DATES: Thursday, July 1st
WHO IS THIS CAMP FOR: FIRST TIME STUDENTS. Beginner-level riders that have NOT ridden at Enchanted Hollow Stables before. (Beginner-level riders are riders that have minimal, limited, or zero experience riding horses previously.) This is a great option for beginner-level riders that are new to our program here at Enchanted Hollow Stables that have an interest in riding with us on a regular basis but still need to do an Introductory Riding Lesson before joining one of our Group Lessons. This class is a longer format than a standard one-hour riding lesson, which allows for more time to learn the basic fundamentals and to get acquainted with all of us here at EHS! Our goal in this lesson is for everyone to end the class able to comfortably control their horse at the walk and trot.
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 classes often fill up weeks in advance, so register quickly!
This two hour class is a great opportunity for any child ages 8-18 that is beginner level that would like to try out horseback riding before committing to a longer format horse camp or weekly riding lessons. This class offers an excellent introduction to Western horseback riding, Enchanted Hollow Stables, our horses, our facility, our instructors, and our community of supportive horsey friends!
We always encourage new students to do an introductory lesson or class before joining in on our regular weekly group lesson schedule.
If you enjoy this class, it is an excellent gateway to signing up for continued weekly or bi-weekly group riding lessons so you can continue learning on and loving the horses at Enchanted Hollow Stables!!
Our main riding instructor is Miss Rodeo Minnesota 2021, Samantha Sansevere! She is so excited for another great season 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
- Old jeans or riding pants that you don’t mind getting dirty!
- ASTM / SEI Certified Riding Helmet
- Water Bottle
- A good attitude!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
GROOMING: They will learn to properly use each grooming tool and groom a horse from top to bottom.
- 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, like walk to trot and trot to walk.