SUMMER RIDING PROGRAM 2022

NOTE: Session 2 (July 5th-8th) is the only session with open availability.

ALL OTHER SESSIONS ARE FULL


Essex Equestrian Center's summer riding 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 knowledge 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, students 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 favorite horse, scrapbooks/journals, and more! Overall, our summer program 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. 

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  • FULL DAY BEGINNER:

- two 45-60 minute rides per day

-introduction to basic horse care and riding

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

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

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:

-we accept riders from ages 6-12

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

-bicycle or other sport 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)