The Phelan Training Stable summer camp program introduces campers of all abilities to the challenges and responsibilities of taking care of horses under the supervision of a qualified instructor and assistants. After initial evaluation, a suitable horse will be selected for each child. In order for your child to get the most from their riding camp experience, only four children will be enrolled in each session.
Our program provides a balance between mounted instruction and talks and demonstrations. Each child will receive a riding lesson every day of camp. Riding instruction will be geared toward each individuals needs. Children will also learn many aspects of horse care, including grooming, feeding, anatomy, and much more. We will make an equine inspired craft.
The overall priorities of the Phelan Training Stable riding program are safety, fun, and skill advancement.
Horses can help us accomplish many of our goals - self-confidence, leadership, respect, responsibility and compassion. Horses also provide excitement, freedom, adventure and friendship. Our camp offers a very engaging and effective experience for growth and learning.
A trainer's greatest pleasure is a simple moment when everything he/she anticipated takes place, whether it be a championship ride or a child choosing the correct diagonal for the first time. Over the years a National Championship ribbon or trophy always appears to stand out as your biggest training success as does all the work, devotion, time and energy put into it. However, it is very difficult to choose one specific time as your biggest success since once a goal is accomplished another appears.
My biggest recent successes are, again, these moments I "believed" everything anticipated took place. Perhaps it was the adult amateur showing before a milestone birthday, amateur receiving a standing ovation for a ride of a lifetime, or a rider qualifying for a Regional competition on a brand-new horse. And having a team of great people to help coordinate everything is the cornerstone to building such successes again and again.
INFORMATION Ages: 8-12*
*If your child does not meet the age requirements for camp, you may
inquire about private lessons.
2017 Dates -
Session one - 7/11-15 Session two - 7/31-8/4 Session three - 8/7-8/11
*Please Note: As always Camps, Parties etc. by special request.
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cost: $250/session
Apparel - Jeans or riding pants (no shorts) Paddock boots or a boot with a heel.
Helmets are required. If your child does not have a riding helmet, one can be rented for $10.
Please apply sunscreen to your children before bringing them to camp.
Children need to bring a lunch and a bottle of water.
In order to register for day camp Registration and Release and Hold Harmless
Agreement forms must
be filled out. They are located below in PDF format for your conveinence.