and wouldn't post it. So. Weird. But it let me add them here . . .

    http://lifeatauntclaras.blogspot.com...-of-shape.html

    http://lifeatauntclaras.blogspot.com...or-do-you.html

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  • DLee
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    Sinead Halpin and Tik Maynard did one this winter, I didn't go but a friend did and loved it. Bens.Mom

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  • Bensmom
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    Eventing Camp is the best! Sinead and Tik Maynard did one in Ocala right after Christmas. I was concerned about going, since I hadn't done much at all with my horse, but I had always wanted to go to camp, and I had decided to wait for a later date to go to O'Connor camp back 10 years ago, and well, that didn't work out.

    So, I blogged about whether I should and why I was planning, to go to camp here:

    http://lifeatauntclaras.blogspot.com...-of-shape.html

    and wrote about the experience here:

    http://lifeatauntclaras.blogspot.com...or-do-you.html

    TL/DR answer: If you have the opportunity, GO! It was so much fun and I learned a great deal. Zach's camp will probably be great too! If we can ever get out and about again, that is!

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  • CatchMeIfUCan
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    Zach Brandt is doing one in July. it is posted on Facebook.

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  • beowulf
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    Following -- I'd love to attend an adult camp this year.. I did Denny's every other summer as a teen and would love to do something like that again.

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  • amb
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    What is an eventing camp to people? I'd love to read about what the typical schedule looks like, especially if it's a multi-day thing. (I looked at some of the pages above but didn't find a lot of detail.)

    I participated in a one-day camp once and it was great! We had a couple of groups rotating around doing stuff related to each of the three phases, but it wasn't just "school this, school that", more like second-order skills like reading and riding terrain, gauging speed without a watch (I was amazed how learnable it was), conditioning, course design, horse management through the competition day, some showmanship stuff like braiding and turnout... The closest thing to a standard training activity was a dressage ride-review-ride. It was a really long day but awesome.

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  • mythical84
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    Stephen Bradley and Melissa Hunsberger did a mini camp two summers ago. We were thinking of reviving it this summer if there's enough interest. Just like Stephen Bradley Eventing on Facebook and I'll post details there.

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  • fordtraktor
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    LAZ (Come Again Farm) has the best Eventing Camps! with world class instructors, from Leslie Law and Stephen Bradley to Dorothy Crowell and Sharon White. highly recommend. There are no nicer people in the world than midwest eventers, too!

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  • tagsalong
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    Maryland HT was doing one a couple years back, but not sure if it is still running!

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  • Ponylady27
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    Area VI does Adult Rider camps each summer - one in Northern California at Eventful Acres and one at Twin Rivers. Really fun. They're put on by our Adult Rider committee and we have several trainers who teach them including Yves Sauvignon, Alexis Helfferich, Andrea Baxter, Bec Braitling, Val Owen, etc. So much fun! Info posted at areavi.org.

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  • SonnysMom
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    Didn't Denny Emerson run one or two a year at Tamarack Hill Farm?

    ETA look like they not longer offer it

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  • Grey623
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    Valinor Farm in Plymouth MA runs one or maybe two each year I think.

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