RIDING CAMPS

Summer camp gives riders the opportunity to ride every day and improve more quickly

HALF-DAY

Beginner/Novice Camp

For boys and girls ages 6-15 featuring instruction in riding and horse care. This camp is designed for beginner to novice riders. Beginners learn to properly groom, tack and understand the correct design of position and aids to walk, trot, halt and steer the horse. Trail riding and games are a part of each lesson. On Friday there is an opportunity for riders to demonstrate what they have learned for parents, family and friends.

Riding boots and ASTM/SEI approved helmet required. Riding hats and boots may be borrowed from Grovespring.

Grovespring Farm in Culpeper, Virginia

FULL-DAY

EQUESTRIAN Camp

Grovespring Farm in Culpeper, Virginia

Ages 6-18. Bring your own horse or pony or use one of ours.

The full day camp will be more intense and in depth. Not only will we have the opportunity to ride at least twice during the course of the day, we will cover more stable material. In addition to grooming, tacking and basic horse care, we will delve into: lunging, bandaging, lameness, shoeing, shipping and nutrition. Campers will have the opportunity to talk with the veterinarian, equine dentist and farrier during the course of the week.

On the horses there will be sessions in the ring, as well as over uneven terrain. We use the American National Riding Commission (ANRC) standards of riding. One summer in our full day camp Paul Cronin (2009 USEF Pegasus award winner and author of Riding and Schooling the Sport Horse) gave a clinic and judged a show for us.

FULL-DAY

INTERMEDIATE CAMP

Must be able to canter a course. Ages 8-18.

Grovespring Farm in Culpeper, Virginia

2022 Sessions

Intermediate Camp – FULL

Intermediate Camp – FULL

Date June 13, 2022 - June 17, 2022Time 9:00 am - 3:00 pmPrice $500

This camp is for riders who can walk - trot - canter and jump. More serious riders have the opportunity practice with a hunter day, jumper day, equitation day and schooling cross-country day. In addition, there is a focus on horse and equipment care.

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Equestrian Camp 2 – FULL

Equestrian Camp 2 – FULL

Date July 11, 2022 - July 15, 2022Time 9:00 am - 3:00 pmPrice $500

All about horses from grooming and riding to vet care and transport. This week we have a serious ride in the morning and a fun ride in the afternoon. We explore the farm on horseback, pick berries, ride bareback, and take good care of our horses. This camp is for all le...

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Riding to Hounds Camp

Riding to Hounds Camp

Date July 25, 2022 - July 29, 2022Time 9:00 am - 12:00 pmPrice $300

Learn about hounds and what is happening as we follow them. Animals are not in danger. We love the animals and the land and strive to be good stewards to all. Learn the etiquette and skills needed to ride in the hunt field. Lots of group exercises practicing distance, ...

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Adult Riding to Hounds Camp

Adult Riding to Hounds Camp

Date September 6, 2022 - September 9, 2022Time 8:00 am - 12:00 pmPrice $400

Practice riding in a group over uneven terrain. School your horse to stand at checks, walk through creeks, open gates, reverse field and more. We review rules and etiquette for horses and riders and as always enjoy the opportunity to improve with a fun group of people.

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Pictures from Past Years