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Ali, Claudia and Madison at Horse Camp

  Announcing Clairvaux’s 2021 Summer Horse Camp!

For riders 6 to 15 years old, Monday through Friday, 8:30am-3pm.

Each week will have a different theme, so riders can have fun participating in multiple weeks, learning lots of things about horse-related topics. We will have additional activities during each session, including crafts and games.


Here are the dates and the themes for each week of our summer horse camp:

Week 1: June 21-25 – Mini-EAP: Get a taste of the US Hunter/Jumper Association’s Emerging Athletes Program! This camp covers both riding and horsemanship and helps riders get acquainted with this hugely successful national training and talent-search program.

Week 2: June 28-July 2 – Show Camp – Learn about showing and how the Hunter/Jumper discipline works. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how a real horse show works from course design and judging, to jump crew and gate keeping.

Week 3: July 5-July 9 – Trail and Games Camp – Due to last summer’s success and feedback, we are combining these topics together! This is a great chance to blow off some steam and have fun on horseback! A special Fourth of July celebration to be held on Friday.

Week 4: July 12-16 – Top-level Grooming, Horse Care and Conditioning – Learn how horses are readied for the show ring, including bathing, mane pulling, and body clipping. This is a hands-on program. Campers will learn how to properly longe horses, as well as the practicing the steps for proper conditioning. Riding will take place both in and out of the arena.

Week 5: July 19-23 – Trail and Games Camp – We are offering TWO weeks of Trail and Games camp! Whether you’re low-key or intensely competitive, this is a fun-filled week!

Cost for each summer horse camp week is $475. All campers receive a T-shirt.


Kate Evelyn at Summer Horseback Riding Camp

Deposits are $100 per week, per rider (non-refundable).

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