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Horsemanship & Riding Camps 2022

 

We are looking forward to a summer of fun at the North Country Animal League Equine Center! Our camps provide opportunities for all ages to connect with horses and improve confidence and skill both in and out of the saddle!

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Teen Camp

Ages: 12-15
9:00am – 3:00pm
June 20 – June 24 (2 SPOTS LEFT)
(Max 12 campers per week)
Price: $450

Teen Camp is a week-long opportunity for teenage horse enthusiasts who are looking to take a deeper dive into horsemanship and experience aspects of the equine world and the sport of riding. Horsemanship topics include veterinary care, nutrition, equine careers and current events and issues facing the horse industry. Teens ride daily in small group lessons, taught by our experienced instructors, who meet each rider at their skill level. Teen Camp is just right for Beginner through Intermediate level riders (View Rider Ability Guide HERE>>).

Daily Schedule
9-9:30am – Fence meeting & group activity
9:30-11am Group A rides / Group B Horsemanship / Group C Activity
11am-12:30pm Group B rides / Group C Horsemanship / Group A Activity
12:30-1pm Lunch
1-2:30pm Group C rides/Group A Horsemanship/Group B Activity
2:30-3pm Demo/clean up from riding

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Horsemanship Camp

Ages: 8-12
9:00am – 3:00pm
June 27 – July 1 (FULL)           July 25 – July 29 (FULL)          August 8 – August 12 (FULL)
(Max 12 campers per week)
Price: $450

Horsemanship Camp is a week-long experience that fosters a safe, positive, and fun environment for kids to learn about horses and improve their riding skills. Daily activities and games focus on horse care and horsemanship, while emphasizing safety both on the ground and in the saddle. Campers learn to groom and tack up their horses as well as general day-to-day equine care. Campers ride daily in small group lessons taught by our experienced instructors, who meet each rider where they are at with their skill level. Horsemanship camp is just right for Beginner through Novice level riders (View Rider Ability Guide HERE>>).

Daily Schedule
9-9:30am – Fence meeting & group activity
9:30-11am Group A rides / Group B Horsemanship / Group C Activity
11am-12:30pm Group B rides / Group C Horsemanship / Group A Activity
12:30-1pm Lunch
1-2:30pm Group C rides/Group A Horsemanship/Group B Activity
2:30-3pm Demo/clean up from riding

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Counselor in Training (CIT) Camp

Ages: 12-15*
9:00am – 3:00pm
June 27 – July 1 (1 SPOT LEFT)    July 25 – 29 (FULL)    August 1 – 5 (1 SPOT LEFT)    August 8 – 12 (FULL)
*Prerequisite: Must have attended a previous NCAL Horsemanship camp or participated in the NCAL lesson program at the Beginner Novice level or above.
Price: $295/week
(Max 4 CITs per week)

NCAL’s Counselor in Training (CIT) Camp is for kids ages 12+ who are looking for more hands-on experience at the Equine Center and want to contribute in a positive way to North Country Animal League, while also honing their horsemanship and riding skills. The CIT Camp is for those who have previously taken part in NCAL Equine Center camps or lesson programs and wish to become Junior Counselors (16+), or Counselors (17+) in our summer camp program in the future.

CIT Camp is a full day camp, where CITs take part in caring for the North Country Equine Center’s 20+ horses throughout the day, through completing tasks that are overseen by a staff instructor. CITs help instruct younger campers in horsemanship and riding, and as a group learn advanced horsemanship techniques through daily demonstrations and practice. CITs participate in daily riding and instruction along with their peers.

Daily Schedule
8:30-9am – Fence meeting
9-9:30 – Horse care
9:30-11 – Group A Program Assistance/ Group B CIT Horsemanship/Activity
11-12:30 – Group A CIT Horsemanship & Activity / Group B Program Assistance
12:30-1 – Lunch
1:00-2:30 – Riding Lesson (M,W,F); Free riding (supervised) (T,H)
2:30-3 – Demo/Clean up from riding

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PONY CAMP

Ages: 5-7
9am – 1pm
July 5-7 (FULL)     July 19-21 (2 SPOTS LEFT) 
Price: $275
(Max 12 campers per week)

Pony Camp is a three-day program for our youngest horse enthusiasts who want to learn more about horses and riding. In this half-day camp, activities focus on safety and movement around and with horses, horsemanship and daily care. By the end of the program, campers will be able to identify different kinds of horses and their markings, groom and tack a horse, and feed and care for their equine companions. Daily activities include yoga and stretching for young riders, horse art and games.

