Summer CAMPS 2017

 

Summer camp time is coming soon with the first group of campers beginning Monday, June 26th.

Download the registration form

 

June 26 - 29 (4 day)

Physio – Dressage and Rider Fitness

$425.00 + tx ($488.64)
MAX 15 (open age)

A dressage week with physiotherapist and coach Mireille Bilodeau, and Rae Becke. This week will look at the rider and horse partnership with video analysis, biomechanics, fitness and test preparation for the Oakhurst Silver Dressage Show, July 2.

It is a four day, intense session.

Outside horse-rider partners welcome.

July 3 - 7

Happy Hackers

$450.00 + tx ($517.39)
MAX 10 (ages 11-15)

Join us to explore the trails and terrain at Venturing Hills. Morning hacks, mid day swims and afternoon hikes. Some picnics and a chance to experience horses as partners in adventure.

Friday pizza day.

Oriented towards the older camper.

July 10 - 14 (A)
July 31 - August 4 (B)
August 14 - 18 (C)

Horsemanship - An introduction to the wonderful world of horses.

$450 + tx ($517.39) (specify which week)
$820 + tx for 2 weeks ($942.80)
MAX 12 (ages 7-10)

Campers will ride daily and learn the basics of horsemanship, including, tacking up, care of pony, leading, walking, trot, halt. A great introduction, or refresher for those who only ride in the summer.

Orientation is towards younger camper ages 7-10.

Swimming at midday.

Crafts 3x/week with Charlotte Tourengeau

A visit to the top of our beautiful mountain!

Preference will be given to those who opt for 2 weeks.

July 24 - 28

Eventing Week

$475. + tx ($546.13)
MAX 12 (open age)

A week for competitive eventers and those who would like to try an Equestrian Olympic discipline.

X-country schooling jumps will be set up across the Venturing Hills schooling course. Lots of chance to try some of those tough questions. Oakhurst event is Sunday July 30…..a great tune up.

Dressage tests for rider’s level will be reviewed and polished.

Finish with some careful stadium course study and rides.

August 7 - 11

Intro to Intermediate Jumping Camp

$450 + tx ($517.39)
MAX 8 (ages 9-14)

*rider must be comfortable in 2-point position and canter in open space

Riders spend lifetimes mastering the art and technique of jumping with a horse.

The basics will be covered including rules of competition, counting strides, measuring stride length, picking spots, reading courses. This is a small step forward!

Swimming at lunch and fitness each day.

August 14 - 18

Equine Canada Learn to Ride Program, Rider Level 1 and 2 Evaluation

$450 + tx ($517.39)
MAX 10 (ages 10-16)

Rider Level evaluations are comprised of a written test, a practical horse knowledge component and a flat riding component. Eligible candidates for Level 1 and 2 are at the beginning stages of equestrian development.

This Equestrian development program is internationally recognized and is comprised of 8 established levels, with a further 2 in early stages of use. It provides riders with a progressive matrix enabling them to grow into well rounded, knowlegable, and safe equestrians. We are happy to offer this week as a preparation for the evaluation on final day.

Riders will go through the Equine Canada manual with instructor and be prepared to challenge either the Level 1 or 2 test on last day. Language of choice for written (French or English).

All camps will include swimming, hiking and crafts.

Drop off between 8:30 - 9:00
Pick up between 3:30 - 4:00

Additional fee for extra drop off or pick up time $8/15 minutes, due at time child arrives or leaves. Thank you.

Children will need a good lunch and nutritious snacks. Pizza day on Fridays.

Download the registration form

Email to debbradley@mac.com or deliver in person to VHF office.

Will have a daily schedule available first day of camp.

Any questions should be directed to Deborah Bradley @ 819 455 2574

Should be another great summer on the farm!!

The following is a list of things to pack for your child:

  • Helmet (a bike helmet will work)
  • Boots with heel (rubber boots work)
  • Gloves (bike gloves or riding gloves)
  • Riding clothes (sweat pants or tights, long sleeve shirt)
  • Sun hat
  • Swim suit& towel
  • Sun screen
  • Bug spray (optional)
  • Shorts, t-shirt
  • Rain gear
  • Running shoes