At Own-A-Horse-Camp you get to experience what it is like to own a pony or horse for an entire week. You will learn all aspects of horse care including feeding, grooming and stable management. And yes, you will have an opportunity to ride a horse every day!
Each day, instructors will cover a different subject, including:
- Safety on and around the horse
- Different breeds, colors and markings
- Horse Psychology – what makes a horse tick?
- How much does a horse cost?
- Horse health issues
- Various riding disciplines
- Parts of the tack
- How to clean a stall and other stable chores
Other fun activities include barn games, horse crafts, giving a horse a bath, braiding your horse’s mane, equestrian vaulting, and more!
In addition to learning about horses, students will learn Responsibility, Team Work, Self-Confidence, and of course have a ton of FUN making new horse-crazy friends!
The camp takes place at our beautiful horse farm with an indoor arena with heated viewing area and classroom.
Our instructors are highly qualified and our ponies and horses are well trained and very gentle.
Certificates and ribbons will be handed out at the end of the camp during a little show for parents to watch what students have learned!
Days and times:
Morning Session: 8:30am-11:30am | Afternoon Session 12:00pm-3:00pm
Costs: $50 per session, per day | $230 one session, for one week | $450 both sessions, for one week
(Students staying for both sessions should pack a sack lunch)
April 1-5 (Spring Break) | June 10-14 | June 17-21 | July 8-12 | July 15-19 | July 22-26 (Girl Scouts Only)** | July 29-August 2 (Vaulting - All Levels) | August 5-9 | August 12-16 | August 19-23
Minimum 3 participants.
Note: There must be a minimum of 3 kids to hold camp. We reserve the right to combine sessions.
**Girl Scouts: targeted for 'Junior' Girl Scouts (4th-5th grade). Will earn Horsemanship Badge
Please note: A Release of Liability form will need to be filled out at the stable on the first day of camp. If someone other than a parent or guardian is bringing your child, you can download the form HERE to fill out ahead of time.
ASTM/SEI certified riding helmets are provided (students are welcome to bring their own). All participants must wear long pants and close-toed shoes.