Horseback Riding

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Regular lessons by our competent riding instructors enable the beginner to learn to ride safely in the corral. Our large campus with several bridle paths affords space for more experienced riders. Campers 9 years and older are eligible for the riding course but the instructor’s judgement is final. Campers must wear long pants and shoes/riding boots. Fee—$50 per session.

Group Levels     When signing up for this activity families may use the descriptions below to designate the most appropriate level.  A thorough assessment by our staff will be completed, and adjustments to group placement may be made at camp.

Beginner: The beginner level is appropriate for new riders who are comfortable being close to a horse but lack riding experience. This level introduces campers to safety, care and grooming, getting on and off the horse, and controlling the horse for walking, trotting, and stopping.

Intermediate: The intermediate level is appropriate for those who have mastered the beginner skills and have confidence with basic leading, riding, and caring for the horse.   This level practices saddling the horse, leading through tight circles, maintaining balance and control while trotting and cantering, comfort walking and trotting on trails, stopping over a medium distance, and provides an introduction to jumping

Advanced: The advanced group is for campers with substantial experience riding and who are comfortable and proficient at the skills in the previous levels. This level teaches proper methods for putting on the bridle and cleaning the hooves, and provides practice jumping and maintaining proper position, as well as safe trail riding at 3 speeds with an emphasis controlling, varying speeds, and stopping over shot distances.