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Camps

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Day Camp 2021 Registration Begins February 1st

Day Camp Schedule 2021 for view only

SUMMER HORSE CAMP FOR CHILDREN

DAY CAMP INCLUDES:

  • 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

CAMP RATES:

  • 2 weeks $1300
  • 1 week $700

REFUND POLICY

  • Refunds given up to 10 days prior to the first day of camp, minus a $50.00 cancellation fee.
  • (Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the start of camp, will not be refunded.)

 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

  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

PONY PALS

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

TAILS AND TRAILS

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

RAWHIDE CLUB

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

BRIDLE TREKKERS

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

HUNT CLUB

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

COUNSELOR’S ASSISTANT TRAINEE (C.A.T.)

A leadership position, each camp has an opening for one CAT.  Mandatory training June 6th. 9:30-3:00

  • Must be 14 years old or older on the first day of camp
  • Must have completed minimum of 6 weeks of summer horse camp
  • Must have instructor and management approval
  • Must be a competent rider

CAT RATES:

  • 2 weeks $675
  • 1 week $475