Horseback Riding

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A Rising Star Equestrian Summer Camp

Arvada 303-431-4675

Every day is an adventure in equine education, and fun is the emphasis! Starting with safety on the ground, students learn how to catch, halter, lead, groom and tack up their horses. Every day includes a group horseback riding lesson. Riding lessons are also available for hour-long and half-hour lessons. A Rising Star has experienced instructors on site who teach a variety of disciplines, and if you don’t have a horse of your own they have lesson horses and ponies. Camps are offered on a weekly basis, June through August.

Academy Stables

Lafayette 303-665-4637

This camp runs weekly throughout the summer, May 30 to Aug. 8. Activities are designed for kids ages 5 and older, and sessions run from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. Lessons include horse care, horse shows, horse safety, riding instruction, horse show/competition and demonstrations. The cost is $295 per camp. Campers attending more than one camp receive a discount (campers can attend multiple camps in the same week or separate weeks). Both English- and Western-style camps available. Call for reservations.

C Bar T Trail Ranch

Idledale 303-674-6477

This summer youth camp specializes in wilderness camping and wilderness horsemanship. Camp sessions consist primarily of a continuous horseback pack trip in the national forests of Colorado. All ability ranges and experience levels are welcome. Campers have their own horse to care for with the help and supervision of the staff. Cost varies depending on the length of the program. Call for more information.

Cornerstone Farm Summer Horsemanship Camp

Longmont 303-828-9040

Camp runs Monday through Friday (Monday- Saturday for Horse Show camps), 9 a.m.– 2 p.m., ages 7 and up. Intro to horses and riding, little or no experience, June 16-20. Horse show camps June 2-7, July 21-26, July 28 through Aug. 2. $450 ($450 plus show fees for Horse Show camp) for more information.

Riding Instructions Assistants Course

Longmont 720-270-5553

camp for teens 14-plus who would like to learn how to assist in riding
lessons, or teach basic riding. Teens must be able to confidently walk,
trot and canter and able to handle a horse with ease. Teens will learn
about developmental skills, progressive riding skills, evaluating a
horse, teaching skills and teaching safety. All-weather riding — we have
an indoor arena. Friends and family discount. Call/text Pam at
720-270-5553, or email pam@

Sun Pony Ranch Horsemanship Camp

Berthoud 970-532-4040

get their own horse for a week and learn responsibilities to care for
it. Campers are focused on horses and ride twice each day. English or
Western riding style is camper´s choice. A non-competitive Horse Show is
held each Friday to show off new skills. Bonding with a horse is
important in learning to ride. Sun Pony Ranch teaches about horse
behavior and personality to encourage this bonding and to promote
safety. Activities include daily riding lessons, including bareback
riding sessions, feeding, grooming, tacking
and general care of your horse. Shampoo Day teaches how to bathe the
horse, while Horse Show Day is a noncompetitive show for family and
friends. Students have fun braiding and decorating their horses for the
show. Sun Pony Ranch Horse Camp is co-ed and for ages 8-14. Sessions are
one week each, from May 26 through Aug. 8, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each
day. Cost is $380 per week. Register by April 30 for “Early Bird” rate
of $355 per week.

Sun Pony Ranch “Little Buckaroos” Ranch Camp

Berthoud 970-532-4040

“Little Buckaroo” campers will learn about cowboys, cowgirls and life
on a ranch. They will learn about horses, including grooming, care and
feeding. They will ride horses each day of camp. Campers will learn and
practice safety around horses and around the ranch. They will get to try
out some ranch chores, and have special ranch fun. Activities are all
age-appropriate for these younger kids. Little Buckaroos Ranch Camp is
co-ed and for ages 5-7. Sessions are weekly, three days per week each,
Tuesday through Thursday. The first session is June 3 through June 5,
with seven additional weeks over the summer. Camp hours are 10:30 a.m.– 2
p.m. Cost is $140 for the first week and $115 for each additional week,
or additional camper from same family.

Unicorn Ranch Horse Camp

Longmont 720-270-5553

by the week or the day! Horsemanship day camp for children ages 7-14.
Junior counselor opportunities available to riders 14-plus. Beginner and
continuing riders are welcome. Activities include riding lessons, horse
care and horsemanship skills. We offer the entire horsemanship
experience, including lessons on feeding, first aid, horse illnesses,
grooming, braiding and helping with daily care. Each day includes a
riding lesson, barn chores and horse fun such as painting or bathing.
Riding is taught in private lessons or in small, skill-appropriate
groups. Our counselors and instructors have experience with children,
including children who have special needs. Safety, small group sizes,
individual adult attention, our school horses and professional
instruction set our camp apart from others. All-weather riding — we have
an indoor arena. Friends and family discount. Call or text Pam at
720-270-5553, or email for more information.