3-Day Intensive Horse Riding Camps
Join us for 3 days of fun and learning about horses!
Camps run from 10am-4pm daily; lunch provided. The day will consist of 2 riding lessons, stable management, and FUN!
Beginner Riding Camp is for those who have only ridden a handful of times or may have never ridden at all! This camp is a great way to start the learning journey with horses. It is critical to build a solid foundation of basics in new riders. The professional staff at VEC will ensure that your start your journey with horses in a manner that you feel confident in your abilities and have a strong understanding of safety.
Intermediate to Advanced Rider Camps are for those riders who either owned or have owned their own horse, lease a horse, or have/are taking regular lessons. In this week of camp we will dive into the more technical aspects of riding, working to build strong riders who problem solve and ride with purpose and compassion for their equine partner. The instructors will cover topics such as how to improve your horse's movement, which discipline is best suited to you/your horse, maximizing your competition success, and will teach many tips and tricks on horse training.
Introduction to Jumping Camp is for riders who have either just started jumping (crossrails to around 2'3) or would like to learn how to jump. Riders must have prior riding experience and have an independent seat in the walk, trot, and canter. We do have several lesson horses that jump, but they are limited (so claim them quick!). Riders are encouraged to bring their own horses and tack if available.
Lesson horses are available or bring your own horse. If you are bringing your own horse a pen/stall will be provided, but you will need to bring your own hay and water buckets. You will also need to bring a current (6 months) negative coggins test.
Summer 2019 Camp Dates
Horse Day Camp 1 - Beginner Rider - ages 7-12 - July 2-4
Horse Day Camp 2 - Intermediate to Advanced Rider - ages 13-17 - July 16-18
Horse Day Camp 3- Intermediate Rider - ages 7-12 - August 6-8
Horse Day Camp 4* - Introduction to Jumping - ages 12-17 - August 20-22
Cost: $310 horse provided; $275 bring your own horse
Camps fill up quickly! Reserve your spot now! If there happen to be less than 5 campers registered for a camp, we do have to cancel, but you will be given your money back for that week.
We also have a new Overnight Camp for Horse Enthusiasts!!
Horse Overnight Camp - ages 6-10 - July 10-12 - $240+gst apply now!
Registration is Wednesday, July 10 at 7:00pm and pick up is on Friday, July 12 at 4:00pm
This camp is perfect for horse enthusiasts. There will be 4-5 hours of horse riding throughout this two day camp. Attendance for this camp is very limited, so make sure you apply soon!
Our instructor, Cheralyne Gibson, has 20 years of riding and training experience. She is a certified Equestrian Canada Western Instructor and Equestrian Canada English Rider Level 8 with Jump Component. Cheralyne is a practitioner of the Wilson-Meagher SportsMassage Technique (for horses), has certificates in Equine Exercise Physiology, Equine Emergency First Aid, Management of the Equine Environment, Horse Behaviour and Safety, Equine Biosecurity, and the Trail Riding Course through Ontario Equestrian Federation. Cheralyne is an active member of the local equestrian community and each year continues to add to her equestrian resume. She is a forward thinking coach, bringing an innovative, energetic, and effective coaching style to her students. As a coach, Cheralyne encourages the rider and the horse to improve as one, teaching the rider to not only ride well, but to train well, and while doing so, teach the horse to be better and move better in every lesson. Cheralyne currently competes in Hunter/Jumpers, Eventing, and Dressage. In the past Cheralyne trained with Western Pleasure, Reining, and Working Cow Horse trainers. She has a wealth of knowledge across the disciplines that she loves to share!
Note: For campers coming from afar, there is a camp ground located at the Rosthern Regional Park, about 5 minutes away, if you are interested in camping for the week.
For more information contact Cheralyne Gibson at 1-855-855-9322 ext 6