2017 Summer Horse Camps

It’s time for summer camp! There are many summer horseback riding camps offered in the mid-south area. Following is a sampling of horse-related camp activities, listed in alphabetical order. Every attempt has been made to verify the accuracy of the information listed, but please check with the individual camps, as information may change.

Aintree Farms Pony Camp, at 8999 Claiborne Farm Drive, Germantown, TN 38138. The camp is geared for the beginner to the novice rider, ages 4 and up. Aintree pony camp will teach your child basic horsemanship skills both on and off the horse. Session 1:  June 12-16; Session 2:  June 26-30; Session 3:  July 10-14. Sessions run 9am-2pm Monday-Friday with an hour long riding lesson, horsey arts and crafts, creative learning about horsemanship and barn etiquette. Each day concludes with a swim in the neighborhood pool and we have a horse show to show off their new skills on Friday. Cost is $390 per week. For more information contact Louise Turley at 901-494-0116 or email: aintreefarmstable@yahoo.com.

Autumn Chase Farm, 5580 Forest Hill Irene Rd., Collierville, TN 38125,offers 2 weeks of camps: June 19-23 and July 17-21, 9 am – 2 pm daily, and cost is $350 per session. Camps are designed to provide a safe and fun introduction to horses for new riders and a great way for experienced riders to sharpen their skills! All campers have a riding lesson every day, horse care lessons, trail rides, games, arts and crafts. For more information and to download the enrollment form, visit www.autumnchasefarm.com/camp.html or call Kristen (901) 378-1364; e-mail: info@autumnchasefarm.com.

Bit By Bit Ranch,32 Browning Hills, Milan, TN 38355 will host 4 weeks of summer horse camp. We provide gentle, experienced horses and loads of fun with positive, safe horse activities. Campers learn the basics of horsemanship and spend plenty of time in the saddle, along with other fun activities to improve their riding skills and general knowledge of horses.  Camp dates are: Week 1: May 30-June 1; Week 2: June 5-9; Week 3: June 12-June 15; Week 4: June 26-30. For more information, call LeeAnn Johnson at 731-402-0558 or visit their website: www.bitbybitranch.comor facebook at Bit By Bit Ranch. This year’s camp information is posted on their facebook page.

Blue Ribbon Riding Academy, 439 E. Sowell Rd., Canton, MS, 39046, offers horsemanship camps for children ages 4 and up. Blue Ribbon camps are a fantastic way to expose children to horses, or sharpen existing riding skills. There’s lots of ride time during camps and a horse show every Friday. Camp dates are June 5-9, June 12-16, June 26-30, July 10-14, and July 24-28.  Hours are from 8:30 am to 2:45 pm. Cost is $350/week. For more information, camp schedule, and registration form visit: www.BlueRibbonRidingAcademy.com or call 601-842-0564.

Camp of the Rising Son, 444 Lake Road, French Camp, Mississippi 39745. Horse camp for girls only, ages 13-17 is July 10-15. Cost is $499.  At horse camp, explore over 300 acres on horseback and learn horse-handling skills as well as vaulting (gymnastics on horseback). Horse Camp participants enjoy meals on the trail, an overnighter, Bible studies, crafts, and swim time in Lake Anne. Campers ride in a covered arena on bad weather days. At the end of the week, parents and friends can watch campers demonstrate their newly learned skills in the Closing Rodeo. For more information, visit www.campoftherisingson.com or call 662-547-6169; e-mail: info@campoftherisingson.com.

Camp Sycamore Hills,Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, Ashland City, TN hosts a variety of week-long horse camps in June and July for various ages and levels of experience, from third grade to twelfth grade. Campers can learn about grooming, basic care and beginner-level riding; hit the trails; learn to jump; or sharpen their Western and English riding skills. Pony Tails and Hiking Trails camps are June 11-16, June 25-30, and July 16-21. Ropes and Reins camps are June 4-9, June 11-16,  June 18-23, and July 9-14. For pricing, scheduling, and camp brochure, visit http://gsmidtn.org/ride-a-horse/.  For questions, call Carol Coats, Equestrian Manager at 615-947-3214 or email: ccoats@gsmidtn.org.

