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summer horse camps bay area

Day Camp 2022 Registration Begins February 1st at 8:30am Online Registration Only

Day Camp Registration February 1st 2022 8:30am

2022 Day Camp Dates



  • One- and two-week sessions throughout the summer for children 8-15 years old
  • Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • A horse for each child to ride, care for and love the entire session
  • A counselor skilled in leadership and horsemanship to supervise and instruct the children
  • Special events such as: lunch rides, games on horseback, horse shows, and drill teams
  • July 4th will be a half day, finishing at 1pm.


  • 2 week session $1400
  • 1 week session $800


  • Refunds given up to 10 days prior to the first day of camp, minus a $100.00 cancellation fee.
  • (Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the start of camp, will not be refunded.)



  1. Riding boots (not hiking boots) which are always to be worn around the horses, and long pants.
  2. Tennis shoes and shorts for vaulting
  3. Daily sack lunch. Extra water and sunscreen
  4. ATSM/SEI approved horseback riding helmet (This can be purchased in the office, or one can be borrowed for the duration of camp)
  5. We recommend 4 riding lessons before the start of camp. This will give your child a head start with equestrian skills


For campers 8 and 9 years old

Campers will learn to:

  1. Lead, tie, saddle, bridle, groom their horses.
  2. Beginning equitation
  3. Common Horse Sense.
  4. Walk and trot, introduction to the lope
  5. Care of the horse-feeding, grooming, saddling, cleaning, and knot-tying
  6. Western tack-its use, care, and cleaning
  7. Trail riding-rules and safety
  8. Vaulting (simple gymnastics on the back of a horse) to improve rhythm and balance in riding


For campers 10 and 11 years old

Campers learn:

  1. Walk and Trot with control and form
  2. Beginning Lope
  3. Equine first aid, diseases, and common treatments
  4. Instruction in horse breeds, breeding, and training
  5. Perfecting posture and position in the arena
  6. Trail riding
  7. Use of obstacle courses and figure work
  8. Vaulting


For campers 12 years and over

  Campers learn:

  1. Continued exploration and development of basic skills and knowledge
  2. Lead changes
  3. Collection
  4. Drill team work
  5. Individual Stock Seat Pattern work
  6. Continued Equitation Improvement
  7. Do precision riding
  8. Test skills with gymkhana courses and trail courses
  9. Advanced trail riding
  10. Learn to control and rate the speed of a horse
  11. Work with the horses’ special needs
  12. Vaulting


English style camp for riders 10 and 11 years old

Campers learn:

  1. ‘Balance Seat’ equitation and beginning dressage
  2. Basic caveletti work
  3. Technical skills such as mane and tail braiding, leg wrapping, and bandaging
  4. Horse exercise techniques
  5. Riding patterns
  6. Continued exploration of basic horse and equitation skills and knowledge
  7. Vaulting


English style riding for campers 12 years and older

Campers learn:

  1. Fine points of Equitation-form and control
  2. Precision transitions, dressage patterns
  3. Suitability of horse to rider
  4. Working with poles on the ground, and raised caveletti
  5. Jump patterns
  6. Vaulting

For CAT registration please call office 408 867-9527


A leadership position, each camp has an opening for one CAT.  Mandatory training June 5th. 9:30-3:00

  • Must be 14 years old or older on the first day of camp
  • Must have completed minimum of 3 weeks of summer horse camp
  • Must have management approval
  • Must be a competent rider and know how to safely tie, groom and tack up a horse
  • Will be expected to assist Counselor, including but not limited to tacking up the horses, helping with lessons, being a ‘buddy’ to campers, cleaning up camp.


  • 2 weeks $775
  • 1 week $575