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Intermediate/Advance Day Camp Clinics

Ages 8-15
11 am - 4 pm
$100 Per Day Camp Clinic

MUST KNOW HOW TO WALK, TROT AND CANTER BY YOURSELF!
Campers must have taken a minimum of 3 months of weekly riding lessons-
prior camp experience and trail rides do NOT qualify.

2018 Summer Horse Day Camps!

Two girls and a white horse.

Barn Management

Campers will learn what it takes to be a barn owner or to manage a barn. In addition to the 1 hour small group lesson (maximum 5 riders) campers will also have an opportunity to

  • brush and tack the horse they are riding
  • learn the basics of equine nutrition and feeding
  • learn how to create turnout groups and how to safely put a horse in turnout and get them from turnout
  • make homemade stud muffin horse treats with a jar to bring home
  • receive hands-on instruction in equine first aid, and will learn how to bandage legs, take temperatures, and recognize signs of colic and other common maladies

Intermediate Camp: July 13th (must know how to walk, trot and canter)

Advance Camp: July 13th (must know how to walk, trot and canter in a group setting- 4 or more)

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Riding a horse through a course.

Jumping
Campers will learn all about the equestrian discipline, Jumping. In addition to the 1 hour small group lesson (maximum 5 riders) where campers will work on riding exercises including combinations, gymnastics, lateral movements, proper position, maintaining a rhythm, etc.- campers will also have an opportunity to

  • brush and tack the horse they are riding
  • learn all about different horse competitions for Jumping
  • learn about different types of jumps
  • learn how to space jumps and poles correctly as well as build a jump course
  • participate in a horseless horse show: campers will walk, trot, canter and jump themselves through a jump course. Judges will score campers as if it was a “real” horse show, looking for correct leads at the canter, finding spots over jumps, etc.
  • decorate a jump panel that you will get to use at Double J in the future
  • learn how to correctly put on splint boots and bell boots and why we use them when jumping

Advance Camp: July 27th and August 17th (must know how to walk, trot and canter in a group setting- 4 or more)

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A single rider on a horse stroking its mane.

Horse Owner 101

Campers will learn all about the responsibilities of being a horse owner. In addition to the 1 hour small group lesson (maximum 5 riders) campers will also have an opportunity to

  • brush and tack the horse they are riding
  • make homemade fly spray they can bring home to use when they come for riding lessons
  • receive hands-on instruction on how to take apart a bridle and change a bit out while learning about different types of bits
  • learn about different tack used when riding and why you would use each item
  • learn how to properly clean and condition a saddle and bridle
  • learn parts of a horse while finger painting a live horse and how to give a horse a bath

Intermediate Camp: June 15th and July 20th (must know how to walk, trot and canter)

Advance Camp: August 3rd (must know how to walk, trot and canter in a group setting- 4 or more)

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An award winning horse.

Preparing for a Horse Show

Campers will learn all about horse showing. In addition to the 1 hour small group lesson (maximum 5 riders) campers will also have an opportunity to

  • brush and tack the horse they are riding
  • learn all about different horse competitions in both the english and western discipline
  • learn how to safely load a horse in a trailer
  • learn what is needed to bring to a horse show for both the rider and horse
  • make home made ribbon holders
  • learn how to put shipping boots and standing wraps on correctly
  • learn how to clip, pull mane, and braid a horse

Intermediate Camp: June 29th and August 10th (must know how to walk, trot and canter)

Advance Camp: June 22nd (must know how to walk, trot and canter in a group setting- 4 or more)

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A brown horse being ridden.

Dressage

Campers will learn all about the equestrian discipline, Dressage. In addition to the 1 hour small group lesson (maximum 5 riders) where campers will work on riding exercises including lengthening/ collecting strides, how to form a proper circle, turns on the forehand/ haunches, leg yields/ other lateral movements, proper position, maintaining a rhythm, etc. - campers will also have an opportunity to

  • brush and tack the horse they are riding
  • learn all about different horse competitions for Dressage
  • learn all about different dressage movements and the importance Dressage techniques have in all areas of your riding career
  • learn how to read a dressage test
  • participate in a horseless horse show: campers will walk, trot, and canter themselves through a dressage test. Judges will score campers as if it was a “real” horse show, looking for correct leads, rhythm, transitions, etc
  • learn how to lunge a horse correctly and the benefits of lunging
  • learn how to polo wrap a horse's legs and why we wrap legs for dressage

Advance Camp: July 6th (must know how to walk, trot and canter in a group setting- 4 or more)

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A Few Things To Keep In Mind

  • Due to staffing commitments there are no refunds after 14 days prior to camp start date

  • Camps fill quickly, so register early!

  • Sorry no makeups for missed days

  • Please drive slowly through our neighborhood, children are at play

Before And After Care

Extended hours of camp are provided for those who need additional care.

​Campers can relax at Before and After Care with low-key activities, including free play, board games, puzzles, art projects, movies and more.

Before Care:
8:00 - camp start time

After Care:
camp end time- 5:00 pm

Price: $10 for each session
$15 per day

*Drop off in downstairs clubhouse
*Pick up in upstairs clubhouse

Camp T-Shirts!

Purchase a one of a kind Double J Riding Club Camp T-shirt when you sign up for camp

Double J Riding Club "Summer Camp" shirt.