SUMMER CAMPS FOR CHILDREN
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, ranging in age from 7-14.
Five 1-week sessions are available. From 9am to 3pm, we fill our days with horses, friends and fun!
Each session costs $350. Pay in full by May 1 and get $50 off. Discounts also given for siblings and multiple weeks of camp. Deposit of $100 per week is required to hold space, if not paying in full.
Campers are placed in 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. Small groups allow our instructors to offer individualized attention and our riders to develop 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 critiques.
We allow and encourage 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 time in the saddle develops riding skills, the barn lesson teaches all aspects of horsemanship and caring for horses. Beginner campers learn about horses (breeds, colors & markings, behaviors, and general anatomy) and about caring for horses (grooming, bathing, tacking & untacking, and cooling out), and for tack and equipment. More advanced campers continue their education learning about feeding,shoeing, caring for injuries, and show preparation.
Campers should bring:
– Riding boots (paddock boots or cowboy boots, not hiking boots or gym shoes)
– Long pants – breeches, jeans, or chaps
– Short -sleeve T-shirt
– ATSM/SEI approved riding helmet
– Sack lunch and labeled water bottle
– Change of clothing for after riding
Horses, Friends and Fun
Core Riding Skills
Campers arrive and put their lunches and extra clothes up. We get our horses and start learning how to groom and saddle their horses.
We are now ready to ride! Campers learn the basics of riding in small groups. Campers
practice and build on their skills each day, by taking the school horses through obstacle courses, and patterns. No riding in circles here! We give them games on horseback and plenty of practice so at the end of camp they are able to compete in teams in our Gymkhana session.
Horse care & responsibility
Campers cool out and put their horses away. Riding is more than just having fun. Our kids are taught about the responsibility of horse care. Thoroughly grooming and putting all tack away is an important part of riding too.
Riding is a lot of work and work makes for a good appetite! Time for that sack lunch and snacks, don’t
Forget the water. On Friday fund day the campers are treated to a barbecue. Be sure to let us know if your child has special food preferences. As always Parents are welcome.
Now it’s time to learn. There is more to horses than just riding! Campers will learn about Breeds and markings, Tack care and parts, Stable management, Boots and Bandaging, Training Basics, Parts of the horse, Show preparations, and much more.
Time for the afternoon riding session. Campers will get to try different things like Vaulting, Driving, Bareback and even a trail ride!
Time to wrap it up! Campers will put away all their stuff and we will go over anything they learned and gather up projects and get ready for the next day of camp
Friday Fun Day is parent’s day!
We are proud to show off everything that we have learned at Tri-Star Farm Summer Camp. Friday starts with Teambuilding and gymkhana races for the beginners and a Horse show for the advanced camp. We break up the fun with a Barbecue. Hamburgers, Hotdogs and a fruit salad are provided and you are welcome to bring treats to share!
To top it all off we finger paint the ponies and have a trail ride along our scenic Bushy Creek. All campers will receive a certificate completion for their level of riding.
Summer camp 2015 is almost here download brochure to read about all the fun and printable registration form
Here are some pictures from last year
Boarding Stable & Riding School
5700 U.S. 79, Hutto, TX 78634