Camps & Lessons

 
 
Winter
Break Camps
Spring
Break Camps
Summer
Horse Camps
Daily
Riding Lessons
Horseback
Riding Lessons
Saturday
Riding Club
 
  Kids ages 6 & up of any experience are welcome. There is a maximum weight limit of 170 lbs. for riders.
  
 

Winter Horse Camp: December 2014

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We are offering winter camps during winter break.

We are sorry to announce that due to the current economic situation and the latest state regulations, we will not be offering meals or overnight camps this year. Hopefully, when the economy gets better we will be able to offer them again in the future.

Daily camp activities include caring for the horses and cleaning the stalls, a structured riding lesson in the covered arena, plus separate instruction in horsemanship. The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) manuals are used as a study guide. During Winter Camps, students can attend 1 day, 2 days, or all 3 days. If campers attend all 3 days, they may take a written test and a riding test on the last day, to work on moving up in a level. In addition to riding, campers learn about the care of horses, and participate in tacking them and grooming them. A fun horseback riding activity is held in the afternoon, such as a relay game, vaulting, a trail ride, or bareback riding. Other activities may include games and crafts.

Due to winter weather safety considerations, a special winter schedule has been designated for beginning riders.
Please see below for beginner lesson schedules.

 
 
Winter Schedule 2014
December 29 - Jan 2Day camp 8:30AM - 2:30PM Mon-Fri.All Levels except beginners.
 
 
Winter Rates
Day CampersCost: $75 per day, 3 days for $185, or 5 days for $300 (Bring own Lunch)
 
 

Prices subject to change without notice.
Check here for applicable discounts.

  
 
 

Spring Day Camp: April 2015

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  We are offering Spring Day camps. If you want any week please let me know by phone (209) 847-5924 or email jane@shadylawnhorses.com. Please be sure to indicate which week you are interested in. We need at least 3 weeks advance notice in order to get a staff together for the camps. A minimum of 3 campers is needed to have a camp. The weeks people have asked about will be advertised here, along with the number of campers needed to fill the camp.

We are sorry to announce that due to the current economic situation and the latest state regulations, we will not be offering meals or overnight camps this year. Hopefully, when the economy gets better we will be able to offer them again in the future.

Daily camp activities include caring for the horses and cleaning the stalls, a riding lesson in the covered arena, and instruction in horsemanship. The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) manuals are used as a study guide. Campers progress through the skill levels by taking a written and riding test at the end of the week (if they attend the full week). In addition to riding, campers learn about the care of horses, and participate in tacking and grooming them. A fun horseback riding activity is held in the afternoon, such as a relay game, vaulting, a trail ride, or bareback riding. Other activities may include games and crafts.

 
  What to bring:   Day campers
 
 
Spring Schedule 2015
Hours: 8:30 2:30, Mon Wed, April 6-8 (Bring own Lunch)
Let me know if there is any other week you want. Additional Camp days or weeks can be added if 3 or more campers are interested. Please call Jane, (209) 847-5924 or email jane@shadylawnhorses.com
 
 
Spring Rates
$75 per day or all 3 days for $185
 

Prices subject to change without notice.
Check here for applicable discounts.

 
 

Summer Horse Camps: June 15-July 11, 2015

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Summer camps run weekly beginning June 15th and continue through July 11th. An exhibition riding demonstration is given by campers for their parents on Saturdays.

We are sorry to announce that due to the current economic situation and the latest state regulations, we will not be offering overnight camps this year. Hopefully, when the economy gets better we will be able to offer them again in the future.

Daily camp activities include feeding the horses and cleaning the stalls, a riding lesson in the covered arena, and instruction in horsemanship. The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) manuals are used as a study guide. Campers progress through the skill levels by taking a written and riding test at the end of the week. In addition to riding, campers learn about the care of horses, and participate in tacking them, and washing and grooming them. A fun horseback riding activity is held in the afternoon, such as a relay game, vaulting, a trail ride, or bareback riding. Other activities include swimming, games, and crafts.

