​​​​​​​​​​​​Western Youth Horsemanship School

The University of Findlay is presenting a youth western horsemanship school to further educate interested riders. The school offers the same techniques that are taught in the ​University’s Western Equestrian Studies Program.

Novice/Intermediate Session (ages 10-18): June 20-June 24, 2024

Advanced Rider Session (ages 12-19): June 24-June 28, 2024

Students applying for the ​Advanced Rider Session must submit a​ video of ​their riding or letter of recommendation. Acceptance is based on approval by equestrian staff. 

There are a limited number of horses available for lease at each session for the additional cost of $100. If you are not planning on bringing your own horse, please call the Western office at ​419-434-4656 to confirm horse availability.​​​




What to expect as a western youth horseman​ship camper:

  • Instruction is given by Art O'Brien​ and Brandon Morin​.  Click here to view their profiles.

  • Instruction will cover horsemanship, western pleasure, showmanship, and the fundamentals of ranch riding​.

  • Each student will work with their own horse under the personal supervision of the equestrian staff.

  • Lectures and demonstrations will be given daily to enhance each student's skills.

  • Along with individual and class instruction, there will be evening video analysis to review each rider's progress.

  • Students will also participate in recreational activities on UF's main campus.

Tuition: $67​5  (a $200 non-refundable deposit is required)

Included in the cost is the following:

  • Room and meals

  • T-shirt

  • Instruction

  • Group photo

  • Horse board

  • Transportation to and from the farm

  • Riding Instruction

If you are bringing your own ​​horse:

The following vaccinations are required for all horses. Please bring records to verify. 

  • Negative Coggins test.

  • Flu, Rhino, Tetanus and Strangles vaccinations.

  • Deworm your horse two weeks before arrival.

  • Sawdust, cleaning equipment, water and feed buckets are provided by the University.

  • You may bring your own feed.

  • Parking is available if you prefer to leave your trailer.


Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis, with limited enrollment. Upon acceptance, a confirmation letter will be sent with further details.

Our application is available by clicking the button below and can be mailed to Carol Browne at the address listed below:


Contact information:

Carol Browne
[email protected]

c/o The University of Findlay
14700 US 68
Findlay, Ohio  45840