IEA/AEL Bootcamp is designed to give riders an opportunity to bounce back into an IEA/AEL mindset before the season kicks off, similar to a preseason/tryouts week for other varsity sports.
Riders will gain experience on a variety of level-appropriate mounts with a focus on IEA and AEL competition format. Campers will have one mounted lesson each day with horse changes during each lesson. Video review after the lesson will help riders assess strengths and identify weaknesses.
We will practice flat and jumping tests commonly used during IEA and AEL competitions and learn tools and strategies to be successful in these particular shows. Campers will learn how to watch horses warm up for competition with a critical eye, how to walk courses and count strides between jumps, and how to present as a winner in the show ring.
4th-12th graders who can walk, trot, and canter comfortably in a group setting on an unfamiliar horse. Current IEA/AEL riders as well as riders considering team riding in the upcoming season are welcome to apply.
August 12-15, 2024, 8:30 a.m. -1 p.m.
What to bring:
Riding boots (paddock or tall boots), riding pants, ASTM-approved helmet, water bottle, snack, lunch
Family and friends are invited to watch our final riding session on Friday featuring a simulation of an IEA/AEL Finals competition with a guest judge.
January 15, 9 a.m. — Online enrollment request forms go live for current Dana Hall families
January 22, 9 a.m. — Online enrollment request forms go live for general public
Submission of the online enrollment form DOES NOT guarantee enrollment. Confirmation of enrollment status will be emailed to you within 48 hours of form submission and a non-refundable deposit of $200 must be submitted by February 1, 2024 or your spot will be made available to the next applicant in chronological order of forms received.
Balances are due on April 15, 2024. Please make all checks to Dana Hall School and mail to the attention of Dani Corkill at 45 Dana Road, Wellesley, MA 02482.