Youths learn to ride at NCTC equine camps
The North Central Texas College Equine Department’s Youth Mini-Camps are in full swing as several area youths are learning how to ride horses.
NCTC equine science instructor Bill Kaven is teaching classes at the camps, which started June 5 with the Beginner I and Intermediate camps. Another Beginner I camp concludes on Thursday. Beginner II camp is set for June 19-22, and Beginner III camp will be June 26-28.
Kaven coaches the college’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association equestrian team and has two decades of experience as a horse trainer, breeder, clinician and judge.
The Beginner I camp is for children with no previous riding experience or fear of riding. The Beginner II camp is for riders who are very confident walking or somewhat confident trotting or who have completed Beginner I. The Beginner III camp includes riders who are very confident trotting and ready to lope or who have completed Beginner II. The Intermediate camp is for children who are very confident riding at all gaits and need to work on more advanced skills, or who have completed Beginner III.
The camps are held on the NCTC Gainesville campus at the Equine Center.
For more information on the NCTC equine program, contact Kaven at 940-668-7731 or firstname.lastname@example.org .