Horseback Riding Lessons
Each riding camper will attend two periods of Horseback Riding Lessons per day, as well as one session of on-the-ground Horsemanship and one period of Barn Management, for a total of four hours of horse riding and care instruction.
Campers are paired with horses based on ability and personality. Each camper will ride several different horses while at camp, interacting with a variety of equine personalities while building confidence and versatility as a rider.
A typical camp day includes one formal arena lesson and one informal lesson that may involve trail riding, bareback riding, or games on horseback.
Beginner riders will focus on basic position, safety skills, and the fundamentals of hunt seat riding. More advanced riders will improve their equitation skills on the flat and over jumps while also enjoying specialized lessons catering to their areas of interest. Horsemanship will provide campers with instruction in showmanship and horse training. Girls will have the chance to learn how to lunge, how to prepare for horse shows, and how to set hunter and jumper courses. In Barn Management, your camper will learn the basics of equine nutrition and feeding. Girls will also receive hands-on instruction in equine first aid, and will learn how to bandage legs, take temperatures, and recognize signs of colic and other common maladies. Throughout the session, campers will participate in Special Activities such as horse shows, gymkhanas, demonstrations and a 3-day event. Each session will culminate in an exhibition ride for parents on the last day of camp.