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    I had a blast several years ago at an adult camp at Vershire Riding Academy in Vermont, but apparently they’ve closed! Does anyone know of places that hold similar camps, preferably on the East coast? TIA!

    I went to Vershire for a summer, only a few years before they closed. Such wonderful people, and a beautiful environment! I can't help you with a new suggestion, but I hope everyone involved in Vershire is doing well.
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      Ooh I would love to do this. Little Bromont would be amazing! Gorgeous scenery, great course and delicious food.


        LAZ use to do an adult camp. Though I don’t remember her farm/stable name.

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          Exmoor has a couple


            I believer Hitching Post Farm in VT also runs an adult camp. Here is a link to their website.

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              Great, thank you for the suggestions!


                Originally posted by Polydor View Post
                LAZ use to do an adult camp. Though I don’t remember her farm/stable name.

                The name of her farm is Come Again Farm. It is in Indiana and she still has the camps.
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                  Valinor Farm in Plymouth MA runs one or maybe two each year I think.


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

                    ETA look like they not longer offer it
                    Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)


                      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


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


                          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!


                            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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                              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.


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


                                    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:


                                    and wrote about the experience here:


                                    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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                                      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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                                        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 . . .


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