Below is a list of what we think are some of the best horse riding summer camps in the USA.
Note: Not all states are listed. If you know of a great camp that is not listed please send us their information. We have included some info from their websites to make it easy for you!
Remember, always vet a camp prior to attending or sending your children. These are just recommendations based on research but your child’s responsibility is in your hands!
Please use caution and diligence when picking a camp. You can also check with your local barns/stables to see if they offer a summer camp program or ask a local horse vet!
Horse Riding Summer Camps [state by state directory]
Alabama Horse Riding Summer Camps
Riverview Camp For Girls
On top of Lookout Mountain and on the banks of Little River, Camp Riverview is only 45 minutes from Chattanooga, two hours from Nashville, Knoxville, Atlanta, and Birmingham.
Recognized as one of the South’s favorite all-around summer camps for girls, Riverview’s Christian emphasis and exciting programs are appreciated by both parents and campers!
Riverview offers both one-and two-week camp sessions for girls ages 6 to 16. Dr. Larry and Susan Hooks are the Owners and have been Camp Directors since 1983.
Traditional camp activity choices include:
- Riding (both English and Western)
- Swimming (heated pool)
- Ropes course
- Climbing tower
- Riflery, gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, sports, outdoor living skills class, and more!
Alaska Horse Riding Summer Camps
Rockin’ B Riding Club
Rockin B’ Horse Camps are educational and fun. School-age students are taught in a safe and controlled environment how to care for farm animals in the morning.
In the afternoon they learn how horses think, communicate, and act. They will learn how to handle, care for, groom, tack up and ride them with confidence.
Campers will also learn horse terminology, parts of the tack, anatomy, breeds, colors, hoof care, etc.
They will be provided daily riding lessons in Western, English and bareback tack, in our indoor and outdoor arenas.
Campers also enjoy scenic trail rides on our adjacent parkland. Camps are for all skill levels, beginner to advance and ages 6 to 18.
Ranch Camp $475. Tuesday – Thursday – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Ages 7-15.
Ridge Riders Adventure Camp $625. Tuesday & Wednesday 9-4 Thursday 9 am overnight to Friday at 1 pm
Summer day camps at the ranch are a great way for your child to spend time away from electronics.
Our day camps offer an unforgettable experience based around trail riding and horsemanship.
Interacting with the working ranch offers kids opportunities to learn new skills, ride horses and make friendships which all increase personal growth and confidence.
As they put their hands to new tasks they may be inspired and & find passions they didn’t know that they had.
Campers may participate in activities that include gardening, archery, crafts, cooking, jamming, and of course riding and caring for horses.
Trail Rides are the center of our summer day camps, but your camper will learn everything from horse anatomy and care, to barn and stable upkeep, tack, and saddle care.
They will participate in small group riding lessons and trail rides. Sunderland Ranch has a full-sized outdoor arena and round pen where we teach skill sessions and play games.
Lessons are level appropriate to each group’s skill and age. We keep a nice balance between learning and play.
Signing up for additional lessons will help your child to continue growing confidence. Campers will also enjoy arena games and trail rides throughout the week.
Campers at our summer day camps will learn about feed sources for our ranch horses and stock.
Learning the importance of proper nutrition, caring for our barn and tack are strong elements of our camp.
We believe in educating young people about all parts of owning a horse and other farm animals. Youth will have the opportunity to help feed the horses on the ranch.
Gardening & Cooking
Youth spend time in the garden learning about soil nutrition importance of composting.
During Alaska’s abundant growing season, we will focus on different crops some of which include broccoli, zucchini, cabbage, kale, and snap peas (my favorite).
Our farm favorites are in the berry patch where we grow two kinds of raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, crab apples, and blueberries.
Our cookhouse segment teaches youth how to make jam, raise bread from scratch and make butter to share or bring home.
The cookhouse is a great place to meet, chat, and have lunch together during the day. Our cookhouse chef is an incredible teacher and focuses on health and nutrition.
Alaska Horse Ranch
Alaska Horse Ranch is Alaska’s ideal equestrian playground.
Nestled in the heart of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, we offer a beautiful and expansive setting for our guests and horses.
Our Equestrian Center is meticulously designed, expertly maintained, and passionately operated.
Alaska Horse Ranch offers a range of specialized equine services including Riding Lessons, Horse Boarding, Horse Leasing, Trail Rides, Pony Rides, and Summer Horse Camps.
Summer horse camp means fresh air and the great outdoors combined with the benefits of learning horsemanship.
Your child will experience the fun of learning together with other kids in a safe, friendly environment.
All instructions will be tailored to your child’s riding level and they will have the opportunity to try different horses of their skill level.
Horse camp students will have a chance to participate in a final-day show performance which parents are encouraged to attend.
Alaska Horsemen Trail Adventures
Alaska Horsemen Trail Adventures offers long-term leases on traditional and authentic Alaska camping and adventure.
They also offer summer and year-round camps for kids. Here are some of the wonderful activities you will get to take part in if you are thinking about attending one of their camps!
This would also be a perfect setting to take the entire family, rent out a space, and the adults can enjoy a vacation while the kiddos can attend camp while still being near to the family.
Let your group pan for gold just like the pioneers of old; an activity for everyone! Panning for gold is fun, educational, and who knows maybe you’ll strike it rich!
Tents are an option, but there’s much more! Enjoy cabins, a pioneer lodge, a coffee bar, common areas, and a bathhouse that offers two nice bathrooms with showers.
Roast marshmallows and s’mores around a crackling campfire. It’s a great time to tell stories, build friendships and connect with nature.
We partner with a local raft company to combine a fun horseback ride with a scenic float down the Kenai River. An amazing day of adventure and good times!
Horseback education and trail rides are our specialty. Let us choose a program that is just right for your youth group.
When you visit Alaska Horsemen Trail Adventures The opportunities and adventures are endless.
Camp Li-Wa offers a variety of camp types for campers of all ages, they also have a Ranch camp for ages 9-14.
Ranch camp includes:
Ranch Camp is perfect for campers who love horses.
Instructors and Wranglers use Certified Horsemanship Association standards to teach riding, and campers also learn practical horse care such as feeding, first aid, and health care.
Other activities include groundwork, barn chores, and grooming and tacking. Our instructors teach both English and Western disciplines.
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced rider, you will be placed in a class that will challenge both your knowledge and riding skill.
The instructors at Camp Li-Wa use different activities or goals throughout the week to explain spiritual truths about God and His relationship with us.
The horse and rider combination is an excellent way to share with students how just like they work with their horses throughout the lesson program, God also works with us in our lives.
Campers will grow in their faith through cabin devotions and chapel time as well as build meaningful relationships with counselors and other campers.
Ranch Days offer the same experiences as Ranch camp, but is perfect for the camper who is not quite ready for the camp overnights. Ranch Days run from 8:30-5:00 daily.
Lunch is served daily during Ranch Days. Registration drop-off begins on Monday at 8:30 a.m. Pickup is on Friday at 5:00 p.m.
EZ Walking Stables
My horsemanship camps -An excellent way to be involved with horses and have a lot of fun. Students will acquire great skills from the horses.
We have an instructor and assistant instructors to help students to interpret what the horses are trying to teach the student.
Each day we will ride for an hour or so and then care for the horses in the proper manner. Ez Walking Stables provides multiple levels of riding camp for every level or rider.
Solid Rock Bible Camp
Wagon Train is for kids who love horses and outdoor adventure! Live in an Old West town, sleep in covered wagons, eat in the Sourdough Cafe, and shop for snacks in the Mercantile.
Several hours of quality horsemanship instruction each day provides campers the opportunity to learn horseback riding and horse handling skills in a safe and fun environment.
There is also plenty of time for a variety of activities at the waterfront and in the forest, including archery, crafts, outdoor skills, and lots of time at the lake!
Echo Ranch Bible Camp
Horse Focus Camps
Our Horse Focus Camps combine all the fun activities and games of Maverick and Senior High camps with plenty of time dedicated to horses!
A camper who signs up for the Horse Focus for their camp will be placed in a cabin with other Horse Focus campers.
They will spend a few hours each day at the barn, learning to ride and care for horses.
The rest of the day, she’ll still get to participate in all the main activities and chapel sessions with the rest of the camp.
Any level of riding experience is welcome, but a passion for horses is a must! Space is limited for these focus camps, so register soon to secure your spot!
*In order to place all our Horse Focus campers in the same cabin, Horse Focus is currently only offered for girls.
Cost: $355 for Maverick Camp with Horse Focus
$395 for Senior High Camp with Horse Focus
Arkansas Horse Riding Summer Camps
Cedar Springs Equestrian
Beginner/Intermediate Camp – June 5-9 Cost is $385
Beginner/Intermediate Camp – June 19-23 Cost is $385
Intermediate/Advanced Camp – July 24-28 Cost is $385
Beginner Camp – August 7-11 Cost is $385
All camps are from 9 AM-4 PM. Bring your own lunch (and maybe a change of clothes).
Open to ages 5 and up. Bring your own horse or ride one of ours.
We have lots of new activities and games this year as well as a few new horses, even some fancy show horses to try.
The camp day will be broken up into class periods with riding lessons, horse care, judging/ conformation, tack and care, and show prep.
Each student will care for their own horse during the week including feeding, watering, grooming, bathing, and stall cleaning.
There will be a show on Friday at 1:30 PM with parents and friends welcome to come watch.
It will be a great learning experience and as always, lots of FUN!
Arizona Horse Riding Summer Camps
Pommel Horse Ranch
They offer a horseback and gymnastics camp for girls in Arizona.
AZ SUPER CAMP
Located high on Mingus Mountain in the cool Arizona Ponderosa Pines, AZ Supercamp is at Mingus Springs, a secluded private camp owned by the University of Arizona.
The natural springs at the facility provide the water for camp as well as the recreational lake we swim in.
The 40-acre camp is on a small valley along Ash Creek and includes 9 cabins, a large dining hall and kitchen, a recreational building, lots of sunshine, and afternoon rains.
Deer (everywhere) and various cabins for nurse, cooks, parents, and Ranch Moms/Dads. There is a large shower/bathroom building, with 8 enclosed showers and 8 sinks.
The University of Arizona ensures the facilities meet all standards for recreational camps. They also comply with all regulations and inspections.
Supercamp got its start back in the 1980s with the aspiration of being the most fun girls’ gymnastics camp in the Western United States!
With so many activities, traditions, and swinging under the beautiful pine trees of Northern Arizona, what else could you want!?
Unfortunately due to the recession in 2008, the last summer for Supercamp was in 2007. After an 8 year hiatus, Supercamp came back better than ever!
We vow to keep the tradition alive while continuing to improve the camp each and every year!
The directors have a true passion for this camp, the sport of gymnastics, and the impact it can have on so many gymnasts!
Al’s Horse Academy
What will your Children or You do at Al’s Horse Academy Horse Camp?
Camp Activities include:
- Learning Basic Horse Care
- Horse Anatomy and Equipment Uses
- Horseback Riding
- Educational Activities and Games
- Arts and Crafts
- End of Camp Cookout for Families
California Horse Riding Summer Camps
Bar 717 Ranch / Camp Trinity
At the ranch, campers are free to decide where they want to go and what activities they want to do every day.
There are always fun camp activities happening at the ranch. Besides taking care of all the ranch animals and tending the gardens, there are plenty of classic summer camp activities to explore.
Check out some of our favorites or read through our full list of activities below.
- River swimming
- Crafts and more
Practice riding, learn about horse care, and get to know our 25-horse herd. We run trail rides, Western and English lessons, overnight trips, and other activities every day.
Our program has something for everyone, from beginners to the most experienced riders.
River Way Ranch Camp
Welcome to River Way Ranch Camp, the multi-award-winning California summer camp for youth!
Summer after summer for fifty-four years, we have provided great outdoor experiences and innovative learning opportunities for children ages 7-16.
This is a highly supervised sleep-away overnight camp.
