March 2 - 4, 2011
2011 Quebec School Break VHF Fun Kids Week
- Dates: March 2nd to March 4th
- Time: 9am - 3pm
- Ages: 7 to 15
1 to 5 day Participation Optional
From Monday February 28th until Monday March 4th VHF is offering a week for kids where they can come to the farm and slide and toboggan, do horsey art projects, ride, groom and have fun with the horses and ponies, all day, for 1-5 days. We have 4 qualified helpers ready to come and work with us to take care of the kids for the week.
In order to help families with working parents, the kids can be dropped off between 8:30-9am and picked up between 3-4pm. First thing after they arrive, the kids will go upstairs to the warm and spacious Music Room which will be their base for each day.
Everyday they will start off with a 20 minute exercise class and then a fun lecture with slides or movies about horses and ponies; breeds, colours, different jobs they do, where they come from all over the world, Olympic sports with horses, etc. We also have videos of students in the stable riding and competing last year, so the children can get to know the competition horses and older kids in the stable.
Once the morning chores are finished by VHF staff in the stable, the kids will ride or if it is cold they will ride later in the day when it is warm. When cold, late morning they will learn the practical and appropriate theory about care and management of the horses as per the Equine Canada Riding Levels. They will groom the ponies and horses and learn about tack, feeding, first aid, bandaging their legs, shoeing, etc.
After lunch in the Music Room, they will ride, playing games and going through obstacle courses. They will get some technical training but the emphasis will be on fun and games with safety.
Following the afternoon ride, they will come back in to put away the horses, help feed the stable and clean their tack. Depending on the time left they will go sliding or skating or if they prefer, they can stay inside and do some horsey art projects. Depending on time and weather, they may be able to ride twice for 2 shorter sessions.
The cost is $55/day for 5 days, $65/day for 3 days or $75/day for 1 or 2 days. There are no additional charges. Afternoon snacks and drinks will be provided
Please give us a call or send us an email to let us know if you are interested. See our Contact Us page.