From 8:30 to 3:30 your child is immersed in the world of horses. Our Junior Riding Camp makes learning about, working with, and riding horses fun. Our program not only develops riding skills, but also enhances self-confidence, responsibility and horsemanship skills. Each rider learns to feed, groom, and care for his "own" horse safely and enjoys trail rides and lessons every day. Here at MVR we focus on developing a strong connection between horse and child. Most children already come with an innate love and interest in horses. We take that attraction and help them build a confident connection based on trust, respect, empathy and appreciation for the special horse they call their 'own'. By the end of camp, kids have bonded with their mounts and learned a lot more about teamwork and the wonderful world of horses.
Campers spend lots of time in the saddle learning to ride the fun way. Daily riding lessons involve obstacle courses and games such as egg-and-spoon, ride-a-buck, and Simon Says. Ranch philosophy teaches that doing your best, having fun, good sportsmanship and friendship is what riding is all about. Please review the above Riding Lesson description above, as lessons are a big part of camp.
Campers not only enjoy a daily lesson, but a trail ride as well. Every other day they take their horses out on a picnic and have lunch on the trail. There is something very special about being out in the nature on a special horse, surrounded by mountains and fresh air. For some kids, it's a world apart from where they daily live. For everyone, it is a calming and special experience, as they enjoy a beautiful nature ride astride an amazing 4-legged friend! All this riding and bonding lays the groundwork for Horse Show Day.
Activities and Features
Religious Emphasis None
Outdoor Activities Hiking
Horseback Riding General Horseback Riding English Western
Water Sports Recreational Swimming
Other Activities Trail riding showing swimming hiking arts and crafts
Location & Contact
Camp Address 502 Easy St
Danby VT, 05739 United States
Winter Address 502 Easy St
Danby, VT, 05739 United States