Classical English horseback riding has been taught at Teela-Wooket since 1913 and today’s campers enjoy a range of mounted activities such as show jumping, dressage, eventing, hunter trials, cross-country, pony club games, and trail riding in the beautiful mountains of Vermont. The emphasis for campers is on fun and skill development in the riding program, and the horses they ride are well chosen to fit their personal needs and to keep them safe.
In addition, our campers love to play a part in the daily care of their horses, and the horse barn is located right on our campus. Campers learn everything from stable management to animal behavior and first aid to feeding.
We have three outdoor training rings, an indoor arena, and many cross-country trails. We appreciate that children are individuals, so our staff is trained to develop a progress plan with each camper designed to boost their confidence and improve their riding skills.
Instructor, Sue McNeil
Sue McNeil graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Animal Science. At U Conn she played on the polo team, was a member of the collegiate horse judging team, and coached the team during her senior year. After college, Susan spent a great deal of time at High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center.
In 1997, Susan moved to Vermont and served as the Vermont Horse Council secretary and president as well as breeding and showing Morgan horses. She was also employed by the University of Vermont Extension Service as the central region 4-H educator in which time she worked with over 300 youth as well as many adult leaders assisting with the implementation of youth programs.
Susan has spent her entire adult life working with horses and children and has been with us at Windridge since 2007. She takes great pride in our equine program, and we are thankful to have her.