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Local Fox Valley Trails

Distance Bootcamp 2023

Can you commit 90 days to preparing for the starting line in 2023? If you're interested in a customized one-on-one experience working with a mentor to get started, Distance Bootcamp might be right for you.

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Distance Bootcamp 2023
Distance Bootcamp 2023

Time & Location

Apr 01, 2023, 8:00 AM – Jun 30, 2023, 12:00 PM

Local Fox Valley Trails

About the Event

Distance Bootcamp is a 90-day customized one-on-one experience working with a mentor to get you to the starting line.  Condition yourself and your equine partner for a distance riding or driving event. This exclusive program is limited to ensure a high-quality experience and full access to mentors for riders and drivers who dare to join.

Training takes place in your local community at a trail that is convenient for you to access. One-on-one sessions are scheduled individually between mentors and participants, with sign up opportunities for larger group experiences available throughout the program.

At the end of this program, you should have all the skills and knowledge necessary to sign up for the first distance event of your choosing OR have a deeper understanding of any training or skill deficits that you should work on with your equine partner prior to signing up for your first event.

WHAT YOU GET

ONLINE LEARNING: Pasture to 12-Mile OR Pasture to 25-Mile Course

HORSE FITNESS: Train w/mentor one-on-one; practice the fundamentals of the sport (6 rides or drives).

HUMAN FITNESS: Train w/mentor one-on-one; prepare the body for competing and sometimes include your horse in human fitness (6 sessions).

GROUP EXPERIENCES: Ride w/groups to practice passing, encountering horse carts, trail etiquette, separating from a group, riding alone and other advanced skills (as available). 

SUPPORT: call, text, or email your mentor 

WHERE WE TRAIN

If you live close to one of these public trails, we train throughout the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin, including: High Cliff State Park; Hartman Creek State Park; North Kettle Moraine; Waupaca County Forest; Wiouwash Trail; Friendship Trail; Machikanee Forest; Brown County Reforestation Camp; Maple Hill.

WHAT YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE

  • A sound and healthy horse.
  • A willing and open-minded human.
  • Reliable transportation for you and your horse.
  • Well-fitting tack (any style) or safe driving vehicle (any style, no bicycle wheels).
  • An equestrian helmet.
  • A schedule that allows you to train on some weeknights and some weekend days; we're flexible but also need you to honor commitments, be on time and show up for training!

HOW TO JOIN

Please click and join the waitlist to be considered for this speical opportunity. We will be contacting each person who expresses interest to discuss the program further and ensure that it is a good fit prior to selecting participants and accepting program payments. Only a select number of participants will have the opportunity to train through this special Distance Bootcamp experience in 2023. 

SESSION 1: April 1 to June 30

SESSION 2: July 1 to September 30

COST: $350

*funds promote equestrian distance sports and support ongoing activities of Fox Valley Distance Equestrian Team*

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