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Horse's Lovers Day Camps

​General Information

Join Summer & Holiday Camps for a fun filled week of horsemanship, games, crafts, and friends.

During these camps kids will learn: 

  • How to safely walk a horse
  • How to thoroughly groom a horse
  • How to put on and take off the horse’s tack properly
  • How to wash a horse
  • The basics of horse anatomy 
  • Basic and emergency vet care
  • Basic hoof care
  • Riding fundamentals, such as; horsemanship and equitation
  • The fundamentals of hooking up a horse to the cart
  • The fundamentals of driving a horse in the cart

Ages: Young children through 17 years old
Camp Hours: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. However, you can drop your child off at 8:00 am and pick him/her up from 3:00-4:00 pm. 
Camp Fees: 1 day = $120
                     5 days = $450
**Payment is due on the first day of the session.
** All fees must be paid in advance and are not refundable for missed days.

Staff: Instructors at the stables are selected for their skills and experience with horses and campers.

Snacks and Lunches: Campers who attend the full day of camp need to bring their own lunch; there is a refrigerator available, if needed. Cold water will always be available at the stables.

Sunscreen / Insect repellent: Campers are responsible for supplying and applying their own sunscreen and insect repellent. 

Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Personal Property:LaFleur Stables / Madison Riding Academy is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property; including, but not limited to clothing. Campers are discouraged from bringing personal items beyond what is necessary for the day. Please refrain from bringing cell phones or other mobile devices; or be sure to keep them in a safe place, during camps time there will be no time for devices to be used unless on a break. 

Attire, Prices, Contact, Policies, Code of Conduct 

Parent Visits: Parents and family are welcome to discuss with the staff about coming to watch their child(ren) during camp. Yes, we have riding demonstrations throughout the year on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon. If you would like to watch your child ride, Thursday and / or Friday are best; however, be sure to inform the instructor that you will be observing. Cameras should be on hand! Campers will return home in the evenings full of great horse tales and ready for bed!

If child becomes ill: Our staff will place the child in a room and call the parent with the situation. Please make sure you child is not allergic to horses, hay, cats, or dogs. 

Types of horses used at camp: All of the horses with which we teach the riding lessons vary in skill and temperament, from those suited for very beginners to those suited for riders who compete nationally. 

Camp Goals: 

  1. Keep campers safe by teaching them the safety and awareness needed in the barn. 
  2. Make sure campers have fun!
  3. Help the campers achieve their own personal horsemanship goals — whatever they may be!

Camp Activities : 

  • Barn tour
  • Horsemanship and safety
  • Demonstrations for grooming, tacking, and riding
  • 5-gaited demonstration
  • Equitation demonstration, including a pattern
  • Lunging a horse and a pony
  • Barn chores, such as; picking the horse stalls, keeping the stables clean, sweeping, and folding towels.
  • Riding everyday
  • Games on horse back
  • Riding in the buggy
  • Lunge line lessons
  • Horse anatomy 
  • Basic emergency vet care
  • Learn the parts of different equipment and how to clean it
  • Riding and driving the miniature horses
  • Horse movies
  • Crafts and projects

​We would love to meet you. The horses are waiting! 
Looking forward on making your goals and dreams to come true!

HOLIDAY CAMPS -- Ages 5-Adults
SUMMER CAMPS  -- Ages 8-Adults

DAY AT THE STABLES --Ages 5-Adults

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