IN THE IRONS EquestriaN CENter
Celebrating 20 years of
Summer HOrse Camps
Summer Camp Program:
Camp is a great place for kids to start to ride or practice their skills.
When kids get the chance to ride on a daily basis the learning curve shoots up! Weekly lessons tend to include some review each week, when kids can ride several days in a row, we are able to pick up right where we left off the day before. Meaning, its possible for campers to go from total beginners to confidently posting the trot or from solid walk-trot riders to experiencing the first steps of cantering!
Our camp is mainly focused on riding but we have lots of other activities planned, too. Learning the art of horsemanship is key to becoming a well rounded, educated rider. There's so much to learn! We want our campers to not only be brilliant riders, but also know how to practice safety around horses and have the knowledge and skills to take care of a horse's general needs.
In addition to daily riding the campers will learn:
* Safe Practices Around Horses
* Safely Haltering and Leading a Horse
* Correctly Saddling and Bridling
* Grooming Techniques
* How to Recognize Health Problems in Horse and Horse First Aid
* Correct Names for Colors and Breeds
* Correct Names for the Parts of the Saddle and Bridle
* A Farrier (Horse Shoer) Demonstration
* How to Take Care of Tack
(Counselors are always available for extra help!!)
AND, it is going to be HOT so campers should be prepared to get wet and cool off! We will be playing water games to beat the heat during the last portion of the day (time permitting).
Beginner/Intermediate Horse Camp $600
Session I: June 12-16
Session II: June 19-23
Session III: July 10-14
Session IV: July 17-21
Session V: August 7-11
Session VI: August 14-18
**Please register ASAP. Camps are limited to 24 campers per session.
Follow link to Google Form Camp Registration.
Pay your $150 deposit. The remainder of the payment should be made by the 1st day of the month in which your child is attending camp.
What will my child need to wear?
Riding breeches are preferred but jeans or leggings are acceptable. Campers MUST wear a sturdy boot with at least a 1" - 1.5" heel. We have helmets for campers to borrow.
What will my child need to bring?
*A sack lunch, snack and a water bottle. We have a water cooler for refills.
*Swimsuit and a towel with your name on it.
*Apply sunscreen at home.
*An eager and positive attitude!
What about bad weather?
The only thing that will stop us from riding is heavy rainfall and/or lightening. However, we have LOTS of activities to do until the sun comes out again.