Campers are split into small riding groups based on their ability and previous riding experience. Our goal is to build each rider’s skills and confidence enabling them to ride safely and correctly. The small group environment allows our instructors to offer individualized attention and develop riders at their own pace. While beginner riders may be aided with a leader (if they need one), our advanced riders use a variety of tools including video tape to critique their progress.
Team horse care allows all of our campers to have hands-on experience taking care of “their own horse”. Campers work in teams to groom, tack, bathe, and care for their horse. While time in the saddle develops riding skills, the barn lesson teaches all aspects of horsemanship and caring for horses. Some of the few things that beginner campers learn about are grooming, tacking, tack care, horse bathing, and horse breeds including colors and markings. More advanced campers continue their education learning about feed, shoeing, caring for injuries, wrapping, and show preparation.
During each session, the campers will have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors on a weekly trail ride and will get to show their skills at a student show, which the parents are encouraged to attend. Additionally, Fridays are fun on horseback days, during which we play our ever popular gymkhana games like musical stalls, breakin’ out, obstacle courses, and relay races. Each week of camp includes a special fun day or a field trip.