Summer Camps 2017

I am looking forward to a fun filled summer with lots of riding, swimming and horse care packed into our weekly summer camps.
The camps are limited to 6 participants per week. The weeks are divided by the riders ability to make sure we keep everyone safe while teaching new skills. Riders may also be divided again within a week to ensure we are challenging everyone.

Beginner/Intermediate Beginner – These weeks are for those who are completely new to horseback riding as well as those who may only ride for a week once a year and still need assistance at the trot.

Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate – These riders will range from those learning to canter and jump cross rails to those who are comfortable jumping a small course in the arena and have had some experience riding outside of the arena.

Advanced – This week involves riding in the fields at the farm as well as trailering off the farm for fun trail rides, cross country schooling and to a lake for an opportunity to paddle and even swim with the horses!

Eventing – with Mary Macklin. This week’s focus is on the three disciplines that make up an event – dressage, x country and stadium jumping. Riders from the Beginner Novice level on up are welcome. Mary will go into detail about the requirements for each level, the fitness required for horse and rider and how to prepare for a competition. There will be plenty of fun and games as well!

Bringing your OWN HORSE. You do not have to own a horse to participate in camp but if you would like to bring your own a few reminders

A current coggins and up to date health record required.

Board is $50 for the week and you will be required to provide grain and hay.

 

All campers  WHAT TO BRING?

For riding –  long pants, jeans or riding pants. Polo shirts or T shirts but not tank tops (let’s keep those shoulders covered please!) Boots with a small heel, riding helmet (for beginners the farm can provide riding helmets).

For swimming – swimsuit, towel and flip flops

General – lunch, water bottle, sun screen and bug spray

 

COST

A $150 deposit is required at time of booking. If you cancel before May 15 $125 will be returned to you. After May 15 the deposit is non refundable. The balance is due 2 weeks before the start of camp.

Beginner/ Intermediate and Advanced Intermediate – $375

Advanced – $400

Eventing – $475

DATES

Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate –  June 19 and August 14

Advanced – June 26

Beginner/Intermediate Beginner – July 10 and August 21

Eventing – July 24

HOURS

Monday to Friday  9:00 to 4:00 (please talk to Sharon if extended day care hours are required).

Any questions at all please contact Sharon 301 471 1254  or sharon@ridgeequipment.com

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you this summer!

Sharon

 

 

 

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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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