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Summer Riding Camp

Improve your skills, knowledge and experience with horses
 and have lots of fun doing it!

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  • ARTS & CRAFTS, DRAMA & THEATER
  • PHOTOGRAPHY & MOVIEMAKING
  • ARCHERY AND ROPING
  • GENERAL HORSEMANSHIP
  • GAMES ON HORSEBACK
  • SWIMMING & GAMES

The Mulford Riding School Riding Camps are a hit every year. Camp participants have so much fun in this active and super-fun camp. The kids participate in all kinds of activities.

Here are a few pictures from a recent Riding Camp…

This is a VERY popular camp and sells out every year. Reserve your spot today!

For Summer Riding Camp, you’ll need to bring the following items:

  • PLEASE LABEL EVERY ITEM with your child’s name.
  • Please wear Riding Britches, Paddock Boots and comfortable shirt.
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Bag lunch
  • Bathing Suit, flip flops, towel
  • Horseback riding paddock boots
  • Certified Horseback Riding Helmet – *Helmets available to rent
  • Breakfast if coming to Early Drop off
  • Mid-morning snack

If you need to buy the proper clothing or gear, Dover Saddlery will have everything you need. Visit Dover Here. Find good backpacks or gear bags here.

COST $525 Per Week

Camp Daily Schedule: 9:00 to 2:00 (Extended time 2:00-4:00 is $20 per day at time of registration, $30 per day otherwise. EARLY Drop-off: Anytime from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m $60 per week at the time of registration, $15 per morning otherwise.

For EARLY Drop-off: Campers can bring breakfast, a book to read, a quiet activity, or electronic device to use during this time. There are no organized activities during this time. We are not responsible for any books or electronic devices that are brought to camp.

EXTENDED TIME 2:00-4 p.m.: Includes feeding horses, cleaning, working with Ginger the miniature horse, extra swimming and games. Riding is not guaranteed during this time, but we usually ride two to three times per week.

This is a general daily schedule though some weeks we rotate between five activities.

  • 9:00 to 9:15 – Arrival
  • 9:15 to 9:30 – Feed horses
  • 9:30 to 9:50 – Water, hay and barn cleaning
  • 9:50-10:10 – Groom horses
  • 10:10-10:30 – Snack break and bathroom break in air-conditioned room (snack NOT provided)
  • 10:30-10:45 – Tack up, put on saddle and bridle
  • 10:45-12:00 – Group 1 Riding Lesson & Game
  • 10:45-12:00 – Group 2 Barn Activities such as…
  • Horse care
  • Horse psychology
  • Horse management
  • Academics and games
  • Braiding
  • Shampooing
  • Paint horses
  • 12:00-1:15 – Group 2 Riding Lesson & Game
  • 12:00-1:15 – Group 1 Barn Activities
  • 1:15-1:35 – Lunch
  • 1:35-2:00 – Monday and Tuesday games; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – Pool
  • 2:00-4:00 – Extended Time – COST additional $20 per day. * If Extended Day is not purchased during registration, it will be charged at $30 per day or $15 per hour.

Campers get A Full Hour of riding each day! They also get an additional hour of horsemanship instruction off the horse. This includes grooming, tacking up, and general skills. And if they want even more time around the horse they can choose to help working with horses and other riders.

If you have a friend who wants to join your Rider for camp but does not want to ride, we offer plenty of other awesome activities!

Here are some of the great activities that we offer throughout the summer.

FUN WEEKLY ACTIVITIES
1. Riding
2. Horsemanship/Barn activities/Roping
3. Art and crafts, photography
4. Drama/theater and Movie-making
5. Games
6. Pool
7. Archery

Barn Activities include:
-Shampooing the horses
-Painting the horses
-Show braiding
-Miniature Donkey cart rides
-Miniature horse jumping
-The Barn Olympics
-The Great Barn Ninja Challenge!!!
-Shoot-out! (Water guns)
-Scavenger hunt

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES (not every week):
Canoeing/kayaking
Vaulting—gymnastics on the horse

Please apply Sunblock and bug spray before coming to Camp.

Wednesday Thursday Friday pool
Extended Time – COST additional $20 per day includes feeding horses, cleaning, extra swim and games. Riding is not guaranteed during this time. NOTE: If Extended Day is not purchased during registration, it will be charged at $30 per day or $15 per hour.

Summer Camp 2019

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