Summer Fun: Deer Antler Riding Camps

Learn to Ride

Riding a horse is a fun thing to do and kids have that opportunity daily at Deer Antler Riding Camps. Each camper  receives lessons individualized to his/her riding level, plus a whole lot more.

Camp not only introduces beginning riders to horses and horsemanship but it also enhances the riding skills of intermediate and advanced riders with experiences beyond their weekly lessons. At the end of each camp week, riders give a little horse show for their families.

Single RiderLove a Horse

Horses are fascinating animals. Campers learn all about their characteristics, behavior, personality traits, health and nutrition needs, and they learn how to use and care for equine equipment. Caring for an assigned horse provides them with hands-on learning.  Age appropriate games and activities add to the fun.

Sessions for girls and boys, ages 6 to 15, run from 9am to 2pm, Monday through Friday. Extended hours can be arranged for the convenience of parents.

The weekly fee is $250.00. A $50.00 deposit is required at time of registration. A $20.00 discount will be applied to full week registrations received before June 1st. Click here to download an application.  or call to have one mailed to you.

2014 Camp Sessions will be held for beginner through advanced riders on the weeks of June 16-20, June 23-27, July 7-11, July 14-18, and August 4-8. .  No previuos riding experience is required.

 

Riding Clinics   Occasionally special sessions are scheduled for more experienced teen and adult riders who are able to jump two feet and higher.  Clinic style instruction provides advanced techniques for improving riding and jumping.  Topics include hunter, jumper, cross-country and working with green horses in a setting where riders  may bring their own horse or ride one of ours. 

Field RiderFun and Safety

The camp environment emphasizes safety procedures and respect for the size and strength of the horses. Age appropriate games, crafts and activities (some water play) ensure that it’s not all work and no play!

Riding Apparel

Long pants, hard-soled shoes with a heel (no sneakers), and an approved riding helmet are required. Beginners may borrow a helmet. Bring lighter clothes to change into after riding, if you wish. Bring a bag lunch. Beverages are available from a soda/juice machine or bring your own.