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We've been offering our very popular summer camps since 2008. We pride ourselves on our small class sizes, our high teacher to student ratio, and on offering many different choices for beginner riders up to experienced horse folk!

The summer schedule for 2024

is ready! Camps fill quickly - many filled up just with our own students - so please email us right away if you're interested in signing up. We can't wait to talk to you about all the fun we have planned!

Camp policies are much the same as always. We maintain a 1:5 adult to child ratio, maximum of ten campers for most camps. Please check to make sure of appropriate ages and experience levels, since these change from camp to camp. If you’re not sure of your child’s level, please check with your instructor. Campers who haven’t ridden here before may be asked to take a placing lesson ($45) before confirming your enrollment, especially for more advanced levels. A $100 deposit is required at the time of sign-up to hold your child’s place, with full payment due on the first morning of camp. Please come to camp with appropriate footwear and helmet (except for beginner camp, where we can loan you the helmet), lunch, and water. If you need to cancel, your deposit will be returned to you only if we are able to fill your child’s spot from the waiting list.

COVID/illness policies: we will be following the state guidelines at the time of camp. Masks were optional last summer, but encouraged in close quarters. We encouraged parents, siblings, friends, etc. to visit on the last day of camp when we typically have a show or open house, but to otherwise stick to dropping off and picking up their campers. Distancing is very encouraged for people outside of each other’s social bubbles. If you need to cancel before camp begins due to COVID or other illness, we will do our best to fill your slot with someone else. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds once a session of camp has begun.

We shall see what the summer brings. It’s (still) an interesting time to be alive. Fortunately, our horses have been here for us, and will continue to be!


SPACE LIMITED! TO SIGN UP:

Send an email to sunflowerhorsefarms@gmail.com with your child's name, age, the camp(s) you want to sign them up for, your name, address and phone number, and your child’s t-shirt size. Deposit due at time of registration; balance due the first day of camp. Please remember that you may be asked to take a placement lesson if you aren’t part of the regular program and are signing up for an advanced level. Placement lessons are $45 dollars, due at the time of the lesson.
 

Beginner session I: June 19th-21st, 8AM-1PM (three day camp)

Head Instructor: Renee Cabatic
Cost: $210

full, please email for waitlist


Fall in love with horses this summer in a camp that will cover basic horse knowledge and daily care as well as riding skills! Students in this camp typically learn to steer their own horse, sit the walk and trot, do a safety dismount at the walk, and we always play lots of games! This section of Beginner Camp is limited to six riders in order to ensure that instructors are able to keep an extra close watch on each student.

Equestrian Games: June 24th-28th, 8AM-1PM
Head Instructor: Renee Cabatic
Cost: $350


Get ready for an exhilarating adventure at our newest camp experience! Combining our passion for horses with the thrill of games, this camp takes the excitement up a notch. From chores to tacking up, every aspect is gamified, turning routine tasks into thrilling challenges. Campers, aged eight and older, will delve into the world of competitive and cooperative horse-centered games. They'll even have the chance to design and test their own games. Join us for an unforgettable fusion of equestrian skills and playful competition and cooperation. Campers must be independent at the walk, trot, and beginning to canter.

 
Beginner session II: July 1st-5th, 8AM-1PM
Head Instructor: Renee Cabatic
Cost: $350

full, please email for wait list

​Fall in love with horses this summer in a camp that will cover basic horse knowledge and daily care as well as riding skills! Students in this camp typically learn to steer their own horse, sit the walk and trot, do a safety dismount at the walk, and we always play lots of games! This section of Beginner Camp is limited to six riders in order to ensure that instructors are able to keep an extra close watch on each student. 


Working Equitation: July 8th-12th, 8AM-1PM
Head Instructor: Robyn Hauck
Cost: $350


Are you an advanced rider ready to try a new horse sport this summer? Then this camp is for you! Working Equitation combines dressage, a complex obstacle course and, at upper levels, a timed obstacle course where speed is the name of the game. Work on sidepassing, backing around corners, opening and closing gates, and much more, while having fun with your friends horsey and human!

