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Annual Summer Horse Camp Review


2014/05/01

NOTE: There is information on two additional camps in the article that was not received before publication, so is not in the print edition.

It’s time to plan for summer camp!  You can spend days, and even nights, following your passion to ride and learn about your equine friends. 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 camp of interest, as information may change.
 
Adamo Equestrianat Stone Gate Farm, 8335 Beaver Ridge Rd, Knoxville, TN, offers instruction from beginner level to students competing in the “AA” show circuits. They offer training and finishing of hunters, jumpers, equitation, and driving horses. Summer camps are every week in June with 2 in July, running through July 14; camp hours are 8 am- 12:30 pm. Adamo Equestrian hosts the Smoky Mountain Horse Show Series as well as shows for East Tennessee Hunter Jumper Association (ETHJA). For camp information, visit: http://www.adamoeq.com/summer-camp. Contact persons: Matthew Lawson, head trainer 865-617-5908 or Ashley Jenkins, assistant trainer/driving instructor 865-306-1196. Email: adamoeq@gmail.com
 
Aintree FarmsPony Camp, at 8999 Claiborne Farm Dr., has been a tradition in Germantown, TN since 1992. The camp is a wonderful experience, 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. Sessions for 2014 are June 9-13, June 23-27, and July 7-11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $375/week. Daily activities include an hour lesson with professional staff on safe school horses, horsey arts and crafts, and creative learning about horsemanship and barn etiquette. Campers can swim at the end of the day in the neighborhood pool. Camp week concludes with a horse show where campers can show off their new skills for their parents. Instructors are Louise Turley and Jody Becker, with lots of counselors. For information call Louise Turley at 901-748-0025 or email aintreefarmstable@yahoo.com.

Autumn Chase Farm, 5580 Forest Hill Irene Rd., Collierville, TN 38125,offers 2 weeks of camps for 2014: June 23-27 and July 14-20, 9 am – 2 pm daily. Camps are $350 per session. All campers will have a riding lesson every day, as well as horse care lessons, trail rides, games, arts and crafts. Their rider education program spotlights safety, understanding, and fun. For more information, visit the website www.autumnchasefarm.com to download the enrollment form or call (901) 751-3408.
 
Back 9 Farms,4260 Spring Creek Rd., Lavinia, TN is the summer camp for all horse crazy kids! Our highly successful program boasts indoor and outdoor arenas, allowing for separate areas for different experience levels. All activities revolve around horses with the most time in the saddle, the best camp horses, and loads of activities to teach horsemanship, grooming, safety and horsekeeping skills. We offer Cowpoke Camp for riders ages 4 - 8 half days, May 28 – 31 for $110. General Horsemanship Camp is for all ages & levels of riders: June 3-7, June 10 - 14, & June 24 – 28; cost is $200. Advanced Camp focuses on higher levels of horsemanship and includes activities such as Extreme Cowboy Races, Donkey Penning and Trail Riding: July1, 2, 3, & 5 - $200. Visit the website www.back9farms.com or call LeeAnn at 731-402-0558.

Balloch Equestrian Athletesat Hidden Hills Farm, 8444 Westland Dr., Knoxville, TN, offers a variety of Summer Camps. 5-Day Camps: $300; May 26-30, June 2-6, July 28-Aug. 1. 4-Day Camps: $250; May 17-20, June: 9-12, June 16-19, June 23-26, July 7-10, July 14-17 July 21-24, August 11-14. One Day of Camp: $70. Every day of camp includes: Proper Horsemanship - learning how to communicate and handle each horse/pony through haltering, leading, grooming, tacking and bathing. Riding Lessons - developing confidence, balance and coordination while learning to walk/trot/canter and jump. Lunch. Horse Care - feeding/nutrition, anatomy, daily care. End of week - pin the part on the pony and horse knowledge scavenger hunt. Arts and Crafts. Slip-N-Slide. Mini Show on Fridays during the 5-Day Camps, Lead-Line through Long Stirrup. Family and Friends welcome. For information, call Casey A. Balloch at 850-368-2063; Email: cballoch101@gmail.com. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Balloch-Equestrian-Athletes/228996063939639.
 
