Equine Summer Camps

Each summer, Black Dog Farm hosts multiple three-day and single-day summer camps for kids of all ages. We provide a safe, fun, and educational environment for kids to improve their horse handling skills, riding skills, and general confidence around horses.


Every camp has plenty of games, activities, crafts, and educational experiences. Campers will be divided into camps depending on their skill level and age. Camp activities include:


  • Safety Around Horses
  • Basic Handling & Riding Skills
  • Western, English, Dressage Riding Techniques
  • Introduction to Western Speed Events & English Events
  • Horse & Barn Management
  • Horsemanship and Groundwork 
  • Horse Knowledge: Breeds, Colors, Markings, Equipment, Anatomy
  • And Much Much More!


Every camp will be tailored for the skill level of the attending kids. Our main goal is to have fun! At the end of each camp, there will be a small exhibition show for the campers' parents.


Send us a message for more information about our camps and pricing. Discounts are offered when signing up for three or more camps. Dates for each of the camps will be determined at a later date.

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Summer Camp Information

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Junior Horsemanship Camp

For young campers (five to seven years old) with little to no horse experience. Junior Horsemanship Camp is a one-day three hour camp that focuses on the basics of horse care and riding. Riders will split  their camp time between riding and educational ground games to further their horse knowledge.  


Ages: 5-7

Cost: $40

Riding Level: Little/None

Senior Horsemanship Camp

For older campers (eight to seventeen years old) with little to no horse experience. Senior Horsemanship Camp is a one-day five hour camp that focuses on the basics of horse care and riding. Riders will split their camp time between riding and educational ground games to further their horse knowledge. 

 

Ages: 8-17

Cost: $50

Riding Level: Little/None

Western Riding Camp

For campers (eight to seventeen years old) that want to expand their western riding skills. Western Riding Camp is a two-day five hour camp. This camp will focus on improving skills in the arena on western pleasure patterns, trail obstacle classes, drill team maneuvers and other fun games! Riders must be able to confidently walk and trot. 

 

Ages: 8-17

Cost: $100

Riding Level: Confident Beginner

Beginner English Riding Camp

For campers (eight to seventeen years old) that want to expand their english riding skills. Beginner English Riding Camp is a three-day five hour camp. This camp will focus on improving skills in the arena on trot poles, jumps, skills such as half seat or posting, and working towards navigating a jump course! Riders must be able to confidently walk and trot. 

 

Ages: 8-17

Cost: $150

Riding Level: Confident Beginner

Advanced English Riding Camp

For campers (eight to seventeen years old) that want to expand their english riding skills. Advanced English Riding Camp is a three-day five hour camp. This camp will focus on improving skills in the arena on trot poles, jumps, skills such as half seat or posting, and working towards navigating a jump course! Riders must be able to confidently walk, trot, and canter.

 

Ages: 8-17

Cost: $150

Riding Level: Intermediate