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Foxcroft School Announces Equestrian Camp

January 02, 2017 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'

Top-tier training, facilities, and fun to highlight June 2017 residential camp for girls

(MIDDLEBURG, VA) — Foxcroft School, whose outstanding riding program is known across the U.S. , will hold a week-long residential equestrian camp for girls June 25-30, 2017, it was announced recently.

The camp, open to experienced riders going into the 8th through 11th grade, will be held on Foxcroft’s beautiful 500-acre campus in Middleburg, VA, which boasts a large indoor arena as well as multiple outdoor rings and trails. Participants will get a taste of being a “Foxcroft rider” by experiencing top-tier training by Foxcroft Director of Riding Kate Worsham and her staff, getting to know its excellent facilities and school horses, and staying in a Foxcroft dormitory.

Daily mounted hunter seat, equitation based riding lessons on well-trained school horses, will be complemented by horsemanship sessions and a fitness program designed especially for riders. Campers will also take part in cooking and nutrition classes for athletes and enjoy free time at Foxcroft’s outdoor swimming pool and other recreational facilities.

Space for the Foxcroft School Equestrian Camp is limited and previous riding experience is required. Please contact Deborah Anderson (deborah.anderson@foxcroft.org) for more information and application materials.

Founded in 1914, Foxcroft School is a college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12 with a mission of helping every girl explore her unique voice and develop the skills, confidence, and courage to share it with the world. Unique learning experiences; an uncommonly beautiful setting in which to learn, grow and thrive; and a warm, residential community comprised of 151 girls from 13 countries, 17 states and the District of Columbia support this mission (2016-17 statistics).  The School offers 79 courses, including 15 Advanced Placement classes, and a STEM program that inspires girls to pursue disciplines traditionally underrepresented by women. Foxcroft fields athletic teams in nine sports, including a two-time state champion lacrosse team and has a nationally known riding program.  About one-third of the students receive financial assistance; 25 percent are international students, and 16 percent are students of color.

 

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