Children's Riding Day Camps
Our focus is teaching young, novice and intermediate riders the basics of good horsemanship, learning to ride safely,  having fun  and learning all about horses and their care
 Full Day Camps   8:30 am - 4:00 pm

extended hours avaiable

 ( see sample agenda for each day below) 
extended hours available
Daily Activities will include:
 Ø        Lessons on horseback
 Ø        Trail ride or games on horseback
 Ø        Stable management
 Ø        Basic horse care and equipment maintenance
 Ø        Outdoor/nature activities
 Ø        Games and lunch   (Lunches and snacks are to be brought by the campers each day. We have a fridge, microwave and indoor flush toilets available for the campers supervised use)
 Ø        Two rides per day - Lessons:  Taught by qualified adults.
  • Riding lessons Each camper will participate in a daily riding sessions conducted by an experienced adult coach, on safe and well trained ponies and horses. We teach basic riding skills, walk, trot, canter, lunge lessons, basic jumping skills. All levels of riders are welcome. Two rides each day.
  • Second Rides Campers will participate in different activities that involve working with or riding the horses. These activities will include games on horseback, quadrille work, and trail riding when it is nice out.       
  •  Your child will learn to ride safely on a one to one ratio for a minimum of  30 minutes riding per private lesson.
                          Campers with riding experience will receive a semi-private riding lesson for a full hour.

Stable Management/Theory Classes In these classes campers will learn about basic veterinary care, breeds and colours, hoof care, tack care, some braiding, course design, bathing, and some show preparation. These educational classes offer lots of hands-on practice. 

Daily Care of the Horses Campers will be involved in the daily care of the horses and will learn how to properly feed, water, groom, clean and health check the horses. This is a wonderful opportunity for kids who simply love being around horses and for those who plan to have their own horse someday.   

Other Fun Activities We also have a craft and/or games time during the day. Scavenger Hunts, Water Trough Tag, Horseopoly.

For more information                

       Contact:    Cathy Colwell  613 547 3735
or email     Corner_Stone_Farm@hotmail.com
50% due on registration-  the balance due the week prior to camp starting 
etransfers accepted 
    Full day   $ 480.00 per week       
Half day     $ 250.00 per week               All prices include HST
Make checks payable to:  Cathy  Colwell

Facilities

Full size indoor arena, Outdoor Sand Ring and Cross Country Course.

Indoor toilets and storage areas.

What you need to have for Camp - Click here for list

Full Camp Daily Schedule: Each day

8:30 organize equipment and children for lessons

9:00 am  get ponies and horses.

From 9:30 until 11:30

clean and tack up the horse you will ride for your private lesson

While others are riding in their lessons and you are not riding you can watch the lessons and do various stable management studies.

Snack Time mid morning.

practise grooming and parts of the horse .

have your lesson

11:30 - 12:00  Clean up horses tack and barn

12:00  Lunch

1:00 craft or game, learn more about horses, tack, grooming tools etc.

2:30 catch and groom horses for afternoon lesson or trial ride.

3:30  clean up horses , tack and barn and prepare for parents pick up

4:00 Head home ( unless later pick up )

 Recommend 1/2 day only for children under 7.  Includes a riding lesson and barn chores. ONLY ONE RIDE PER DAY .

Bring lunch and snacks as needed. This is a great idea for two friends to come together.


Day Camp – what to Bring list

An ASTM approved riding Helmet. Contact Cathy as to where you can purchase these for under 50.00

For their own safety: Children will not be allowed to ride without a proper helmet and footwear !

Low-heeled boots for riding .The boot must  go higher than the childs ankle and do up securely.(i.e. well fitting rain boots, hiking boots, NO RUNNING SHOES for riding!)

Your child will be assigned a “cubby” shelf to store their camp stuff for the week.  A med. Size Rubbermaid tub works great for keeping everything in place and together.  ** Please put your name on all of your belongings

Snack

Drinks ( plenty because they work up a thirst, reusable plastic  can be re-filled during the day with water)

As an environmentally friendly camp, we recommend that you bring a "garbage free" lunch in reusable containers. Food garbage gets blown in the wind and may cause an animal to choke.

Pants to ride in ( track pants, tights  or riding pants )

Light gloves (recommended for protection while riding. Inexpensive "stretchy gloves" are fine.)  Older running shoes for play/barn chores

Water/wind  proof jacket

A full change of clothes ( shorts and a t-shirt)

A warmer top ( sweat shirt)

Insect repellant

Sunscreen , Sun Hat

Barn shoes that they can hike and play in.

Bathing suit and towel ( for water games)

Optional:

A camera to take pictures and memories home with your child

Please put your name on all of your belongings.

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