Saddle Club Camp
Our signature horse camp includes five days of riding lessons and equestrian activities. This camp is open to all levels - from beginner to advanced riders - and activities are geared to the level of students enrolled each week so no two camps are exactly alike! In addition to daily horse care and riding lessons, camps will include topics/activties ranging from:
- Horse care, safety and handling, stable management, grooming and hoof care
- Feeding/nutrition, colors/markings, anatomy
- First aid, bandaging, lunging, tacking up, saddlery, trailering
- Horse behavior, equine-assisted learning
- Mounted games and more!
Horse Whisperer Camp
Ages 8+ Daily horse behavior exercises and ground handling activities will provide the foundation for the budding horse trainer in your family!
Every part of our day, from the care of the camp horses to daily mounted riding lessons and ground work games and exercises will be 'trainer' focused.
Participants will develop their leadership style and a better understanding of non-verbal communication and how horses learn.
Camp also includes daily horse care, safety and handling, grooming and hoof care. For all levels of riders - from beginner to advanced.
Ages 8 and up Learn the ins and outs of horse shows! Participants will learn about the specifications of various flat (equitation, pleasure, road hack, under saddle) and over fences (hunter, jumper) classes. Classroom and hands on sessions will include show prep for rider and horse, including but not limited to show grooming, trimming, bathing, braiding, equipment care/requirements, rider turnout and more! Beginner riders are welcome to participate (riding lessons will be grouped according to experience but all levels can enjoy learning the ins and outs of preparing for a horse show!)
Ages 10 and up Learn the ins and outs of preparing for and riding in each of the challenging sport of eventing, from learning and performing dressage tests to learning to pace yourself at the gallop in an open field to designing, to designing, setting, walking and riding a jumper course! Min. riding level requirement: Riders do not have to have any jumping experience but must be capable of cantering safely and competently in a group lesson, in a 2-point position. Camp includes daily horse care, riding lessons, classroom sessions and plenty of fun! *Note safety vests are recommended for the cross country portion of camp.
Ages 8 and up Learn the ins and outs of riding a perfect hunter course and winning an under saddle class. Participants will learn what the hunter judge is looking for and how to help their horse produce the best rounds possible. Classroom and hands on sessions will include how to design and set courses, rider and horse turnout, equipment requirements and care, bathing and trimming, mane prep and how to braid for hunter classes. Minimum requirement: riders who are capable of safely walk-trot-cantering in a group, in a full seat AND 2-point.
Private lessons - for those in Farm Camp
Private lessons (3 add-ons)
Ages 5 and up NEW for 2024! For those looking for lessons for JUNIOR riders (ages 5 - 7) or of any age who just want to add some private riding lessons to their week at Farm Camp and enjoy the 'best of both worlds'! Horse handling activities take place Monday each week during camp. The three private lessons will Tuesday through Thursday at a discounted rate (Note we are only accepting a maimum of FOUR riders each week for the private lesson option). Just sign up for your preferred week of Farm Camp (under our Farm Camp tab) and then add your four lessons here. Please be sure to note the week of camp you are requesting on your registration.
Drill Team Camp
Ages 8 and up Our Drill Team Camp is back for more summer fun!
An equestrian drill team is a group of horses and riders performing choreographed maneuvers to music. Drill teams are excellent way for riders to hone such skills as balance, coordination, stride and pace control, lateral aids, precision, attention to detail, spacial awareness and team work - and they are just plain fun!
MINIMUM riding requirement: Open to riders who are comfortable trotting in a large group, camp includes daily classroom sessions and a mounted lesson each day to work on adding movements to the drill pattern (Day 5 includes a final run through of the drill pattern performed to musuch - parents are welcome to come watch!).
Horse Camp runs 8 am to 4 pm.
Early drop off is from 7:30am and late pick up to 5 pm at NO EXTRA CHARGE!
After 5 p.m the cost is $1 per minute (per child) paid directly to the camp leader who stayed late to watch the child (ren).
*PLEASE NOTE: A $75 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit (per child, per camp) MUST be sent AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION to hold your spot(s). After June 1st, full payment is required to confirm your spot.
FULL PAYMENT IS DUE by June 1, 2024. Accounts that are not paid by June 3 (that have not arranged for a payment plan) will forfeit their deposits and the camp spots will be made available.
NOTE: Confirmation receipts are sent out once DEPOSIT/PAYMENT is received. Please maintain your receipts for your tax records.
CANCELATIONS: Staffing, camp materials and tee shirts are all planned/purchased months in advance of camp based on registrations received. As such, the balance of camp fees (minus deposit) will be refunded if a cancelation is made in writing (email) by June 3. After June 3, the balance will only be refunded if we can fill the spot!
WHAT TO WEAR/BRING: FOR RIDING, campers are asked to have boots with a slight, square heel (no flat soles), LONG pants (not shorts or capris) and long socks (not ankle socks) . We provide helmets for those that do not have their own. For non-riding activities campers are asked to wear sneakers/closed toed shoes (no sandals, flip flops or crocs). Dress for the weather (shorts/bathing suits/change of clothes for hot days - there will be water play for those that are interested and rubber boots/rain jackets for wet days - we do have plenty of indoor/semi indoor spaces/activities but we still try to get outside on wet days)! Lunch, snacks, water bottles. We have lemonade and ice tea and some candy treats at the canteen!