Horseback Riding Camps


Day Camps

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.-noon 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.

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center

Longmont 303-652-9131

CTRC joins special-need and able-bodied campers to learn about horses and riding. Our structured camps offer a safe, supportive environment to learn, grow, and have fun.

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 17-21. Horse show camps June 3-8, July 1-6, July 29 through Aug. 3. $400 ($400 plus show fees for Horse Show camp)

Sun Pony Ranch Horsemanship Camp

Berthoud 970-532-4040

Campers 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 non-competitive 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 28 through Aug. 10, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $365 per week. Register by April 30 for “Early Bird” rate of $335 per week.

Sun Pony Ranch “Little Buckaroos” Ranch Camp

Berthoud 970-532-4040

Our “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 5 through June 7, with seven additional weeks over the summer. Camp hours are 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Cost is $130 for the first week and $115 for each additional week, or additional camper, from same family.

Unicorn Ranch Horse Camp

Longmont 720-270-5553

Horsemanship day camp for children ages 9 and older. Beginner and continuing riders are welcome. Activities include horseback riding lessons, horse care and horsemanship skills.We provide excellent school horses, small groups, outstanding safety and professional instruction. This camp offers the entire horsemanship experience, from riding to horse care, including education on horse feed, first aid for horses, common illnesses, grooming skills for showing and helping with the daily care of our horses. Each day includes a riding lesson, barn chores, horse fun such as painting or bathing and educational classes. Riding lessons are taught in skill-appropriate groups. Small group sizes, individual adult attention, our school horses, and professional instruction all help set our camp apart from others. Our program has an exceptional safety record. Our counselors and instructors have experience and work well with children. We have experience with children who have special needs. Call Pam at 720-270-5553, or email pam@ for more information.

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