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2018 Spring Break Camp
Dates of the 2018 Spring Break Camp will be posted in the New Year.
 9 am to 1 pm daily

Open to participants aged 6 to 15 yrs.
$400 + gst per participant, $150 non-refundable deposit required.

We are offering four summer camps for 2017.  One adult/experienced rider camp and three additional camps for beginner/novice level riders from 6 to 15 years of age.
Click on our Summer Camps link for more information and to register.

How Parents Feel About Our Camps 

riding lesson
Riding lesson

Immerse your child in a week long, fun filled time with horses.  Two instructors and small class sizes ensure each participant receives plenty of individual attention.  Additionally, beginners are paired with an experienced assistant while working with the horses, so are never left unsupervised.  Our well trained, patient horses make learning to ride a pleasurable and safe experience.  Activities include:

  A daily one hour riding lesson in our spacious indoor ring.

  Trail Rides through a woodland trail located on the stable property.

Driving our Miniature Horse, Rio.  An instructor will be seated in the cart beside new drivers while they master the basics.

♦  Our popular Horsemanship Level 1 Course content is included in this camp.  Students gain an understanding as to how horses think and behave and how to use this knowledge to get the horse to willingly and co-operatively respond to the handler's requests. Get more in depth info on our Horsemanship Level 1 Course.

♦  Stable Management/Horse Care

♦  Friends and parents are encouraged to come to the barn on Friday to watch the students ride and take their horse through in-hand work to see what they have learned.

In addition to learning how to ride, horses have much more to teach and share with us.  They teach us patience, compassion, responsibility, increased self confidence and self esteem and much more. 

Riders are required to supply a riding hard hat and boots and to bring a lunch. We have a limited number of riding hard hats available. Make arrangements to come to the barn to try one on for size.

Be sure to dress warmly, in layers, and have a waterproof jacket.  Although most of the activities are in the indoor ring, or under cover, we are outside some of the time.

The cost of the camp is $400 + gst per participant.  A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space in the camp and can be mailed to:  Kathy Harrison, 2171 Westleigh Way, Sidney, BC.,  V8L 1S8.

Register for Spring Break Camp

For more info contact:
Kathy at 250-544-0737 or by email.

trail ride
Trail Ride

student being longed at trot
Trotting on the longe line.
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Adult riding lesson
outdoor lesson

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