Horseback riding is a popular activity at camp, and our well-equipped barn is the center of the activities. The staff consists of experienced teachers and riders, and many kids leave the summer with learning to ride a horse as one of their greatest accomplishments. We teach English and Western techniques to riders of all levels and ages both in the arena and out on the trails. Our Pony Cart Driving program is also always popular!
This is one of camp’s oldest traditions. You won’t just be riding along with your instructor– you’ll learn to drive the carts yourself, take trips and tackle the pasture obstacles with confidence. No horse experience needed. This one-period class is only open to Intermediate and Senior campers.
Tally Ho! English Hunt Seat riding focuses on the rider’s equitation, teaching the individual a strong sense of body placement (balance, leg and hand placement) while being attuned to and in control of their horse. Campers learn how to post at the trot, canter on the correct lead proper trail etiquette, all while experiencing the importance of safe and conscientious grooming and horse maintenance.
Yee Haw! Western Riding focuses on the rider’s skills in western tack, teaching the individual the importance of body placement (balance, leg and hand placement) while being attuned to and in control of their horse. Campers explore the different western gaits (jogging & loping), pole bending, barrels, good trail riding etiquette, and basic grooming and horse maintenance skills.