River Way Ranch Camp offers over 75 fun activities, including numerous horse activities. These include:
- Bareback riding
- Baby animal care
- English Riding
- Games on horses
- Jumping and vaulting
- Western Riding
- Trail riding
Sweetwater Horse Camp
Sweetwater horse camp offers various programs for children. They have lessons, day programs, and two different summer camp options available.
This Camp is for your horse/pony-crazy kiddos! No experience is necessary! Be ready to get outside on the farm.
Sibling discount and Multiple camp discount. These will show on checkout. Campers will have a riding session every day.
Each day our activities will include horse care with plenty of hands-on education in grooming, tack care, proper handling of horses, and general Horse Management.
Campers will earn Grooming Badges from our Riding Academy Badge Program and a Sweetwater Farms Camp Achievement Certificate as well as a Sweetwater Farms CAMP SHIRT.
Parents are invited on Friday to watch your camper demonstrate the skills they’ve learned throughout the week!
Ivey Ranch Park is offering the chance to be with horses in a variety of ways this summer. Learn safety, handling, grooming, tacking, and riding.
Additional instruction in ground training, vaulting, humane education, feeding, basic veterinary care, housing, and daily care of horses is also part of each week.
Enrollment is limited to 18 children (7-17 years of age) a week and the children are divided into age and ability-appropriate groups.
Typically: 7-10 years of age, 11-13 years of age, & 14-17 years of age.
The curriculum consists of a rotation through horseback riding, vaulting, ground training, and humane education (which includes anatomy, feeding, and basic vet care).
Camp is a 1/2 day, 9 AM-12 PM experience. Please have your child bring snacks and a refillable water bottle for breaks they will have between activity periods each morning.
Mark West Stables Summer Day Camp
In each week-long day camp riders have the opportunity to improve their riding and horsemanship skills through formal and fun activities.
MORNING: Though the schedule for each day varies, campers generally spend the morning riding and doing activities around the barn to learn about horses and horse care.
Campers are split into smaller groups to maximize attention and coaching from instructors.
LUNCH: We break for lunch around 12:00- 1:00. Campers have time for eating and some free play activities.
We have a variety of fun locations to have lunch including our courtyard lawns and creek.
AFTERNOON: Afternoon activities vary each day. Activities include horsemanship and horse care instruction and introduction to horse-shoer and veterinary care.
We also do structured arts and crafts activities and free play time. Other highlights include spending time playing at the creek or decorating the horses with paint!
LA Children’s Riding Center
For children ages 6 to 14. All levels. Daily 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Campers from beginner to advanced will have the opportunity to experience firsthand all aspects of horsemanship.
Would you like to ride a horse, vault, play mounted games, give a horse a bath, ride in the sprinklers, and learn how to take care of a horse?
These are the kind of things you can learn and do at summer horse camp.
Every camper will learn how to groom, tack, and take care of the horse as well as participate in a fun, English riding lesson.
In addition, a vaulting lesson will be given by one of our experienced and dedicated counselors and junior counselors.
LA Children’s riding center offers Saturday camps, summer camps, lessons, and much more.
Four Star Farm
Four Star Farm offers unique programs for both children and adults! This is exciting because if you are a horse riding or showing family, everyone can attend camp all together.
Here is some information about children’s camps at Four Star
July 31-August 4
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
$680 per camper, per week
Ages 7-14 and all levels are welcome!
Activities include daily riding lessons, vaulting, arts & crafts, and lots of fun with friends!
Riding instruction is in English riding, and campers are immersed in everything horsey!
In addition to riding, they learn about equine veterinary care, anatomy, grooming, tack, and, yes, barn chores!
Four Star Farm prides itself on exceptional instruction. You may pay for and register up to three riders at a time (below).
Once you’ve completed payment through PayPal, you’ll be taken to the camp registration page.
Information about Adult camps at Four Star. For Adults – June 5,6,7, 2023, $975
Experience the same camp fun as youngsters but with more flexibility! You’ll love the progress you can make during this intensive format.
Four Star Farm camp is scheduled for June 5-7, 2023, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $975 per participant. Camp includes two mounted and two unmounted activities per day.
Lunch is included and catered by our favorite local farm-to-fork restaurant.
For mounted lessons, choose from dressage (basics to advanced movements such as passage and piaffe), show jumping (first-time jumping to 1.30 courses), or cross-country exercises.
Yoga for riders, veterinary care, groundwork, lunging, and test-riding strategies are possible unmounted activities, with additional activities according to interests.
Horsefeathers Summer Camp
Horsefeathers offers a couple of programs for kids from lessons to summer camp options. To find out more information about their summer camps, visit their website
Cevalo Riding Academy
Cevalo Riding Academy is an educational 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers riding lessons for children and adults, day camps, other equestrian activities, and other programs.
Cevalo provides week-long, all-day summer camp programs for kids aged 6-11 that includes daily transportation to Cevalo’s facilities.
At Cevalo, our summer camps provide:
- 100% focus on horses and horsemanship
- Friendly school horses for first-timers as well as accomplished riders
- Personalized instruction
- Small class sizes and a low camper-to-counselor ratio
- Experienced, safety-conscious instructors and counselors
Clover Leaf Camp
Clover Leaf Camp offers multiple equestrian programs and camp styles. They offer both day and resident camps.
Our Resident camp program allows campers to tailor their schedule to meet their individual preferences.
For example, if you love sports and staying active you can fill your day with soccer, tennis, football, hiking, and swimming lessons.
Or if want to gain horsemanship skills, you can spend most of your day down in the barn learning to ride and care for horses.
If you prefer more skill-based activities such as arts and crafts, archery, or riflery you will have plenty to keep you busy.
Resident Camp offers an overnight camp program for kids looking for an exciting and fun-filled camp experience.
We have one-week and two-week sessions that give campers the opportunity to try new activities
Experience a sleep-away camp, learn communication and leadership skills, gain confidence, and make friendships that will last a lifetime.
Moss Beach Horse Camp
Give your child an experience they will treasure for a lifetime at Moss Beach Ranch Horse Camp!
An action-packed, week-long horse adventure packed with riding instruction, vaulting, and horsemanship for kids ages 6 to 15.
At Moss Beach Ranch Horse Camp, kids ride every day and have the same horse all week, forming a very special partnership that helps campers thrive and learn quickly.
The camp curriculum also includes daily vaulting (gymnastics on horseback) and horsemanship instruction where kids learn about horse safety, tack, health, and nutrition.
Each camp session runs Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 3 pm.
For kids who can’t get enough horse time (and parents who want a later pick-up), we now offer an extended camp program.
Moss Beach Ranch After-Camp-Camp includes horsemanship and is available from 3 pm to 5 pm. Cost is $50/day. Sign up online in the event option selection of Camp Registration.
Kathleen Elliot Horse Training
Summer is FAST approaching, and our Summer Camp Registration is officially open! Register your kiddos today for an equine outdoor summer experience filled with lots of fun!
July 10th, 11th & 12th. Give your kiddos the best summer experience filled with
- Horsemanship Skills
- Horseback Riding
$500, per child.
To register call 951-288-0521 or email KatsHorse@gmail.com
Is your child older than 12? No worries! They can join us as a Summer Camp volunteer! Reach out to learn more about our summer volunteer opportunities.
YMCA Raintree Ranch
This YMCA Camp is primarily Equestrian related and has horsemanship levels and achievement programs along with overnight and day camps available.
Spring Down Equestrian
We offer one to two-week-long horsemanship camps in Spring, Winter, and Summer.
Our complete program groups riders according to experience, but no experience is needed to participate.
We teach riding, horsemanship and horse care under the care of our knowledgeable instructors and helpers in small, interactive groups.
Minimum suggested age for our campers is 6 years old, and there really is no maximum age!
Campers will learn:
- Basic horsemanship fundamentals (grooming, tack up, and care)
- Barn and horse safety, basic vaulting techniques
- Horse Psychology and why they do funny things
- Proper mounting and dismounting
- Riding instruction and proper position (30-minute private lessons for beginners and 1-hour group lessons for more advanced riders)
- Watch live demonstrations by the owner
- Identifying different horse breeds and learning the parts of a horse
- Learn all about taking care of your own horse
- Walk/trot and walk/trot/canter groups available for those riders with more experience
Hours for Winter, Spring, and Summer camps are Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or 3:00 pm!
We now offer an extended camp where riders receive a second riding lesson every day! There are also daily arts and crafts projects.
Winter, Spring, and Summer Camps Overview:
Spend an intensive and fun one or two-week session with one of our 35 well-trained school horses! Learn how to ride or improve your horsemanship skills during our program.
Riders are grouped according to experience, but no experience is needed to attend our camps.
Our knowledgeable instructors and helpers will teach you all about horses working in small, interactive groups to give you hands-on experience with your horse.
You will spend lots of time working around the horses and understanding how they think and feel. Bring a friend to learn about our wonderful world of horses!
Hillside Training Stables
Safety Around Horses, both on and off their backs; Stable Management, Feeding and Nutrition, Grooming and Hoof Care, Health and Soundness, Tack and Equipment Care and Maintenance.
Breeds and Their Uses, Preparing for the Show Ring, Purchasing Your First Horse, Shoeing Requirements, Basic Vet Care, and Horse Psychology.
Both Beginning and Advanced Riding Basics will be taught. And More…
Camps are offered from June through August with a maximum of 6 students per session.
The daily schedule is 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Hillside Training Stables Summer Camp T-shirts will be included.
Please sign up for this class by downloading the registration form and mailing it along with your check directly to Hillside Training Stables or you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADVANCED SESSION REQUIREMENTS: Must have taken the Beginner Class at least two times AND must be at least 11 years of age (proof of age will be required).
Prior experience from a location other than Hillside Training Stables may be acceptable. Contact Kathy at the Stables to see if you qualify.
If a week cannot be filled, the session is subject to either being split into Beginner/Advanced or will convert to a Beginner Session.
That decision will be made by Kathy at the time of camp registration. Please be flexible in your available dates as we will try to get all the advanced camp requests filled in the same week.
Since the class size is limited to only 6 students, classes fill early. Please send in your reservation as soon as possible to guarantee your preference.
If we are unable to place you in a class of your choice and another one is not convenient, a full refund will be mailed to you.
NOTE: Beginner and Advanced Sessions may be interchangeable depending on the availability of campers.
Maple Leaf Equestrian
Do you have a kid that likes horses? Enroll them in our summer camp! It’s a great mix up riding, horse care, and outdoors! We offer a camp for kids ages 6 and up!
Our camp runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. In the morning, kids learn how to get a horse ready to ride, be around a horse safely, and, of course, ride!
After the ride, they learn to get a horse ready to go back home to their stall and how to feed horses.
In the afternoon we learn about how to take care of horses, bathing them (after we have a ton of fun painting them!), create environments that are horse-safe, and take care of their stalls.
We also do activities like painting horse shoes, jumping in the arena as horses do, and making horse cookies!
Peter Weber Equestrian Center
Peter Weber Equestrian offers whimsical and silly horse camps and pony camps for ages 3-15 years old.
California Riding Academy
For more than a decade, California Riding Academy has been welcoming children and providing them with fantastic horse memories to last a lifetime!
We welcome children ages 5-15 to enjoy a complete immersion in all things horse-related in a fun and safe environment.
Entering our second season at our newest location in Pacifica, come see why it’s the favorite horse camp around.
From our amazing Clubhouse to meeting Frontier and our team of lovely horses and ponies, to the bonus of being here an entire week, your kids will want to come back for more!
If you are still questioning, inquire about a tour of our facility before registering.
Contact information for California Riding Academy
- hello at californiaridingacademy.com
Riding camps are offered to kids, ages 7 to 18. Both English and Western riding are covered. All camps are based on school breaks.
Please review our Checklist prior to attending camp. Please use the links below to register for camps.
White Rock Ranch/ Trinity Rivers Equestrian
White Rock offers both mounted and unmounted lessons, pool visits, and even horse shows.
The Trinity Rivers Equestrian Program is dedicated to creating a fun and encouraging atmosphere for riders of all ages, and abilities, to flourish in their riding careers.
Slots are always given to current Over the Field riding students first. Students (and non-students) must be at least 8 years old to enroll.
