One of the horse activities most looked forward to each
summer by our campers is the chance to go swimming with
the horses. On especially hot days, your instructor will take
you and your horse to the horse pond where you get to
splash through the water and get your feet wet while your
horse swims through the deep end of the pond.
Once a session, each riding group tacks up their horses with
saddlebags full of hot dogs, s'mores, and chips and heads
out for a trail ride. During these "Supper Rides" you'll find
your campsite and learn how to securely tie your horse to a
tree, build a fire, and roast the perfect marshmallow for your
Swimming with the Horses
After you finish with supper and clean
up the campsite, the group heads out
on the trails to do some trotting,
cantering, or cross-country jumping.
When you get back to the barn,
everybody helps out with
untacking, feeding, and letting
out their horses for the night.
At the end of each session, the campers have the
opportunity to participate in a camp-wide horse show.
Horse show classes focus on the skills learned during
camp and classes can include Dressage, Cross-Country,
Stadium Jumping, Command and Pleasure. Each
camper participates in two classes for their parents to
This end of the session horse show is a great time
for parents to see how much fun their kids had a
camp, for kids to get one last ride on
their favorite horse, and for everybody to say
goodbye to each other.
"I loved camp!
Everyone was so nice
The best part was that
I got to ride everyday,
twice a day, and do
~ A 2016 Camper