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Horse Riding Camps for Adults and Youth

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Summer camps for adults and youth interested in riding horses will be held in the University Teaching and Outreach Center (UTOC) located on the north side of the University of Minnesota Crookston campus. To register online for the camps, visit

An Adult Horse Riding Clinic will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on May 30, June 6, 14, 20, and 27 in UTOC. Learn more from instructor Nicky Overgaard, about rider position exercises, horse training, trail riding exercises, horse control, and lateral work.

A Youth Intermediate Horse Riding Clinic will start on June 1 and run Thursdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. through June 29 in UTOC. Students will learn from instructor Nicky Overgaard about rider position exercises, ground work trail, riding exercises, horse control, and lateral work.

For information on the Adult Horse Riding Clinic or the Youth Intermediate Horse Riding Clinic, contact Nicky Overgaard at or call 218-289-4469

Youth Day Horseback Riding Camps will be available on June 28 for 7 to 10 year olds and July 18 for 11 to 17 year olds. The day camps, held in UTOC, are a great way to learn about horses. The day will be filled with learning about horse grooming, riding, and care. The day camps will be led by instructors Lindsey McNeill and U of M Crookston students. The day camps are limited to 8 participants per camp.

For information on the Youth Day Horseback Riding camps, contact Lindsey McNeill at or call 832-567-5132.

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit


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