Crossroads Ranch Camp, 7382 Magnolia Valley Dr., Eagleville, TN 37060. July 17-19 Youth Summer Camp, age 8-13, $300. Early bird discount if booked before April 12. Campers learn about everyday barn life, caring for horses on a daily basis. Horseback Riding is a huge part of every day's activities. Campers learn Western Discipline as well as horse health/hoof care, tack care & equine science. Book online at: www.nashvillehorselessons.com  and find more information on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1731543173826923/. For more info, contact Josh Guin 615-818-7101; e-mail: nashvillehorseman@gmail.com

Fisherville Farms, 1825 N. Collierville-Arlington Road, Eads, TN 38028, offers camps geared toward beginner riders throughout the summer, as well as a one-week camp for riders wanting to advance to the next level. Camp sessions are: June 5-9, 9 am-12 pm, ages 6-12; June 12-16, 9 am-12 pm, ages 6-12; June 26-30, 9 am-12 pm, ages 8-16 Intermediate camp; June 26-30, 12:30 -3:30 pm, ages 3-6; July 10-14, 9 am-12 pm, ages 6-12; and July 17-21, 9 am-12 pm, ages 6-12.  Overnight Advanced camp is July 23-28, ages 10-18. Cost of beginner camps is $175; Intermediate camp is $200; Overnight Advanced camp is$750. For more information, visit www.FishervilleFarms.com; find camp application on facebook at Fisherville Farms; e-mail: erin@fishervillefarms.com.

GG Horse Camp, 345 Watkins Dr., Somerville, TN 38057 offers summer horse camp, Monday-Thursday, 9 am-3 pm, Friday 9-12 noon. We learn to tack up and ride every day. Cost is $275 per week. For more information: call Victoria Montesi at 901-461-0655. Facebook: GG Horse Camp.

Hidden Hills Farm and Saddle Club, 5900 Edgemon Road, Ooltewah, TN 37363 offers 12 weeks of summer camps, from June 5 to July 29. Camps are organized at various levels according to riding experience; are for boys and girls; run Monday through Friday, from 9:30-1:30; prices vary. The 2017 Summer Camp dates are listed on their website, as are registration forms: https://www.hiddenhillsfarm.com/summer-camps/. For more information, call: 423-488-3993 or e-mail info@hiddenhillsfarm.comor message us on facebook. Email: Tara Hills troglovite@hotmail.com

Horsemania Sleep Over Riding Campsat Coyote Run Arena, 4393 Gainesville Road, Mason, TN. Ponytails Overnight Camp for girlsages 7 to 14 starts June 5, with weekly sessions through July 28. Cost is $395/week. Day camp is offered Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for ages 6-14. Cost is $285 per week. Camps are for beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders. Students receive instruction in western horsemanship, barrel racing, pole bending, and trail riding. Located just 20 minutes from Arlington/Lakeland area. For more information visit www.horsemaniacamp.com  or call Terri Draper, 901-634-7484; e-mail: hedraper@comcast.net.

Hunters Edge Stablesat 5366 Forest Hill-Irene Road, Memphis, TN 38125 offers six weeks of summer camps for ages 6 and up. Summer Camps provide a starting foundation for kids to gain confidence around horses. Campers learn how to properly care for a horse, ride, and participate in fun activities. There are also two weeks of Beanie’s Boot Camps, more advanced and intense programs for intermediate to advanced riders.  Summer Camps are: Session 1: May 29-June 2, Session 2: June 5-9, Session 3: June 12-16, Session 4: June 26-30, Session 5: July 10-14; Session 6: July 17-21. Beanie’s Boot Camps are: May 29-June 2 and June 26-30. Camps are $375 per session. For more information and to register online, visit www.huntersedgestables.com/campsor call (901)831-3890 (Beanie Cone) or (901)355-7323 Alex Joerg.

