CAMP PROGRAM


Essex Equestrian Center's camp program offers something for every rider no matter age or ability! Whether you've never sat on a horse or have a substantial amount of riding experience, you will leave camp with enhanced knowledge and horsemanship skills. Our experienced counselors will pass on their extensive know-how via activities such as grooming and bathing demos/practice as well as presentations about horse colors and markings, among other topics. Aside from educational activities, campers will partake in fun games during which they can win prizes. Crafts will also be made throughout the week that serve as mementos once the week is over. These include a photo with your favourite horse, scrapbooks/journals, and more! Overall, camp is the perfect opportunity for riders to acquire a wide range of basic knowledge that equestrians are often left to pick up on their own over time. 

Information Sheet

Camp Registration Form

There are 3 varieties of camp that we offer: 

*all sessions include a show on Friday to showcase the campers' new skills! (family and friends are invited)*

  • FULL DAY BEGINNER:

- two 45 minute rides per day

-introduction to basic horse care and riding

-fun bareback (no saddle) ride on Friday after the show

  • FULL DAY ADVANCED:

-two 45 minute rides per day (flat in the morning, jumping in the afternoon)

-introduction to more advanced horse care and basic veterinary care

-fun bareback ride on Friday that includes games on horseback

  • HALF DAY BEGINNER:

- one 45 min ride per day

-introduction to basic horse care and riding

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:

-we accept campers from ages 6-13

-campers should wear long pants and boots with a heel (we can provide appropriate boots should you not have them)

-bike helmets are not adequate head protection (we have plenty of appropriate helmets for those who don't have one so there is no need to buy)