Horsemanship Day Camps - Safe, Certified, Fun with HORSES
Horsemanship Day Camps
for all levels
camps are now open
week 1 June 24-28
week 2 July 22-26 - FULL!
Our Horsemanship Day Camp Program is tailored to meet the needs of horse lovers age 6 to 16 years at beginning levels and higher. Camps are formatted to accommodate various ages and levels and are open to all, unless otherwise noted. Campers are assigned to groups according to experience, age and level allowing instructors to focus on the appropriate level of challenge while maintaining the utmost safety. We are able to accept most disabled and para-equestrians (contact us prior to enrolling at: 828-381-0473 or email). Early drop off and late pick up may be arranged. Camp hours are listed below.
In addition to fun and informative balanced seat riding instruction, campers will learn to feed, care for, and equip their horses. Campers will be taught to responsibly handle and work around horses with safety and confidence. Camps feature daily riding instruction appropriate to rider skill addressing: Rider position & balance; Effective communication; Horse gaits & balance. Craft materials, snacks and drinks are provided.
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
Each week focuses on the total horsemanship package. Health care and an emphasis on the responsibilities of owning and caring for a horse will be placed front and center. Beginners will learn the basics of grooming, care and fitting of equipment, basic balanced seat riding position in English saddles, control of the horse and use of correct aids. More advanced campers may explore the concepts of horse training and behavior modification, along with advanced care and management. Advanced topics of training, management and care will be offered. Instruction may include introduction of dressage concepts, jumping and how to handle or prevent bad behavior habits in horses.
Trail riding is expected to be a part of each camp week - weather permitting.
Fun crafts and games make this a week full of smiles for all ages and levels developing new and lasting friendships with other campers and horses.
Full payment to reserve spot $200.00
Refund of deposit less $50 office fee only if cancellation is received
at least 30 days prior to first day of camp.
No refunds will be issued within 30 days of the camp start date.