Maple Grove Farm, at 4961 Windsong Park Drive in Collierville, TN 38017, offers six types of Farm Camps, June 5 through July 21. Each camp has a featured theme; hours are 8:30 – 3:00. Horseback riding and swimming lessons are offered. Camps are $195/week. They also offer the Round-Up Gang, 8-8:30 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m. at $40/week. For information about Maple Grove Farm Camp, schedule, and fees, contact Tim and Nicole McDaniel at 901-861-7422, email info@maplegrovefarm.netor visit their website at www.maplegrovefarm.net.

Meridian Equine Education Center, 7930 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon, TN 37090 hosts two summer camps this year.June 19-23: Camp for ages 6-12, full or half day. June 26-30: Camp for ages 13+, full day. Campers ride every day, do horse related crafts, and learn about all things horsey, like horse health, tack, grooming, horse breeds and colors, etc. Full day camps are 8 am – 3:30 pm, and cost $325; half day camps are 8 am – noon and cost $200.  For more information about camps, visit http://meridianequine.com/summer-camp  or call/ e-mail Brittany: 570-236-1406;brittany.malinoski@meridianequine.comor Cristin 615-289-7539; cristin.jordan@meridianequine.com

Midland Farms, 120 Trott Rd., Bell Buckle, TN 37020. CAMP IS FULL. Offers two summer riding camps: June 5-9 and July 10-17 from 9 am-3 pm.  Price per week is $225. Campers will learn how to handle horses safely, tack and un-tack their horse, safely ride, and care for the horse. For more information, call Christy 931-703-8611 or visit: www.midlandfarms.net.   

Oak Crest Farm at James Creek Stables,1115 Dent Road, Eads, TN 38028, offers three weeks of summer camp: May 27-29; June 26-28; July 24-26. Cost of the camp is $300 per 3-day week or $125 per day. Custom dates for groups of 6 campers or more are available. Oak Crest Farm offers horse and pony lovers the opportunity to develop or advance their horsemanship and riding skills in a safe and encouraging environment. The camp will include horsemanship, daily riding, crafts, and other outdoor fun activities.  For more information and to register, call Jane Olsen at 901-491-5075; e-mail: janeolsen@bellsouth.net. Find them on facebook at Oak Crest Farm.

Oak Hill Stables,at 670 County Road 101, Oxford, MS 38655, offers Camp Oak Hill, June 25-August 6. The Horseback Riding Camp is for girls 7-19 years of age, experienced to beginner riders. Choices are overnight and day camps. Camp activities include riding, swimming, arts & crafts, field trips, and horseshows. Oak Hill Stables Bed and Breakfast is located five miles from the Square in Oxford, Mississippi. For more information contact Laura Sale at 662-801-2084 or 662-234-8488; email laura@oakhillstablesbedandbreakfast.com. Visit the website at www.oakhillstablesbedandbreakfast.com 

Oak View Stablesat 13600 Looney Road, Olive Branch, MS 38654 offers a safe and fun introduction to horsemanship for children ages 5-14. Horsemanship Day Camp is suitable for beginner or intermediate riders. The activities include horseback riding, grooming, safety, handling, and the general care of horses. Camp weeks are May 29-June 2, June 26-30, and July 24-28. Camps run Monday-Friday, 9 am- 1 pm, and cost is $375 per session. The first two sessions are ideal for beginners looking for an introduction to the world of horses, and the last week is designed for more advanced riders looking to hone their skills.For more information, contact Louise at (901) 493-4238 or Trey Lawson (901) 409-8954. Online registration or downloadable application and release form are available at: http://oakviewstables.net/Events/Camp

Old West Special Trails, at 1656 N. Collierville-Arlington Road, Collierville, TN 38017, offers 12 weeks of summer day camps from mid-May through the fourth of August. There are beginner/ intermediate camps as well as advanced camps. Camps hours are Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. -12 p.m. Student horse shows on Friday. Camp fee is $300 per week. Campers learn how to care for horses as well as how to walk, trot, canter and trail ride. The culmination of camp is a horse show with awards for all. For more information visit: http://oldwestspecialtrails.org/summer-camp/or call Debbie Cooley (901) 490-5555 or e-mail cowgirldebbiecooley@yahoo.com.

