Thursday, February 6, 2014

Looking for summer horse camps?

It's February and the season of panic for parents who still haven't found the perfect summer camp for their kids.  After fielding inquiries about horse camps and doing a bit of research, I decided to make some calls and send emails to put together a list.

If you just want to scour North America for camps for kids, is a helpful finder.  Here's a link to their horse-camp finder:

The Minnesota Horseman's Directory, on the MN Horse Council's web site, has 50 listings for horse camps:

The YMCA offers a number of different camps with horseback riding programs in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.  Learn more about them at

Below is a list of stables offering summer horse-camp programs who have contacted me or been brought to my attention. Programs are day-camps unless noted.  I'll keep adding as I learn of more.  Note - this is not an endorsement of any program(s), just a list of what's available.

St. George's Dressage Academy, offering sessions for children and adults in Stillwater, MN

LeFever Training Center, offering an Arabian-centered program in Hudson, WI

Woodloch Stable, offering horsemanship day-camps in Hugo, MN

Bunker Park Stable, offering horsemanship day-camps in Andover, MN

Circle R Ranch, an overnight horse-camp in Long Prairie, MN

Nature's Divine in Becker, MN

Skyrock Farm in Hamel, MN

Majestic Pines Farm in Afton, MN, offering "Little Pines Adventures." Website coming soon.
Lori - 612-328-0957

My Legacy Farm in Corcoran, MN

Camp Shamineau, an overnight children's and family camp in Motley, MN

HHH Ranch - Hastings Horses & Huskies - offering horseback riding day-camps in summertime and dogsledding in the winter. Located in Hastings, MN.