Summer CAMPS 2018



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June 25 - 29
July 9 - 13
August 6 - 10

Introduction to Horsemanship for New & Young Riders

MAX 10 (ages 6 - 10)

$450 + tax ($517.39) specify which week
$820 + tax ($942.80) for 2 weeks

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 6-10.

Swimming at midday.

Some great camp crafts.

A visit to the top of our beautiful mountain!

July 3 - 6

Physio Dressage + Test Rides

MAX 15 (open age)

$425.00 + tax ($488.64) for 4 days
$150.00 + tax ($172.42) for a single day

A dressage week with VHF coach and Physiotherapist, Mireille Bilodeau, and Rae Becke. This week will look at the rider and horse partnership with video analysis, biomechanics, fitness and test preparation. Clinic will finish with Dressage Judge, John MacPherson judging test rides.

It is an intense, 4 day session.

Outside horse-rider partners welcome,
contact Rae Becke @

July 23 - 27

Happy Hackers

Max 8 (ages 11-15)

$450 + tax ($517.39)

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. Oriented towards the older camper.

July 30 - August 3

Equine Canada Rider Level Challenges (Levels 1-4)

Max 10 (minimum age 10)

$450 + tx ($517.39)

Rider Level evaluations are comprised of a written test, a practical horse knowledge component and a 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, well informed 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 from Level 1 to 4 test on last day.

Language of choice for written (French or English).

July 30 - August 3 (clinic will be 3 days)

Eventing Clinic, hosted by VHF
clinician to be confirmed

Limited registration

please contact Rae Becke

$450 + tax ($517.39)
$200 + tax ($229.90) for a single day

If you are an eventer you need to book this week. Venturing Hills is home to some challenging natural terrain and some 80 cross country jumps ranging from beginner logs to preliminary level corners. Lots of water to practise in, drops, ditches, trakeners and big gallops.

We look forward to hosting a cross country clinician, and will post once confirmed for this week.

Clinic will follow 3 day format with 1 day allotted to each phase.

August 13 - 17

Drill Team (A Salute to Canada’s Musical Ride)

Max 10 (open age, must be in command of walk, trot and canter)

$450 + tx ($517.39)

An equestrian drill team is a group of horses and riders performing choreographed maneuvers to music. Drill teams are intended to entertain, show sportsmanship, horsemanship, teamwork and dedication.

What to Expect

“Riders in a drill team ride their horses in unison, in patterns, learn to work in close quarters with other horses, learn how to pass closely in unison without running into each other. Horses learn to work together to create intricate patterns. At competitions, a drill team is judged on ability, including spacing and alignment, timing and coordination, originality, difficulty, and attractiveness of patterns, speed, horsemanship, uniformity, manners of the animals, music, and crowd appeal. “

Great Music, great horses, and a performance to show it all off. We hope to continue the VHF Drill Team into the fall season.

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.

Email to 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