3 Mack Hill Road, Amherst, NH (603) 801-0958

Riding Lessons at Mack Hill Riding Academy

2018 Riding Camp Dates

  • Session 1: June 28 - 22, 9am – 3pm
  • Session 2: Julne 25 - 29, 9am – 3pm
  • Session 3: July 30 - August 3, 9am - 3pm
  • Session 4: August 13 - 17, 9am – 3pm

Riding Camp Activities Include:

  • Daily lesson
  • Hands on lectures
  • Horse care and management
  • Arts and crafts
  • Swimming/Water fun

Download the Camp Signup Form

 

Download the Camp Confirmation Sheet with information for camp participants

Please be sure of the following:

  • Arrive no earlier than 8:45 but by 9:00 each day and meet at the picnic area in front of the barn.
  • Wear long pants and boots with a heel (no shorts or capri pants) - hiking boots are a great option - please no sneakers or tennis shoes.
  • Wear a shirt that covers the tummy and can get dirty (we prefer no strappy tank tops).
  • Hair should be tied back - headbands are a great idea for children with shorter hair, to keep hair out of their face while working, riding and playing!
  • Pack snacks, lunch and drinks. We will provide water and refrigerated space for food.
  • Be picked up at 3pm from the meeting area. There will be a charge for late pick ups: Prearranged early drop off or late pick up is available at the rate of $15 per 30 minutes, when prior arranges are made and prepaid. Early drop off and late pick up without prior arrangements will be billed at $15 for the first 5 minutes - 15 minutes, and $15 per 15 minutes early/late after that.

 

What to expect:

  • After arrival at camp each morning, campers will meet with their camp counselors to go over the days activities and anything important to know for the day.
  • Campers will spend part of the morning helping their counselor complete some basic horse care chores, to experience what it's like to own their own horse!
  • Following barn time campers will take a quick break for snack and practice their horse terminology (horse breeds, colors, parts of the horse and saddle).
  • Campers will groom and tack up their assigned horse (with counselors help if needed) to prepare for thier riding lesson.
  • Some days campers will all ride together in a group activity or game, other days camplers will be divided by skill level and receive a more structured lesson.
  • Lunch time.
  • Afternoon horsey craft, game, or hands on horse time!
  • Cool off in the pool when weather permits.
  • Meet at the picnic table for pick up.

 

What to bring:

  • The remainder of the camp fee if not already paid in full. Campers will not be accepted for the first day of camp without full payment for the session.
  • A change of weather-appropriate clothes for afternoon activities such as games, before/after the pool - summer clothes (shorts, capris, tank tops) are ok but campers must remain in shoes with a closed toe (boots or sneakers) while in the barn or horse area.
  • A pair of flip flops for the pool area.
  • Sunscreen, bathing suit and towel.
  • Lunch, snacks and plenty to drink. A refillable water bottle is a great option - we have a water fountain on site!

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