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End-of-School Western Horse Camp – June 5th

End-of-School Western Horse Camp – June 5th

$99.00

Celebrate the end of the school year at horse camp with Miss Buffalo Rodeo, Sam Sansevere! The Buffalo Rodeo is on June 26th and 27th.

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DATES: June 5th

TIME: 10:00am – 3:00pm

AGES: 8-18

WHO IS THIS CAMP FOR: Beginner, Novice, or Intermediate riders

 

 

 

 

 

SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED to allow for a personalized experience for all riders and our website will automatically show as “sold out” as soon as we hit our maximum, so don’t hesitate to reserve your spot! You MUST secure payment to reserve your spot. These camps often fill up weeks in advance, so register quickly!

Miss Buffalo Rodeo 2020, Sam Sansevere!

Celebrate the end of the school year with a day on the farm! This camp is geared toward a more hands-on and one-on-one learning opportunity with horses, with the focus on general riding skills, trail riding, and having fun! Riders will start their day learning about the day-to-day chores that need to be done in order to care for the horses and other animals on the farm. Later, they will spend the rest of the camp grooming and riding their assigned horse.

Not only will each camper get the opportunity to ride, learn, and have fun, but they will also be able to enjoy spending a fun day on a farm that is home to many horses, ponies, goats, chickens, ducks, a bunny, and a potbelly pig!

Our main riding instructor is Miss Buffalo Rodeo 2020, Sam Sansevere! She is so excited for another great summer of horse camp at the family farm.

We require ASTM / SEI certified equestrian riding helmets to be worn in all riding lessons and horse camps. You can purchase a helmet at any Tractor Supply, Runnings, Fleet Farm, Dover Saddlery, and most country stores as well. We really like the brands Troxel and Ovation for their quality and affordability, but really whatever is most comfortable for your child and certified will work! They are much safer and designed for higher impact than any other type of helmet. We do have a couple on hand that kids can borrow but cannot guarantee that we will have enough or one that fits your child, and a properly fitted helmet is required for all riding activity. It’s best for your child’s safety that you get them their own so you can ensure that they have a properly fitted helmet!

Please print out our waiver and bring it signed on the day of the camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Waiver printed and signed (linked above)
  • Sturdy boot or shoe with a heel to ride in
  • Rain boots, just in case it gets cold and muddy!
  • Old jeans or riding pants that you don’t mind getting dirty!
  • Extra layers (sweatshirt, jacket, extra socks, gloves, etc.)
  • Warm/waterproof jacket in case it is rainy and we are outside
  • ASTM / SEI Certified Riding Helmet
  • Lunch
  • Water Bottle
  • Snack
  • A good attitude!

WHAT TO EXPECT:

EQUINE EDUCATION: We will take time to discuss equine feed and nutrition, how much hay a horse eats per day, and other types of food horses eat and need.

FARM CHORES: They will learn about cleaning horse stalls, re-filling water buckets, re-filling hay nets and preparing grain and supplements for each horse and pony for the next feeding.

ARTS AND CRAFTS: We try to have at least one fun crafting activity related to horses per horse camp so that the riders have a momento from the camp to take home!

GROOMING: They will learn to properly use each grooming tool and groom a horse from top to bottom.

RIDING EDUCATION:

  • They will learn (or review if they already know) how to tack up their horse or pony.
  • How to get on and off your horse safely.
  • Asking your horse or pony to stop, go, turn and back up.
  • Learning an “emergency stop” and the situations that may require it.
  • Working on the gait transitions. Walk, trot, canter (if ready) and whoa.
  • Going over/through obstacles
  • Fun obstacles will also be set up to ride over and through in order to challenge their hand and eye coordination and bond more with their horse or pony.
  • We will set up games and activities to be played from horseback to promote skill development while also having fun!

The goal of the day is to get out for a fun trail ride out on our beautiful trails!