Beginner Horse Training: July 15th-18th, 8AM-1PM 

Head Instructor: Renee Cabatic
Cost: $350

 

Training horses is a many-layered process, the techniques of which can be fun and useful for everyone who loves horses. Learn more about how to focus on your horse’s learning, from the ground and in the saddle, at this varied and unique camp that allows students to focus on specific training goals we set at the beginning of the week. Must have confidence working with horses and be comfortable at the walk, trot and canter, and at least eight years old.
 

Young Riders!: July 22nd-24th, 9AM-11:30AM (three day camp)

Head Instructor: Renee Cabatic
Cost: $200


This camp is expressly designed with the youngest horse lovers in mind – target age for campers is 3-7 years old. Campers learn to groom and care for their horse in addition to riding. A parent or other trusted adult is required to attend with each young rider. This camp is a fun, gentle introduction to the wonderful world of horsemanship!

Jumping II: July 29th- August 2nd, 8AM to 1PM

Head Instructor: Robyn Hauck
Cost: $350

 

It’s back! Jumping II is a favorite camp for our advanced students, who must be confident riders already jumping 2’. Play jumping games like the classic Chase Me Charlie as well as our in-barn favorites like Three Doors and Grandma’s Suitcase, jump in our fields, jump bareback… 


Mounted Archery: August 5th-9th, 8AM-1PM 

Head Instructor: Riven Benson
Cost: $350

Mounted archery is a complex blend of sports between horse riding and archery. You will be able to learn the basic skills and safety of archery, refine your archery skills, and use them on horseback. We will do a combination of archery on the ground, archery on horseback, and of course some fun rides and games in between. Students will have to be comfortable and confident at a walk, trot, and canter hands-free. We will be doing a lot of leg communication with the horses due to our hands being preoccupied with the bows and arrows. We welcome any skill level of archer, but you will have to provide your own bow (a shorter bow would be easiest to use) and arrows. Arm guards and finger tabs are very much encouraged for your own comfort if you have them.
 

Horse Ownership: August 12th-16th, 8AM-1PM 

Head Instructor: Renee Cabatic
Cost: $350


Learn about the practical skills of owning a horse in this unique camp. You’ll choose one Sunflower horse to care for as your own for the week. We’ll learn all the daily tasks horse owners need to know, learn horse first aid, and even have equine specialists like the farrier and chiropractor come visit. We’ll also do plenty of riding, of course. Feel more prepared to have your own horse someday! You don’t need to be an expert rider for this one, but you do need to be confident handling a horse, riding at the walk and trot, and at least eight years old.

 

​Intermediate: August 19th-August 23rd,8AM-1PM
Head Instructor: Nariana Aldarondo
Cost: $350

only one spot remaining!

This camp is targeted at kids who have a fair amount of riding experience and are at least eight years old. Though they don’t need to have had formal lessons, a trail ride or two isn’t enough – kids need to be confident handling a horse on their own, and riding in groups at the trot. They may have started cantering, but it’s not a necessity. We will play lots of trotting games, working on more complex maneuvers at the trot, and perhaps start cantering if they are ready.
 

Jumping I: August 26th-30th, 8AM-1PM

Head Instructor: Nariana Aldarondo
Cost: $350


Jumping is a sport that requires precise control over speed and steering as well as an excellent seat and it rewards you with thrills and laughter! Students who sign up for this camp don’t need to be jumping already (although it certainly helps). Students will need to be proficient and confident at the walk, trot and canter on the rail, and be at least eight years old. We will jump cross rails and verticals, play jumping games to improve our skills and possibly jump outside of the arena!

Summer Training Team: June 20th-August 30th,1-3PM (Tuesdays only)
Head Instructor: Robyn Hauck et al
Cost: $250


Open to current and alum members of both training teams, this is a once-weekly meeting to check in on our progress. Let’s swap ideas, ride together, put out new toys to play with, and generally do our training thing! (Priced assuming students will miss a week or two, since it’s summer…) Potential trail ride day to round off the summer.

 

And yes, training team students are still allowed to ride training horses outside of meeting times, but must have an adult present in case of emergency. Depending on what camp is going on, it may be possible to ride in the mornings, but please inquire before you come!

The popsicle budget during camp can be in the triple digits for the summer

Advanced camps sometimes get to go for adventures, like to Inavale farm for some cross country jumping!

Discovering a love of working green horses at training camp.

Mounted archery is very tricky but lots of fun!

There's a lot of dress up at camp.

Robyn's daughter likes to come and help when she can!

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