Heldergate Stables is offering equestrian day camp at our horseback riding facility just west of Short Pump. Choose from two different session options in July 2017. Camp is from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday, with early drop-off and late pick-up available as needed at no additional charge (please arrange ahead of camp days).
Session 1: July 17-21, 2017
Session 2: July 24-28, 2017
Can’t make it during those weeks? Call or email to ask about a riding / horse experience program for a different portion of the summer! Heldergate is flexible and will be happy to accommodate riding plans for children, teens and adults of all experience levels.
For younger or beginning participants, camp offers a fun, active alternative to ordinary childcare, and includes early drop-off and late-pick-up when needed. Besides foundation horseback riding skills, students will learn horsemanship and theory, basic nutrition and barn care, and gain a sense of initiative and cooperation.
Participants will have one riding lesson each morning and one lesson or mounted activity on three afternoons. On two afternoons, they will learn from an industry specialist about an aspect of horse care or education. They will bond with “their” horses throughout the week as they learn to ride and care for them. Students will also participate in games, arts and crafts, group sports, water activities and more each day. Guest specialists who may present activities on certain days include vets, nutritionists, chiropractors, farriers, horse trainers, and professional riders.
For our more advanced riders, camp offers a chance to have two lessons per day on your horse or ours, improve each phase of your riding, work toward individual riding or competition goals, sort out specific issues with your horse, delve deeper into industry knowledge, and have some fun all day while doing it!
Owning a horse is not necessary; board for the week is available if you do!
Contact us by phone or email to reserve your spot today!
*Single days available for $70 per day*
*Discounts offered for participants who do both sessions.*
*Work in Goochland County Public Schools? Ask about special GCPS discount by contacting Heldergate via your GLND.K12.VA.US email address!*