On Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24, Bull Run Equestrian Center is holding its Annual Hunter-Jumper Boot Camp for those interested in learning or improving their jumping skills. Lynda Zema, professional trainer and Bull Run’s manager, leads the sessions in both flat work – the non-jumping skills riders and horses need for competition – as well as jumping. Three sections offer all levels of instruction, and participants do not need to own horses to take part.
The cost of the boot camp is $85 for one day or $165 for the weekend. For those bringing their own horses, ship-ins will be welcome for $10 per day and may arrive as early as Friday, Feb. 22 after 3:00 p.m. A limited number of stalls will be available upon request for $35 per night or $65 for the weekend. In addition, a limited number of Bull Run’s horses are available for lease for $50 per day or $90 for the weekend. All riders are asked to wear breeches, boots and half chaps, as well as an ASTM-certified helmet. For more details and an application, participants can contact Bull Run at 630-365-1376.