DATES: July 26, 27, 28, 29
TIME: 10:00am – 3:00pm
AGES: 10-18 (please note the slightly higher age requirement compared to our other camps – we will be working on more advanced skills that are well suited for a slightly older group)
THIS CAMP IS FOR: LEVEL 2 Riders – Current Enchanted Hollow Stables lesson students OR riders that have completed at least ONE full 4-day horse camp. Not suited for first-time Enchanted Hollow riders or beginner students. Must be able to independently ride at the walk and trot, which is covered in our lessons and camps. So, if they have attended at least a couple lessons OR at least one 4-day camp then they will fit in great with this LEVEL TWO camp. If someone is interested in expanding their riding knowledge and exploring barrel racing and western gaming, this is an AMAZING opportunity for them! If you register for this camp but have not ridden with us before your registration will be cancelled and refunded.
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!
Most of our summer camps filled up by February and March this year – and we had a lot of riders that joined us last year that missed out on grabbing a spot! So, we wanted to offer this amazing opportunity for returning riders: a LEVEL TWO horse camp focused on working on advanced skills including becoming comfortable at the walk, trot, and canter; learning fundamental techniques for gaming patterns like barrel racing and pole weaving; and practicing those speed event patterns so that they can have a PRACTICE SHOW at the end of the week!
Yes, that’s right — at 2pm on the last day of this horse camp (Thursday, July 29) we will have a practice gaming show complete with ribbons for the 1-6 placings that have the fastest times in each respective event plus a participation ribbon for everyone. Parents are welcome to come watch!
We will also make time for at least one trail ride during the week – weather permitting, of course.
Since this is a more advanced and comprehensive camp with more costs involved due to expanded riding opportunities, increased staffing, and providing awards at the end of the camp, you will notice that the cost is higher than our other beginner camps. It is worth every penny, though – we are so excited to offer this opportunity!
Like all of our other camps, this camp is geared toward TONS of hands-on and one-on-one learning opportunities. 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. Once they have finished caring for their horse and the other animals around the barn, they will spend the rest of the day grooming and riding their assigned horse. Each day will build upon what the kids learned from the day before.
It would be very hard to find another camp that offers more ride time than we do! Our horses are SAFE and experienced, and they are ready to take care of your kiddos in our indoor arena, outdoor arena, and on our wooded trails and fields!
Not only will each camper get the opportunity to ride, learn, and have fun, but they will also be able to enjoy spending fun days 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 and Miss Rodeo Minnesota 2021, Sam Sansevere! She offers a lifetime of riding experience and is so excited for another great season of horse camps 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.
- Waiver printed and signed
- 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
- 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.
GROOMING: They will learn to properly use each grooming tool and groom a horse from top to bottom.
- They will review what they have learned in previous lessons or camps
- Will be introduced to several WSCA gaming and barrel racing patterns
- Will be taught fundamentals of gaming patterns, good turns, proper technique
- Will work at a faster pace with a goal of cantering independently by the end of the week if they don’t already feel comfortable at the canter