Our exciting camp program provides a unique opportunity to be around horses. Anyone interested in "Horsing Around" can come and have fun learning the basics of caring for and riding a horse.
Introduction to Horseback Riding
Students will be introduced to basic safety around horses. They will be shown how to approach, lead and groom a horse so there is no dirt trapped under the saddle. Students will arena ride each day learning the basics of being a balanced rider, proper posture and steering the horse. Riders will be introduced to the basic commands of walking, turning, stopping and steering their horse. This camp is filled with hands on activities, barn chores and games. Ages 6, 7, & 8.
Horseback Riding for Beginnners
Students will be taught basic horse anatomy, the parts of the saddle and bridle, and how to tie a horse. They will learn how to approach a horse that is tied or in a stall and how to lead a horse safely around other horses including how to enter and exit the stall and barn. Riders will be taught how to groom and safely put on a saddle, tie a western cinch and how to tighten it once tied. Students will participate in a riding lesson each day that is focused on basic riding skills. Everyone will also have the opportunity to go on a trail ride. The five day camp concludes with a fun show on Friday. Ages 7+
Horseback Riding for Intermediate Riders
Students will learn the difference between a sitting and posting trot, diagonals, simple canter departures and leads, riding with an independent seat, how balance and posture effects your horses straightness bend and collection, and the power of patterns. Students must have the following ground skills; ability to groom and saddle their own horse unassisted, have a basic knowledge of safety, be competent leading in and around the barn, stall and other horses, and can safely and correctly tie your horse. In addition riders must be able to mount and dismount a horse unassisted, ride at a walk and trot under control (this means you can follow a simple pattern that includes riding a straight line for 60 feet and reverse direction of no more than 30 feet in radius) while maintaining gate. Students that are not proficient in these skills need to enroll in the beginner class or take private lessons to master these skills. Ages 12+ or by permission.
Students wishing to further their riding skills are encouraged to enroll in private lessons. With individual attention focused on your learning style and needs our certified instructor will build a lesson plan just for you. Riding lessons are available in either Western or English disciplines.
To ensure an enjoyable experience, we suggest wearing long pants and shoes appropriate for riding and stable chores. Riding shoes with a heel are recommended.
For the full day camp bring a lunch, snacks and a water bottle.
For the half day camp bring snacks and a water bottle.
Beverages available for purchase.
Bring a light jacket or sweater in case of a weather change, also insect repellent and sun screen if needed.
Helmets are provided and mandatory. Students may bring their own SEI approved helmet.
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