Camp days include but are not limited to working with horses on the ground, riding, arts and crafts, games, studying horsemanship, learning about the horse as an entire entity, getting familiar with barn work, horse grooming, tack, equine body parts, etc.
We strive to create a safe and fun learning environment that incorporates the joy of horses and overall horsemanship for our young and eager equestrians!
Colorado Horse Riding Summer Camps
Colorado State University Summer Camp
Offered annually, the Youth Summer Horsemanship Camps are geared towards equine enthusiasts who are 10-15 years of age.
Campers stay in the dorms on the main campus, eat in the dining halls and receive classroom/riding instruction from both equine faculty and current students.
Campers have the option to bring their own horse or lease a school horse, ride English, western, or both, and spend the duration of camp as an overnight camper or a day camper.
Students who are 16 – 17 can join us as day campers!
Connecticut Horse Riding Summer Camps
SJ Riding Camp
The day at SJ begins at 9 am (or 8 am for early drop off). After drop-off, campers will join their group on the field and play games with their friends and counselors.
After arrival, camp groups will participate in activities, with time for a snack break in the morning and afternoon. Lunch is held outdoors, weather permitting.
There is an indoor space for rainy days. Pick-up is at 4 pm (or by 5:30 pm for an extended day).
Camp groups will spend the day together with their counselors and will have a chance to experience developmentally appropriate activities.
For Arts and Crafts, we offer a different project to do each day and your child will enjoy showing you what they’ve created each day!
Our Sports and Games facilities include a tennis and basketball court, game field (with tether ball) for soccer and kickball, and a gaga ball pit.
We love to use the parachute for games, teach the children pickle ball, and use some of our circus equipment like stilts, juggling gear, and even learn to rope like a cowboy!
All-day campers get to participate in our Mini-Farm, where they can pet and hold the mini-animals and help feed and care for them.
Our mini-farm includes donkeys, mini-horses, rabbits, chickens, and other small animals.
We also include Water Games in our schedule, where the kids can run under sprinklers, play with water balloons, and find lots of ways to cool off.
8 am-9 am – Drop-off/General Play
9am-10:30am – Activities
10:30 am – Snack Break
11 am – Activities
12 pm – Lunch and quiet time
1 pm – Water Games
2 pm – Activities
3 pm – Snack Break & General Play
4 pm – Pick-Up
4 pm-5:00 pm Additional activity for extended day
5-5:30 pm General Play/Pick-up
EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICES – A Summer Your Child Won’t Forget
All programs run from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Application forms and a nonrefundable deposit of $50 or full payment is required to confirm your child’s placement in a week of camp.
For questions regarding our camp offerings, contact Marie at email@example.com.
KB Riding Academy
Equestrian Summer Camp
Open to all school-aged children
Dressage & Jumping Weeks
Shows/Presentations at the end of every week
Activities include Horse Care, Riding Lessons, Games, Crafts, Ground Work, Horsemanship, Horse Shows, Pizza & Ice Cream Day, & more!
9 AM-2 PM
Students should have appropriate boots, attire, daily snack, water bottle, and a positive attitude!
$425 per week
About KB Equestrian: Passionate about helping riders with their horses, and horses with their riders
It wasn’t until I was in my early 20s that I got involved with the sport of dressage.
As a young rider, many of the local dressage trainers did not seem very welcoming to me, and often I would reach out and never hear back.
This, unfortunately, halted my desire to perusing dressage, but then I met Patrick King of Patrick King Horsemanship and found my way into the sport.
I then became his apprentice and dedicated my career to dressage. Within the first two years of riding dressage, I earned my Bronze Medal with my beloved horse Winters.
Within the first four years, I earned my Silver Medal aboard my partner Cedric. We are currently still showing at the FEI level.
It is my mission to provide high-quality dressage instruction to all ages, abilities, and disciplines.
I am often helping many hunt seat riders fine-tune their skills with the use of dressage, and it is a very fun process!
Florida Horse Riding Summer Camps
A typical day at Camp Dovewood often begins at 7:00 AM, where each girl gets to help their cabin get organized for the day.
Following this, all the campers come to the chapel for songs and skits performed by individual cabins. At 8:00, the girls eat an amazing breakfast with a variety of selections.
Camp Dovewood offers two dozen fun-filled camp activities to select from including horseback riding, gymnastics, cheerleading, and more!
The activity time runs from after breakfast until 12:30 PM when campers break for lunch. Again, there is an awesome selection for each and every camper to dine on.
After a rest hour, the campers complete the remaining three of their activities.
Dinner usually begins at 6:00 PM, along with a fun-filled night of talent shows, skits, and other assorted activities. The younger girls have lights out at 9:30 PM; the older girls at 10:00 PM.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays, we deviate from normal activities and do group-wide activities. There are trail rides, river rafting, recreational swimming, and great fellowship.
There is no other summer Christian camp for girls, nor one which has an incredible equestrian program, like Camp Dovewood.
For more information on our camp and activities schedule, contact Camp Dovewood at 386-935-0863, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to our Equestrian Center, the place where you can learn new skills, meet new friends, and feel accomplished, every single day.
Take a look at our courses or classes, read about our teachers, and get in touch to find out more.
Windsong offers lessons, training, clinics, and summer camps for serious horse enthusiasts.
Debbie Grahl, affectionately known as Miss Deb, has been Malachi’s camp director since the summer of 2001.
She has developed a program for Junior Equestrians that is safe, educational, and fun.
The campers leave with knowledge of all phases of horsemanship, from ground and mounted safety, total horse care, horse psychology, and of course English riding fundamentals.
Every session is comprised of non-stop, hands-on, and age/skill-appropriate activities. New campers will learn the fundamentals of riding and tack, grooming, and more.
Advanced campers will sharpen their riding skills and learn specifics within conformation, anatomy, tack function, health, and nutrition as well as learning proper leg support wraps and emergency horse care.
We are grateful to have Miss Deb as a part of our staff and parents have expressed the same appreciation for the individual, loving care she extends to each child.
Madonna’s Horsemanship and Training
Holiday, Spring, and Summer Horseback Riding Camps
- Horseback riding camps at M.E.A. offers children a safe, fun environment to learn the joy of horseback riding
- Camp is a time to make new friends and develop a spirit of cooperation!
- A week at summer day camp is a full week of fun in the saddle. Campers enjoy riding instruction, games on horseback, and bareback riding. Campers also develop responsibility and self-discipline. They are taught how to groom and take care of their horse for the week, and also assist with barn chores and feeding.
- Students of all ages thrive as they acquire new skills and mentor one another.
- Regular camp is for ages 5+
- Camp hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (early drop-off & late pick-up available)
- Cost: $25 Registration fee $385 a week or $90 by the day
- June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23
- July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28
- July 31-August 4 (MEA students only)
Georgia Horse Riding Summer Camps
Valley View Ranch
Summer Equestrian Camp in Cloudland, GA
Camp Open House on Sunday, May 21, from 1 pm – 3 pm
Since 1954, the purpose of Valley View Ranch has been to help each rancher have the full opportunity of horsemanship through instruction in the riding rings.
Time in the saddle on trails, and the care and responsibility of having their very own horse, all at Lookout Mountain.
We offer several riding programs and encourage each camper to participate in all of them: English and Hunt Seat, Western Stock Seat, Barrels and Gymkhana, Trails, and Vaulting.
Each girl can spend as much time as she likes with her favorite ranch horse during her stay, or she can bring her own horse.
2023 will be our 69th summer! Ranchers will find the facility comfortable, safe, and spacious. Located on 600 acres of lush pastures, wooded trails, and panoramic views.
In addition, the well-rounded recreational program includes eco-education, swimming, canoeing, crafts, pottery, archery, theater and dance, and group games.
Gymkhanas, horse shows and an awards session conclude each session. Ranchers from 8-17 years of age are eligible and enrollment is limited to 50.
Each girl can spend as much time as she likes with her favorite horse during her stay, or she can bring her own!
The Equestrian Reserve
The Equestrian Reserve offers a complete riding school, lessons, summer camps, day camps, and even winter camps.
To find out more about their summer camps, you can check out this PDF handout found on The Equestrian Reserve’s website.
Ellenwood Equestrian Center
The day begins with the morning chores, where the kids are in groups with a helper and participate in all of the daily workings of the running of a horse farm.
After that, there is snack time, then active games like cops and robbers (a camp tradition and favorite) or capture the flag.
Then it is lunchtime, followed by horse time. Each day all campers groom, tack up, and have a riding lesson.
While one group has their ride time the other groups are taken to the activity area, where they can swing on the rope swing, or play basketball.
When all the groups have finished their lessons we end the day at the swimming pool. On Friday of each week, there is a camp show promptly at 2:30, where the children ride for their parents showing off their new skills.
The Riding School At Casey Arabians
The Riding School at Casey Arabians, LLC is in Buford, Georgia on 9.5 acres.
We are a small family-oriented farm and specialize in Hunt Seat, Jumping, Eventing (Cross Country 3 phase Dressage) horseback riding lessons on gentle lessons with horses consisting of AQHA, APHA, Ponies, and Part Arabians.
We also have Tennessee Walkers and Spotted Saddle horses for a smoother ride.
RIDING LESSONS, CAMP, AND BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Our riding lessons start from age 7 and up and some of our students enjoy showing on our show team.
We offer camps during the summer and sometimes on the weekend. Also, take advantage of our fun Birthday Parties at the farm.
Grove River Ranch
Grove River Ranch has more than a plethora of different camps, activities, and programs for both adults and children. Here is a snippet of information about their horsemanship camps.
HORSEMANSHIP CAMPS Summer Camps. All things horses! Horse-related activities, horsey arts and crafts, and making new horse-loving friends.
Riding lessons, classroom academics, demonstrations, and practical application of skills help campers learn horse care and horsemanship riding skills.
At the end of the camp session, campers will demonstrate some of their newly acquired skills for parents. Beginners to advanced, campers are grouped by age and experience level.
For a higher quality of instruction and safety, sessions are limited to 4-5 campers.
Attendees who own their own horses are welcome to bring them to camp. Intermediate and advanced camps can focus on drill team basics, horse show skills, or trail riding.
NEW: Weekend trail riding camps are offered for experienced adult riders who wish to start trail riding, or have a new trail horse, or a trail horse with issues to be worked out.
These camps/clinics are not for beginning riders.
Contact Grove River Ranch: (706) 677-0072
Hawaii Horse Riding Summer Camps
Wailea Horseback Adventure
Come along with us as we share with you our hidden paradise adventure on horseback above the beautiful Umauma Falls of Wailea.
Wailea Horseback Adventure will take you on an amazing journey that you will always remember.
Our knowledgeable and friendly guides will bring you back to the past and share with you the history of Wailea.
Wailea may not offer full camp opportunities, but they offer amazing adventures on horseback if you plan to attend a camp in Hawaii or are planning an out-of-this-world family getaway.
Therapeutic Horsemanship Of Hawaii
These 8:30 – 2:30 camp session allows riders aged 8 – 12 who are physically and emotionally capable of following directions around horses to enjoy full days of riding and fun!
Horse campers will enjoy a low-stress, fun and educational environment, building strength, both physically and mentally while they build a relationship with our animals.
No previous riding experience is necessary! This camp is great for typical kids or kids with mild disability.
You will see their self-esteem skyrocket as they learn many wonderful skills. $400/5 day session or $85 for the one-day Holiday camps.
Registration can be emailed or texted to email@example.com
Hawaii YMCA Camps
The Hawaiian YMCA offers horseback riding camps for children ages 7-17 as an add-on to their traditional camp program.
Saddle up for an exciting ride! Horse camp offers campers the opportunity to learn the ropes on how to groom, tack and ride at our nearby equestrian center.
This is an introductory equestrian program. We do not recommend this specialty camp for experienced riders.
Horse campers travel off-site to the equestrian center after breakfast and return to camp before lunch.
Hawaiian Girl Scout Camps
Similar to the YMCA, the Girl Scouts offer a horse camp available with their traditional programs.
Canoeing solo across a lake. Learning to canter on a horse. Counting stars in the night sky.