Peachtree Farms, 4819 Murfreesboro Road, Arrington, TN37014, horse riding camps are designed to improve horsemanship for riders of all ages – sportsmanlike conduct and a spirit of cooperation, patience, kindness, and partnership with the horse. Some camps specialize in dressage or jumping. Beginner day camps are offered weekly Monday - Friday during the summer starting June 5. Half-day camps are available for younger ones 4 and up. Owner Polly Peach Grammer has taught riding camps and clinics for more than 50 years. She is certified by DGWS (Division Girls Women Sports), HSA (Horsemanship Safety Association) and CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association). Polly was one of the first members US Pony Club and her programs follow the guidelines of USPC. Visit: www.peachtreefarms.com/horse-riding-campsor call Polly Peach Grammer at 615-419-1089; email: polly@peachtreefarms.com

Raintree Equestrian Center,9142 Mineral Wells Rd., Olive Branch, MS 38654, offers 5 weeks of summer horse camps.  Campers will learn horse care and grooming, equine education, safety around horses and horsemanship skills.  Camp has daily riding, fun crafts, group games, and water activities.  Camp is for kids ages 7-17 years.  Camps run: June 5-9, 9am-2pm; June 12-16, 9am-2pm; June 26-30, 9am-2pm; July 10-14, 6-10pm; July 17-21, 6-10 pm. Cost is $275/wk. Registration forms available online at: www.raintreeequestrian.com/summer-camp-2017.  For more information call 901-857-4074; e-mail raintreeequestrian@gmail.com

Shady Creek Farm, 11081 Shady Lane, Eads, TN 38028 offers horsemanship riding camps for children ages 7 and up. Horsemanship riding camps run: June 12-16, July 10-14, 9 am – 3 pm, and are $375/week. Young Rider camp for ages 5-7 runs June 19-23, 9 am – noon and costs $175/week. Horsemanship camps include instruction both mounted and on the ground, learning riding/horsemanship skills including basics of horse care and horse safety. Activities include riding twice daily, crafts, trail rides, nature activities and horse show each Friday. Trail Riding Adventure Camp is for ages 8-15, runs July 17-21, and costs $375/week. For online camp registration visit: www.shadycreekfarm.com/wordpress/camps-group-programs/summer-riding-camps  or e-mail: info@shadycreekfarm.com, call: Julie Lindow 901-262-1173.

Shelby Farms Park Equestrian Camp,7146 Mullins Station Road, Memphis, TN 38134. Offers three one-week beginner sessions for grades 3-9; hours are 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and cost is $315 for Park members; $350 for nonmembers.  Session I: June 5-9. Session II: June 12-16. Session III: June 19-23. Advanced camp for grades 5-9 runs June 26-30. Camp fee is $355 for Park members, $390 for nonmembers. Contact: Monique Stitts (901) 222-7272; or e-mail: mstitts@shelbyfarmspark.org. For information and to download registration form, visit: www.shelbyfarmspark.org/summercamps

