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GFS Riding & Polo Clinics

Explore the possibilities this summer at the Garrison Forest barn!

Offered by our expert Riding and Polo coaches, these popular offerings fill up fast. In addition to registering for the specific clinic in the session description, all campers must submit the medical forms found on the registration page. Questions? Contact riding@gfs.org.


*Registration forms vary based on the summer program and all programs may not be completed using the same form. Please visit the registration link on the page of EACH PROGRAM you are registering for to ensure that you are completing the correct form.*

Sessions

Competitive Riding Clinic

Designed for the rider who currently shows or wants to show competitively at a high level, this program offers daily, intense riding lessons and horsemanship covering how to properly turn-out the horse or pony for show, how to properly care for the animal and much more. Riders must own or lease their own horse to participate.

Presented by Rick Harris, GFS Director of Riding

AGES: Coed, ages 12 to 18
DATES: June 19-23, June 26-30
TIME: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
FEE: $500/week

Equestrian Adventures

Riders will participate in trail riding, cross country riding and other mounted adventures on and off GFS property. GFS will provide mounts for all riders, but welcomes riders to bring their own horses if available.

Presented by Virginia Shriver, GFS Riding Instructor

AGES: Coed, ages 10 to 16
DATES: July 17-21, July 24-28
TIME: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
FEE: $500/week

Polo Clinic

Learn the “sport of kings” from internationally recognized players and instructors in Garrison Forest’s polo facilities. Week one is geared towards beginner players, while week two is for intermediate players. Everyone will learn how
to groom and tack their mount and practice polo riding skills, basic shots, defensive skills, teamwork and game overview. Riding experience is required and campers are responsible for their own snack and beverages. Additional clinics to be offered based on interest.

Presented by Cindy Halle, GFS Polo Coach
and Posey Obrecht ’09, former GFS Assistant Polo Coach

AGES: Coed, ages 8 to 14 (younger and older players are accepted by approval of instructors)

BEGINNER DATES: June 12-16
TIME: 9 AM - 12 PM
FEE: $275

INTERMEDIATE DATES: June 19-23
TIME: 9 AM - 1 PM
FEE: $400

AFTERNOON COMBO OPTIONS: LITTLE SCHOLARS (various), MAST TENNIS ACADEMY

Pony Clinic

Pony Clinic is ideal for new and experienced riders interested in horsemanship and skill enhancement. Riders will learn how to prepare their mounts and play lots of fun games!

Presented by Virginia Shriver, GFS Riding Instructor

AGES: Coed, ages 7 to 12
DATES: June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14
TIME: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
FEE: $500/session

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