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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Amanda riding Duke and Bill riding Riley at the Carrollton Hounds Hunter Pace today. Pleasant weather and good ground conditions brought a nice crowd of riders out for the last hunter pace of the season. Amanda and Bill had a good time and I think Duke and Riley enjoyed the change of scenery! ...

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Colleen had a good ride on Sienna this morning and enjoyed giving her a hug at the end of her lesson. ...

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Natalie and Caspa enjoying some quiet together time in the indoor arena. I always enjoy the plentiful light in the arena but late afternoon with the sun low in the sky and the shadows of the trees on the canvas, it is quite spectacular! ...

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