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Entrepreneurship riding camp seeing applicants

June 14-20, 2009

Lake Erie College is pleased to announce a summer riding camp for individuals interested in equine entrepreneurship.

The Lake Erie College Equine Entrepreneurship Camp will be limited to the top 10 applicants from around the country. The students will live in the campus residence halls with a supervisor, and will eat meals in the campus dining hall. Students will be transported to the Equestrian Center via shuttle vans (10 minutes from the main campus) each morning, spending the bulk of the day at the Center. Daily activity will consist of two mounted lessons per day, barn work (grooming, turn-out), and class time in our new, state-of-the-art Learning Center that is attached to our arena. 

Course work will cover various areas of the equine industry - course design, judging, horse show management, various equine related businesses - with emphasis on the business and marketing skills needed to be successful in these entrepreneurial ventures.  The students will also be working in teams, developing an entrepreneurial "venture" or "product" of their own, which they will pitch to a panel of judges at the end of the week.  All courses will be taught by Lake Erie College professors and some will feature guest speakers.

Afternoons will comprise of field trips to various equestrian facilities in the area, as well as recreational activities like swimming. We will also take a few sightseeing trips into Cleveland, visiting the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, a baseball game and a cruise on Lake Erie. While the emphasis is on horses, we want prospective students to see all that the Cleveland area has to offer. After dinner, students have free time to relax, watch a movie or just develop friendships.

Tuition:  $750.00 
For our inaugural year, selected applicants will recieve full or partial scholarships for the camp, based on their recommendations and application.

Includes:  Airport shuttle to and from Lake Erie College, lodging, meals, and all activities.

What to bring:  ASTM approved helmet, breeches and tall boots (or equivalent paddock boots & 1/2 chaps), barn boots, barn clothing (jeans, etc.), clothing for off-campus activities, rain gear, towels, toiletries, pillow, sheets for twin beds and a blanket.

Note:  Correct riding attire is expected in lessons. This includes breeches, belt, hair net, gloves, collared shirt. No tank tops or "hoodies." For safety reasons, any facial piercings (except small earrings) must be removed.

To apply, please fill out the application form, ask a coach or trainer to submit the recommendation form, and submit video and essay responses as soon as possible!

Questions? Contact Mary Pardee at 440.375.8050 or

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