Every summer, Sande School of Horsemanship offers camps for ages 4-18 for all skill levels and with a variety of themes. Please refer to the listings below for information on our offerings. This year, camps will begin the week of June 17th with registration opening on Friday, March 15th (2019). We hope to see you at the barn this summer!
AGES 4 - 7
Little Wranglers camps are designed for our youngest riders ages 4 to 7 years old. Each half-day camp includes a 40-minute riding lesson with one on one instruction, horsemanship lessons, fun games and activities and barn chores. Each camp has a special theme. Past themes include "Ranch Olympics", "Barnyard Roundup", and "Trailblazers". Games and activities are designed to reflect the theme and we often have special visitors including exotic barnyard animals and local artists. Little Wranglers campers learn about the fundamentals of riding, how to conduct basic barn chores, grooming, horse healthcare and more!
AGES 8 - 14
In our full-day camps designed for older youth, kids will participate in a daily 75-minute riding lesson with one-on-one or small group instructor ratios depending on skill level. They will learn about the principles of horsemanship while participating in a variety of tasks including grooming, bathing, horse healthcare duties and barn chores. Each camp has a special theme. Past themes include "Show Prep", "Vet Detective" and "Ranch Olympics". Games and activities are designed to reflect the theme and we often have special visitors including exotic barnyard animals and local artists. Our campers will build on their horsemanship skills while learning about opportunities and focus areas to expand their skill and knowledge!
Show Prep Clinics help young riders who are planning to participate in horse shows learn all the skills necessary to confidently compete. Show Prep Clinics focus on executing patterns and preparing for Western, English, Trail, Dressage and Showmanship. Each camp day is split between two disciplines. In order to qualify to participate in Show Prep Camps, kids must be able to canter in both directions (on the correct lead) and pass a basic pattern, demonstrating controlled horsemanship at the walk, trot and canter.