Horsemanship - August 21st - FULL for 2021
The Horsemanship class is designed for first-time riders, riders with little to no riding experience and campers with their own horse looking to sharpen existing horsemanship knowledge. Riders will be learning basic horsemanship skills as well as learn to navigate through obstacles. Limited horses and tack are provided, or campers may choose to bring their own horse.
Bring Own Horse? NO
Riding Knowledge? NO
FULL for 2021
Meet your Instructors:
Hi my name is Maddie. This will be my first year as an instructor, but my 11th time returning to camp. I started out attending camp as a 9 year old and eventually returned as a teen leader, and now as an instructor. I have grown up riding horses for as long as I can remember. I started competing in 4-H rodeos when I was 8 and continued until I was 17. I also competed in high school rodeo all four years! In participating in these three programs, I have learned and grown very strong in my faith and plan to continue to keep learning and growing. I ride my horses, flash and Cherokee, whenever I get the chance to! I very much enjoy taking my horses on trail rides and going to play days around South Dakota! My all time favorite bible verse comes from Psalms 46:5, “God is within her, she will not fall.” This verse just reminds me to keep going through the hard times and that he is always there with me through it all. I look forward to seeing everyone at camp and getting to know everyone!
Hello Campers! My name is Shelly Naser. I have volunteered as an instructor in Advanced and Beginner Horsemanship since 2015. It’s been a joy and privilege to help these kids grow in their horsemanship skills and more importantly in confidence and character. I witness amazing things every year! Rodeo Bible Camp is an awesome way to make a difference in these kids' lives. I absolutely LOVE working with the kids at Rodeo Bible Camp.
My whole life I have been passionate about horses and horsemanship. I grew up as a 4h kid that couldn't get enough and have owned and shown horses ever since. It's been a lifelong pursuit and a continual learning curve! Horses are the best therapy and have taught me relationship and communication tools that help me in every area of my life. I am so blessed and want to share my gifts.
When not at Rodeo Bible camp, I work full-time as a Speech and Language Therapist in the Harrisburg School District at Sioux Falls Christian School. I also have an awesome family that includes my husband (Shannon) of 21 years and 14 year old daughter (Addison) who also enjoys participating in english and western classes pleasure classes, showmanship, and gaming events.
Hi everyone! My name is Courtney Bruget and I am so excited to be your instructor for Rodeo Bible Camp 2021. I was born and raised in Brandon, South Dakota. My love for horses started when I was in fourth grade when I purchased my first horse for $1. I started showing in 4H shortly after and have went on to compete at the region, national, and international level. I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Equine Science and Management. While I attended UK, I also competed on the western equestrian team as well as the saddleseat team. In my several years of showing, I have competed in everything from reining to hunt seat and I can honestly say, I love it all! Now that I have graduated and moved back home, my fiancé and I own and operate Rugged Cross Stables in Sioux Falls. I also work for an animal pharmaceutical business intelligence company, although my true passion is in training horses and teaching kids. I love nothing more than sharing with others the incredible animal that God created for us. My favorite part of camp, is watching my campers grow throughout the week, both spiritually as well as in their relationship with their horse. I cannot wait to meet each and every one of you!