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SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE 2024

ALL NEW PROGRAM!

English Riding – Western Riding – Beginner Introduction to Riding

Offering Quality Riding Instruction Since 2008

Offering both English & Western Riding

Camps designed for rider goals and experience levels

Offering Full 5 Day & 2 Day Camps

Our quality instruction in both English & Western riding will give your child more than just an experience riding a horse.

By tailoring instruction to both your chosen riding discipline and your child’s level, our goal is to help them advance most effectively while riding with us. This will give your child a head start if they chose to continue in a regular riding program.

Still just exploring riding and want to see how interested your child is in the sport? Not a problem!   We have camps that are both English & Western 2 Day Camps and 5 Day Camps which are either all-Western or all-English and are a great way to get started!

Beginner Introduction to English & Western Riding & Horsemanship – 2 Day Camps

  • Beginner Riders – Ages 5-9. These camps are geared towards the complete beginner who wants to try horseback riding. Campers are introduced to both English and Western Riding.

English Riding Camps –  5 Day Camps. 

  1. Beginner Riders – Ages 7-15. No prior riding instruction or very minimal experience.
  2. Advanced Beginners – Ages 7-15 Prior riding experience. Able to walk, trot, and steer horse.Note:Riders who have attended one of our 2 Day Camps qualify for beginner rider camp.
  3. English Intermediate – Ages 7-15 Prior riding experience and lessons. Able to walk, trot, canter and trotting poles and/or jumping small jumps.

Western Riding Camps – 5 Day Camps.

  1. Advanced Beginner Riders Ages 7-15. These camps are geared to the child who has some minimal experience and wants to learn Western style riding. Will learn basic Western riding skills, horse safety, grooming and horse behavior. Note: Riders who have attended one of our 2 Day Camps will qualify as an advanced beginner rider.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION –

CAMP HOURS & DAYS

  • 5 DAY CAMPS: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • 2 DAY CAMPS: Monday & Tuesday or Thursday & Friday – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

CAMP LEVELS & EXPERIENCE

  • Please review our camp levels before choosing a camp session. If you have questions as to where you feel the camper would best fit, don’t hesitate to contact us.

RIDING & PROGRAM

  • All riders will ride in a daily lesson.
  • Instruction in your chosen English or Western riding discipline.
  • All programs will include horse care, safety around horses, handling horses and horse behavior.
  • Arts, crafts, “classroom” and other fun activities designed to reinforce learning objectives.

WHAT TO BRING

  • A certified riding helmet is required.
  • Long pants and appropriate footwear.
  • See registration information below for complete details.

ENGLISH or WESTERN RIDING – What is the difference and how to choose!

  • English Riding is typically known for the saddles with no horns, jumping, dressage, and what some commonly refer to as “equestrian” riding.
  • Western Riding is often known for barrel racing, trail or casual riding, and the “cowboy” sports, such as cutting and reining.

Our Recommendation –

  1. Do some research yourself and with your child. There is a great deal of information on Google and YouTube.
  2. Type in the question: What is the difference between English and Western Riding.
  3. Your child can always switch during their career as a rider! Riding helmets are the same for English and Western. Your biggest initial investment may be the footwear. So if your child decides down the road to change disciplines, you aren’t out too much in expense!
  4. Still not sure? Here are some thoughts:
    1. Have your child take one of the introductory 2 day camps where both styles or riding are introduced.
    2. Schedule a special introductory lesson with one of our instructors before signing up.
    3. Call us! We are happy to help!

CAMP SCHEDULE

Camp Name Camp Type Dates & Hours
Summer Camp 1 (FULL) 2 Day Beginner Eng. & West (FULL)  Th. & Fri. May 30 – 31 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (FULL)
Summer Camp 2 (FULL) 5 Day Beginner English (FULL) Mon. – Fri. June 3 – 7 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (FULL)
Summer Camp 3 5 Day Eng. Young Riders Mon. – Fri June 10 – 14 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Summer Camp 4 5 Day Beginner Western Mon – Fri June 17- 21 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Summer Camp 5 5 Day English Inter.  Mon – Fri June 24 – 28 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 Summer Camp 6 (FULL) 2 Day Beginner Eng. & West. (FULL) Mon & Tues July 1 & 2 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (FULL)
 Summer Camp 7 5 Day Beginner English Mon – Fri July 8 – 12 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 Summer Camp 8 (FULL) 5 Day Beginner Western (FULL) Mon. – Fri. July 15-19 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 Summer Camp 9 5 Day Eng. Young Riders Mon. – Fri. July 22-26 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 Summer Camp 10 2 Day Beginner Eng. & West. Th. & Fri. August 1-2 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 

BR – 2 Day

BR – Beginner Riders

YR – Young Riders

IR– Intermediate Riders

WR – Western Riders

The Full 5-day Camp cost is $475.  A non-refundable deposit of $200 will secure your choice of camp dates with the remaining balance of $275.00 due on the first day of camp.  

The 2 Day Beginner Camp cost is $200.00. The two day camps require payment in full at the time of registration.  Camp spots are on a first come, first serve basis.  We recommend that you register early for the camp of your choice.

CAMPS

Deposits are due at the time of registration. to secure a spot for your child. Camp registrations are non-refundable.  If there is a documented medical emergency, we will give you a credit towards riding lessons for your child. A $25.00 fee is required to transfer registration to another camp. Registrations after that date will be made based on availability.  Balance is due of the first day of camp.

HOW TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD

Option 1 – Online:

  • Choose your camp date(s)
  • Fill out the online registration form
  • Print and fill out the other required forms (Medical and General Liability Releases) and bring to us on the first day of camp. Please read the Spring and Summer Camp Instructions pages which provides you with our operating information and tells you what to send your child with each day to camp.
  • Pay the deposit online. The balance is paid on the first day of camp. You may also pay the entire amount online when you register.

Option 2 – Mail or Drop-off:

  • Choose your camp date(s)
  • Print and fill out all forms included in the  Camp Enrollment Packet and return to us by mail or in-person drop off.
  • Please read through the Spring and Summer Horse Camp Instructions.  Please call us if you have any questions.
  • Mail the registration form and a check or money order for the camp deposit. The remainder is due on the first day of camp. Or you may pay the entire amount with your registration.

WHEN TO REGISTER

Camp sessions fill up quickly. Register as early as possible to ensure that you will secure the camp session(s) of your choice.

ENROLL BY MAIL

  • Camp Enrollment Packet
  • Fill out your registration forms and send with your deposit/payment check to:
    • Trinity River Farm & Equestrian Centerc/o Julie Amendola 2317 Eagle park Lane Arlington, Texas 76011

ENROLL ONLINE