Sonny Brooke Stables, 11904 Yarnell Road, Knoxville, TN 37932, offers five weeks of Summer Horse Camp: Week I, June 5-9 (ages 6-10); Week II, June 19-23 (ages 11 & up); Week III, June 26-30 (ages 6-10), Week IV, July 10-14 (ages 11 & up); Week V, July 31-Aug. 4 (ages 6-10). Camps run Monday – Friday, hours 10 am -3:30 pm Mon – Thurs., with horse show on Friday. Camp is $375/week. Campers will enjoy: Daily horse chores (groom, tack, bathe, turn horses out, clean stalls) • Daily riding lessons • Equine Veterinary & Farrier Demonstrations • Braiding & Lunging • Gymkhana • Highlight Horse show • Bareback riding • Horse related games and crafts. Also available: Wee Camp for ages 3-5, July 25-28. Trainer is Krystle Bridges. Information: 865-200-5398; e-mail: sonnybrookestables@gmail.com; website: http://www.sonnybrookestables.com/Horse-Camp.html

Trinity Farm, 10365 Monroe Road, Lakeland, TN 38002, offers three sessions of summer camp: Summer Camp I, May 29- June 2; Summer Camp II, June 12-16; Summer camp III, July 10-14.  Camps are designed for ages 5 and up; hours are 9 a.m.-12 p.m. daily. Camp is $350 per week, with a $50 surcharge for any child requiring one-on-one assistance. Referral discounts and sibling discounts are offered. Camp activities include riding lessons, basic horsemanship, arts and crafts, and water activities. For more information, visit: trinityfarmtn.com/summer-camp or call 901-483-2705; e-mail pdoyle@trinityfarmtn.com.

UT Martin Equestrian, Martin, TN, offers two camps and two equestrian clinics in 2017. Premier Equestrian Clinic is June 16; $200/rider. Emphasis on equitation on the flat and over fences; western horsemanship & reining.  Skyhawk Intermediate Camp is June 18-21; for intermediate riders ages 8+ and cost is $500/rider. Premier Equestrian Camp is June 25-28 for ages 14-18, English or western riding; cost is $800/rider. Premier Equestrian Clinic is July 17-18,emphasis on equitation on the flat and fences, western horsemanship and reining; cost is $300/rider. Participants gain fundamental instruction on basic horsemanship skills. Students will participate in exercises that increase their skill sets as well as training techniques for their specific mount to make them into a more effective rider.  For more details of camps and clinics, visit http://www.utm.edu/departments/nondegree/camps/equestrian.php. Phone: (731) 881-7082 or 800-482-5199; e-mail Debbie Mount at dmount@utm.eduor contact Meghan Cunningham, Head Equestrian Coach at 731-881-7273; e-mail: meghanc@utm.edu

Walnut Trace Farm, 8388 Collins Road, Nashville, TN 37221, is located in Bellevue and offers weekly riding clinics during June. Clinics run Monday -Thursday from 9am -3pm with before care and after care available. Session cost is $375.00. We offer individualized instruction for beginners and advanced riders. Our mission is to teach children, ages 5-12, English horseback riding skills, horse safety, and confidence both on and off the horse.  We pair riders with safe and appropriate mounts. Daily activities include riding lessons, unmounted/ground lessons with horses, games, grooming, scavenger hunts and other horse related activities. If you are interested in a great week of riding and learning horsemanship, contact Grace Johnson at gjohnson@walnuttracefarm.comor text (615) 347-8431. Website: www.walnuttracefarm.com

Winterview Farm, 140 Spring Road, Flora, MS 39071. CAMP IS FULL. Summer Horsemanship Camps offer a full spectrum of horsemanship activities from barn chores to participating in a horse show.  Beginner Camp sessions are weekly: May 29- June 2, June 5-9, June 19-23, June 26-30, and July 3-7. Advanced Camp sessions are: June 12-16, July 10-14. For advanced camp, riders must be involved in the farm’s lesson program or be pre-approved. Highlights include a trail ride, scavenger hunt, costume theme days, games and more. Each week concludes with an awards presentation and fun show for parents and friends to attend. For details and registration, contact Susan Walt at 601-278-7563 or 601-992-4437. Visit the website: www.winterviewfarm.com. E-mail Susan Walt: bdsowalt@gmail.com

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