Extra Riding
We offer numerous opportunitiesfor campers who would like to ride more
than our included twice daily lessons. These extra riding opportunities are
considered optional add-ons and may be purchased by mail, or during
check-in at camp.  
You can find prices on our Getting Ready For Camp page.
Many of our campers choose to sign up for private
or semi-private lessons for their time at camp.
These lessons are a great opportunity to develop more
advanced skills and techniques or even just to tackle old
equitation problems or questions. It's also a great way for
beginners to jump start their riding skills.
This is a special program where riders get an extended
lesson in x-country, show jumping, and dressage that is
videotaped. After the lesson the students get a chance watch
their riding in each area and the instructor can point out what
the rider did well and what needs to be improved.  
This can be a stand-alone program or as practice for the
Show 'n Learn Horse Trials.
The Show'n Learn consists of three classes in each division with
ribbons given out for each class. The Show 'n Learn operates just
like a regular schooling show, with the major difference being that
the judge gives instruction throughout the show.
This is a great
beginning show experience as well as way for girls more
experienced  in showing to learn what a judge is looking for.
Private and Semi-Private Lessons
Video Eventing Clinic
Show N' Learn Horseshow and Horse Trials
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Campers may work in the ring, or head out to the
X-Country course.
 Working one-on-one or in a small group
of 2 or 3 is a great way to improve riding skills more quickly.
Some campers take one a session, while others take a few
per week.
The 3-Phase Horse Trial (Event) consists of a Dressage Test,
Cross-country, and Show Jumping phase.  The Cross-country
course consists of about 14 jumps on our cross country field and
in the woods and we offer two different levels.  The dressage test
is a beginner novice test and campers learn it before show day.
The show jumping phase is also offered in two different levels.
These are offered during our 2 and 3 week sessions.Campers may enter either or both of these.
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"I learned why 'out riding
alone' is an oxymoron: An
equestrian is never alone, is
being, the mysterious but also
understandable living being
that is the horse."

                  - Jane Smiley