Horse Camps

Each Summer we hold several horse camps for kids between the ages of 6 and 16. We have multiple horse camps each year to help support Saddles & Smiles. We always need volunteers during the week long camps. Our program provides many hours of learning and fun for kids and families during the camp. 

Ella and Ranger

Ella and Ranger

Allie and Star

Josie and Spade

Josie and Spade

Kylie and Miller

Kylie and Miller

Danica and Toby

Danica and Toby

Lia and Skippy

Lia and Skippy

Veronica and Scarlett

Veronica and Scarlett

Aniyah and Spade

Aniyah and Spade

Aya and Faith

Aya and Faith

Meet our Trainers

Angie

Angie

Keith

Amelia

Horse Camps Information

Saddles and Smiles provides Horse Camps for the following ages: Ages 6-12 limited to 15 campers, Ages 13-18 limited to 15 campers, and Advanced for campers with experience managing a hour at all times. Download a copy of our Horse Camp Guidelines for 2021. This Guideline shares detailed information on each camp, registration paperwork to be completed prior to attending a camp and Camp Information and Goals.

Horse Camp (ages 6-12)

  • Registration July 1
  • Start July 12-16, 2021
  • Limited to 15 campers
 

Campers will:

  • Understand the anatomy of the horse and how to handle a horse safely
  • Learn western tack and how to tack up a horse
  • Learn how to mount a horse and sit correctly in the saddle while riding
  • Learn how to control and manage a horse while riding in the arena
  • Learn how to control and manage a horse while riding in the pasture
  • Learn how to control and manage a horse while riding on a trail with various terrain
  • Learn the various speeds/gaits of horse and some campers will learn how to ride at a trot, lope, or canter (This depends on skill level and experience)
  • Practice interpersonal communication and group skills such as sharing, leading, cooperating, and supporting one another

Horse Camp (ages 13-18)

  • Registration July 1st
  • July 26-30, 2021
  • Limited to 15 campers

Campers will:

  • Understand the anatomy of the horse and how to handle a horse safely
  • Learn western tack and how to tack up a horse
  • Learn how to mount a horse and sit correctly in the saddle while riding
  • Learn how to control and manage a horse while riding in the arena
  • Learn how to control and manage a horse while riding in the pasture
  • Learn how to control and manage a horse while riding on a trail with various terrain
  • Learn the various speeds/gaits of horse and some campers will learn how to ride at a trot, lope, or canter (This depends on skill level and experience)
  • Practice interpersonal communication and group skills such as sharing, leading, cooperating, and supporting one another

Advanced Horse Camp

  • Registration June 1st
  • June 21-25, 2021

To be eligible for the advanced horse camp:

  • Exhibit experienced horsemanship
  • Experience in groundwork and riding
  • Know how to properly tack up a horse
  • Able to control and manage a horse at all times
  • The camper must have been to a prior horse camp at Saddles and Smiles