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Summer Riding Camps

Picnic with the Ponies

Ages: 6-8 Years
Fee*: $250 Resident / $275 Non-Resident Per Two-Week Session (limit of 2 sessions per child)
*Please note the new fee for 2020.

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Session 1:       Weeks of June 2-4 & 9-11
  • Session 2:       Weeks of June 16-18 & 23-25
  • Session 3:       Weeks of July 7-9 & 14-16
  • Session 4:       Weeks of July 21-23 & 28-30
  • Session 5:       Weeks of August 4-6 & 11-13

During this fun camp, younger children will learn different aspects of horse care and horseback riding. We strive to offer a wonderful horse experience while learning to be safe around horses. Maximum of six children per session. Parents are welcome to come the last day of the camp (2nd Thursday) at 1:15pm to watch their children ride. Please bring a packed lunch.

See registration information and required gear below.

Summer Camp

Ages: 8 & Up
Fee*: $250 Resident / $275 Non-Resident (limit of 2 sessions per child)
*Please note the new fee for 2020.

Monday – Thursday. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Session 1:       June 1-4
  • Session 2        June 8-11
  • Session 3        June 15-18
  • Session 4        June 22-25
  • Session 5:       July 6-9
  • Session 6:       July 13-16
  • Session 7:       July 20-23
  • Session 8:       July 27-30
  • Session 9:       August 3-6
  • Session 10:     August 10-13

In this camp, students will learn many aspects of horse care including handling, body language and psychology, tack cleaning, grooming, feeding, and, of course, horseback riding! They will have a wonderful horse experience while learning to be safe around horses. Kids may ride either English or Western in any of the camps. These camps are appropriate for kids with a variety of horse experience. Each day of camp includes 1.5 hours of horse contact, including an hour of actual riding. Maximum of 6 kids per session. Parents are welcome to join us on Thursdays at 10:45am to see their kids show their talent on horseback. Please see required gear for each camp below.

Registration

Registration opens at 7  a.m. on Thursday, March 19 for residents and 7 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020 for non-residents.  Payment must accompany registration form. Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis at the Equestrian Center. Must be present to register, no registration forms will be accepted earlier.

Camp Registration Form Camp Waiver

Required Camper Gear

Each camper should bring a drink and snack or lunch. For riding, campers should wear pants and heeled boots. We have helmets but you may bring your own as well. It is also advised to bring a hat and sunscreen.

Refund Policy

Requests for refunds must be received three weeks prior to camp session. Each refund will be assessed a $20 service charge unless program is cancelled by the Riding School. A $20 service fee charge will be levied on all returned checks. No refunds for cancellations within three weeks of session, unless we are able to fill your spot.

Volunteer at Camp

The Riding School needs volunteers (ages 11 and up) to help with the Summer Camp programs. Volunteers must know how to tack up and lead horses on their own. Volunteers need to be available Monday – Thursday from 10:30am – 12:00pm for Summer Camp and/or 12:30pm – 2pm for Picnic with the Ponies.

Volunteers are welcome to help with both camps if they wish.  Feel free to bring a lunch and hang out with the other volunteers and instructors during breaks.  At the end of the summer, there will be a volunteer appreciation day with the opportunity to ride, bathe, and enjoy a fun lunch.  Volunteers must have volunteered consistently throughout the summer.

Please contact the riding school at eqschool@kcranch.org or 303-972-8456.

Weekly Lesson Program

If your child is too young for camp, or they would like to continue after camp, consider our Lesson Program. This is a year-round riding school with students advancing from beginner through advanced intermediate riding in English or Western disciplines. Private lesson rates are $60-$65 per hour. Please talk to your instructor if interested in Semi-Private lessons.

For more information, please call 303-972-8456 or email eqschool@kcranch.org.

Ken-Caryl Equestrian Center, 14422 W. Ken-Caryl Avenue, Littleton, CO 80127

Ken-Caryl Ranch