Each summer at Heart's Haven Ranch we offer camps for kids. In these camps kids can learn about horses, try their hand at horse-painting, play lots of games and enjoy other fun activities. We have camps for beginners, camps for intermediate riders, and everyone in between. Some camps are bareback and some use saddles. Each camp has a different focus.
Beginner's Camp (6 years and up)
This is where it all begins at HHR. Here we lay the foundations for our relationship and understanding of the horse. This is a fun camp with lots of co-pilots helping everyone be safe and secure with and on a horse. The riding is bareback, the fun is abundant and the skills move ahead quickly. Students learn safety first and then add grooming, ground work and riding to their list of accomplishments. In this camp we get a really solid understanding of the horse and why he behaves as he does. We even get to paint our ponies, too.
This is the next step after Beginner’s camp and a place to work on your Rider Levels 1 and 2. You will be introduced to the English saddle and started in basic riding skills in a saddle. The pace will increase from Beginner’s camp and there will be class riding and individual time. This is a skills-based camp. There may be some jumping depending on the level of the students. You will learn about horse care and feeding, as well as equine first aid. We will do some trail riding as well. This is a great camp in which to further your riding skills and work on your Rider Levels. If you already have your Level 1, we will move you forward into your Level 2 work.
Prerequisite: HHR Beginner’s camp or equivalent
Rider Level 3+
This camp is geared toward developing the rider's skills in the components of 3-Day Eventing: Dressage, Stadium Jumping and Cross-Country Jumping. Riders will also create a musical quadrille with freestyle work.
To help you in developing your skills for the advanced Rider Levels, we will also cover the theory components.
Then there's always the party at the lake, weather permitting.
Prerequisite: Equine Canada Rider Level 2 or equivalent
There will be a number of competition options this summer. Details can be found on the Heart's Haven Ranch Facebook page. Formal camps and preparaton for some of them are listed on the Schedules and Fees page of this website.
For preparation for other shows, please contact Roxy directly.
Last Updated: 16 March 2015