These are just a few of the experiences awaiting Girl Scouts who are ready to explore the great outdoors.
Camp and outdoor experiences can be enjoyed during summer camp, day camp, or year-round.
In Hawaii, there are many additional day riding, lesson programs, and other equestrian activities available through many of the local equestrian facilities and barns.
Idaho Horse Riding Summer Camps
Meadow Vue Ranch
Unlike, most summer horse camps where camp participants may only spend a few hours a day riding.
Meadow Vue Ranch is special we focus on getting camp participants as much time in the saddle as possible.
Besides the extra time in the saddle, we are a working ranch meaning that camp participants will experience life on a real working ranch and participate in our rodeos.
Note: Depending on the week camp participants may get to help move cattle, and participate in other real ranch experiences.
The facility is like camping in the Forest! Rain or Shine! We have an Indoor Arena and indoor Stables & Movie/teaching room and also a Club House for washroom/crafts!
Also, we have shaded Outdoor arenas & Round Pens we Ride in. Fun surrounded by 1,000 Pine Trees! Spectator seating in all our areas of riding!
Outside Obstacle Courses and Trail Challenge Course! Relay Races threw the Pine trees while playing games of Roping/Goat tying/ring toss/bean bag toss!
Water Gun Fun/Balloons,….and so much more! Time permitting & age-appropriate games/activities.
Juniper Mountain Outfitters
Let Juniper Mountain Outfitters help you experience all the beauty and serenity the mountains of South/Central Idaho have to offer.
Our base camp is located in the heart of the Boise National Forest just south of Warm Lake, Idaho.
We are a short 2-hour drive from Boise up Hwy. 55 along the wild and scenic North Fork of the Payette River.
Ensure your child has the best summer ever by having them join one of Juniper Mountain Outfitters’ horse camps.
We have 3 different types of camps to choose from and an open week which is perfect for large groups.
Our base camp in Stolle Meadows consists primarily of five 12’ x 14’ sleeping tents and one large 20’ x 36’ cook cabin with outlying corrals, pastures, and tack tents. Our sleeping tents have:
- Wooden floors
- Sheepherder stoves
- 4 comfortable cots
- Generator-powered electricity at night
While staying at the base camp, your child will receive a well-rounded, hands-on learning experience with the horses.
This includes grooming and saddling instructions, riding lessons, and, of course, numerous hours of riding time out on the trail.
Other activities include swimming, volleyball, horseshoes, hiking, Dutch oven cooking, and campfire activities. Helmets will be required for all participants 18 years old and under.
The staff at our camp includes a cook, 3 state-licensed guides, and 2 wranglers. All are certified in Standard First Aid and Adult/Child CPR.
A first aid station is set up in the cook tent, and all guides carry a field kit in their saddlebags.
In case of an emergency, the Cascade Hospital is only 40 minutes away, and Stolle Meadows is equipped with a helicopter pad if Life Flight is needed.
Brookside offers both day and evening camps for beginners or more advanced riders. They also offer therapeutic programs.
The Blackhawk Equestrian Riding Academy offers English riding lessons and coaching to children (4 and older) and adults.
The goal of our program is to teach students how to ride, handle and groom horses safely and to the best of their ability as well as continue to build success for advanced riders.
Owner and trainer Jen has operated BHE for over a decade and has teamed up with trainer Brittney to meet the needs of the growing Magic Valley.
Our Nothing But Horses Summer Day Camps offer kids the opportunity to spend a full week living the horse lifestyle and enjoying time at the stable with other horse-crazy kids.
Camps are suitable for kids 6-15 whether they have lots of horse experience or none at all!
Camps include daily riding, horse chores taking care of their riding horses, horse games, and horse crafts.
In addition, daily lessons on colors and breeds, equipment, care, and feeding and many topics in between.
Castle Rock Ranch
Castle Rock Ranch offers a traditional camp experience that is tailored to all-around horses.
Not only are there horseback activities, but many other fun things to do like homesteading, crafts, taking part in chores, and going to the river.
All our campers learn to saddle, groom, care for and ride horses.
There are two riding activity periods during the day and morning and evening chores also include opportunities to feed and interact with the horses.
We provide a safe opportunity to ride and have a variety of horses from mild-mannered enough for novice riders to more responsive and athletic horses who are fun for riders with experience.
Depending on skill and comfort level, campers will have the opportunity to experience:
Every week, we move the cows from one end of the ranch to the other and use riders to assist.
As part of our management intensive grazing and low-stress livestock management, we also use horses to drive the cows up the hillside bordering the ranch to graze.
Enjoy stunning scenery and views along trails in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, where opportunities to see wildlife abound.
Trail ride around the perimeter of the ranch, along the beautiful Coeur D’Alene River, or on one of the many trails through the National Forest bordering the ranch.
When it’s hot, we take the horses for a dip in the river, and some of them even like to swim!
Our 40 acres of hay and cattle pastures have a circumference of over a mile and provide another scenic and fun place for riders.
Saddle up your pony and enjoy chasing the cows to their next grazing site when it’s time to rotate them to a new pasture.
Or just listen to the soothing sound of the river as you ride alongside it.
The pasture is also where we set up a small jump course to practice jumping logs and poles and barrels where everyone can practice barrel racing and pole-bending.
ROUND PEN RIDING
This is a great way to get introduced to horses in a safe and enclosed environment, or to simply work on equitation skills.
Everyone starts in the round pen to do a skills test to assess ability and be matched with a horse.
Illinois Horse Riding Summer Camps
New Traditions Riding Academy
NT Riding Academy offers multi-levels of horseback riding camps. Here are descriptions from two of their equestrian camps.
Beginner Camp: The beginner camp is designed for those riders with little or no riding experience.
All riders will ride one hour per day, as well as have lessons on horse handling techniques.
Riders will learn basic control of the horse in the saddle of their choice; exercises in moving the horse forward and stopping, turning and circling, and riding the sitting and posting trot will be discussed.
Participants will develop correct riding positions through guided explanations, exercise techniques, and demonstrations.
Riders will also learn horse management skills such as bandaging, clipping, basic first aid, and stable management. Riders will participate in a show on the last day of camp.
Intermediate Camp: The intermediate camp is for those riders who have had prior group riding experience in the form of lessons and must know how to walk, posting trot, and canter.
All riders will continue to expand their knowledge and practice riding the gaits of the horse.
Riders will also gain knowledge of the natural aids and their applications, as well as learning how to execute individual workouts.
Lectures and demonstrations will be given in the areas of horse show presentation, driving, horse science, and advanced equine management.
Riders in Intermediate camp are expected to have proper riding attire, such as riding pants, boots, a whip or crop, and riding gloves.
Double J Riding Club
Seasonal Horse Camps!
Open to all levels of riders our camps are filled with everything a horse lover would dream of including;
- a full 45-minute riding lesson every day where an experienced instructor will teach students how to ride in a fun environment
- hands-on grooming and tacking station
- a barn safety lesson
- a variety of fun horse crafts
- horse games and much more!
$115 per day
Indiana Horse Riding Summer Camps
Camp Red Cedar
Get ready for an exciting summer adventure!
Fun and adventure await you at Camp Red Cedar! We invite you to get outside and enjoy summer camp as it was intended to be — in the great outdoors!
We pack a full schedule of activities into our camps that include swimming and boating in our 10-acre lake, playing kickball, and archery on our sprawling activity field.
Also, creating works of art in our craft area, taking nature walks through the woods, singing around campfires, and riding horses on trails.
But the most exciting thing about attending summer camp at Camp Red Cedar is the awesome friendships (and memories) you will make!
Our facilities and equipment are fully accessible, ensuring that campers of all abilities can fully engage in all that Camp Red Cedar has to offer.
Although each camp has distinctive activities, campers of all abilities come together for shared activities such as swimming, boating, and arts and crafts.
Additionally, Camp Red Cedar offers specialty camps for children with Down syndrome, autism, and diabetes.
Whichever camp you choose, you can be assured that campers are surrounded by highly trained staff in a safe and supportive environment and that all facilities and equipment are completely accessible.
Iowa Horse Riding Summer Camps
Iowa State University Horse Camp
Waubonsie Horse Camp
The Waubonsie Horse Camp will be hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Fremont County June 9th-11th at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
Riding clinics are being conducted in the Sidney Rodeo Arena.
The camp is open to 4th-12th grade 4-H members from across Iowa. Horse superintendent,
Ashley Smith is working closely with County Youth Coordinator, Jessica Prazan to secure clinicians and plan a fun-filled camp experience.
This year’s riding clinicians include Morgan Snyder from Snyder Performance Horses in Crete, NE, and Bill Baughman from RQ Horsemanship in Indianola, IA.
They will be working with riders and their horses on skills related to horsemanship and reining. Our horseless horse clinician is Kati Bayles from Adams County.
She will focus on the participants who want to learn more about horses but don’t necessarily have a horse of their own.
She will focus on basic horse care, equipment fitting, and horse safety. The horseless horse participants will work alongside live horses while developing their skills.
The whole group will participate in the last session on horse safety together and get the opportunity to learn how to properly lunge a horse.
Horse campers will get the opportunity to stay overnight with their horse, eat camp grub, participate in team building, make new friends, and more.
Registrations are open today through May 25th. The registration form can be found on our website www.extension.iastate.edu/fremont.
For more information, contact the Fremont County Extension Office at (712) 374-2351 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kansas Horse Riding Summer Camps
Kansas State University Judges Camp
A three-day, intense judging camp designed for 4-H and FFA members (ages 14-18) who are seriously interested in enhancing their livestock judging and oral communication skills.
Prior livestock judging experience is necessary for this camp. Workouts will be conducted similar to those at a collegiate level.
Current and future coaches Chris Mullinix and Payton Dahmer will conduct the training for each camp.
Collectively, the pair has coached more than 40 national contest-winning teams and countless All-American individuals.
The camp will focus primarily on the proper format, terminology, and presentation of oral reasons.
Camp participants will also be exposed to livestock evaluation skills and incorporating performance records in the decision-making process.
This camp is perfect for 4-h and FFA members who taking horse or livestock judging seriously.
I remember as a 4-h member who went to AQHA World’s for judging, a camp like this would have been extremely helpful for me.
Oral judging is exceptionally hard, and having an opportunity to practice and rehearse with trained coaches and judges would be a game-changing experience for my team and me.
Kansas State also offers numerous other programs for kids in 4-h or FFA
Kentucky Horse Riding Summer Camps
Kentucky Riding Program
The Kentucky Horse Park Youth Riding Camp is BACK!
Campers will tour the park, learn to halter and lead horses, groom and tack up, and learn the riding basics.
The kids will ride in both English and Western saddles and ride 1-2 times a day except the last day when we tour the park.
- Recommended for beginner riders, ages 8-14, with little to no horse experience
- Two Sessions to choose from: June 26-30 or July 10-14, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
- Price: $300/session
If the weather is not cooperating, we may not be able to ride as much as we would like.
However, the kids will still have hands-on experiences with the horses in the barn and can complete art and crafts in our classroom.
This is the perfect camp for kids who love horses but have never had the opportunity to be around them.
Boomer’s Landing summer camp offers a wonderful opportunity for all levels of riders to define and achieve their personal riding goals.
Camp rates are $200 per week and run through the months of June and July.
For overnights, which we sometimes will do Thursday evenings, there is no extra charge and we will provide dinner and breakfast.
Mark and Amanda are the camp coordinators at Boomer’s Landing and will be leading the children in their equestrian adventure.
Louisiana Horse Riding Summer Camps
Horsen Around Camps
Horsen Around offers various horse camps for kids from the beginning level to specialized vaulting camps.
Saddle Up and Ride
Saddle Up and Ride offers various horse programs for every level of rider. While Saddle Up and Ride offer many levels of camp, they are not insured for special needs campers.
Massachusetts Horse Riding Summer Camps
While we do a lot year-round, don’t forget our summer camp programs! CMEC offers one-week sessions, for 7 weeks, of Horse Camp and Traditional Camp.
