Horse Camp in Petaluma
A fabulous way to learn about horses, make new friends, and spend the time at a hunter/jumper horse barn. Most activities revolve around horses and horseback riding, but we also incorporate lots of other fun stuff as well. There are structured lesson each day and riders are grouped by riding ability. Horse campers learn about horse care, grooming, tacking, riding, breeds, history, anatomy, and veterinary care.
Horse Camps are Structured for Beginning to Intermediate Riders
Horse Camp is 9-3 Monday through Friday. There are two fun filled weeks of camp every summer, and spaces are limited, so sign- up early to ensure your rider’s spot! Beginner, intermediate and advanced horse camps available for riders that are 6 years and up.
(Advanced Horse Camp is usually reserved for in-barn CCF riders.)
Guaranteed to be the highlight of summer break!
Horse Camp Information
• Camp 1: June 17-21
• Camp 2: June 24-28
Cost: $550 per Camp per rider.
$100 nonrefundable deposit due with camp application
Multiple Camp Savings: $500 per Camp if Rider does more than one camp.
Before & After Camp Supervision: Available 7-9 am and 3 – 6 pm @ $15/hour.
Food: CCF will provide a snack each day and a lunch on Friday. Please pack a lunch and water bottles daily with camper’s name on them.
Attire: Short sleeve shirt (no tank tops). Long pants (breeches/jodphers preferred) Paddock boots. If you need to purchase any of these items, please visit “Saddles to Boots” in Sebastopol.
Space is limited to the first 18 campers. (Riders must be at least 6 years of age.)
Lessons outside of camp during camp weeks: There will be no lessons available on school horses M-F of camp weeks. There will be regular lessons Saturday and Sunday of each week.
We bring the classroom outside everyday.
Riders will learn:
- Anatomy of the horse
- Safety around horses
- Types of saddles
- Types of bits
- Types of grain
- Types of supplements
- Nutrition for horses
- Horse vitals & what’s normal
- Proper grooming
- How to clean a stall
- Different types of wraps & their uses
- Horse farrier dem
- Veterinarian demo
Horse Camp | Fun Filled Week of Discovery
Younger riders enjoy equine related arts and crafts, while older and more advanced riders spend the afternoon learning more advanced riding and training techniques such as lunging, young horse training, working through training issues, and course design.
Class segments are targeted to riders skill level. From shoeing to vet demonstrations to riding bareback and playing games with horses/ponies, riders will gain skills and knowledge to help them develop as well rounded horseman. Horse Camp is 9-3 Monday through Friday. Kids spend the day outside, learning and having fun, not in front of the TV. Camp fills up quickly, contact us for a camp application ASAP if you are interested.