Campers ride daily in small group lessons taught by our experienced instructors, who meet each rider where they are at with their skill level. Pony Camp is just right for Yearling Beginner and Yearling Beginner Novice level riders. (View Rider Ability Guide HERE>>).

Daily Schedule
9-9:30 Morning fence meeting & group activity
9:30-10:30 Group A rides/Group B Horsemanship/Group C Activity
10:30-11:30 Group B rides/Group C Horsemanship/Group A Activity
11:30-12:30 Group C rides/Group A Horsemanship/Group B Activity
12:30-1 Demo/Clean up from riding

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Horse Around the Barn

Ages: 10-15*
9am – 3pm
July 11-15 (FULL)          August 15-19
*Prerequisite: Must have attended a previous NCAL Horsemanship camp or have participated in the NCAL lesson program.
Price: $495
(Max 8 campers per week)

What does it really take to care for a horse of your own? In Horse Around the Barn, campers have the opportunity to experience horse ownership as they are matched with their very own horse for a week! They learn to care for and build a bond with their horse through daily care and exercise. Campers work through mock scenarios and will need to make decisions on issues that may arise when you own your own horse, such as veterinary care, emergencies, nutrition, exercise and training, hoof care, etc. What does being a responsible and humane horse owner mean? How much does it cost to own a horse? What issues are facing the equine industry? These are the types of questions campers thoughtfully explore with their peers and instructors while they build a meaningful connection with a horse through riding and care. Horse Around the Barn Camp is just right for Beginner Novice through Intermediate level riders  (View Rider Ability Guide HERE>>).

Daily Schedule
9-10  Fence meeting & horse care
10-12 Group A Rides/Group B Horsemanship & Activity
12-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:30 Group B Rides/Group A Horsemanship & Activity
2:30-3 Demo/clean up from riding

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Hurrah for Horses

Ages: 8-12*
9am – 3pm
August 1-5 (FULL)
*Prerequisite: Must have attended a Summer 2022 NCAL Horsemanship camp or participated in the 2022 NCAL riding lesson program.
Price: $450 (camp only); $500 (camp + schooling horse show)
(Max 12 campers)

Hurrah for summer and horses! Let’s get ready to celebrate and show what we’ve learned! In Hurrah for Horses, campers  spend this week practicing and preparing for the very first annual North Country Equine Center Schooling Horse Show! In small group daily lessons, campers practice their skills, and become comfortable with what to expect at the show. In horsemanship lessons, campers prepare the horses, including grooming and bathing, as well as prepare tack and barn for the show. North Country Equine Center’s Schooling Horse Show will take place on Saturday, August 6th. Attending the show is optional for campers. An additional discounted fee of $50 per rider is applied for all NCAL campers who wish to register. Hurrah for Horses is just right for Beginner through Intermediate level riders. (View Rider Ability Guide HERE>>).

Daily Schedule
9-9:30am – Fence meeting & group activity
9:30-11am Group A rides / Group B Horsemanship / Group C Activity
11am-12:30pm Group B rides / Group C Horsemanship / Group A Activity
12:30-1pm Lunch
1-2:30pm Group C rides (beginner)/Group A Horsemanship/Group B Activity
2:30-3pm Demo/clean up from riding

 

Other Opportunities:

Adult Weekend Camp!

Ages: 18
July 22-24
Price: $395
(Max 10 participants)

Whether you have always wanted to learn to ride, or are looking to improve your skills both in and out of the saddle, then Adult Weekend Camp is right for you! In this fun and supportive environment, participants learn important horsemanship and riding skills from experienced instructors, build relationships, and gain confidence around our equine companions. This three-day camp offers English riding instruction, horsemanship, morning yoga, and delicious food! Tell a friend and join us for a weekend of fun with horses! (View Rider Ability Guide HERE>>).

Daily Schedule

Friday, July 22nd: 5-7pm

5-5:30 Welcome reception
5:30-7 Riding / Orientation

Saturday, July 23: 9am-3:30pm

9-9:30 Breakfast / Fence Meeting
9:30-10:30 – Yoga for Riders
10:30-12 – Group A Rides / Group B Horsemanship
12-12:30 – Lunch
12:30-1:30 – Guest Speaker
1:30-3:00 – Group B Rides / Group A Horsemanship
3-3:30pm – Clean up after riding & closing

Sunday, July 24: 9am-1:30pm

8:30 – 9 Breakfast / Fence meeting
9-10:30 Group A Rides / Group B Horsemanship
10:30-12 Group B Rides / Group A Horsemanship
12-12:30  Demonstration
12:30-1 Lunch / Awards

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North Country Equine Center Schooling Show (First Annual!)

Saturday, August 6th 

Welcoming all 2022 program participants!
More details to follow