Julie Krone, the first woman inducted into the Horse Racing Hall of Fame, will host the first annual Julie Krone Junior Jockey Camp July 22-26 in association with Long Shadows Charitable Foundation. The camp is for underprivileged youth ages 12-17 and will take place at Long Shadows Farm near Cambridge, N.Y.
“I am proud and excited to launch our Junior Jockey Camp,” said Krone. “It will be so rewarding to share my experiences with a motivated group of young campers at the beautiful Long Shadows facility. I can’t think of a better way for young people to learn about our beautiful sport, and perhaps go on to work at a farm, a training center, or even the racetrack.”
Krone’s camp will include classes about horse racing, simulated exercises on foot around a scale-size one-mile track, riding simulations using mechanical horses and hands-on work with trained OTTBs.
Campers, who will be sponsored by business and private donations, will be selected from local communities based on financial need and from written essays submitted along with their camp application. Long Shadows Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating horses.
For more information about the Julie Krone Junior Jockey Camp, or to sponsor a student, visit www.juniorjockeycamp.com. Krone can also be reached at (760) 470-3442 and Morgan at (760) 889-6633.