 
  What to bring:   Day campers
 
 
Summer Schedule 2015
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Summer Full Day Camp or Early Out Camp
Full Day: Hours: 8:00AM - 6:00PM Mon-Fri; and 8:00AM - 11:30AM Saturday for Exhibition
Early Out: Hours: 8:00AM - 2:30PM Mon-Fri; and 8:00AM - 11:30AM Saturday for Exhibition
June 15 - 20All levels
June 22 - June 27All levels
July 6 - 11All levels
 
 
Summer Rates
Full Day Campers$435 for first week (Bring own Lunch and Snacks)
(see discounts for additional weeks)
Early Out Campers$310 for first week (Bring own Lunch and Snacks)
(see discounts for additional weeks)
 

Prices subject to change without notice.
Check here for applicable discounts.

 
 

Summer Daily Lessons

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  These classes are designed for lower level riders or for young riders. (If you're familiar with our camps this would be Levels 1 & 2A.) The age limit for these lessons is 6 years old and over. The lessons will be a minimum of 50 minutes of riding time with the rest of the time spent untacking, grooming and learning other horse care subjects. Please see below for weekly lessons.
 
  What to bring:   Daily Lessons
 
 
5-Day: Monday-Friday 1 Hour Lesson Schedule 2015
These classes are designed for lower level riders or for young riders.
July 13 - 178:30 - 10:00Nearly intermediate or Level 2A, or older beginner
 10:00 - 11:30Beginners or Level 1
3-Day: Monday-Wednesday 1 Hour Lesson Schedule 2015
The time for these classes depends on student's age & experience. Classes may be combined or split as needed.
June 29 - July 18:30 - 9:30Nearly intermediate or Level 2A, or older beginner
 10:00 - 11:00Beginners or Level 1
July 27 - 298:30 - 9:30Nearly intermediate or Level 2A, or older beginner
 10:00 - 11:00Beginners or Level 1
Aug 3 - 58:30 - 9:30Nearly intermediate or Level 2A, or older beginner
 10:00 - 11:00Beginners or Level 1
 
Rates:$175 for 5-Day
$110 for 3-Day

Lessons must be completed during the selected week.
No makeups or switching midweek from one week to another.

 

Prices subject to change without notice.

 
 

Horseback Riding Lessons

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  We offer horseback riding lessons for ages 4 to adult on trained schooling horses and ponies for all level riders, beginner to advanced.

The price for a single lesson is $38 (1 hour group lesson, or 1/2 hour private lesson). A series of 6 one-hour group lessons once per week is $185.

4 & 5 year old lessons are offered only on weekday mornings because they must be one-on-one lessons. Adult lessons are offered weekday mornings and sometimes in the evenings and Saturday mornings. 6 yrs old and over: group lessons are offered after school hours on weekdays and on Saturdays.

A special three-day winter lesson package for beginners is being offered on Mon-Wed, Dec 29-31. Three 1-hour lessons: $105. The schedule for lesson times will be determined based on enrollment. If weather is bad on a day, we will postpone to the Thursday or Friday of the same week.

 

Call or email jane@shadylawnhorses.com to schedule the lessons.

 

Prices subject to change without notice.
Check here for applicable discounts.

 
 

Saturday Riding Club

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  If you can canter or lope in control of the horse in a group, and know lateral aids, ages 9 and up, then come spend the day with friends, both 2 legged and 4 legged. Riding Club is held from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. each Saturday of the month. We'll learn about the care of horses with hands-on experience, have a riding lesson, and play games or enjoy other activities. Ride our horses or bring your own. Come join the fun at the Saturday Riding Club.

If you wish to ride your own horse, it must be sound and able to learn to do quick starts, stops & turns, gallop around a pasture with uneven ground, and learn to jump low jumps up to 18".

The price is a flat $120 per month, or a 3 month block for $285, no matter how many Saturdays in the month or how many you attend.

 

Prices subject to change without notice.