Summer Camps

Have a horse-crazy kid?

Our Summer Day Camps are a great way for kids to spend the summer in the barn, learning all things horse-related and making new friends who share the same love of horses!

2024 Camp Dates

Early Rider Camp I - June 24-28

Early Rider Camp II - July 8-12
Dressage Camp - July 22-26
Early Rider Camp III - August 5-9
Eventing Camp - August 12-16

Come join us for a safe, fun, educational, pony-filled week!

Pleasant Ridge Farm's
Summer Day Camps are a fun way to introduce the amazing benefits horses can bring to your child's life!

Early Rider Day Camps 2024

  • Early Rider Camp I - June 24-28

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  • Early Rider Camp II - July 8-12

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  • Early Rider Camp III - August 5-9

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  • Ages: 6+

  • Times: 9am-3pm

  • ​Days: Monday through Friday

  • No previous experience required!

No previous experience required! Come learn about everything horse-related with experienced equestrians and upper-level Pony Club members who are excited to share their knowledge. Each child will learn all aspects of horse care from grooming and barn management to tacking up, safety, basic equitation, veterinary care, and more! Students will improve their equitation skills with morning group riding lessons. Horsemanship activities include feeding, stall cleaning, and daily animal care. Daily learning activities include horse-related games such as breed scavenger hunts, tack knowledge relay races, "vet" day, where students are given various scenarios to address, horse anatomy contests, bareback riding, craft projects, and more! Our camps are limited to 10 at a time, and students are broken into smaller groups for riding and other activities.

All campers receive a PRF summer camp "book" outlining all the things they learned during the week. The last day of camp, students will perform in a camp horse show.

Parents, friends, and family are all welcome to attend. Real printed ribbons and awards will be given.

Sample daily outline is as follows

9:00-9:30 Settle in, Tack up.

9:30-12:30 Riding lessons, unmounted activities.

12:30-1:00 Lunch, crafts.

1:00-2:00 Barn management - stall cleaning, etc.

2:00-3:00 Afternoon activity. Crafts, bareback riding. Horse behavior. Horse care.

3:00 Pickup.

Daily Fun (sample)

Monday- Parts of the horse, paint picture frames, pony pal photo shoot , bracelet making, make an obstacle course to ride in Tuesday's lesson.

Tuesday - Equine health care. Emergency vet care scenario.

Wednesday - Saddle and bridle parts. Bridle take apart and put together competition. Pizza day! Visit the creek. Make horse treats.

Thursday - Horse breeds. Horse markings. Make browbands for Friday horse show. Bareback riding.

Friday - Horse show day! Horse show starts at 12:00. Friends and family are welcome. Real ribbons and awards will be given.

Above schedule subject to change.

PRF also has a vibrant and fun full time lesson program!

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DRESSAGE CAMP
July 22-26, 2024

  • Ages: 8+

  • Times: 9am-2pm

  • ​Days: Monday through Friday

  • Must have previous riding experience.

Join us for our popular Dressage Camp!

Come learn the foundation of all correct riding, DRESSAGE! Discover what it is, why we use it, and how it benefits our horses' long-term health. All participants will pick a dressage test to work on for the week. Each day, they will work on parts of the test and exercises to improve each movement. At the end of the week, each participant will ride their test, discuss what needs improvement, and re-ride to correct, also known as a Fix-a-test!

Please note: Some riding experience REQUIRED. Must be able to safely tack up, and walk/trot independently.

Basic outline of camp and information that will be covered:

Monday - Pick tests, talk about the moves, terms, show prep

Tuesday - Evening dressage field trip

Wednesday - Guest speaker

Thursday - Watch videos of tests

Friday - Prep and ride, score tests

Above schedule subject to change.

EVENTING CAMP
AUGUST 5-9, 2024

  • Ages: 8+

  • Times: 9am-2pm

  • ​Days: Monday through Friday

  • Must have previous riding experience.

Join us for our Eventing Camp!

Learn about the tri-athelon of horse sports - Eventing!
Camp will cover all three phases; Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country.

Please note: Some riding experience is REQUIRED. Must be able to safely tack up, and walk/trot independently.

Basic outline of camp and information that will be covered:

Monday - Dressage day - pick a dressage test to study, talk about the moves, terms.

Tuesday - Show Jump day - learn different types of jumps, how to correctly create and set a course. Campers will then create their own course to ride.

Wednesday - Guest speaker, possible field trip.

Thursday - The basics of riding terrain, types of cross country fences, how to safely ride in the open.

Friday - Horse show day! ride an on site mini horse trial!

Above schedule subject to change.

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Get In Touch

Email: info@pleasantridgefarmllc.com

Address

Office: 122 Barn Swallow Lane

Assistance Hours

hours vary daily

Phone Number:

(570) 856-4977

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