Summer Camps

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

Thank you and I hope to see you this summer.

Sharon Dawson

Maryland Horse Industry Board

Farm Forecast:
humidity: 88%
wind: 2mph SW
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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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Another fun week at Horse and Pony camp. This time it was the turn of the younger and beginner riders and despite the heat they had a blast. Thank goodness for the pool to cool everyone off middle of the day!
Next week Mary Macklin from Red Hawke Eventing will keep everyone busy with her Eventing Camp.

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The first week of summer camp 2016 was so much fun! We rode in the arena and out in the fields, took care of our horses and ponies, cleaned their tack and learnt how to braid. We also spent a lot of time just loving on them and giving them spa treatments! The last afternoon was dress up and games. Thanks to campers and helpers for a great week. ...

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