A summer filled with fun and learning
Whether you are a beginner who wants to learn to ride, or an experienced rider who wants to improve your skills, there is a place for you at our Summer Riding Camp! We teach English and Western to our campers, who range in age from 7-14. From 9am to 3pm for $350 or 8am to 5pm for $400, we fill our days with horses, friends and fun! Pay in full by May 1st and get $50 off. Deposit of $100 per week required to hold space, for all not paying in full.
All horses all day
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. Theory is an essential plank of our curriculum. The ‘whys’ of riding, training, and horse behavior, are equally important to the ‘hows’. 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.
Group horse care allows all of our campers to have hands-on experience taking care of “their own horse”. Campers work as a group to groom, tack, bathe, and care for their horses. While two riding sessions a day develops riding skills, the barn lesson teaches all aspects of horsemanship and caring for horses. Some of the 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 prep. Each session ends with a show, or gymkhana games and a trail ride!!
For the serious equestrian or the beginner
All campers are taught a solid foundation in the basics of riding. Hunter, Jumper, Dressage, and Pleasure students all learn to employ the balanced seat appropriate for their preferred riding style. Horsemanship is an essential aspect of every lesson. Each student is required to practice the basic responsibilities of the equine art, such as catching, grooming, and tacking their horse. As Ms. Kathy often says, “They don’t come with the saddles on!”
What to Bring
• Brown bag lunch with camper’s name
• Riding helmet (can be borrowed)
• Paddock boots or cowboy boots
• Breeches, jeans, or chaps
• Change of clothes
• Large refillable water bottle
• A backpack or crate for holding items
2018 Camp Dates and Time
Week 1 June 4-8
Week 2 June 11-15
Week 3 June 18-22
Week 4 June 25-29
Basic Camp 9AM-3PM
Horsemanship Camp 8AM-5PM
All registration must be turned in before the start of camp! Camp must be paid for in full before the start of the session. Receive $50 of for paying in full before May 1st. Make all checks payable to Kathy Ellerbeck, we also except Zelle and Paypal.
Directions to our farm
Our farm is conveniently located on spice wood springs rd in between loop 360 and McNeil rd.