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Summer Equestrian Training Academy

A KSEC trainer works with three students on their horses

The Dana Hall School Summer Equestrian Training Academy aims to produce the strongest and most knowledgeable community of riders. Our training focuses on horsemanship instead of showmanship, working to better connect riders with their horses.
We will conduct individually tailored lessons and detailed discussions on topics including horse care, riding theory, nutrition, course design, sports psychology, and equine biomechanics. Our training techniques help riders better understand what motivates their horses; our techniques also enable the horses to perform to the best of their abilities no matter their competitive discipline.  The goal is to teach the students to be the best horsewomen they can be, and in the process of doing that, produce very competitive riders and role models.

Both Hardcore and Intermediate Training Academies will feature week-long intensive clinics with notable professional horseman. Past clinicians include Olympians Greg Best and Bobby Costello, as well as Pan Am Games winner Will Faudree. 

KSEC Training Academy lesson

Advanced Hardcore Bootcamp

Advanced Hardcore Bootcamp is open to riders who are consistently competing at or above the 3' level.

Two-week session: $4,000

June 12 - 16 and June 20 - 24, 2023

Intermediate Bootcamp

Intermediate Training Academy is open to riders who are consistently competing at or above 2'6" level.

Two-week session: $2,500

July 11 - 15 and July 17 - 21, 2023

IEA Bootcamp

Open to riders interested in getting a jumpstart on the IEA season. This session will include personalized, division-specific instruction with a focus on show presentation and addressing challenging rides efficiently.

One-week session: $500

August 14 - 18, 2023

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