Learn all the ins and outs of horses, horse care, and more, as well as enjoy the great outdoors of camp and meet new friends.
We are ACA accredited! With a variety of programs, what better way to get out of the house for the summer?
Michigan Horse Riding Summer Camps
Cedar Lodge prides itself on the wide variety of general camp programs it offers.
All camp summer staff hired are not only responsible for being camp cabin counselors, but they must also have several specialty areas that they can help and\or assist in during the day.
Though there are a large number of general camp programs that we look to fill every year.
There is an equally large list of other activities that are unique to every summer based on the staff hired and the individual skills that they bring with them.
That being said, it would be impossible for all things that we do at camp to be listed here.
What we can list is the general camp programs that we strive to hire every summer, and there can guarantee will be at camp for your camper’s enjoyment.
Beyond that, you will just have to come and see!
Cedar Lodge offers campers a variety of camp styles and activities to choose from. Visit their website to find out more information!
Minnesota Horse Riding Summer Camps
Circle R Ranch
Located in beautiful central Minnesota, the Circle R Ranch is a unique summer horse camp that offers a rich experience for girls and boys ages 7 through 17.
With over 120 horses that have been part of the ranch family for many years. The summer horse camp season runs from the beginning of June till the end of August each year.
Including Co-Ed, and Girls Only weeks, as well as our highly popular Teen Week and Mother-Daugher Week.
Come spend your summer vacation at horse camp. Not only are horses a part of camp, finding special friendships has been an important part of what makes Circle R Ranch so wonderful.
We have a warm and inviting historic main bunkhouse with a large deck where girls and boys gather to share their camp experiences and build lifelong friendships.
Along with this, the bunkhouse has a walkout basement, recreation room, kitchen, and dining room where campers are able to help themselves to seconds.
West Metro Horse Camp
West Metro Horse Camp a division of True Love Arabians in Buffalo, Minnesota is a year-round working horse operation.
It involves 7 days, 24 hr. dedication to the care, raising and training of its over 40 owned and boarded horses. As many as 40 others were born, raised, and started under saddle here.
Over 20 others were owned and kept for a number of years then sold to clients for their children or for adults to enjoy for years to come
Tamahay Day Camp For Girls
Tamahay owns and maintains a herd of approximately 25 horses year-round. Many of them have lived their entire lives at camp.
Owning our horses allows us to know each horse’s personality, so we can match a camper’s ability level to an appropriate horse.
We also know which horses get along with each other on the trail, which is important for trail safety, especially with beginning riders.
Campers have the opportunity to ride every day, and each girl learns to groom, saddle, and bridle her own horse.
Our experienced instructors teach western riding skills, beginning in a fenced arena.
When campers feel comfortable on their horses, the instructors accompany them on trail rides through the pastures and wooded areas around camp.
Girls have the opportunity to ride different horses during the camp session, rather than being assigned just one horse for two weeks.
Riding helmets are provided, and girls are required to wear them when riding. Long pants and sturdy boots with at least a one-inch heel are also required for safety reasons.
For campers who think they might want to have their own horses someday, our curriculum offers the opportunity to learn how to be a good owner.
Girls learn about different horse breeds and colors, as well as how to care for a horse properly.
How to choose a good horse, basic veterinary and hoof care, proper feeding techniques, and caring for tack are all important topics to explore before taking on the responsibility of owning a horse.
Mississippi Horse Riding Summer Camps
Camp Of The Rising Son
Camp of the Rising Son provides a Christ-centered summer camp to reach out to youth ages 7-17.
Our intentional focus is on building relationships, experiencing creation, encouraging creativity, and fun.
We operate to the glory of God as a self-sustaining department of French Camp Academy.
Campers ages 7-12 can experience a week of traditional summer camp jam-packed with excitement.
Teens choose among a variety of adventures ranging from Rafting for ages 13-15, Horse Camp for ages 13-17, to the Camp Intern Adventure for ages 13-17.
Every week at CRS provides campers with extraordinary opportunities and fun memories to last a lifetime!
Blue Ribbon Riding Academy
Blue Ribbon Riding Academy offers summer camps to young children that are passionate about riding horses.
We teach them how to act around horses, how to approach them, how to take care of them, and how to ride them.
If your child shows enjoyment around horses and would like to learn more about them, email us at email@example.com for more information on how to sign up.
Blue Ribbon Riding Academy also offers Holiday Camps, Spring Break Camps, and Advanced Camps. Dates will be posted once they are firmed up each year.
Rest assured, all of our staff is certified in CPR and First Aid, so your child will be in good hands.
Missouri Horse Riding Summer Camps
Kraus Farms Equestrian Center
The Staff at Kraus Farms offer a fun and educational program teaching students about horses in a friendly environment.
Our instructors stress safety, horsemanship, and enjoyment as the most important elements of the camp.
In addition to riding, your child will learn how to groom, saddle, bathe, and care for a horse.
When the children are not in the barn they are participating in games, crafts, and educational presentations.
Kraus Farms summer and holiday camps are offered on days that schools are not in session.
We offer a convenient, fun, educational program with a day of riding and other horse-related activities.
Camps are available for various ages, skill levels, and disciplines. There are even Mini Buckaroo Camps for ages 5-6!
The skill level of the rider will determine the activities that surround that particular camp.
Sunset Trails Stables
Our horseback riding camps combine qualified staff, experienced horses, and excellent facilities where campers, from beginners to advanced, can practice their horseback riding skills, expand their horsemanship knowledge and enjoy riding with friends.
Campers will learn safety, horse care, play games, and do crafts throughout the week. At the end of the week, there will be a Fun Show where riders decorate the horses and showcase their horseback riding skills.
This camp will also help to prepare students for weekly riding lessons also offered at Sunset Trails Stables should their interest extend beyond the camp session.
Montana Horse Riding Summer Camps
Cedar Ridge Equine offers summer horsemanship day camps for youth of all ages. Youth camps are available for beginners to advanced.
In all our CRE Summer Horsemanship Camps, we believe it is important to teach life skill development and personal growth as intricate components of our horsemanship program.
After conducting several educational studies on life skill development through the use of horses, we found it most effective to teach about responsibility and relationships.
Also, communication, leadership, and teamwork through horse safety and care.
Haltering, tying, and leading a horse, horse behavior observation, horse anatomy, and on-the-ground horsemanship.
Campers will spend time in the saddle, working on the ground with the horses, and will participate in daily take-home equine crafts and journaling activities.
We strive to provide a safe, fun, and educational environment for all campers and horses.
If you do not own a horse, not a problem, we provide safe, sane, reliable camp horses.
New Hampshire Horse Riding Summer Camps
High Meadows Farms Summer Day Camp
Each week at our horseback riding summer day camp in New Hampshire focuses on a theme.
We have designed a program consisting of five Levels in which the campers learn about proper horsemanship and develop their riding skills.
Also, they will study horse terminology, history, first aid, and more!
On the first day of camp, each camper receives a notebook containing all the information they need to learn in order to complete the first level.
Both riding and horsemanship goals are set and throughout the week the campers practice and study their skills through games and hands-on experiences.
Each camper is assigned a horse of their own for the week.
The camper is responsible for the general care of their horse such as grooming, tacking, bathing, watering, and preparing meals as well as other elements involved in horse ownership.
On Friday afternoon, the campers present to parents and relatives a riding show to music that they have designed to demonstrate what they learned during the week.
Following the show is a graduation and goodbye ceremony.
Horseback Riding Summer Day Camp
Weekly camp sessions run Monday – Friday from 9:30 – 3:30 from June through August. Registration opens at the beginning of January. Space is limited so sign up early!
New Jersey Horse Riding Summer Camps
Ranch Camp in New Jersey (YMCA)
Fairview Lake YMCA Camps offers three different ranch camp options for young horseback riders in New Jersey.
We offer one-week, two-week, and three-week young equestrians’ programs where the youth of New Jersey can experience horsemanship and the joys of riding.
Our full-day campers can expect to ride for at least three hours a day, including ring lessons and trail rides. The half-day campers can expect to ride every other day for about an hour.
Our horses are leased from a farm in New York and are evaluated by our ranch staff. Most of our horses return to camp year after year, which allows us to get to know them on a deeper level.
New Mexico Horse Riding Summer Camps
Starry Night Ranch
Offering camps for kids and ladies retreats.
STARRY NIGHT RANCH YOUTH CAMPS
Celebrating 14 seasons of lifetime memories for our youth campers.
We are a horse lovers dream vacation, spending all day with our horses. Youth campers will learn basic care, grooming, groundwork, and riding skills.
We usually ride twice a day and everyone spends plenty of time in the saddle.
New York Horse Riding Summer Camps
International Riding Camp
Summer Riding Camp for Girls Ages 7-17 — The Only Horse Camp in the U.S. to Offer 6 Hours of Riding Daily.
Welcome to a Unique Equestrian Camp Experience!
INTERNATIONAL RIDING CAMP was established in 1978 for girls 7-17, who love horses and riding.
Our campers come from all over the United States and abroad to ride and learn in our beautiful Catskill Mountain location.
Students from as far away as Hawaii, other parts of the U.S., and overseas come every summer to enjoy all that our riding camp provides.
International Riding Camp is the ultimate experience for horse lovers, featuring a full range of English riding disciplines, including hunt seat equitation, cross-country jumping, and polo.
We offer a well-rounded equestrian camp program along with water skiing, jet skiing, tennis, swimming, and arts and crafts.
The camp fee includes 3 hours of riding daily with an option to ride for 6 hours a day.
We limit our class sizes to a maximum of 5 students, and our campers ride in one of our three riding rings, on cross-country courses, or on trails.
Students must pass a riding skills test to go on the cross-country course or trail rides.
Our teaching techniques enable our students to experience success in graduate steps, promoting self-esteem and confidence.
Since all of our campers love horses, their common interest allows them to make new friends right away. There is a maximum of 45 campers in any session.
About half of the campers come from the New York metropolitan area; the rest come from across the United States, and from Europe, Asia, and South America.
Our campers make lasting friendships that continue many years after they leave. We are the only equestrian camp in the USA to offer air conditioning in each dormitory room.
Our English riding camp also offers riding during the winter at the El Venado Polo School in Pila, Argentina.
International Riding Camp is the only horse camp to offer an endless summer of riding.
INTERNATIONAL RIDING CAMP
200 Birchall Road
Greenfield Park, NY 12435
PO Box 83
Greenfield Park, NY 12435
About The Farm:
Riverdale Stables is the premier riding facility in the 5 boroughs of New York, offering lessons year-round at all levels.
The facility boasts over 80 stalls, indoor and outdoor wash stalls, many turnout paddocks, a large indoor arena, along with four lighted outdoor rings—including a grass hunt course!
Riverdale is both a riding academy and a boarding facility.
We are located just 15 minutes North of Manhattan, set on 20+ acres inside scenic Van Cortlandt Park, in the Riverdale Section of the Bronx.
Riverdale Stables maintains between 20-30 lesson horses of varying levels. Our purpose is to expose children and adults to English Riding in a safe and fun environment.
For those wishing to pursue riding further, we offer an Interscholastic Riding Team, Drill Team, Show Team, Leasing, Sales, and Boarding of private horses.
Our Summer Program rules the Riverdale all summer and runs 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Gates open at 8:15 AM for drop off.
Students need to be comfortable at the walk and trot in order to qualify for the minimum level of riding.
Students not currently riding at Riverdale should schedule an evaluation lesson before enrolling in our summer program.
Riverdale Stables has its own indoor ring, 85 stalls, indoor and outdoor wash stalls for the horses, and an indoor recreation room for rainy-day activities.
We also have four lighted outdoor arenas, including a grass hunt course, and more—all connected to the trails within Van Cortlandt Park.
Our summer day is broken up into periods of riding, barn time, and game time, including arts and crafts.
North Carolina Horse Riding Summer Camps
Betsy Jeff Penn 4-h Center
Betsy Jeff 4-h offers multiple different camp options. Here is a bit of information about their resident camp program.
This is the classic residential, six-day summer camping experience for your child, ages 8-12.
