Summer 2019 Horse Camp – July 8-11
Join us for a fun week this summer!! Not only will each camper get the opportunity to ride, learn, and have fun, but they will also be able to simply enjoy spending a fun day on a farm that is home to many horses, ponies, goats, chickens, ducks, a bunny, and a potbelly pig!
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DATES: July 8, 9, 10, 11
TIME: 10:00am – 3:00pm
WHO IS THIS CAMP FOR: Beginner, Novice, or Intermediate riders
Each day will build upon what the kids learned from the day before.
This camp is geared toward more hands-on and one-on-one learning opportunities. This camp is limited to ONLY 8 riders to ensure plenty of attention for each rider and to allow for a rich learning experience in a small group format.
You MUST secure payment in order to reserve your spot. If payment is not received by Enchanted Hollow Stables then you do NOT have a spot in this camp. These camps often fill up weeks in advance so register quickly! No refunds but you can be credited for future camps/lessons.
Not only will each camper get the opportunity to ride, learn, and have fun, but they will also be able to simply enjoy spending a fun day on a farm that is home to many horses, ponies, goats, chickens, ducks, a bunny, and a potbelly pig!
If notified in advance we can be flexible about an earlier or later drop of and pick up of children in order to accommodate parents work schedules, but an additional fee may be incurred.
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 (found 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 jacket just in case it is chilly
- ASTM / SEI Certified Riding Helmets
- Water Bottle
- 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 about cleaning horse stalls top to bottom, 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: They will have the opportunity to do a fun crafting activity related to horses. This activity could be anything from decorating horse shoes (that they will be able to take home and keep as a memento), making stall signs for their favorite horse they rode that day, painting a pony, and more!
GROOMING: They will learn to properly use each grooming tool and groom a horse from top to bottom.
MASSAGE & TOUCH THERAPY: They will learn the basics of how to stretch and massage horses and create a bond and friendship with them during this process.
- They will learn (or review if they already know) how to tack up those 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, or depending on ability and experience, working over small jumps.
- 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!
If everybody is doing well on their horse or pony the instructors may take them on a short trail ride through our beautiful trails and woods, weather permitting.
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