Camp for ages 6-13

Each summer, Wellspring offers their summer riding camp. This is very popular with the younger children between the ages of 6-13. Each year, this program has a waiting list, so it is important to register early.

Most of these children who participate have had little experience with horses and the program teaches them the basics which include:

  • Basic horsemanship under saddle (ride every day)
  • Safety on and around horses
  • Grooming
  • Tacking up, untacking, cleaning and care of tack
  • General care of the horse
  • The anatomy of the horse
  • Games on and off horseback
  • Friday morning horse shows for family and friends
  • Crafts and activities

The students ride each day and are taught the correct basics of seat and hands. The campers always enjoy games on horseback such as pole bending and dollar bareback. On Friday there is a special horse show for the group, and ribbons are awarded.

Many of the students sign-up for several weeks of the program, and the more experienced always pitch-in and help the younger children. At the end of the summer many of these children stay and move into group lessons already in progress. Often they will remain on as working students.


2017 Wellspring Farm Equestrian Camp – Register Here!

Click Here for the Summer Camp Release Form

Wellspring Farm now offers a choice of attending the morning equestrian camp or the full day camp.

The morning focus is on learning the basic horsemanship, games on and off horseback, safety, grooming, tacking up, general care of a horse and preparing for a horseshow given by campers for family and friends.

The afternoon is a continuation of learning basic riding skills. Working with the lunge line and bareback riding with an emphasis on developing a balanced seat.

Camp starts the week of June 12th and runs through the week of August 14th

Schedule:
Half Day: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Full Day: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost:
Half Day: $300
Full Day: $425

Any questions email us at: wellspringfarmcamp@gmail.com

Cancellation Policy:
(Refund given if slot is filled)
No refund after June 1st