Children are placed in co-ed activity groups according to age and participate in a variety of activities including horseback riding, and canoeing on Lake Hazel.
Archery, rock wall climbing, swimming, arts & crafts, cookouts, campfires, nature exploration, teambuilding, high ropes, and more.
Ohio Horse Riding Summer Camps
YMCA Camp Kern
YMCA Camp Kern offers a special horsemanship camp.
While Summer Camp at YMCA Camp Kern is dedicated to fun for kids and teens of all ages, it is so much more than that.
With a focus on friendships, campers spend the week participating in activities they choose, with amazing counselors from all over the world.
Each program is designed with specific age groups in mind, and counselors are trained to not only build campers up but to encourage and empower them to become better.
We believe Camp is important; that is why we are proud to offer camper scholarship opportunities to those families who may not be able to afford the summer camp experience.
Bookmark Farms offers a very unique selection of programs from homeschooling to children’s summer day camps.
Horse Lover’s Day Camp (Ages 7-11)
Choose half-day camp sessions or full-day camp sessions!
Morning Sessions: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Monday-Friday $280
Afternoon Sessions: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday $280
Full Day Camp 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday $495
Every day your camper will (Max 10 children per group):
- Work directly with horses and ponies in tacking stalls.
- Ride in private, one-on-one riding lessons.
- Work and learn all about horses in our main barn.
Duzan Riding Academy
Duzan Riding Academy offers a variety of camps for all levels of experience and interest.
Campers ride daily on our safe school ponies and horses–under the supervision of our experienced instructors.
Hands-on emphasis is on horse care, education, and fun- of course!
All riding instruction is based on hunter seat equitation (and dressage, jumping, and schooling cross country for experienced riders) in an English saddle.
Little Horse Lovers and My Own Horse Camps are limited to 6 participants to provide a special, individualized experience for your child.
Campers will receive a workbook, a photo with their camp horse, and a camp t-shirt.
Duzan also offers full-time training, showing, boarding, youth programs, and even a pony club.
Oklahoma Horse Riding Summer Camps
The best way to spend breaks from school is at Camp Cadence! Our horse camps are packed with an assortment of fun horse-themed activities.
Each day, campers will enjoy a daily riding lesson (divided by skill level) and further their horsemanship knowledge & skills.
On most of our full-day camp days, campers will ride twice including an individualized horse riding lesson in the morning, and again in the afternoon.
Playing games on horseback, bareback rides, & trail rides are included.
Campers will gain confidence throughout camp and learn many skills including safety around horses, horse care, horse grooming, horse feeding, and more!
Campers will also enjoy a fishing adventure and water activity day at our summer camps!
Whether your camper is new to horses or a seasoned equestrian, our camps are the perfect way to spend their breaks!
Laine Brook Farm
2023 Summer Camp Dates (Ages 6-17)
- *May 30-June 2 Farm Life
- *June 5-8
- *June 13-16 Gaming & Sidesaddle
- *June 20-23 Farm Life
- *June 26-29
- *July 11-14 Farm Life & Gaming
9:30 am-3 pm
Daily riding, driving, practical learning, games, and crafts! New this year, we offer ’emphasis weeks’ with farm life, games on horseback, and riding sidesaddle!
Before and after care is available from 7 am-5 pm for an additional charge. $15/hour for AM drop off, $15 first 30 minutes, and $20/hour after the first 30 for late pickup.
$150 deposit is required to reserve your spot, non-refundable 15 days prior to the beginning of camp if the spot is not refilled.
Summer horseback riding camps for ages 7-12 years old include riding lessons, trail rides, mounted drills, stable management, horse care, and good camaraderie.
Horse-oriented videos and other educational materials are also part of the curriculum.
Individualized instruction in all aspects of English horsemanship is emphasized along with stable management, horse care, and animal safety.
Our program encourages sportsmanship, cooperation, and responsibility to the needs of others – both human and equine.
Safety on and around horses is a major objective of our riding program and our instructors are well-versed in educating the novice rider.
KJM school horses have had many years of experience safely teaching young students to ride.
Celtic Cross Equestrian
Horse & Bible Summer Camp 2023
- June 5th – 9th & June 19th – 23rd
- July 10th – 14th & July 24th – 28th
Celtic Cross Equestrian Center in Norman, Oklahoma has one of the best Equine Focused Summer Camps in the state.
If your child loves horses this is a great way to get your child started riding.
What your child can learn from horses:
Oregon Horse Riding Summer Camps
King Road Stables Summer Horse Camps
Horseback riding, kids’ summer camps, boarding, lessons, and horse vacations, all in the beautiful McKenzie River area!
Our camps focus on the care and knowledge of horses while being in an open-air environment with other kids that love horses.
Our leaders and experienced wranglers focus on providing a safe environment for your camper while participating in a variety of activities.
Our camps incorporate the following:
- Chores – Feeding horses and measuring grain and supplements while reading a chart to make their meals.
- Miscellaneous chores and responsibilities are necessary to care for our partners.
- Stall cleaning – Learning why it is important to take care of our horse’s stalls to keep them healthy and happy in their rooms.
- Games – Incorporating learning about each other and encouraging group play.
- Art – Includes scrapbooking during week-long camps to journal what they’ve been learning and pages for their horse friends.
- Grooming – There is something satisfying about grooming a horse and how that is the best time to look for injuries and to care for them.
- Groundwork – Whatever you do on their back you should do on the ground in order to form a better bond and communication. We discuss clear communication and leadership.
- Riding – From taking an outdoor ride to learning the basic foundation of how to ride teaching your body muscle memory and using your natural aids.
- Equine Assisted Learning (as time allows)
Using Letitia’s certification with E3A she creates activities that promote life skills, including self-confidence, self-esteem, communication, teamwork, and much more.
French Hill Riding Academy
Is your child a horse lover? If so, our summer riding camp is just the right place for him or her. We have been running our camps since 1998 and know how to do camps successfully.
Many campers return year after year and start calling to sign up in January.
French Hill Farm summer camps are designed especially for campers ages 7-14 who wish to learn how to ride or to improve their present riding skills.
Additionally, we offer Kindercamps for children 5 and 6 years of age. Our goal is to teach the basics of riding and taking care of horses in a safe and fun environment.
We feel that safety around horses is extremely important. Our school horses are carefully chosen for their ability to help people learn to ride without the fear of getting hurt.
In addition to our morning and afternoon riding sessions, we spend time learning all about horses and their care. We learn to bathe horses, groom them and tack them up.
Other activities are trail riding (depending on the level of campers), cleaning stalls, and feeding the horses.
Kardia Equestrian Academy
Kardia offers unique and tailored summer and after-school programs for horse lovers.
They attend Arabian, Morgan, and Saddlebred shows all over and will be able to provide advanced riders with rigorous yet fun learning opportunities.
Canyonview offers a variety of programs including horseback riding, airsoft clinics, culinary experiences and so much more.
At every fellowship riding lesson, your son or daughter will:
- Have a riding lesson to advance their skills
- Learn about horses and horsemanship in a theory lesson
- Groom and saddle their horse
- Have a Bible study about God’s grace and His creation- Canyonview’s website
Wacker Performance Horses
Wacker Performance Horses is a regular training facility that hosts summer camps and horse shows.
This provides campers with a unique experience of attending both a camp and a show simultaneously.
Make sure to check camp and show dates to ensure they line up.
Wacker Performance Horses base horse riding camps on age level, skill level, and will provide trained horses for kiddos to safely ride.
Lone Tree Ranch and Youth Camp
We have over 15 great activities for all ages! We believe in using High Adventure Activities to establish relationships and to make it easier to share Christ and have eternal conversations.
As students check-in for camp, they will be randomly split into MXC teams. We paint war faces, we cheer, we dance, and we have an amazing time doing it!
Every year we work hard to come up with new exciting MXC games including a Rodeo every week! The winner gets to trough a staff member every week.
Amethyst Performance Horses
Learning at camp includes riding horses (under saddle and bareback), and learning how to work with horses on the ground such as lunging, walking and trotting, clipping, bathing, etc.
Kids learn how to groom horses and move around them safely. Other fun things include learning how to rope, braid, and more!
We do a daily craft and game and we also have an hour of water fun and games on the last day with water balloon games and relay water races!
Summer Horse Camp offers riding in English, Jumping, Western, horse management, and health care – plus fun, fun, fun!
Campers will have horses to care for and love, with lots of on-horse riding time. Learn to ride on show horses with quality equipment.
Plus, each student is grouped by experience into lesson groups, beginner through advanced, for optimum comfortability.
We accept ages 5 to 16. Both boys and girls are welcome for day camp.
Wilsonville Equestrian Center
Wilsonville Equestrian Center has great programs and camps for horse-loving kids. They offer 5-day camps and various packages of lessons.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the camp.
Fiddlestix Ranch is a horseback riding and equestrian lesson ranch in the Yamhill Carlton area of Oregon.
We offer horseback riding lessons, horse-themed birthday parties, and equestrian summer camps.
Alfadans Equestrian Arts
Here at Álfadans Equestrian Arts, we endeavor to promote mental and physical balance in our horses and riders in order to create positive partnerships that strive for peak performance.
Our Icelandic Horses have been selected for their beautiful tölt, kind temperament, and amazing talent and heart under saddle. We would be honored to share them with you.
Back by popular demand, we will be providing Day Camps for Kids!
Our four-day program is designed for kids from 5-14 years old who are interested in horses and horsemanship.
The day camp will run from 9 AM to 3 PM. Each camper will have at least one riding lesson a day in a group lesson format based on skill level.
Off the horse, the campers will be learning about horse care, taking part in farm activities, and doing horse-themed fun arts and crafts activities.
Also, watch demos of liberty work, bond with the farm horses, and spend time in the beautiful outdoors of Newberg!
$450/session ($100 deposit due with registration). Sibling and multiple-session discounts are available.
Campers must bring their own lunch.
Alfadans is a specialized Icelandic horse training facility. If your child loves Icelandic horses this may be the ideal camp for them!
Washington Family Ranch- A Young Life Camp
Washington Family Ranch (WFR), owned and operated by Young Life, is located in the beautiful high desert of Central Oregon.
Washington Family Ranch is composed of two camps: Canyon, a high school camp, opened in 1999, and Creekside, a middle school camp, opened in 2011.
During the summer, Young Life campers experience the Best Week of their Lives!
Camp Whispering Winds
The summer breeze blows gently……over horses grazing in the pasture and canoes docked on the shore of Lake of the Winds.
Girls will explore, discover and create at Camp Whispering Winds in the Willamette Valley.
Explore the Summer Camp Programs brochure to learn more about camp programs this year, and get ready to sign up. Registration for summer 2023 is now open!
Victory Acres Farm LLC.
We offer Camps for Ages 5+ with a variety of different options.
Ages 5-10: 1/2 Day Camps with a lot of riding, games, and crafts!
Ages 10-13: 3/4 Day Camps with a lot of riding, games, education, and real-life experience.
Ages 14-17: Full Day Camps with a lot of riding, extra skills, some games, education, and real-life experience with horses.
Ages 18+: Full-Day Weekend Camps!
Mental Health Camp: 1/2 Day Camps with lots of riding, grooming, and lower expectations.
The goal of this camp is to learn but also to learn about how horses can be beneficial to our mental health and stress. How to utilize horses to calm our life and quiet our minds.
This is not a camp that has counseling or mental health therapies.
This is a camp that offers an environment that can be beneficial to those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, or other mental health struggles.
It is not meant to replace or include therapies/counseling.
Physical Limitation Camp: 1/2 Day Camps with the same great benefits as the other camps, but modified, with extra helpers, to work with physical limitations.
This is also great for kids with Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc… We don’t view limitations as a ceiling for ability.
We view them as a passable challenge with the right modifications. This is not a physical therapy camp.
This is a learning/education camp, that has been modified to give kids the chance to participate with and enjoy horses!
Spring and Winter Breaks are the exceptions on the length of camps each day due to the limited time frame
Ride The West LLC.
Ride the West offers horse camps for all ages, teaching how to properly handle, groom, tack, ride, respect, and care for our equine friends.
