Summer Horseback Riding Day Camp (10 miles SW of Gainesvilleb)
Let’s give your horse-crazy child an amazing week long summer day camp at Canopy Oak Trails. We’re limiting to a maximum of 8 campers/week and wearing masks when indoors, if not vaccinated. (Masks not required when outdoors.) We’re assigning saddles, helmets and bridles to each camper for the week.
Beginner to intermediate riding lessons (English, Western, bareback) in the safety of the round pen & smaller arena. Weeks for more advanced riders can be arranged, if sufficient interest.
Grooming, groundwork, mounting/dismounting, good body position & turning with legs, hips & reins, halt & back up
Close supervision in an enclosed area before riding in larger areas
Shady, wooded trail for practicing manuvers & obstacle challenges
Campers average 3-4 hours a day with their horse, riding twice each day.
High councellor to camper ratio (typically no less than 1 volunteer per 2 campers)
Inroduction to trail riding, jumping, barrel racing, pole bending, relays & equestrian games
An opportunity to learn about what it takes to own a horse
Unmounted learning: Horse safety, breeds & colors, anatomy, hoof care, nutrition, tack (saddles & other equipment)
On Friday, family is invited to attend the "horse show." Campers will present a mounted relay, a horse obstacle course & other demonstrations of the skills that they've learned.
We'll provide horses, helmets, tack, craft supplies, water & snacks. You'll provide bag lunches & your child, eager to learn everything about horses. Let us help make this summer the best ever.
May 31- AUGUST 19, 9am - 4pm
Early drop off/late pick-up available
$350 per week. Includes illustrated learning folder, t-shirt, wooden picture frame and horseshoe to paint, plus other crafts projects
$25 discount (per kid) for families with multiple campers and for
attending multiple weeks
$10 discount on your 2nd week for each time your referral results in a paid booking.
Age 6 - 16
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Please call with any questions that you might have.
Susan Trammell- owner