Summers Camps 2016

Summer camps at Darenth Farm are filled with fun, laughter and learning in a safe environment. Various levels of riders from complete beginners to experienced competitors are catered for at different times throughout the summer. Ride a much loved, well schooled lesson horse or pony or bring your own horse and learn together. Take a dip in our swimming pool to cool off when the temperature rises. Learn what is required to take care of a horse during the year with lots of hands on experiences and make new friends with people who love horses as much as you do!

Hours – Monday to Friday 9:00 to 4:00 Please ask if you need extended daycare hours.

Beginner Weeks – For those new to horses and riding and for those still needing a ground persons assistance at trot.

Intermediate Weeks – For those able to trot without assistance, learning to canter and able to trot x-rails.

Advanced Intermediate Weeks – For those able to canter and jump small fences in the arena and start to be comfortable riding in the fields.

Advanced Weeks – For those able to canter and jump in the arena and fields and on the trails.

We specialize in small groups, 6 or fewer riders per camp.

Cost – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Intermediate weeks $375. The 4 day Beginner camp 7/5 to 7/8 $300.
Advanced week $400 and Eventing camp $475.
A deposit of $200 per week is required on booking with remainder due 4 weeks before camp date.
Board, if you wish to bring your own horse, is $50. Please supply your own hay and grain as this is better for the health of your horse.

Dates – Beginner – 4 days 7/5 to 7/8
5 days 8/15 to 8/19

Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate – will be split in to 2 groups if varying abilities warrant it – 6/27 to 7/1 and 7/18 to 7/22

Advanced 8/8 to 8/12 A fun week of lessons in the arena and fields, trail rides and field trips including a chance to swim with your horse!

Eventing Camp – 7/11 to 7/15 with Mary Macklin Red Hawke Eventing. Mary is an upper level event rider with a great knowledge of the sport of Eventing. She is a wonderful instructor who is able to help her students of all levels improve their performance with creative exercises and helpful comments. Please direct any questions about this camp to Mary 301 706 4796.

We would love to welcome adult riders also and appreciate that their busy schedules may not allow for a whole week of camp. Please talk to Sharon or Mary as we may be able to arrange a mini camp experience!

Any questions please call or text Sharon on 301 471 1254 or email sharon@ridgeequipment.com

Thank you and I hope to see you this summer.

Sharon Dawson

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Summer Camps 2015

Summer camps at Darenth Farm are filled with fun, laughter and learning in a safe environment. Various levels of riders from complete beginners to experienced competitors are catered for at different times throughout the summer. Ride a much loved, well schooled lesson horse or pony or bring your own horse and learn together. Take a dip in our swimming pool to cool off when the temperature rises. Learn what is required to take care of a horse during the year with lots of hands on experiences and make new friends with people who love horses as much as you do!

Hours – Monday to Friday 9:00 to 4:00 Please ask if you need extended daycare hours.

Beginner Weeks – For those new to horses and riding and for those still needing a ground persons assistance at trot.

Intermediate Weeks – For those able to trot without assistance, learning to canter and able to trot x-rails.

Advanced Intermediate Weeks – For those able to canter and jump small fences in the arena and start to be comfortable riding in the fields.

Advanced Weeks – For those able to canter and jump in the arena and fields and on the trails.

We specialize in small groups, usually 7 or fewer riders per camp.

Cost – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Intermediate weeks $375. The 4 day Beginner camp 6/29 to 7/2 $300.
Advanced week $400 and Eventing camp $475.
A deposit of $200 per week is required on booking with remainder due 4 weeks before camp date.

Dates – Beginner – 4 days 6/29 to 7/2
7/20 to 7/24
8/10 to 8/14

Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate – 6/22 to 6/26 and 7/6 to 7/10

Advanced 6/15 to 6/19 A fun week of lessons in the arena and fields, trail rides and field trips including a chance to swim with your horse!

Eventing Camp – 7/13 to 7/17 with Mary Macklin Red Hawke Eventing. Mary is an upper level event rider with a great knowledge of the sport of Eventing. She is a wonderful instructor who is able to help her students of all levels improve their performance with creative exercises and helpful comments. Please direct any questions about this camp to Mary 301 706 4796.

We would love to welcome adult riders also and appreciate that their busy schedules may not allow for a whole week of camp. Please talk to Sharon or Mary as we may be able to arrange a mini camp experience!

Any questions please call or text Sharon on 301 471 1254 or email sharon@ridgeequipment.com

Thank you and I hope to see you this summer.

Sharon Dawson

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Welcome 2015

Darenth Farm welcomes 2015 with the news that we have been certified as a ‘Horse Discovery Center’ by the Maryland Horse Industry Board and the Maryland Department of Agriculture. In addition to our annual inspection for our license we were inspected a second time to enable us to be part of this new initiative. So far only 35 stables in Maryland have been included. For our existing customers, riders and boarders it means that we will continue to strive for excellence in all we do, while welcoming and encouraging those new to horses and riding.

This is our second winter with the indoor arena and we are so lucky to have it! There is far less disruption to the lesson schedule, the competition horses can practice their skills to be ready for the new show season and the hunt horses can maintain their fitness levels when riding outside is impossible. Lessons will be canceled, however, if the temperature falls below 30 degrees F.

Mary Macklin is holding a series of Winter Clinics. Details of these may be found on FB Darenth Farm page.

We will plan to hold a Farm Show for clients and invited guests and have 6 weeks of Summer Camps in 2015. Details will be posted soon.

Wishing you all a healthy and happy New Year.

Sharon

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The last week of summer camp for 2016 is over and what a great summer we have had! From our experienced, competitive riders to those who had never sat on a horse before coming to Darenth Farm, all had a great time. New skills were learnt and old ones polished while making friends and learning to work as a team. It always amazes and delights me to see how strangers at the beginning of the week come together and work as one unit by the end of the week.
Thanks to Elizabeth and Grace and all the volunteers for a job well done.
I have been approached by several adults who think a camp for adults might be fun, so yes, let's do it next year!
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You might have noticed that it has been a little warm this past week but campers at Darenth Farm found ways to cool down. From swimming in the lake at Cordorus State Park, to dallying in the water at Woodstock while cross country schooling to hosing the ponies off after a fun session of mounted games, if we didn't beat the heat we at least made it bearable! Thanks girls for a great week. ...

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Our barn cat Blackjack is quite the character and loves to greet visitors. He is sure he is in charge of the barn and that this sign was definitely put up for him! ...

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