Holiday Horsemanship Camp

12046924_677335132366165_7528838211448226731_nGive the gift of Horsemanship Camp this holiday season!

Join us over your winter break for a Holiday Horsemanship Camp.  Learn about the parts of the horse, how to groom and tack up and simply enjoy making holiday crafts and horse treats this winter.
WHEN: Monday, December 28 – Wednesday, December 30
Please sign up by Sunday, December 18
TIME: 9 am – 1 pm
please inquire about early drop off/ late pick up
WHO: children and teens ages 5 through 15
ACTIVIES: Horseback riding, grooming, tacking and untacking horses, equine related games and crafts. Please bring a snack or lunch Monday and Tuesday; pizza will be provided Wednesday.
ATTIRE: Campers must wear jeans or britches and paddock boots or shoes with a small heel (no sneakers). Hardhats must be worn while riding – we can provide helmets as needed.
Please make sure your child(ren) are dressed warmly.
COST: $375.00 per camper
SIGN UP: Download our Winter Camp Sign Up Sheet and return to Caitlin in the office with a check or cash.

 

 

Learning How to Leadline

On Saturday, August 15, three of our CAMP Phoenix riders, Kennedy, Taylor and Samantha, dressed up in their tan britches, white collared show shirts and matching braids and bows for a very special Leadline class.  The leadline class simulated a rated horse show format.  There were three separate classes judged individually by our Assistant Trainer, Sue Paganelli.  Each competitor was judged on their riding ability, as well as their knowledge of horsemanship and equipment.  Sue asked them to demonstrate their jumping position, steering on a circle and serpentine, and walking over poles.  At the end of each section she quizzed them on Horsemanship Trivia, such as “What color is your horse?” or “Can you show me where the mane is on your horse?”

Each of our CAMP Phoenix students were great and received blue ribbons and peppermints for their ponies.  We are so proud of all of them and their hard work at the barn!

Thank you to Sue, Nicole, Zoe and Caitlin for organizing the class.  Thank you to Karen Bulzacchelli for taking photos.  Click here for more shots from the show!