Equine Center Programs

Animal Allies (After School Group)

April 6 – June 8 | Thursdays 3:30pm-5:30pm

$300 | Ages 8-11

Join us every Thursday after school and immerse yourself in activities at the Equine Center & Pet Adoption Center. Animal Allies is designed to nourish your child’s love and respect for the animals we share the earth with. Together we’ll learn how to care and advocate for animals such as the equines and companion animals at NCAL. Moving between the Equine Center and Pet Adoption Center, participants may have the opportunity to groom a pony, help with barn chores, cuddle cats, observe animal behavior, create enrichment items and tasty treats, play games, make art, laugh at animal antics, and help educate the community about our furry friends and their needs. This is the perfect opportunity to learn and share experiences in a positive and supportive environment.


Spring into Horses (April Vacation Camp)

April 24-28 | 9am – 3pm

$450 | Ages 8-12

Spend your April vacation with us at the Equine Center! The NCAL camp experience fosters a safe, positive, and fun environment for kids to learn about horses. Daily activities and games focus on horse care and horsemanship skills, while emphasizing safety both on the ground and in the saddle. Hands-on-horsemanship experience will allow campers to delve into the care and keeping of the horses, safe practices, and the care and management of equipment. Campers learn to groom and tack up their horses as well as general day-to-day equine care. Throughout the week, campers will participate in small group lessons taught by our experienced instructors, who meet each rider where they are at with their skill level. In addition to hands-on horse time, campers will enjoy games and activities.


Homeschool Academy: Tuesdays 1:30pm-3:30pm

$225 per month, through May | Ages 9-12

This group is geared towards the homeschooling student, and combines physical education (horseback riding, groundwork, and conditioning for riding), with a variety of program activities to facilitate learning through art, history, math, science, nutrition, and writing, all focused around our equine partners.

Our goal is to take the students’ passion for horses and blend it into activities which support academic learning and life skills. Each session is split into two parts to include both physical education with horses, and classroom activities and projects. Program materials are included in the registration fee, but participants are required to have proper footwear. In addition, personal riding gear (helmet, pants, gloves) are encouraged.

Our weekly horsemanship academy program will continue through May. You have the option to have registration automatically renew each month, by checking the appropriate box on the registration form.


North Country Animal League Central Vermont

Safety is our number one priority and we group riders according to their age and ability level, helping to ensure that riders have fun and build confidence and a strong foundation in and out of the saddle.

Registration Required

When you click the REGISTER button, you will be directed to an online form to enter rider information. Once we have reviewed your registration, we will send you an online invoice via email. Full payment is required two weeks prior to start of program to confirm placement.

Cancellation Policy

Full payment is due two weeks prior to the start date of selected program. A $50 processing fee will be retained if you cancel your reservation and do so two weeks prior to the start date of the program, as long as the spot is able to be filled from the waitlist. There will be no refunds for reservations canceled within two weeks of the first day of lessons, except at the discretion of a program manager. If NCAL needs to cancel a lesson, a make-up lesson will be offered. Partial refunds are not given if you must miss a scheduled lesson.