Whether you are just starting off and this is the first exposure you’ve ever had to a horse, or if you’ve been riding for years and just want to learn a better seat or quieter hands, this place has a little for everyone.
Including a complete intro for the horse parent to learn how to help their horse-crazy children!
Heeled boots are required for all students and bringing your own helmet is encouraged, but we have plenty of school helmets as well.
All camps include time learning both on and off the horses and kids can sign up for more than one camp per day if they would like to spend more time here at the barn!
Big Lake Youth Camp
Big Lake Youth Camp is an ACA-accredited, 7-day residential camp offering a wide variety of recreational opportunities in a healthy Christian environment.
Big Lake is located 20 miles from Sisters, Oregon on a beautiful 250-acre lake at the base of Mt. Washington. Boys and girls aged 7-17 and families are welcome.
Camp attractions include wakeboarding, water-skiing, sailing, canoeing, jet-skiing, horse riding, BMX biking, Mt. biking, archery, rock climbing, rafting, and much more.
M&B Farms offers basic horsemanship and intermediate horse camps in Bend, OR, for ages 5-13.
In addition to summer horse camps, we also offer seasonal camps on no-school days within the Bend-La Pine School District calendar.
Working parents often appreciate this alternative to child care on no-school days.
Children get to spend their days off of school riding horses, socializing with other riders, and learning the basics of horsemanship and care.
At our summer horse camps in Bend, OR, participants can expect to spend time riding, mounting, walking, grooming, and trail riding.
Gretchen provides knowledgeable instruction and evaluation of the horse and the rider. In addition to spending time working with the horses directly, we know how to have fun during horse camp.
Your child will enjoy making art, sliding down the slip-and-slide, and making memories that will last a lifetime.
Diane’s Riding Place
At Diane’s Riding Place, summer is our favorite time of year. Each year we host kids of all sizes, shapes, and riding levels.
We gather in one place and enjoy a common passion, the horse!
From discovering the basics of pony care to bonding with newfound friends, camp is an experience that children never forget.
Our ranch offers a multitude of stalls, horses, tack, and arenas, presenting the full cowboy experience to children six through sixteen.
Daily camp activities focus on the horses, learning how to feed, lead, groom, bridle, saddle up, and RIDE!
These activities not only challenge your child’s physical skills but also build self-confidence and independence through personal achievement.
Horses and equipment are provided by Diane’s Riding Place. All campers MUST be at least seven (7) years old to participate.
We also have a Lady’s Horse Camp for those who want to ride, learn new patterns, brush up on their riding skills, and just plain have fun.
Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp
Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp offers award-winning, unique, and innovative summer camp opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities ages 12 and up.
In addition to our Main Camp program, we offer off-site programming for individuals seeking a higher level of independence and adventure.
On any given day at camp, our campers can be seen catching a fish in our pond, swinging high in the sky on our adventure course, splashing in our fully accessible pool, riding horses, or dancing the night away at our weekly dance.
Our camp fosters a sense of accomplishment for campers and allows them to experience freedom and acceptance.
As camper Renae told us – At camp, I can FLY. Campers keep coming back year after year to experience all we have to offer – recreation, fun, friendship, and more!
Oregon 4-H Center
The Oregon 4-H Center is a wonderful place for a variety of events. Camps, training, ceremonies, and gatherings all take advantage of our beautiful location.
The 4-H Center is here for you whatever your group, club, or family may need.
Madrone Hill Ranch
ANNUAL 6-DAY YOUTH DRESSAGE CAMP
Madrone Hill Ranch offers opportunities to horse enthusiasts of all ages.
If someone is up against financial barriers, they have the option to help out at the ranch in exchange for riding lessons and, once they are established, various privileges.
We have a variety of people taking advantage of this program, including several youth. Horses offer many important life lessons as well as being incredibly therapeutic.
They help children (and adults) feel a sense of purpose, empowerment, discipline and responsibility, and teach them patience and understanding.
Most importantly, includes the lesson of considering others (ie. what drives different behaviors and how might that particular person or animal be feeling?)
Being involved with horses gets people outside and active as well.
Of course, we are also a business, as we do need to support our ranch in order to be able to provide these opportunities. We offer riding lessons as well as horse training.
This year we are putting on our annual 6-day Youth Dressage Camp, offered to our young students.
These students are focused, responsible, disciplined youngsters who have learned to handle and ride horses with tact, kindness, and subtlety.
This type of horsemanship, known as Dressage, is the equivalent to a serious musician taking piano lessons, or a serious dancer taking ballet as the best foundation in their subject of interest.
Camp is geared for riders ages 8-12. There are just 12 spots in each camp so campers get a lot of instruction and attention from our camp instructors and camp counselors.
Spots fill fast, so sign up right away! This camp is suitable for riders with no experience, some experience, or more advanced riders in this age group that just want to have a great time!
The focus will be on basic horsemanship, fundamentals of riding, basic horse care, and lots of fun games and crafts! Come have fun with us on the farm!
Ridgeline Mounted Archers
Welcome to the Ridgeline Mounted Archers!
A place where you can be empowered, meet new friends, build partnerships with horses and practice the thrilling sport of horseback archery! We are so glad you found us!
Camp Millennium is a free summer camp for children dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
It is a time for them to be themselves and to share in a variety of summer camp activities, such as hiking, fishing, archery, swimming, arts and crafts, horseback riding, and other surprises.
The goal of this week-long adventure is to provide these children with a camping experience that can be extended into their everyday lives.
If you are interested in volunteering please email us at email@example.com or call us at (541) 677-0600 or contact Mindy at (541) 643-1117
Camp Millenium offers a unique experience for those battling cancer. They include many activities at camp, including horseback riding.
If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity in Oregon, this would be a great cause that would bless those dealing with a life-changing sickness.
Pennsylvania Horse Riding Summer Camps
Painted Dreams Farms
Our horseback riding camp gives children between the ages of 6 and 14 the opportunity to participate in the world of riding horses and safety is our highest priority.
We place great emphasis on matching the rider with his/her mount to create the most beneficial learning environment.
HORSEBACK RIDING CAMP FOR BEGINNERS
Our beginner horseback riding camp will focus mainly on the never-ever rider and beginner horse rider.
Our intermediate and advanced camps focus more on children with riding experience that would like to enhance and expand on their dressage training techniques.
All of our beginner riders have a walker, or spotter until they are able to control their mount (sitting, steering, and halting).
INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED HORSEBACK RIDING CAMPERS
Our intermediate and advanced campers have the opportunity to ride horses twice per day.
They learn basic veterinary subjects, equine first care, more advanced feed, and nutrition, and begin to assist with training young horses and understanding foal behavior.
We also often take field trips to veterinary hospitals or famous showgrounds. Our advanced riders also get a break from the heat in the in-ground pool after their second ride.
Rhode Island Horse Riding Summer Camps
BUILDING HORSEMANSHIP, RESPONSIBILITY, AND FRIENDSHIP
Enjoy riding once or twice a day and learning to take care of a horse. First-time beginners to advanced riders are welcome. There is always something new to learn.
Feel the special bond between horse and rider. Become a safe, confident, and responsible horse person. Meet other horse-crazy kids!
In addition to their camps, they even offer a weekly horse show that friends and family are encouraged to attend.
Stepping Stones Stables
Our head instructor/barn owner Ms. Heidi Waldron has been coaching riders since 1975.
Her life-long equestrian career provides our lesson clients with the breadth of knowledge needed to become great riders.
She spent many years in the hunter/jumper ring as a competitive young rider and went on to manage facilities and riding programs throughout her adult life.
Heidi has been an instructor her entire professional career and is a mentor for many.
With an emphasis on Balance Seat, she has laid the foundation for her students to excel in whatever direction they choose.
Heidi’s unwavering commitment to safety has provided her with numerous awards and accolades in the horse industry.
South Carolina Horse Riding Summer Camps
Leg Up Equestrian (English Riding Academy)
Since 1997 – Leg Up Equestrian English Riding Academy is a Combined Training (CT) Horsemastership School: Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, Cross-Country.
Leg Up offers a comprehensive year-round Horseback Riding Lesson Program, Horsemanship Clinics, School Shows, and Summer Camps.
Students of all ages/levels are accepted: Beginner through Advanced riders.
YMCA Camp Thunderbird
YMCA Camp Thunderbird’s highly sought-after horseback riding program provides campers opportunities to ride both on and off the horse.
We focus on teaching the basics of riding including walking, steering, and trotting. For more advanced riders, we sharpen their basic skills and move on to cantering and jumping.
We also introduce campers to basic skills in caring for horses and equipment used for riding.
Pony Gang Equestrian Services All Girls Camp
We offer horseback riding camps for girls. Our horse summer camps are for girls ages 7-15 years. A regular horse camp isn’t offering enough horse time?
Don’t worry we specially designed our camp with your child in mind and offer more horse activities here at most other camps.
If you are looking for horse riding camps near me then check out what we have to offer!
Camp Cherith in the Carolinas
Camp Cherith in the Carolinas is a non-denominational Christian residential camp for boys and girls ages 7-17 that operates in Clemson, SC.
At Camp Cherith, we incorporate our yearly theme, biblical application, and FUN at every level.
Their activities include adventure, horseback riding, golf, swimming, music and theater, dance, cheerleading, sailing, and many other fun things.
Being an ACA Accredited camp means that Camp Cherith in the Carolinas meets or exceeds the camping standards set by American Camping Association.
South Carolina Boys Scouts
The Boy Scouts offer a horseback riding program with their typical or traditional camp programs as an add-on.
Texas Horse Riding Summer Camps
Hill Country Equestrian
This marks our fifteenth year offering the highest quality riding and horsemanship camps to girls and young women 9 to 17 years of age at Hill Country Equestrian Lodge.
Here, amidst the natural beauty and tranquility of the Texas Hill Country, we combine in-depth, individualized riding instruction and unique recreational activities.
Our goal is to provide an environment of fun, encouragement, and camaraderie.
With a limit of only 12 campers per weekly session, and a student-to-instructor ratio of no greater than 3 to 1.
There is no better place for your camper to improve her horsemanship skills, whether Western or English.
A camper may bring her own horse at no additional charge, or she may be carefully matched with one of our ranch’s quiet, yet responsive horses.
There is no need for campers to share a horse.
In addition, to the instructional sessions, campers take daily trail rides through the beautiful countryside of our ranch, and in the adjoining 5500-acre Hill Country State Natural Area.
All campers are also responsible for the care and well-being of the horse they are riding throughout their stay.
Outside of our time with the horses, campers are treated to swimming, cook-outs, archery, horse decorating, crafts, and other recreational opportunities.
Our meals are tasty, ample, and nutritious.
Hunters Chase Farm
Campers come from all over the WORLD to experience these small unique overnight camps that HCF offers in the heart of the BIG LONE STAR STATE OF TEXAS!!!
Overnight horse summer camp at HCF is a great place to send your child for a first-time horse camp experience or you can send your little equestrian year after year.
North Texas Equestrian Center
They have a phenomenal training program with world-class trainers. Here is a little bit more about North Texas Equestrian Center.
North Texas Equestrian Center, Inc. (NTEC) is located forty minutes from downtown Dallas nestled on 50 acres along the shores of beautiful Lake Lavon in northeastern Collin County.
Established in 1985, NTEC provides full-service boarding from a resident staff for up to 100 horses.
Customized training is available for both the horse and rider in dressage and show jumping disciplines from beginner level through grand prix.
In addition, owner and head trainer Kai Handt is the region’s leading importer of German warmbloods and specializes in personally selecting European-bred horses.
Whatever your equestrian interests are, you will feel at home at NTEC.
We have riders who want a challenging training environment and have achieved success while competing at the regional and national levels.
Riders who want to enjoy the horse-less competitive atmosphere will feel comfortable as well as take advantage of winding trails, open space, and other amenities at that facility.
Utah Horse Riding Summer Camps
Kostopulos Dream Foundation Camp
Kostopulos Dream Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of people of all abilities through education, recreation, and growth opportunities.
Since 1967, we have offered educational and recreational opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities.
