Horseback Riding Summer Camp

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Kids painting a pony

Please note changes to summer camp 2020. We will no longer be offering 1/2 day sessions.

  • Week of June 15  FULL
  • Week of June 22 FULL
  • Week of July  29  FULL
  • Week of July    6  FULL
  • Week of July  13 FULL
  • Week of July  20 FULL
  • Week of July 27 FULL
  • Week of August 3 FULL
  • Polo Camp August 10
  • Updated 6.8.2020

Registration is published in February and camps are sometimes full by the end of March so please get your registration form in early.

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Your registration is not complete until we receive payment.

Camp fees are non refundable 

Updated 6.8.2020

Horseback Riding Camp Ages 8 to 15

Horseback Riding Camp – June 22 to July 31 

Six, one week camps. Sign up for one or all 6. Open to all horse loving kids between the ages of 8 to 15 who want to learn about horses and how to ride. Daily activities include equine education, fun and a great foundation in horseback riding and care. Campers learn about safety, teamwork, responsibility, animal husbandry, barn management, and animal behavior. 

On Friday of each week parents are invited to watch (10AM or 2PM) their kids exhibit their skills on horseback. Campers will enjoy a packed week which is sure to fulfill all their horsey needs. Unless noted all weeks have openings.

Little Kids Specialty Camp Ages 5 to 7

June 15 to June 19
August 3 to August 7     

Fees: $350.00 full day 
Full day 9am to 4pm

Polo Camp – Aug 10 to Aug 14

Polo Camp is for youth who would like to try the sport or for the experienced player who would learn more and improve skills. The AM session is for riders that can walk, trot and canter under control. Focus on arena strategy, field positioning, offensive and defensive strategies, penalties, conversion, and riding. The PM session is for riders that can walk and trot comfortably under control. Riders learn the basics of polo, hitting, equipment, rules, and safety. Open to anyone over the age of 8 yrs old.

Fees: $225.00 for AM or PM $10.00 discount for each additional sibling $10.00 discount off total payment before April 15 , 2019

SORRY, NO REFUNDS $10.00 fee to change/move week

Camp FAQ

What do they do at camp?

In addition to daily riding and horse care instruction camp includes arts & crafts, outdoor games and nature walks in Fairmount Park.

What should my child wear and bring to camp?

~ long pants~ closed-toe shoes, preferably with a heel, no crocs~ a change of clothes for water games~ a packed lunch~ water~ snack optional ~ we do have a wonderful fountain that dispenses tasty Philadelphia water.

How many campers are enrolled?

Weekly enrollment is limited to 20 campers per week. Riders are grouped according to ability.

Are there any days that camp is canceled? 

No, camp runs rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, activities will be held inside. 

What does a normal day look like?

Campers arrive by 9:00 am and assemble at the picnic table for roll call. They are then divided into groups. One group gathers for equine education sessions and the other group goes to the barn for horse/pony assignments. Riders are paired for the day and groom and tack their horse/pony and ride. Riders typically ride for about an hour per day.