youth summer camps

Registration for summer 2023 is open and in progress

ūüźī "HORSE" camp for kids ages 9-12 years old.¬†

        Monday-Friday

9:00 am to 2:00 pm 

This is a beginner camp focused on  learning the mechanics of riding.  The objective is to learn & practice the "four aids", good leg, hand and seat position as they learn & practice walk, trot, reverse, etc.  We are excited about adding of the concept of horsemanship and groundwork to our camps this year. Our goal is to begin building a solid foundation for kids in these skills. Horse camp will also include learning and participating in daily barn maintenance. ie "chores" as we feel you can't ride horses without taking care of the horses. .

‚≠źÔłŹThis camp is geared towards kids age 9-12 years old,

‚≠źÔłŹThis camp is open to kids who are 9 years old as of June 1, 2023.

Skills that we will focus on are:

  • Horse Safety
  • Horse ground handling: haltering, leading, tying
  • Proper grooming techniques
  • Tacking & Tack anatomy
  • Horse Anatomy as it applies to grooming, tacking and riding
  • Basic horse feeding, wellness and healthcare
  • Horse bathing
  • Barn Management: Mucking stalls,¬†Cleaning waters
  • Learn & Practice the "four aids" as part of basic riding
  • Learn & Practice proper seat, leg, hand position
  • Begin Learning how to trot
  • Learn & Practice Arena Spacing
  • Learn¬†how to run up stirrups after riding¬†
  • learn how to clean tack¬†

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ūüźī "PONY" camp for kids ages 6-8 years old.¬†

Wednesday-Friday

9:00 am to 2:00 pm 

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The objective of 'pony' camp is to be an introduction to horses for younger kids  they will learn about horses, how to handle horses and how to prepare the horse for riding. They will also learn the basics of basic horsemanship to begin the process of building a horse/human partnership for the. mutual respect and enjoyment of the rider and the horse. Pony camp will also include learning and participating in daily barn maintenance. ie "chores" as we feel you can't ride horses without taking care of the horses. 

‚≠źÔłŹ This camp is geared towards kids age 6-8 yrs old with no previous riding¬†experience and will move at a slower pace than horse camp. The instruction will be age¬†appropriate.¬†

‚≠źÔłŹ This is open to kids who are 6 years old as of ¬†June 1, 2023.¬†

Skills that we will focus on are: 

  • Horse & Barn Safety
  • Catching a horse with assistance
  • putting on a halter with assistance
  • Leading the horse out of the field
  • tying the horse
  • learn & practice proper grooming
  • learning & practice basic horse safety
  • learn & practice tacking the horse¬†¬†
  • basic mechanics of getting on and off a¬†horse¬†
  • how to hold the reins¬†
  • how to position feet
  • how to start, stop and¬†change¬†direction
  • Barn Management: mucking stalls
  • basic horse anatomy as it applies to grooming¬†
  • learning horse colors and breeds¬†


Students will progress in their riding skills and become more efficient riders.

Our professional, well-qualified instructors are ready to give your child a safe, unique and memorable equestrian learning experience!

FUN FRIDAYS!

  • Every Friday campers in both horse and pony camp, will have an opportunity to show off what they've learned to parents and family.
  • The Friday Horse Show will run from 9:00-12:00.
  • After the show campers will eat lunch and finish off the week by doing equine inspired crafts.
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HORSE  Camp

May 29, 2023 ‚Äď August 11, 2023

9:00 am ‚Äď 2:00 pm

Monday‚ÄďFriday

$520

Camp Dates
# of CampersSpots left
May 29-June 21010
June 5-9106
June 12-16102
June 19-23102
June 26-30109
July 3-7Advanced Clinics TBD
July 10-14105
July 17-2110*FULL*
July 24-28109
July 31-August 4104
August 7-111010

PONY  Camp

May 31, 2023 ‚Äď August 12, 2023

9:00 am ‚Äď 2:00 pm

Wednesday‚ÄďFriday

$315

Camp Dates# of CampersSpots left
ūüĆüMay 31-June 2 *JUST ADDED!!*66
June 7-96* FULL*
June 21-236*FULL*
ūüĆü June 28-30 *JUST ADDED!!*65
July 5-76*FULL*
ūüĆü July 12-14 *JUST ADDED!!*64
July 19-216*FULL*
August 2-46*FULL*

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Registration:

we are now accepting registration forms for summer 2023.
All weeks of Pony camp are full, but I will have a waitlist and I am hoping to add additional weeks. 

*Registration forms (and checks) can be submitted via mail or dropped off in person. 

*Please drop registration forms & payment in the White camp registration mailbox Located on the Big Tree Trunk by the Gazebo. 

* If you wish to register for multiple weeks or you wish to register multiple children.... please fill out one form per week or per child. 

*  Camp payment of $520.00 due upon registration.
*  $30.00 change fee will be applied if you wish to change your registration
*  registration fees are non refundable 

Questions?   please Email  Kristin for more information.

PLEASE download the registration form and fill it out in it's entirety.
Registration Form
T-Shirts
  • Each child will be given an Academy Stables t-shirt.
What to Bring
  • Preferred attire includes Pants, T-Shirt, Boots or shoes with a heel and hat or baseball cap
  • Water bottle is required for all campers.
  • Lunch for campers is required
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks are strongly recommended
  • Certified riding helmet (no bike or snow-sport helmets).