Horsemanship Program (Eng. Or Western)Beginner, Intermediate. Experienced
There is riding instruction on quiet, dependable, well-trained horses for the beginner through novice competitor. Daily 1-3 hour sessions include corral instruction, trail riding, riding games and theory. The children gain experience in riding lessons on their horse the first few days and then are taken on a trail ride through the beautiful 100 acres of forest and groomed trails and along the beautiful Bonnechere River. Depending on program choice campers will do 1 hr of riding/day in Horsemanship Beginner, 2 hrs. of riding/day in Horsemanship Intermediate, and 3 hours of riding/day in Horsemanship Experience. Horsemanship Experience spends their first hour of the day catching, grooming and tacking their horse. Every week throughout the summer Horsemanship Experience can go on an Overnight Trail Ride, & camp out with their horses and go swimming in the river with their horse. Horsemanship Intermediate must be able to trot or be willing to learn to trot early in the week. Horsemanship Experience riders must be able to trot and canter, or be willing to learn to canter. In all 3 riding programs the rest of the day when not riding is spent doing a variety of activities listed in the traditional Program. Rodeo day Horsemanship campers will demonstrate their new skills on Friday at 4 pm with a musically choreographed ride for Parents, Friends and Family to see their new acquired skills.