Special Rides
One of the activities most looked forward to by our riding
each summer 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 each 3-week  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 s'more.
Swimming with the Horses
Supper Rides
After you finish with supper and clean
up the campsite, the group heads out
on the trails.  

When you get back to the barn,
everybody helps out with
un-tacking, feeding, and letting
out their horses for the night.  
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Horse Show
At the end of each session, our 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 daughters had at
camp, for girls to get one last ride on
their favorite horse, and for everyone to say goodbye to
one another.  
Accreditations &
"I loved camp!
Everyone was so nice
The best part was that
I got to ride everyday,
twice a day, and do
two shows!"
   ~ A 2019 Camper