Working Student Horsemanship Camp: Camp is FULL
(2 mandatory weeks long!!) Max 6 kids
Cost $650 July 1st-14th. $200 deposit to hold spot.
* students accepted into this camp will be based on riding ability, and skills 14+ only. This is for safety reasons for what we are doing, and the advanced nature of this school like camp.
We are trying something new this year, we are introducing a horsemanship camp from the ground up. This is for kids that are interested in everything from lunging, ground driving, desensitization, obstacle challenges, horse body language, and much more. What do you get to do in this Camp? A lot, this camp is at the beginning of July for a reason, the kids involved in this camp will be assigned a project horse for the 2 weeks they are here. After the camp are more then welcome to come out under supervison to continue working with their projects for the rest of summer, hence the working student part. The summer lease component is included in the price of the initial camp, if enough interest is expressed over the summer and the student and their project are doing well there is an opportunity to take them to a weekend horse show August 9-11 trailering will be provided but student is to cover $80 coaching fee for weekend and their entree fees for the show. Iris has experience working and starting horses under saddle for more then 30 years, there is always a risk with starting horses but the proper steps, and preparation before riding allows the horse to understand what is going on and feel relaxed and safe through the process. We also pick the quiet well tempered projects for this camp to minimize the risk. No crazy wild bucking broncos promise! There will always be 2 supervisors including myself(Iris) and Trish Thompson, who also has experience starting multiple horses under my guidance.
What you get to do during the camp
Board opportunity available to bring horse for July and August for $300 ($150 a month) will be kept in pasture where we ride with mixed group herd.
Potential project horses:
Week long camps camping overnight (overnight camps max of 10 people per camp) dates as follows: $400 each
July 22-26th (3 Spots)
August 19-23 (Camp Full)
The camps are overnight, lunch and dinner to be supplied by parents taking turns bringing one meal for the whole group during the week, snack and basic breakfast will be provided but kids can still pack their own food if needed. This camp is designed for kids with some riding experience that can canter and steer confidently, as we do ride in a field and do some cross country. Some jumping experience would be beneficial but not necessary. Camp activities include riding lessons 2-3 times a day, bonfires, water games, on site petting zoo, horsemanship skills, and some fun crafts.
($100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot and must be received within 1 week of us receiving your forms and a receipt will be sent if requested. Balance is due camp start date.)
Cross Country Camp (4-Day eventing introduction) $320
(4 Spots left)
Date August long weekend 2019 Friday-Monday over long weekend August 2nd-5th
*More advanced camp must be comfortable jumping 2.3ft-2.6ft course to get through cross country obstacles and keep up as a group skill wise jumps to 3.3ft. but lower options available not for green riders.
The format will be as follows: with fun evening ride.
Day 1: Dressage Day: Morning dressage lesson and learning about dressage tests/Afternoon dressage test run through and will get feedback.
Day 2: Show Jumping day: Morning show jumping schooling turns, straight approaches, what type of jumper courses. Afternoon full jumper course and jump off schooling.
Day 3: Cross country day: Morning schooling each part of the course. Afternoon full course run through of over 24 jumps
Day 4: Mock Event day
Morning re ride dressage test for improvement
Afternoon ride show jumping course and jump off, then complete round of cross-country course.
This is also a day camp and runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily, on a weekend. Adult camp is always based off the skill level of the participants and may include jumping, dressage, games, and trail rides, polocrosse . The choice of what to focus on is left up to the group. Mostly, this weekend is about having fun with horses and getting away from our busy lives.
August 24/25th 2019
$150 for the weekend
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