Summer 2021 Riding Lessons

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

The University of Connecticut's Animal Science Department offers a summer horseback riding program to the public with something for everyone!

Dressage, Hunt Seat, Polo, Western riding lessons and Trail Riding are open to adults and children who meet the minimum age and skill level requirements. Please see more information and forms below.

**NEW AND IMPORTANT FOR 2021**
All riders must read the 2021
UConn Summer Riding Protocols document and submit to their instructor a copy of vaccination card indicating vaccine was given 2 weeks prior to the first lesson or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 5 days of the first lesson. 
Riders Under 18: Parent/Guardian and rider must read, complete and sign the
CT Code of Conduct Form .

Summer Riding Lesson Options 

Dressage, Hunt Seat and Western 

*Participants must be 11 years of age or older or at the 6th grade level in the fall of 2021.*

All Levels: Beginners through Advanced

Click here for all the steps necessary to complete your registration
 

SESSION I      

May 10-13, May 17-20, May 24-27 (3 Weeks)
Monday & Wednesday:  $270
Tuesday & Thursday:  $270
Registration Deadline: April 28, 2021

SESSION II      
June 1-3, June 14-17, June 21-24 (3 Weeks) No class May 31st 
Monday & Wednesday: $225
Tuesday & Thursday: $270
Registration Deadline: May 19, 2021
SESSION III
July 6-8, July 12-15, July 19-22, (3 Weeks)  No Class July 5th
Monday & Wednesday: $225
Tuesday & Thursday: $270
Registration Deadline: June 23, 2021
SESSION IV
August 2-5, August 9-12, August 23-26 (3 Weeks)
Monday & Wednesday: $270
Tuesday & Thursday: $270
Registration Deadline: July 21,2021

 

Trail Riding 

 


*Participants must be at least 18 years of age.*

Open to Intermediate through Advanced Riders

Individuals interested in riding in the trail program who have never ridden in UConn’s trail program or who have not participated in our trail program for over a year will be required to take a riding evaluation lesson (one hour assessment) to confirm their riding level before registering. Rider may choose to ride using English or Western tack.

TO REGISTER FOR TRAIL: 

SESSION I May 11, 13, 25, 27
Tuesday & Thursday: $180
Registration Deadline: April 28, 2021
SESSION II June 1, 3, 15, 17, 21, 23
Tuesday & Thursday: $270
Registration Deadline: May 19, 2021
SESSION III July 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22
Tuesday & Thursday: $270
Registration Deadline: June 23, 2021
SESSION IV    August 2, 4, 9, 23, 25
Tuesday & Thursday: $270
Registration Deadline: July 21, 2021


 Polo

  Schedule TBD. Please check back for updated information.

 

RIDERS MUST COMPLETE THESE ITEMS PRIOR TO THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE

1. Review the applicable documents below:

2. Complete and SIGN the Summer Registration Form for your program.

3. Complete and SIGN the Acknowledgement and Consent Form

4. Riders under 18: Read, complete and sign CT Code of Conduct Form

5. Make Your Online Payment Here  

**Registration for sections is Monday AND Wednesday or Tuesday AND Thursday. Riders must register for both days. 

**Lessons that are open will appear in Marketplace. If a section is full and you wish to be added to the waitlist, please email alena.meacham@uconn.edu and uconnhorseriding@uconn.edu.

**Please note, making a payment does not mean you are considered registered. Please complete step 6 for registration confirmation.

6. Complete all steps below

For Dressage, Hunt Seat and Western:

Please send ONE email to uconnhorseriding@uconn.edu containing:

  • Payment Receipt
  • Completed and signed Registration Form
  • Completed and signed Acknowledgement and Consent Form
  • For Riders under 18: Completed and Signed CT Code of Conduct Form 

For Trail: 

7. Read ALL documents below.

8. Submit to their instructor a copy of vaccination card indicating vaccine was given 2 weeks prior to the first lesson or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 5 days of the first lesson

 

Riding Program Contacts

Important Links

Forms for Summer Schooling Show (No Summer School Show Summer 2021)

  • Acknowledgement and Consent Form
  • Equine Health Form for Visiting Horses
  • Class List and Registration Form
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Department of Animal Science
Unit 4040
17 Manter Road
Storrs, CT 06269-4040

*Fall 2020 Hours and Contact*
Main office open Monday–Thursday, 12pm–4pm.
*Please call before coming to the office*

For remote assistance Monday–Friday, 8am–4pm, please call 860-486-2413 and leave a voicemail

Fax: (860) 486-4375
Email: AnimalScience@UConn.edu