Horseback Riding Camps

For 2022, Pony Paddock at Dragon’s Lair will offer a half-day (8:30am-12:30pm) camp over Spring Break (March 21-March 25) and a full-day camp over Summer Break. There is a limit of 10 kids per week. Camp is designed to teach students what it would be like to have a horse/pony of their own. Camp is based on the United States Pony Club manuals. Children learn what horses eat, how to identify health issues, hoof care, and care of tack and equipment.

2022 Camp Dates

  • March 21st to March 25th
  • June 6th to June 10th
  • June 13th to June 17th
  • June 20th to June 24th
  • June 27th to July 1st
  • July 5th to July 8th
  • July 11th to July 15th

All children are expected to participate in barn chores, including cleaning stalls, feeding the horses, and cleaning tack.

Teaching aids include videos on safety, workbooks, and demonstrations, as well as hands-on practice.

This is the perfect opportunity for that “horsecrazy” child to find out what it is all about!

All campers will have a mounted lesson and unmounted lesson each day.

Things to know…

Camp Schedule

Spring Break Camp is Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 12:30pm.

Summer Camps are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

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Snacks

For Spring Break Camp, campers should bring their own snacks and drinks. Summer Break campers should bring a lunch along with snacks and drinks.

What to bring:

  • ATM/SEI approved helmet with an attached harness
  • Long pants, such as breeches or jeans
  • Heeled shoes, such as paddock boots or cowboy boots
  • Snacks and drinks (and lunch for full-day camps)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat with brim