Horse Camp Information

ridehorse(1)Where It All Began

We started horse camps many years ago for many different reasons- being able to work with children, to be able to share our love of the horse, but most importantly to be able to help educate children, the future horse owners.  To give them the tools they would carry with them for many years to come that would make them knowledgeable, respectful, and passionate not only about horses and riding, but also about their care and what it takes to raise them.  No doubt about it, horses are a big responsibility and children need to learn what all is involved before taking the plunge into ownership.  It’s a big commitment and critical that a solid foundation is laid from which to build upon.  We are here to educate and be a voice for the horse and his unspoken needs.

Levels of Camps

We offer camps for many ages and experience levels.  Each of the listed camps offers a description and age requirements that coordinate with it.  If you need additional help in deciding which camp would be best for your son or daughter, please call us at 231-947-9529 and we’d be happy to discuss the options with you!  Please note, the novice horse camp is a pre-requisite for intermediate horse camp and intermediate horse camp is a pre-requisite for the advanced horse camp unless you gain instructor approval beforehand.

4horsesWhat to Bring

The following is a standard equipment list your child will need while at Horse Camp.  At minimum the following is required.  However, different camps may require additional equipment.  If your child should need items beyond what is listed on this page, the information will be emailed to you upon completion of registration. 

  • Appropriate, comfortable footwear.  Riding boots are best, but some type of leather hiking boot will work as well.  Absolutely no sandals; toes and heels must be covered.
  • We recommend jeans or long pants that will protect legs from the saddle’s leather. 
  • Clothing for inclement weather-Layers are always a good idea for cooler mornings and warmer days.
  • If weather looks questionable a rain jacket is recommended.  A form fitting rain jacket is much better than a poncho that could blow and spook the horses.
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Horse/Barn clothes that can get dirty
  • Drinks (we can re-fill water bottles)
  • Lunch and Snacks-remember to pack heavy, students really work up an appetite when working in the barn and with the horses and it’s always better to have too much than not enough.
  • Pencil and paper

Required Paperwork

Please click ‘Release Waiver’ to download the release of liability waiver.  You must fill this out and mail it to us at least thirty (30) days before the start of camp.  Every student must have one of these on file for each camp that they attend.