Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Riding is for campers of all ages! Our riding program offers English Saddle lessons by passionate instructors who care about the horses, and want to see you develop your skills! We have a full size indoor riding arena, as well as an outdoor ring for those not-too-hot days.

What are some of the things you may learn?

  • How to care for horses
  • Tacking up
  • Getting comfortable in your saddle
  • Walk, trot, canter
  • Jumping
  • Horse shows

For all riders:

Sign up for our 3 lessons/ week, or get more involved with our 6 lessons/week option. A small horse show is put on at the end of every session! Please note that there is a supplementary charge for this activity.

L’équitation était formidable et nos coachs étaient trop gentilles.” -Laurieve, camper 2 years

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Advanced riders:

You will have the opportunity to develop your jumping skills, your posture, and improve specific details for your riding technique. Show everyone your new skills at our end-of-session horse show!

Boarding Option

Do you have your own horse? We have room to board your horse if you’d like to bring him or her along! Ask us more about the option to bring your horse to camp when you sign up for your session.

Equipment needed:

Helmet (ASTM/SEI approved)

Boots (1cm heel)

Riding pants (sweat pants work too!)

Wilvaken does have some boots and helmets available for campers