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Camp Horizon- Equestrian Camp (ages 8-16)

Location:

3586 Horizons Way
Harrisonburg, VA, 22802
United States

Phone:

540-896-7600
Dates: 
08/17/2018
08/18/2018
Time: 
Overnight Camp

Ages

9-12 years Teenagers
Contact name: 
Camp Horizons- Harrisonburg, VA
Email address: 
Equestrian Camp, offered as both a one-week and two-week option, is for campers who love horses. The program focuses on all things related to horses including English riding lessons (up to 3 hours per day!), stable management, care and grooming of horses, methods of preparing for horse shows, trail rides throughout camp, and even taking the horses for a swim in the lake!

All instruction is tailored to the skill level and specific needs of each camper from beginner (steering, post-trotting, basic pole-work, etc.) to more advanced (seat and position in canter, jumping, etc.). Equestrian Campers also have the opportunity to enjoy other great camp activities such as swimming, the zip line, evening programs, camp fires, arts & crafts, songs, skits and more!

Equestrian Campers work all week towards an end of week horse show performance. This takes places Saturday morning and is open for all parents and family to enjoy. Please be aware of this when planning transportation.

We also do fun arts and crafts and play games to help reinforce knowledge and concepts. Equestrian campers participate in chores daily such as giving hay and filling water, as well as some stall cleaning.

Learning Areas

  • Horse behavior and senses
  • Breeds, colors, and markings
  • Basic management (types of feed, hay, supplements, watering)
  • Stable management
  • How to halter and lead
  • Parts of the horse
  • How to groom
  • Parts of the tack and riding equipment
  • How to tack your horse
  • And many more topics!

Traditional Camp Activities

  • Large group games
  • Swimming
  • Campfire and s’mores
  • Talent Show
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