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Horse Riding Camp – August


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Equutrails horse riding camp is about fun and education. Yes, you can learn a lot and still have great fun. This will be a great experience for all particpants.

Equutrails is now accepting reservations for August DAY horse riding camp.
Suitable for ages 7 – 15.

Horse Riding Camp students earn how to groom, tack up, and the basics of riding a horse. All riders learn how to sit with a balanced seat at the walk and trot. Participants also learn how and what to feed a horse, how to pick up it’s feet, grooming techniques, all about tack and maintenance, stall cleaning and stable management, horse education, horse health, events and much more. Thursday is camping night so kids should bring their tents and sleeping bags (optional). Friday is trail riding. Parents are encouraged to reserve for the ride and join their kids (based on availability).

Everything is taught with a hands on approach and full participation by all.


9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mon – Fri

Drop off and pick up

8:00 am and up to 5:00 pm


Cost of horse riding camp is $375 per week. No restriction on number of weeks.

Sign up before August 15th and save $75 per registration. ($300)


Equutrails  provides horses and tack. Participants are required to bring their own helmet (health safety) and must wear a low heeled boot (riding safety). No boots no helmet no riding — no exceptions.


Call us for Reservations – 604-376-0203

Payments accepted by Credit Card via PayPal or cash. Sorry no cheques.

$100 non refundable deposit upon acceptance of registration.  Full payment must be made no later than 3 days prior to camp start date. No Refunds unless the spot can be filled with another registrant.


Pony Clubs and Summer Horse Camps


In association with Healing Horses Sanctuary (operated by BC Healing Horses Society) Equutrails will be running summer horse camps in August 2012. The summer camps will be aligned with Pony Club philosophy where the principals are not just about being on a horse but on caring for and understanding your horse. What does it take to truly be horse owner.

Excerpt from Central Jersey Sun…

Although the name may be deceiving at first glance, the Pony Club offers a lot more than just pony rides. In actuality, the Pony Club fosters knowledge and education about all aspects of horses and horseback riding.
The Amwell Valley Hounds Pony Club is part of a larger, worldwide organization known as the United States Pony Club (USPC). The USPC is a reputable organization that has had a number of its members recruited for all aspects of the 2012 Olympics and past Olympics, ranging everywhere from riders in the pentathlon to torchbearers.
“There are different Pony Club regions all around the world,” Crawford said. “I’m in the New Jersey region, but there are other ones in other states, too.”
Aside from learning how to ride horses, the Pony Club requires its members to learn the anatomy and upkeep of a horse, how to properly clean a stable, how to distinguish between a horse’s different injuries, and almost all of the other aspects that pertain to taking care of and maintaining a horse.

The Pony Club also requires its members to read several books about ponies and horses to develop a distinct familiarity with both animals, and designates each of its riders by different ratings.

“I’m a D-3,” Crawford said. “The ratings work like this – a D-1 is the beginning where you pretty much have to learn the pony parts, how to trot, canter, and walk. Also, you have to know about cleaning the pony, if the trailer is clean enough for the horse, and stuff like that. It’s more basic. Then, the D-2 is all of that, and you start to do more jumping, and it starts to get more serious in how your cleaning is. Then, D-3 gets even harder, so you have to have the right position and know more about all of the technicalities. Now, I’m working on my C-1, which is even harder.”
Essentially, with each level a rider advances to — A-1 being the highest level —  the information they need to retain becomes more challenging and labor-intensive in order to fully educate each rider to the USPC’s standards.
“It’s a very holistic way of looking at horse life,” Crawford’s mother Jennifer Curtis said.
In order to advance from one level to the next, Crawford has to read a book specific to that level, and pass a two-part evaluation that involves a written test and physical test (riding).
Not as easy as just looking pretty on top of a well-groomed horse, right?…
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