Equestrian summer camps
This post is for our young readers (and their parents!) If you haven’t already, now is the best time to plan yourself a summer camp. The best summer camp for us, is the one involving our pony friends. No good camp is complete without some horse riding. We’ve gathered five camps from USA, Canada and Europe for you to choose from. Most of them have limited capacity. So don’t be late or you’ll be sorry all summer long while your friends are mastering their equestrian skills, meeting with new friends and making unforgettable memories.
Sunnybrook Stables Canada
Sunnybrook Stables in Toronto, Canada has been providing a wide variety of equestrian activities throughout the past 37 years. Along with lessons for both novice and skilled riders, they also have children’s summer camps.
The camp is a ten-day Horsemanship Course – 9:00 am. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays – each student will have two riding lessons each day. Novice riders will be learning basic control of the horse and beginner equitation, while more experienced equestrians will be coached in dressage and jumping. There is also a small show on the last day where parents are encouraged to attend.
Camps are $1695.00 plus H.S.T. per two week session.
You can see the details on their website
Horse RidingCamp Spain
How about an international riding and language camp in Spain? This camp is for 8-18 year olds in Jaca, Pyrenees. An international riding camp attracting youngsters from all over the world. The attendees will have 4 hours of horse riding each day. They will practice jumping, dressage, cross country, natural horsemanship and ethological riding as well as daily Spanish classes while staying in a comfortable rural hotel on site.
You can see the details on their website
Camp Europe Germany
The program entitles about 3 hours in the morning devoted to the horseback riding program to guide rookies & competition rider alike, in one of the most beautiful German landscape, the south of the Lüneburger Heide. The rest of the day’s activities are camp games and dynamics from different specific programs like canoeing, hiking, aquatic games, archery and so many more. They will be staying in the tents with wooden floors and since junior and senior tent sites are separated, at night, teens can stay up later than the younger ones and they’d have more privacy. If they don’t want to sleep in a tent, campsite offers huts to share. They will also enjoy an Aquatic Park or go on a photo safari trip to Serengeti park. Two week camp is around 800 Euros base price. what you can add are transportation, laundry services or health insurance. There’s an investment calculator on their page.
You can look up the details on the website
Follifoot, about a 30-minute drive from Queen Ethelburga’s College, is a long established, successful family–run Riding Centre with outdoor and indoor facilities as well as pretty country trails. There is a summer camp program for ages 10-17.
Shortly after Camp an ABRS Certificate will be sent to the camper confirming the grade attained. Riders returning in a subsequent year will be eligible to take an upgraded assessment test to improve their grades. The number for each session is limited to about 20 riders. Riders in this camp can also have additional English lessons to improve their spoken English with an additional fee.
2400 GBP for two weeks programme without the additional spoken English course.
The details are on their website
Seaton Hackney USA
The summer equestrian camp of Seaton Hackney Stables is for those who want to combine the great outdoors with education and fun. It is located nearly 50 minutes from New York, USA. They accept children 5yr to 17yr and form groups according to age and level of experience. Campers learn basic safety, grooming, tacking and barn management skills. They ride 2-3 times daily, either in lessons, on trail rides, lungeing session and Equisthenics (body fitness training done with horses with little to no additional equipment). Campers receive daily Badges in many different topics including harness driving, equine breeds, colors and markings, equine health and First Aid, braiding and Show grooming, careers in the industry (demonstrations by vet and farrier) and other exciting horsemanship matters.
More details are found on their website