Horses symbolize a wild, uncontrollable spirit, which is why rebellious teenagers sport mane-like mohawks and eat even the cores of their apples. Take the reins with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $225 for one week of horse-riding camp for one ($600 value)
- $425 for one week of horse-riding camp for two ($1,200 value)
Camp at Stabile di Cavallo in Falcon takes place June 16–20 and July 14–18, and camp at Windswept Farms in Black Forest takes place June 30–July 4 and July 21–25.
Kids aged 6–16 learn riding, horsemanship, and grooming under fun-yet-safe conditions that follow the CHA Horseman Association curriculum at horse-riding summer camp. Riders are separated by experience level so each camper gets the right focus, and in addition to lessons, students also receive a T-shirt, bottled water, and snacks. Kids should bring lunch, a light jacket, a hat, and sunscreen, and are required to wear a short-sleeved shirt and breeches or fitted jeans with a belt, an ATSM/SEI–certified riding helmet, and hard-soled paddock boots with a heel. Helmets and boots are sold at Springs Equestrians or are available to rent for $20 each.
At Springs Equestrians, the CHA-certified instructors' love for horseback riding is equaled only by their passion for sharing their knowledge with others. These experts introduce the basics of dressage and hunter-jumper disciplines with private lessons, as well as summer camps for students aged 6–16, and Saddle Club. Facilities such as an 100'x200' outdoor riding arena and a new indoor space being built in the fall of 2014 allow for plenty of hands-on instruction, as well as riding and barn events.