WINTER HORSE CAMP 101
DECEMBER 29 & 30 2017
9am to 12pm - $200
Deadline for this camp is December 15, 2017
if weather is bad, dates will be transferable to spring camp.
I do have a heated barn, so we can do many horsey learning things inside the barn if weather is too cold to ride.
Running Horse Ridge offers horse camps from ages four and up. It is an active and healthy place to learn and improve their horsemanship skills while having fun. Students learn in a safe, relaxed atmosphere through demonstrations, hands-on barn activities, and riding lessons.
Campers are instructed from the first day on safety skills around a horse. They also learn about the care of horses through games and craft projects. We welcome riders at the beginner level for our camps. If you are an advanced rider, we can bring in clinicians to satisfy your riding needs at a different time.
All campers are evaluated on their riding skills on the first day of each session in order to be placed into an appropriate level group. Please take the time to read the Policy & Forms page to understand what is expected at our farm. Also, please right click, save and print out the waiver and bring it to your first lesson.
Here are some horse camp dates and sign up information.
1) I will need a minimum of 3 children for each camp to occur.
2) Please sign your child up by sign up date is due so I can plan each camp accordingly.
3) Payment is due on due at sign up or deadline date.
4) Refer a friend and get $10 off!
5) I am scheduling camp in the morning so that we can still have regularly scheduled lessons in the evening.
6) Students need to be at the barn by 9am
6) Please make arrangements with Beth if your child needs a ride home
HORSE 101 : Beginning Series
Drinks, snacks and a craft are provided.
HORSE 102 : Advanced Beginner
All parts of the novice program are either introduced for the older novice, or continued from, as a starting point, depending upon the experience of the rider
**Your child will help with barn chores, feed horses, learn various things about horses, pasture & stall maintenance, parts of a horse, tack, maintenance and care as well as get a riding lesson in.
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE for up to 4 Students only per day.
ABOUT OUR CAMPS
All camps are perfect for the beginner or advanced beginner rider. Our campers learn to ride and care for horses. Camps begin at 9 AM and end 12PM. Campers will ride in one 45-minute (approximately) group riding lesson each day and participate in games on horseback, horsey crafts, feed horses their breakfast & learn to groom properly. Your child will average about 3 hours each day in direct horse-related activities.
The children will also take part in fun and instructional barn games and activities and other recreational activities. There is limited space available for all camp, so please schedule your campers by dates posted above, to avoid being disappointed.
NOTE: Day Camp ends promptly at 12. If you can not pick your child up for any reason, please contact Beth immediately.
Extended Care is available from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM for an additional fee of $50 per child. This is supervised, less structured time intended to be relaxing after a day of physically-demanding activities.
All campers are required to follow the rules of the camp, and Running Horse Ridge reserves the right to expel any camper for serious misconduct and to refuse to accept any person it judges to be incapable of participating in the program.
Rules For Riding
Campers are required to wear a certified ATSM-SEI approved helmet manufactured after the year 2000. Campers must wear a boot with hard sole and small heel. Hiking boots, rain boots, or sneakers are not suitable or safe for horseback riding.
For summer campers should bring or wear long stretchy pants for riding, and a change of clothes (shorts, light weight pants) for other activities. Instructors will let you know about bringing a bathing suit, towel or a change of clothes for days when there will be water activities. All campers need to bring their own water bottles. Day campers need to bring lunch and a snack (especially if attending Extended Care).
or Winter Campers - students should wear long fleecelined pants, warm shirts/sweatshirts & warm boots. Parents can also bring snow gear.
Every camper must have a signed waiver at the start of the camp session. No camper will be allowed to ride unless this is completed (signed by parent or guardian).
Horse 101 - Begining Horse Camps: Riders will learn how to feed, care for, groom, walk and trot their horses. No riding or jumping experience required.
Horse 102 - Intermediate Camps: Riders should be comfortable controlling their horse at the walk, trot and begin learning how to balance a canter. Still start with some trot poles and low jumps.
Horse 103 - Advanced Riders: You must ride your own horse. Please contact Beth to schedule your ride.
Bring your own horse to camp: this option not available for winter camps - Currently, 1 paddock available if you wish to bring your own horse to camp. Your horse will need to be up to date on vaccines and proof of an updated coggins with in 12 months. You will need the following for your horse:
1) Enough hay for the length of your camp.
2) Enough grain and supplements for the length of your camp.
3) A salt block.
4) 3 buckets. Two for water, one for grain and your salt block.
5) Your horses feet need to be in order and taken care of.
6) All of your riding tack.
7) Your riding clothes, boots, helmet and polo or t-shirt.
8) There is an additional fee of $15 per day for this option.
• All camps are nonrefundable, however they are transferable a different date or person. You must let Beth know with in 24 hours of your scheduled date.
• Registrations made by one person cannot be sold or traded. We will work to accommodate transfers to a different session if space permits.
* A student must meet the minimum age requirements by the start of the selected camp session.
* Siblings may register for the same camp session unless they meet these age minimums.
* The age ranges are established based on developmental levels unrelated to horseback riding ability.
Located in New Hartford, Iowa our home style equestrian facility includes a new indoor riding arena, and an enclosed pasture to ride in.