Summer Horse Camp
Instructors: Ann Cofield and Laura Casey
Half-Day Summer Horse Camp.
It's all about horses and ponies. We offer two weeks of horse camp in June, 2013 for ages 6-13. Develop horsemanship skills,
hunt seat, jumping, grooming, care for your horse, learn about training, trail rides, crafts, horses in art, videos, Frisbee
golf, games, swimming pool and more fun! We have a lighted 70'x170 arena with jumps, 36'x36' pavilion, indoor
A/C class room with shelves, barn and above ground pool. No experience necessary.
Summer Camp: The week of June 10-14 and June 17-21
Cost with pool: $300 per week
($50 non refundable deposit due to hold your spot)
Times: 8:30 - 1:00
due first day of camp.
Ages: 6-13 (Unless you are a different age and already in the riding
Bring your lunch. We provide water.
Register ahead, space is limited!
WHAT WILL WE DO ?
and control of the horse
English/hunt seat, Trotting transitions, some cantering (To
canter, must be able to do trotting transitions without holding onto the neck strap or horse's mane and keep hands in
correct positions and steady)
Practice the jumping position (To jump, same ability as for
On the Trail - Learn to navigate your horse through the woods, around trees.
the Rail - Practice controlling your horse's pace, keeping a safe distance from others, traveling through an obstacle
course and doing some drill team work.
Make a habitat for your horse!
Learn how to recognize correct canter leads and diagonals.
So you want to own a horse? How
much does it cost?
on horse care, safety, and first aid for the horse.
Horses in Art and Writing.
Games: (foosball, horse shoe toss, board games, frisbee golf, etc.)
See a horse do tricks!
How and why - Grooming, Tacking up, Haltering and
leading, taking the heart rate, cleaning the feet, other important care information, Identify parts of the horse, saddle
and bridle. Training techniques. Riding the Tennessee Walking Horse and feeling the gaited glide ride.
We will use Dansk, Roger, Jessie, Sugar, Mia, Touche, Shiloh, Lil Bit Diamond, Gambler
Casper, Maxi, Dixie and other guest horses. Riders will be grouped according to experience. This is flexible
and usually changes during the week.
Safety is our first priority. Riders must wear helmets and
the saddles are outfitted with safety stirrups. Tennis shoes are OK so the rider has maximum flexibility in the ankles.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Wear long pants, socks
with shoes or boots. Bring a change of clothes in case of rain. (Walmart cotton exercise tights are great! Jeans
are okay) Bring a swim suit or wear it under your clothes. (We have a room for changing)
What if it rains?
We can do a make-up on the weekend for the riding portion or double up on riding the
next day. Other activities can be done under the pavilion or in the barn.
Bring a snack or lunch. We will provide water.
HAIR must be pulled back in a pony tail or fastened behind the ears with clips. Not an option!!
Please print and sign the Release Form below prior to your arrival.
Click here to download our Release Form
Pictures from previous happy horse campers!