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Summer Camps For Children and Adults

Spaces Fill Up Quickly So A $250 Non-Refundable Deposit Is Required To Reserve Your Space. Please Make Checks Payable To Stepping Stone Ranch.

  Beginner/Intermediate 2018

 

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IMG1For people who like horses, nothing can create memories of a lifetime like attending a quality Summer Horse Camp. Summers spent at riding camps can create friendships and experiences that children or adults will cherish forever.  You want your child to have a fun and exciting summer camp experience that you can feel comfortable about. 

 

Stepping Stone Ranch can please both parents and children wIMG2ith a fun-filled daily itinerary with a dedication to safety. We will show you or your child the unique and beautiful relationship between horse and rider. We strive to give students the confidence and self-esteem that comes from riding and handling horses with thoughtfulness and respect.

 

Days are organized to give students a well-rounded equine education that includes safety measures, hands-on horse care, English riding everyday, stable activities, and lots of information about horses and riding in general.  There will also be craft activities and nature walks. 

 

DSC1We are experienced in teaching students of all ages the joy of learning in a safe environment that emphasizes cooperation and respect. Our head riding instructor is an accomplished rider and teacher, and has years of experience in the equine field. 

 

Experienced, caring staff, and a fun, upbeat atmosphere teaching respect for the animals and responsibility coupled with our comprehensive learning program give you, your child and your horse an equestrian experience of a lifetime.

 

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Safety First!


No one is permitted on a horse without proper certified headgear! Helmets are provided by Stepping Stone Ranch, but children must supply their own footwear with a 1/2 to 1 inch heel, and proper riding pants or jeans for riding. No sandals or shorts please! Only closed-toe footwear permitted to protect little (or big) feet! Children are never left unsupervised with horses and precautions are taken to make sure everyone has fun without getting hurt!

 

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Adults Only Horse Camp

 

Horses & Riding & More Horses:

Dates: TBD (Generally in the Fall)

Cost for Camp is $375/person

For Students 21 Years Of Age And Older Who Are interested in Learning More About Horses and Riding. Campers May Bring Their Own Horse Or Use One of the Ranch's Lesson Horses.

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Campers will ride every day; learn about Equine Chiropractic, Equine Massage Therapy (and possibly human massage therapy), Farrier work, Dental Care, and Basic Veterinary Practices. You will study in depth medical information, horse behavior, horse care, and how to clean and take care of your equipment; And so much more! There will definitely be time for sipping wine and tasting some cheese on the deck while we discuss all things equine! ·

Campers must wear long pants and closed toed shoes (NO SANDALS OR SHORTS while riding horses).·

They should also bring: Lots of water (refrigerator available), sunscreen, ponytail holders if needed, and a riding helmet if they have one.· For campers who do not have their own helmets, one will be provided. You are welcome to trailer in your own horse or board your horse for the week for an additional charge.

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Introduction to Horses & Riding

Beginner/Intermediate Camp

Dates: May 28 - June 1, 2018

Time: 9 am - 2 pm

Cost for Camp is $375/week/person

For Students 7 Years Of Age And Older Who Are New To Horses And Riding.

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Campers will learn safety around horses; how to groom, saddle, and bridle their horse; basic riding skills; how to care for a horse and their equipment; Horse anatomy, colors and breeds; riding disciplines, age appropriate medical information, horse behavior, riding disciplines, farrier work, and much more!  Students will each be assigned a wrangler who will assist the student with handling the horse and will keep the horse on a lead line during riding.

Campers must wear long pants and closed toed shoes (NO SANDALS OR SHORTS while riding horses).  They are encouraged to bring along a swim suit, towels, and tennis shoes to wear while washing horses.

They should also bring: a sack lunch (refrigerator and microwave available), water bottles, sun screen, pony tail holders, riding helmet if they have one (bicycle helmets will not work).  For campers who do not have their own helmets, one will be provided.

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SHOW Camp

Dates: June 4 - June 8, 2018

Time: 9 am - 2 pm

Cost for Camp is $375/week/person

For Students Who Are 12+ years of age & who can Walk Trot Canter and are interested in showing.

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Campers in this camp will focus on advancing their Dressage Show skills. They will learn the the rules and etiquette of showing, how to groom and braid thier horse for the show, practice trailering, and of course, ride every day! On Friday, we will travel to another arena and perform an actual private Dressage Show.

In addition, they will study in depth medical information, horse handling and horse behavior, while gaining a deeper understanding of all things horse related. Of course crafts, nature and having an all around great time are always on the schedule!

Campers must wear long pants and closed toed shoes (NO SANDALS OR SHORTS while riding horses).·

They should also bring: a sack lunch (microwave & refrigerator available), water bottles, sunscreen, ponytail holders, riding helmet if they have one (bicycle helmets will not work).· For campers who do not have their own helmets, one will be provided. Campers are welcome to bring their horses or use ours.

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