Classes at the riding camp are taught by riding instructors with years of professional experience. Students at the riding camp are evaluated on arrival and placed into classes with riders of the same ability. The horses are selected and trained to match a wide range of riding levels and range from thoroughbred jumpers and polo horses to beginner ponies.
The camp offers 3 hours a day of riding, 1-1/2 hours in the morning and 1-1/2 hours in the afternoon. For some campers, three hours a day is not enough riding so we offer an option of riding 4-1/2 hours to 6 hours a day. There is a maximum of 5 students in each class, and we videotape some lessons for review with the riding instructor. Our campers ride in one of our three riding rings, our cross country course, or on our trails. Students must pass a riding skills test in order to go on the cross country course or trail rides.
The varied terrain of the cross-country jumping courses provide challenge and enjoyment for experienced riders. Obstacles include, ditches, stone walls, post and rail, and a drop fence. There is a special program for beginner riders that features private lessons designed to develop riding skills rapidly and safely. The safest method of teaching children who have never ridden, or have limited riding experience is a private lesson in a small round riding ring. Our beginner riders are able to make rapid progress in learning how ride by using this teaching technique.
There are shows every week, and the camp takes a maximum of 7 campers at a time to compete in each show. There are also horse shows at camp every two weeks, in which campers can demonstrate their riding skills. Parents are welcome to visit on horse show days to watch their daughters ride. There are even classes for beginner riders so everyone gets a chance to win a ribbon.
Polo for Beginners
We have created a polo program which takes our beginner polo players onto a polo field to learn the basics of this exciting sport.You’ll learn to ride polo style equitation and how to hit the ball. You must be an experienced rider to participate in this program. We take maximum of six students at a time to the polo fields.