In addition to the riding lessons, campers also have the opportunity to learn about horse
management and are required to participate in the daily care of our herd.
We have over 50
horses on the property during camp and caring for them all takes a lot of hands!   At SJ, we believe
campers should not just become great riders, but also great horse people.   
Every camper
participates in one hour
of clean barn
three times a
week.  We use this time to
muck out the barn, paddock
area, or pastures. The
oldest cabins are required
to help with the morning
Each time we ride, it is the campers
responsibility to groom and tack up their
When the lesson is finished, they cool
down the horse, untack them, and sponge or
hose them off when needed.  
Our Barn Classes are elective activities that focus on equine
subjects like horse nutrition, learning how/when to lunge,
horse show preparation, and equine first aid.  Campers can choose up to
four hours of barn class a day.  These hours can also include feeding the
horses lunch or dinner, watching a x-country lesson, taking classes on how
to become a riding instructor, and much more!
info@sjridingcamp.com  ∙  860-872-4742  ∙  130 Sandy Beach Road, Ellington CT 06029
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“Love means attention,
which means looking after
the things we love. We call
this stable management.”  

               -George Morris