EST. 1965                           Dan, Marlene & Neva La Fleur                              West side Madison, WI

A Day at the Stables

Join Holiday Camps for a fun filled days, of horsemanship, games,

crafts and friends.

Campers will learn how to…

  • Safely walk a horse
  • Groom
  • Tack 
  • Wash a horse 
  • Horse anatomy 
  • Basic vet care
  • Basic hoof
  • Riding fundamentals; Horsemanship & Equitation
  • The fundamentals of hooking and driving a horse to a cart.

Ages: 5 year old thru 17 year olds

Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Fee: One day for $100 per day. Payment is due first day of the session. 

All fees must be paid in advance and are not refundable for missed days.

Staff: Instructors at Madison Riding Academy are selected for their skills and experience

with horses and campers.

Snacks and Lunches: Campers who stay for the full day need to bring their own lunch.

There is a refrigerator available if needed. Cold water will be available

at the stables all times. 

Sunscreen/Insect repellent: Campers are responsible for supplying and

applying their own sunscreen and insect repellent.

Lost, Stolen or Damaged Personal Property: La Fleur Stables/Madison Riding Academy

is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal property, including clothing. 

Campers are discouraged from bringing personal items beyond what is needed for the day.

Please DO NOT bring Cell/Mobil devices or keep in a safe place. 

During camp time there will be know time for devices to be used unless at breaks. 

Proper Attire: Riding helmets are available, you may use your own. All helmets must be 
SEI approved horseback riding helmets. Riders should wear long pants and boots. Tennis shoes are permitted. PLEASE NOTE THE PROPER SHOES REQUIRED FOR SAFE HORSEBACK RIDING. Please make sure all items are labeled. Campers should dress according to the weather conditions each day. Riding Helmets are included in the fee for camp. 

Levels of riding: Our camps offers all levels of riding experience.  In the registration form is an evaluation about the levels that you think your child is.

Weather is bad: In the event of inclement weather, we have inside space for campers.  Extreme heat or rain may affect the schedule for the day's planned activities.  The safety of campers, staff and horses is our first priority.

Cancellation Policy: 24 Hour Notice of Cancellation is required. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of camp fee. All fees must be paid in advance and are not refundable for missed days. If bad weather the stables follow City of Madison protocol.

Parents Visit: Parents & family are welcome to discuss to the staff about coming to watch their child(ren) during camp.  Yes, we have riding Demonstrations through out the year Thursday, Friday & Saturday mornings between 9 a.m. -- Noon. If you want to see your child to ride anytime from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Thursday and/or Friday are best and inform the instructor that you will be out. Cameras should be on HAND! They will return home in the evenings full of great horse tales ­ and ready for bed!​

If child becomes ILL: Our staff will place child in a room and call the parent with the situation. Please make sure your child isn't Allergic to Horses, Cats & Dogs.

Types of Horses used at Camp: Saddlebreds are the most desired and most commonly used horses in the world for "Saddle Seat" equitation for several reasons: 

    1    Their conformation, with high head carriage and level top line create an excellent saddle seat position.
    2    The Saddlebred moves in a balanced, precise, and stylish way that is a perfect complement to the rider. 
    3    Saddlebreds are responsive, intelligent, well mannered and game -- all qualities that maximize the skills of the rider. About our Lesson Horses!

The lesson horses which we teach riding lessons, vary in skill and temperament from those suited for very beginners to those suited for riders who compete nationally.

Goal #1 —  Keep campers safe.  
Goal #2 — Make camp experience fun and incredibly enjoyable.  
Goal #3 —  Camper achieve their own personal horsemanship goals — whatever that may be!

Camps Activities:
​Barn Tour
Groom/Tacking/Riding Demo
5-gaited Demo
Equitation Demo; Pattern
Lunging a horse/pony
Barn Chores; helping keeping the stables clean, sweeping and folding towels
Picking out a horse stall duties
Riding a horse Every day
Games on Horse back
Riding in a Buggy 
Lunge Line Lessons
Riding Double
Learning about the Parts of Horse
Basic Vet prep
Looking at the care for the horse. Explore diet, vet care, farrier and caring for the grooming boxes
Parts of Equipment & Cleaning
Miniature Horses; Riding & Driving
​Styles of riding
Horse Movies

How to register: Fill out waiver Form or email form to reserve a spot or call

Spring Camp

Pumpkin Camp

October 25 & 26

Elf Camps

December 26, 27, 28

Turkey Camps

November 23 & 24

Holiday Camps​​