Swift Creek offers day camps over summer vacations, spring break, and winter breaks for children ages 6-17. Campers learn about horse care, nutrition, horsemanship and horseback riding. The children get riding lessons daily separated based on skill levels, have arts and crafts activities, play mounted games, and more! We can accommodate first time riders through students jumping 2'6" courses. Camps run Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. Early drop off and late pickup is available.
Show Jumper Camp: Learning Jumper turns, jumper times , different classes (jump offs, optimum time, etc.), course design, riding and adjusting lines, in and outs, bending lines. Also show prep such as clipping, mane pulling, wrapping, tack presentation, horse presentation. Friday will be a barn show, Sunday the 22nd is a local Jumper show for any interested campers!
HUNTER/EQ CAMP: Counting strides down lines, using the whole ring, keeping rhythms, recognizing leads and diagonals, practice opening and closing circles, correct position at the flat and over fences, working on downward and upward transitions, equitation patterns, tests, and courses, hunter courses. Also show prep such as clipping, mane pulling, tack presentation, horse presentation, and braiding.
**Please inquire if you are interested in weeks not listed here. We will add additional weeks if we have interest. Thank you!
Swift Creek's camps have a high staff to student ratio to help campers meet their horsemanship goals, stay safe, and have fun! We offer multiple trainers, giving more advanced students an opportunity to still enjoy camp. We offer both English and western riding, dressage, hunters, jumpers, gaming, and equestrian vaulting! We also have a counselor and counselor in training programs so our more advanced students can learn to teach our other students. Our facilities are kept neat, clean, and organized. We take pride in our care for the horses, tack, and other equipment. We are also proud to keep a collection of safe, quiet horses of good temperament.
Swift Creek's owner also runs Eleventh Hour Foal Haven, which rescues orphaned nurse mare foals from euthanasia. Foals are bottle fed, cleaned, and halter broke during spring break and the early sessions of summer camp. Campers have some opportunities to help care for the foals during these sessions. 11th Hour is always looking for volunteers and donations!
Swift Creek School of Equitation