Develop Your Child’s Strength & Confidence This Summer …

Say NO to Electronic Devices & YES to Horseback Riding Camp!

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Summer is time for your child to expand their life experiences.  Being outside of the classroom doesn’t mean your child should stop learning.

Camps can open up new learning and bring nature into their life.  Horseback riding camp is a fun way to supplement their learning and offer a new experience.

Children will spend the day outside in the fresh air instead of home in front of an electronic device.  They will care for horses in many different ways – they will bath horses, groom them and learn how to care for any issues they may have.

We incorporate natural treatments for horses using essential oils in our mission to create a chemical free barn.

They will also meet other animal loving children and may build lifelong friendships.

Sir Winston Churchill stated it best when he said,

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man”

HORSEBACK RIDING CAMP

Our weekly horseback riding camp is geared toward beginner and intermediate level riders.

Each day includes riding instruction, equestrian studies instruction, barn activities, crafts, snack and water slide fun!

CAMP HOURS

Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

TUITION

$645/week ($100 deposit due upon registration) Save $50 – SPECIAL PRICING IF YOU REGISTER NOW!

$695/week ($100 deposit due upon registration)

HORSEBACK RIDING CAMP SESSION DATES – 2016

SESSION 4 – July 25–29

  • Ages 6–10
  • New Rider & Beginner Trot

SESSION 5 – Aug 01–05

  • Ages 8+
  • Advanced Trot & Pre-Jump (Requires trainer approval to register)

SESSION 6 – Aug 08–12

  • Ages 6–10
  • New Rider & Beginner Trot

SESSION 7 – Aug 15–19

  • Ages 11+
  • New Rider & Beginner Trot

SESSION 8 – Aug 22–26

  • Ages 8+
  • Advanced Trot & Pre-Jump (Requires trainer approval to register)

SESSION 9   – Aug 29–Sep 1

  • Ages 6–10
  • New Rider & Beginner Trot

RIDING LEVEL DEFINITIONS

New Rider – Rider with little to no previous riding experience.  Riders may have taken a few lessons or had pony rides. In general they are just learning to ride independently.  They will learn how to handle a horse, mount, steer, stop, go forward and dismount.  They will learn safety, master balance and build confidence.

Beginner Trot – Rider has recently started trotting either on a lunge line or independently.  They may have just started posting.  They will continue to develop the basics and a stronger position, while also learning to trot in a half-seat, post and steer while trotting.

Advanced Trot – Rider is very comfortable at the posting rot, including riding on the correct diagonal, riding a posting trot without hands and executing circles, serpentines and other ring figures.  They will build on their previous trotting experience to become more effective riders.  They will work on equitation, use of the aids, and more sophisticated ring figures.

Pre Jump (open to current GEC students only) – Riders at this level are beginning to canter and can comfortably trot over poles and cross rails. They will work on transitions, improving their seat at a canter, and steering over simple pole and cross-rail courses.

HOW TO REGISTER

To register you will need to complete a Summer Camp RegistrationRiding Agreement and Camper Pickup Form and submit them with a non-refundable deposit per week to hold a spot for your child.

All forms can be downloaded and may be dropped off with payment, mailed with deposit, faxed along with Credit Card Authorization Form or called in with credit card.

Register early as space is limited per session, this ensures each camper receives individual attention and supervision from our instructors and counselors.

The balance of payment will be due on or before the first day of camp.  We accept cash, check and all major credit cards.

WHAT TO BRING

Campers should bring a backpack labeled with their name with two water bottles, sunscreen, lunch, riding helmet (we can provide helmets if needed), riding boots, a pair of full length pants/britches to participate in the horseback riding lesson, bathing suit, towel and a change of clothes for non-riding activities.

Snacks will be provided each day to all campers and a pizza lunch will be provided on Friday.

A vending machine with healthy snacks and drinks are available to campers who wish to purchase items during camp.