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September 24, 2018

Riding Camp For Kids Saddles Up on Monday


OSWEGO, NY – Two local young women are sharing their love of horses with others this week and again in August.

The next session of the Bits and Pieces Horseback Riding Camp will be held on Monday.

Brianna Amedio and Megan Colloca (on the horse) show off one of the horses that will be available to ride during the camp. “This is our first year to do this camp and are hoping for a successful turnout,” Megan said.

Brianna Amedio and Megan Colloca (on the horse) show off one of the horses that will be available to ride during the camp. “This is our first year to do this camp and are hoping for a successful turnout,” Megan said.

The camp, located at 980 Middle Road, is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 – 12.

“Camp will be held July 15 – 19 and August 12 – 16. The hours will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be held rain or shine,” said Megan Colloca. “We’ll have 10 children per session on a first come, first served basis.”

The cost of the program is $200. Registration is required for each weekly session.

Payment is due in full on the first day of the session (cash or bank check only).

Besides riding lessons, the program will include a daily stable routine, horse anatomy, crafts and more.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own bag lunch. They should wear weather appropriate apparel: sneakers or boots and long pants.

Mandatory helmets will be available on site.

“All the horses we are using for the program are all well-behaved, well-trained and kid friendly horses,” Megan said.

“I have been volunteering over to Bits and Pieces for the last year; and get to ride whenever I like,” Megan said. “I used to have my own horse but don’t anymore.

The camp also has an indoor riding arena in case of bad weather.

The camp also has an indoor riding arena in case of bad weather.

Her friend, Brianna Amedio, has had her horse, Gracie, for nine years.

She has competed, but doesn’t anymore “due to the cost of competing.”

She still likes to ride for pleasure.

“We came up with the idea of the kids’ camp due to lack of activities around here. We both said we wished there was something like this when we were kids,” Megan said. “We currently have 17 horses in the barn.”

“Bri and I both have been around horses all of our life,” she added. “We both are looking very forward to doing the camp we have been working on getting things prepared for our July session – lots of fun exciting activities to do.”

There are seven openings left for August. To check on openings for this week, call Megan Colloca at 529-4846 or Brianna Amedio at 529-7031.

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