Looking for Summer Camps for your child? Look no further.
If you have a child with a passion or love of horses there is no greater gift you can give them than horses for the summer.
✓ Horses teach kids responsibility, selflessness and respect.
✓ Horses can help kids build confidence and learn generosity of spirit.
✓ Horses help kids learn about leadership, empathy and forgiveness.
✓ Kids become more focused, mature and calm after spending time with horses.
✓ Riding develops core strength, balance and fine motor skills. It is a bilateral activity that uses both sides of the body equally.
✓ It is a healthy outdoor activity that can be enjoyed alone or in groups, and into adulthood.
✓ Getting your child involved in horses will take them on the adventure of a lifetime, provide exercise and a break from screens.
Summer Camp at Middleburg Riding - A typical day
At drop-off campers are checked in by a counsellor, who confirms the camper has their lunch and water bottle. Home Base is on the cottage lawn under the two apple trees and campers will play games on the lawn while everyone is checked in. They will receive their horse or pony assignments for the day, then go to the barn to get their pony ready.
Their morning riding lesson will focus on the theme for the week, then they will wash and cool down their ponies and put them away, then have lunch. After lunch activities can include lessons in horse care, water games, arts and crafts, and riding again. The afternoon's activities will be related to the week's theme.
Pick-up is at 3pm next to the apple trees. We promise to return to you a tired, happy kid!
See the weekly themes below. Camps offered for ages from 6 to 16. Please note some camps have further age restrictions, listed below.
Preschool camps also available!
Conveniently located just 20 minutes from Haymarket/Gainesville. Year round lessons also available.
Our Summer Camps are a great way to immerse yourself in horses!
Day Camps run 9 AM to 3 PM
Day Camps cost $500. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for any camp discounts!
One week of overnight camp costs $1,100. Two weeks of overnight camp costs $2500.
Horsemanship Aftercare Program is available, Monday through Thursday from 3 - 5 PM. Campers will learn further horse management. Cost is $200.00/week.
Camp deposit is non-refundable. Deposit is $150 for day camps and $250 for overnight.
All camps must be paid in full by May 31. Registrations after May 31 must be paid in full.
You may cancel, for a refund minus your deposit, until two weeks before your scheduled camp.
If you need to change your camp week you may do so, without fee, until 2 weeks prior to your scheduled start date, providing space is still available. If you need to make a change within the 2 weeks, a $50 office fee will apply.
Campers must wear boots with a low heel and bring an ASTM approved riding helmet.
June 18 - 20
Prepare your horse for a show. Bathing, braiding, planning and organizing. How do we get socks super white? What supplies do we need on the trailer? Loading and unloading safely. What do we do when we arrive at a show and how do we warm up our horse? Campers will attend one day at the Loudoun Horse Show in Upperville, an A rated show, to watch one of our advanced level students compete.
($50 surchage applies for Breyer horse purchase or bring your own). Paint your Breyer horse to make it unique. Campers will work together to design and build a farm for their horses.
For the serious rider - complete immersion in horse care and training that will allow for the most progress. (Cost: $1,000 if signed up before March 31/$1,100 if signed up after March 31). Campers will attend and ride in a show on Wednesday.
Preschool Day Camps
Games and Horse Sports
There are so many games we can play with our horses, and some are played to a professional level. Campers will play both mounted and unmounted games with their ponies and have a demonstration from a professional-level player
Which 3 horse discplines are in the Olympics? Riders will get a taste of each in their lessons. When not riding they will learn what equipment is required for each discipline and how riders prepare. How are courses designed and what questions are the course designers asking with their designs?
Intro to Horse Ownership
Want to learn the ins and outs of caring for our horses? Join us to learn more about routine and emergency horse care and how horses build a bond with their humans.