Our goal is to make our services available to all people, regardless of ability level, income, or place of residence. Kostopulos offers many other activities in addition to horseback riding!
Three Seven’s Ranch
Horsemanship Camps: This camp is a leveled program geared for ages 12 and above. The week is full of fun and learning and goes from Sunday evening through Saturday morning.
Horsemanship Camp I and Horsemanship Camps II, III, and IV are not levels of camp but are the four weeks of youth horsemanship camp that we offer.
Youths of all different riding levels attend each one.
Virginia Horse Riding Summer Camps
Fox Pointe Farm Equestrian Camp
Overnight Riding Camp Fox Pointe Farm. Program for girls ages 11 to 17 seeking an accelerated week of riding instruction.
We are a USHJA Recognized Riding Academy, TCP Certified Instructor, Interscholastic Equestrian Association coach, and member of VHSA, and USEF.
Riders receive personal attention in a small group lesson format.
Sessions are limited to 8 riders. Bring a horse or ride our school horses.
Days include riding twice daily, hands-on sessions horse care, on-the-ground horsemanship mini-clinics, an outing for lunch/short day trips, pool time, campfires, and movie nights.
Washington State Horse Riding Summer Camps
Rockmeadow Equestrian Center
Redmond, WA- High-quality horse riding school that provides summer camps. My cousin actually worked as an eventing trainer years ago at Rockmeadow.
They are a prestigious and well-sought-after horse riding school that will give you a phenomenal education while taking you to the highest level of riding you aim to achieve.
Summer Camps at RockMeadow teach children aged 6-10 the foundation of horse safety, horse care, horsemanship, and of course how to ride!
Horseback riding encourages kids to become independent, self-confident, and responsible.
We provide a safe and fun learning environment for kids to enjoy learning about horses all summer long!
The Whole Horse Place
Summer Camps are no longer offered. INSTEAD, we have a better program with more flexibility, more horse time, and MORE FUN!
Take a look at Ranch Hands and come as many days as you like, mix and match the whole summer, or pick dates in one week just like you would have for camp!
Red Gate Farm Day Camp
Campers will be assigned one horse with another camper that will be theirs for the whole week.
They will learn everything about horse care including basic grooming, saddling, and even some horse psychology! Each camper will take a riding lesson in the morning or afternoon.
Other camp activities will be going on for those, not in a lesson. These activities include arts and crafts, on-the-ground horsey time games, and gardening.
Royal Ridges Retreat
Do you have a kiddo who is crazy about horses? Our Day Horse Camp may be the perfect solution!
Your camper will have the opportunity to take riding lessons each day from our skilled instructors, learn exciting information in horse science, and grow valuable skills.
This includes items such as grooming and saddling, exploring the Bible during the daily Bible lesson, and making new friends along the way!
In addition to the horsemanship activities, they will engage in team building, group Bible studies, and go on a scenic trail ride.
Riders must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants to ride. Helmets are provided.
Lang’s Horse And Pony Farm
Lang’s offers both adult camps and children’s camps for ages 4-16.
Lang’s horse camp has been sharing the love of ponies and horses with children for over 40 years.
Our Summer Camp program is immensely popular and usually fills up quickly.
Gold Creek Equestrian Center
Gold Creek Equestrian Center is known as the MOST versatile equestrian center in the Northwest, and I truly believe it.
They have a school, summer camp, equestrian facility, host shows, and do much more. They are located in Woodinville.
Learn more about Gold Creek’s summer camp program
Warm Beach Camp
Warm Beach Camp is almost a right-of-passage for Northwestern horse lovers. This would even be a camp truly worth driving a distance to attend or fly in.
I attended Warm Beach myself and can look back on that experience as one that I will never forget.
It sparked my passion for horse training with their CHA program which has followed me throughout my life.
They offer trail riding, team roping, vaulting, and so many other disciplines along with traditional camp experiences.
Layton Hill Horse Camp
Layton Hill Horse Camp, located in Sequim WA is a beautiful place to take the whole family.
This is not a regulated camp, but a great location to bring your horses, family, and take a camping trip.
Each campsite has two horse corrals, a fire ring, picnic table, room for an RV/horse trailer, and a tent. Stock water only, no potable water. Outhouses with hand washing area.
In camp, you will find a 40′ round pen, 86′ X 120′ outdoor rough terrain arena, trails, a small obstacle course, and a play area for the kids.
From camp, you can ride or hike miles of trails and roads on Department of Natural Resources (DNR) land.
Phoenix Farm Inc.
The Phoenix Farm Summer Day Camp is designed for beginner-level riders ages 5½ and up.
The camp covers all aspects of basic horsemanship and care of the horse, and learn basic stable management.
Class sizes are kept small to provide a personalized approach to beginning riding.
Our camp instructors have over 30 years of combined teaching experience and focus on safety first, then fun and correct form.
The immersive nature of Phoenix Farm Summer Day Camp allows for great growth toward equestrian pursuits, whether the eventual goal would be pleasure riding or show riding.
Mostly just fun for now!
Four Star Farm
Four Star Farm offers both after-school programs and summer camps. The owner has an amazing background in education, children, and horse training.
Sharon Lulham, owner/operator of Four Star Farm owned and operated her own Montessori school in Federal Way for 12 years before moving to Graham.
Sharon passionately runs the farm and loves hosting birthday parties, camps, and after-school programs.
Prior to running the farm-based children’s programs, Sharon worked for the Bethel school district for 10 years.
Her love and connection with children and horses make providing these camps a joy of labor and love.
Our primary goal is safety and fun while learning many valuable lessons along the way.
We have exciting and educational camps available for kids who ride, and those who do not!
We are animal and nature-centric and focus heavily on engaging activities (no screen time here!) and games.
Our farm camps are a fantastic option for kiddos 5-12 years old.
We will learn about the area’s history, and incorporate activities such as foraging for berries and the use of plants in tool-making.
Kids will also learn about horse care and safety from the ground.
Camp Don Bosco
Experience all the activities Camp Don Bosco has to offer and return home every night to share stories of archery, the pool and water slide, hiking, fort building, and a campfire with s’mores and songs!
Rest up for the next day of more fun and adventure! With each age group campers progress to more choices and bigger challenges.
Bus transportation to camp is available from Seattle and Bellevue daily for $100 a week.
Ekone Ranch Summer Camps
Since 1986, Ekone has been a home to children in the summertime.
At Ekone, campers experience being important members of an inclusive community, in relationship and service to a place.
We believe that this experience is fundamental to our human nature, transformative for those who experience it, and essential to creating a viable, vibrant future on Earth.
Equine Escapes Horse Camp
Our summer horse camp programs are offered at our ranch in Roy, WA. We are excited to share our knowledge and experience with the younger generations.
While the camps include horse education, safety, and riding….the program is geared towards those desiring a relationship or connection with the horse.
We will be offering half and full-day summer horse camps as well as other programs to include adults listed under the Classes section.
All of our programs are safety focused and encourage all participants to become grounded, present, and ready to experience what the horses have to teach us!
Rafter Nineteen Stables
June, July, and August, we have numerous Horse Camps to choose from!
Spend four hours each day with your horse – grooming, saddling, riding lessons, trail rides, plus western games on horseback – and more!
Each week on Thursday (or Friday for the week of July 5), we have a show for family and friends during the final hour of the class – show off your newly learned skills!
Each week, camps run from 9 am-1 pm, Monday through Thursday (July 5-8 will be Wednesday to Friday).
Camps are for ages 8-14
Miracle Ranch‘s western-themed property brings the thrills of the wild west right to you with a camp experience like no other!
Our Horse Xtravaganza camps are perfect for campers who are horse wranglers at heart.
But if you’d rather pass on saddling up, our traditional summer camps provide the archery, paintball, high ropes, and waterfront fun you’ve come to expect.
Miracle Ranch prides itself on being a place where campers form new friendships, try new things, and meet or grow closer to a God who loves them.
Your new adventure awaits at Miracle Ranch!
Miracle Ranch is unique because they offer a variety of camp programs, including horse camps, after-school camps, group and friends camps, military camps, and much more.
Camp Wahoo is another camp I attended as a child that really stuck with me.
They offer, in essence, a trail riding camp program that allows campers to horseback ride up into the high mountains and camp overnight underneath the stars!
I will never forget the silly pony I rode and the amazing trails we went up.
On one side would be a hundred or so foot drop and beautiful scenery and the other would be looking directly up an impossibly tall mountain.
When we reached the top it was the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen.
We are all about enjoying the outdoors on horseback. For over 40 years High Country Outfitters has provided unparalleled mountain adventures.
Day Rides, Pack Trips, Kids Camp, and many other services. We offer traditional outfitters services in a rustic mountain environment.
Our kid’s camp introduces campers to riding, camping, and packing in authentic pioneer fashion.
Horse Rides, Pack Trips, Drop Camps, Facility Rentals, Wilderness Programs, and more! High Country Outfitters offers a truly unique Washington experience.
Cougar Mountain Stables
Do you have a horse-crazy child, who has always wanted to learn how to ride?
Riding camp at Cougar Mountain Stables is a fun, educational, and rewarding experience that will promote responsibility, build character, and create memories that will last a lifetime!
Our program is horsemanship unique, emphasizing the special relationship between children and horses.
Everyone spends time grooming and caring for the horses from the ground and learning safe ground habits. We ride primarily bareback, especially with beginner riders.
Children learn to ride much faster bareback, gain their balance more quickly, develop a closer relationship, and better communication with the horse.
Some say bareback riding can actually be safer without the trappings of tack to get tangled in and distracted by.
We do have a nice selection of Western/English saddles, and our more experienced riders will usually practice with saddles as well.
Brindle Ridge Farms
Brindle Ridge provides a really cool opportunity for serious horse enthusiasts.
They have a beginner camp, intermediate camp, and even a horse show summer camp available to suit every rider.
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Program
Since 1976, we have led the effort to help those with disabilities to lead more enriched lives through adaptive horseback riding and hippotherapy.
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center is a community where horses transform the bodies, minds, and spirits of people with disabilities.
Little Bit has two programs, adaptive riding, and hippotherapy.
Hidden Valley Camp
Hidden Valley Camp is a traditional camp experience that offers a variety of activities including trail riding, playing on the water, wonderful meals, and leadership-building activities.
Triple Moon Equestrian
Life on the farm! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on the farm? Or wondered about the life that already lives here?
There are so many amazing animals, plants, fungi, and other living beings on the farm that help to make this place what it is!
From learning about animal communication to exploring life on Ames Creek and the Sultan River.
Farm Journeys From waterways to migration routes, there are many animals, elements, and other beings that migrate, move through, and contribute to the farm environment.
We might do some tracking, visit the river, think about different life cycles and journeys, create maps, and try our hand at different forms of navigation.
Lake Wenatchee YMCA
An overnight camping experience for children who are currently in grades K-11 through a variety of programs tailored to the appropriate age group.
There are several leadership training programs for grades 8-11 and several specialty camps including horse, fishing, hiking, and stand-up paddle-boarding camps.
Summer camp is operated in the month of July and the first week of August.
Wisconsin Horse Riding Summer Camps
Wild West Campground
This truly beautiful campground offers multiple camp options such as mother-daughter camps and girls camps.
Are you looking for some summer fun for your horse-crazy youngster?
Wild West Campground offers all-girls horse summer camps where each camper is assigned a horse to love and learn on.
Group sizes are limited to ensure campers have a more personalized learning experience.
Our all-girl horse camps are great! All camps include 24-hour supervision by our female counselors that are CPR and First Aid certified and on-site at all times.
Meals, movies, snacks, crafts, and lots of honest fun is provided in our main lodge.
Horse Riding Summer Camps Make Lifetime Memories
A summer horse camp is a great experience for kids of all ages and all riding levels.
They will have the opportunity to ride, share experiences with other campers, and even partake in fun and exciting activities they may not usually have the chance to do!
My experiences at summer riding camps have never faded from my own memory, and I can guarantee that it won’t from your child’s memory either.
Your children will cherish the memories of the time they spend at summer horse camp for the rest of their lives