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camps

Little Buckaroo Pony Camp

Little Buckaroo Pony Camp is geared for the younger camper who is developing an interest in horseback riding. This camp will use ponies to teach young campers the basics of riding through fun games and riding drills. The campers will ride the same ponies each day, learning the breed, color, and characteristics of their pony. Little Buckaroo Pony Camp is a great way to introduce your child to animals and summer camp. Each week will offer horse-related and camp activities: arts and crafts, tie-dyeing, hikes, games, songs and ponies. In addition to this fantastic week, a special horse show will be held on Friday each week beginning at 3:00 pm. Each camper will have a chance to share what they have learned and experienced throughout the week. Campers’ families and friends are welcome to attend.

EXTENDED CARE OPTION: This optional fee allows you to drop your child off between 8:00 and 8:30 am, and/or pick-up between 4:30 and 5:30 pm. The fee is $20 (resident)/$25 (non-resident) per camp week.

 
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Saddle Up Camp

If your child has always wanted to ride their own horse, this is the camp for them. Campers will be learning mounting and dismounting, proper spacing while riding, reversing, the extended walk, and some trotting, if the group is ready. Whenever the campers are not riding, they are learning all about horses from hoof to tail, including a visit from a veterinarian, and a natural horsemanship demonstration. Campers will also learn about specific horse breeds, where they originate, and why the breeds came to have purpose in that area. Our camp also includes traditional activities such as games, movies, tie-dyeing, educational hikes, and more! This camp experience is equivalent to Level 1 Western– Saddle Up and Level 2 Western–Bits and Reins in the Lockwood Group Riding Lesson Program.

EXTENDED CARE OPTION: This optional fee allows you to drop your child off between 8:00 and 9:00 am, and/or pick-up between 5:00 and 5:30 pm. The fee is $20 (resident)/$25 (non-resident) per camp week.

 
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Blazing Saddles Advanced Camp

The morning session starts off with riding in the arena. Campers will build on the concept of independent body movement, learn to trot independently, and practice maintaining proper body position. They will learn transitions between gaits, and to regulate speed with a check and release. The afternoon session will be on the trails. Topics covered include trail ride safety and learning to read your horse. Each week will offer horse-related and camp activities including a vet talk, natural horsemanship demonstration, educational hikes, arts and crafts, tie-dyeing, games, and more!

PREREQUISITE: Successful completeion of Level 2 Western–Bits and Reins or Saddle Up Camp. If successful completion is in question, call for a skill placement test.

EXTENDED CARE OPTION: This optional fee allows you to drop your child off between 8:00 and 9:00 am, and/or pick-up between 5:00 and 5:30 pm. The fee is $20 (resident)/$25 (non-esident) per camp week.