Summer Camp Fundraiser

Join us at Happy Hooves Sanctuary for summer horse camp! Campers will learn how to safely care for, lead, ride, and drive our wonderful herd of rescued miniature horses and lesson horses. Camp culminates with a pony parade and refreshments for campers and their families.

All profits from tuition go to supporting sanctuary expenses year-round.

  • Summer Camp 2024 will have eight week sessions from Monday, July 8 through Friday, August 30. Each session is one week long.
  • This event is open to children aged 5-11 years old. Registration is required and availability will be based on enrollment.
  • Childcare services for extended hours are available for an additional cost.
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Event Description

Riding Lessons: The camp will include private and semi-private lessons on our lesson horses for first time riders to intermediate beginner riders only. Students will do fun activities to become confident on horseback, improve balance, and learn body control to create an independent seat and quiet hands. Campers will learn how to communicate effectively with the horse using riding aids. We will break horseback riding into achievable parts to meet the learner's ability level. 

Pony Rides: Camp participants 7 years old and under will ride with an assistant leading the pony and learn leadline equitation.

Carriage DrivingMiniature horse driving basics: how to safely get in and out of the cart, harness the horse and use driving aids to communicate effectively with the horse. Driving will be done in small groups, two campers per horse.

Horsemanship: The camp provides a safe environment to learn horse handling skills through grooming techniques and stable keeping.

Other Activities: Art and crafts, learning equine anatomy and games.

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  • $650 per camper for a week 
  • Before/after hours childcare $25 an hour
  • Accept payment: Venmo only

What to Bring/Wear

Sack lunch, sunscreen, sun hat, long pants, boots with firm toes (paddock boots preferred, rain boots and hiking shoes acceptable), well-fitting horseback riding helmet (if you don't have one, we have loaners).

Summer Day Camp 2024 Sessions & Dates

Operating HoursMonday - Friday | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Session A | Week 1: July 8 - 12
Session B | Week 2: July 15 - 19 
Session C | Week 3: July 22 - 26  
Session D | Week 4: July 29 - August 2  
Session E | Week 5: August 5 - 9  
Session F | Week 6: August 12 - 16  
Session G | Week 7: August 19 - 23
Session H | Week 8: August 26 - 30 


Space is limited and will be granted on a first come first served basis.

We look forward to seeing you!