Show Team Program
Is your child ready to take their riding to the next level?
Ashford Farm will be offering a new program during their traditional summer camp starting in the summer of 2019. Campers ages 12-17 who are riding at the intermediate level and beyond are invited to sign up for the Ashford Farm Show Team. Riders will attend the regular day of camp, but be instructed in a more intensive riding and horsemanship program. There will be daily lessons, an additional 2-3 training rides per week, more barn time (instead of arts & crafts), and the opportunity to compete in horse shows at the Bucks County Horse Park and other local horse show grounds. The program is split up into two 4 week sessions.
Ashford Show Team members will travel to compete in horse shows at the Bucks County Horse Park for their Thursday Morning Summer Show Series. There may be opportunities to compete at other locations during the summer, including Devon, for some of our more advanced riders.
Advanced Grooming Classes
Braiding, bathing, mane pulling, clipping, hot toweling, show grooming, leg wraps, first aid, feed & nutrition, barn management. Members of the Ashford Farm show team will be trained in all of these areas from professionals who encourage them to take their skills beyond the basics and to the next level.
Clinics & Extra Lessons
In our traditional summer camp program, riders take a single daily lesson. Show Team members will ride an additional 2-3 times per week in lessons, schooling rides, or clinics. They will train extensively for horse shows, learn proper ring etiquette, show jumping techniques, and cross country jumping for the most advanced students.