International Horseback Riding Camp

Summer Riding Camp for Girls Ages 7-17

We Are the Only Horse Camp in the U.S. to Offer 6 Hours of Riding Daily

Welcome to a Unique Equestrian Camp Experience!

INTERNATIONAL RIDING CAMP was established in 1978 for girls 7-17, who love horses and riding. Our campers come from all over the United States and abroad to ride and learn in our beautiful Catskill Mountain location.

Students from as far away as Hawaii, other parts of the U.S. and overseas come every summer to enjoy all that our riding camp provides. International Riding Camp is the ultimate experience for horse lovers, featuring a full range of English riding disciplines, including hunt seat equitation, cross-country jumping and polo.

Teaching Techniques

We offer a well rounded equestrian camp program along with water skiing, jet skiing, tennis, swimming and arts and crafts. The camp fee includes 3 hours of riding daily with an option to ride for 6 hours a day. We limit our class sizes to a maximum of 5 students, and our campers ride in one of our three riding rings, on cross-country course, or on trails. Students must pass a riding skills test to go on the cross-country course or trail rides.

Our teaching techniques enable our students to experience success in graduated steps, promoting self-esteem and confidence. Since all of our campers love horses, their common interest allows them to make new friends right away.

Camp Life

There is a maximum of 45 campers in any session. About half of the campers come from the New York metropolitan area; the rest come from across the United States, and from Europe, Asia and South America. Our campers make lasting friendships that continue many years after they leave.

We are the only equestrian camp in the USA to offer air conditioning in each dormitory room.

Our English riding camp also offers riding during the winter at at the El Venado Polo School in Pila, Argentina.

International Riding Camp is the only horse camp to offer an endless summer of riding.

Enrollment Application: Dates and Fees 2024