About


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.


Rates


  • $350 for one week
  • $650 for two weeks
  • $1200 for four weeks
  • $10/day for early drop off and/or late pickup  (drop off no earlier than 8am, pickup no later than 5:00pm)

What to Bring

  • sack lunch
  • water bottle
  • close toed shoes
  • long pants for riding
  • snacks

Dates

  • April 2-6, 2018
    • ​​We are offering two camps this week! One regular/beginner camp and one advanced/show camp to prepare for upcoming show season! Limited Spaces Avilable!
  • ​June 18-22nd - signup through Goochland Parks and Rec.
  • June 25-29th
  • July 2nd-5th
  • ​July 9-13th
  • ​July 16-20th - Advanced Show Jumper Camp (riders must be able to w/t/c jump 2')
  • July 23-27th
  • July 30-Aug 3rd
  • ​Aug 6-10 - signup through Goochland Parks and Rec
  •  Aug 13th – 17th – Showing in the Hunters/Equitation Camp (Need to WTC competently)
  • August 20-24th


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!

Why Choose Swift Creek?

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.


Foal Rescue

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!


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