Whether you’re a novice, expert or perhaps somewhere in between – come enjoy a week of exciting activities centered around horses - English and Western style of riding, grooming tips, lunging and tacking, and a whole lot more.
The small camper to trainer ratio (3:1) will allow riders to leave camp with new skills centered around horseback riding, grooming, safety and much more. For those campers with a solid understanding of riding, the small group is conducive to further expanding and enhancing core competencies.
Our Equine Director, Brandon Pribula, is born a horse-whisperer. Growing up on a ranch, he assisted with not only with its management and operations, but had the pleasure of assisting with trail and hay rides, teaching lessons and training horses from an early age. Today, Brandon is an accomplished horse trainer, having trained over 1,000 horses. He has attended nationally-renowned equine seminars on techniques, horsemanship and dressage under the tutelage of Richard Shrake, Ray Hunt and Dominique Barbier. Additionally, he has studied reining under the direction of Craig Johnson, Tim Mcquay and Scott and Tom McCutcheon. Brandon has competed in gaming, western pleasure and reining and has successfully started over 50 two-year-old horses. He has also trained an abused horse from Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation. Brandon has a passion for sharing his love and knowledge of horses with the special needs community – particularly autism – and is currently a PATH certified instructor in-training. Brandon is the Director of Riding Programs at Erik’s Ranch & Retreats and lives in Paradise Valley, Mont.