Bit By Bit Ranchin Milan, TNwill host 4 weeks of horse camp this summer. We have many years of successful horse experience, providinggentle,experienced horses and loads of fun. We pride ourselves on positive,safe horse activities. Campers learn the basics of horsemanship and spend plenty of time in the saddle, along withother fun activities to improve their riding skills and general knowledge.  Camp dates are: Week 1- May 27-30;Week 2-June 2-5;Week 3-June 9-13; Week 4-June 16-20. Space for camp is limited. For more information, call LeeAnn 731-402-0558. Visit our website:www.bitbybitranch.comor find us on facebook. In addition to camp, we offer regularly scheduled lessons and a very active,successful 4-H group.

Blue Ribbon Riding Academy, 439 E. Sowell Rd., Canton MS, 39046, offers the camp 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 at camp and a horseshow every Friday! Camp dates are June 9-13, June 16-20, June 23-27, July 7-11, and July 28-Aug 1 from 8:30 am to 2:45 pm. Cost is $350/week. For more information and registration form, visit: http://www.blueribbonridingacademy.com/ or call Edna Curry at 601-842-0564.

Brewer Equestrian Center, 448 Country Road 855, Shannon, Mississippi (near Tupelo, MS) offers two camp opportunities: Intro to Riding and Horse Camp is July 7-12, 9 am – 3 pm daily for ages 5 (pre approved) -10; limited to 10 campers. Cost $275. Care until 5:30 pm available for fee. Campers experience “all things horse” from safety to proper care of horse and how to ride. Young Riders Jump Camp is July 17-21 for riders with some experience who can ride independently. Geared toward USPC riders working on D1 and D2 ratings. $225; $50 deposit required; limit 10 campers. Horse shows at end of camp weeks. For more information contact Kim Head 662-255-2698 or 662-397-6712; email: brewerequestraincenter@gmail.com.

Camp of the Rising Son, French Camp, Mississippi:  For ages 13-17, Horse Camp isJuly 14-19, 2014.Cost is $489.  Horse Campoffers a variety of horse activities and lessons for all levels of horse lovers! At horse camp, you can explore over 300 acres on horseback and learn horse-handling skills as well as vaulting which is gymnastics on horseback! Horse Camp participants also enjoy meals on the trail, an overnighter, Bible studies, and other camp activities, such as crafts and time in Lake Anne. Campers enjoy riding in a covered arena on bad weather days. At the end of the week, parents and friends can watch as campers demonstrate their newly learned skills in their own Closing Rodeo! For moreinformation, visit www.campoftherisingson.com  or call 662-547-6169.

Camp Sycamore Hills,Ashland City, TN will be hosting 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. For pricing, scheduling, and camp brochure, visit http://gsmidtn.org/camps/summer-camps/.  To learn more about their year-round equestrian programs, visit http://gsmidtn.org/ride-a-horse/.  For questions, call or email Carol Coats, Equestrian Manager at 615-947-3214, ccoats@gsmidtn.org.

*Cedarwood Farms, 5489 Davidson, Rd., Memphis, TN, offers two horseback riding camps: June 23-27 and July 7-11. Camps are education intensive – basic horsemanship, first aid, horse show prep, etc., with fun horse-related arts and crafts, team competitions, and a horse show on the last day of camp. Camps run 9 am – 2 pm at $375/week. Multi camp discount; early drop off, late pick up available; may bring own horse for $10/day for shared paddock and self care (limited availability). Call to reserve space (901) 277-8612. More information at: www.kjequestrian.com  or email Jamie Kroh-Jones: her4x4d@aol.com

Cedar Wind Farm, Oxford, MS, in conjunction with Delta Dressage Association, will host the 10th annual Dressage and Eventing Camp June 19-22, 2014. Primarily an adult camp for both advanced training and beginners, junior campers will be in separate groups. The 4-day camp is a dressage and/or eventing “get away.” Clayton Martin is the main Dressage clinician, with Dressage instructor Evie Tumlin. Peggy Gaboury will teach lunging and long line lessons and Pat Kessler instructs Tai Chi for riders. For eventers, the jumping and cross country clinician is Alan Fox. Lunch lectures include nutrition and veterinary topics. Camp fee of $600 (juniors/ Pony Clubbers $550) covers all lessons, lectures, breakfast, and lunch. Call Evie Tumlin, 662-832-1909 or 662-234-3785; email etumlin@cedarwindfarm.com. Visit www.cedarwindfarm.com for camp flyer and registration form.

Fisherville Farms, 1825 N. Collierville-Arlington Road, Eads, TNoffers partial day camps from 9am to 12pm. Camps sizes are kept small and space is limited. Camp is $175 and open to ages 6 – 12, all riding abilities. For more information please visit FishervilleFarms.com or call 901-308-7433. Camp dates are June 1-6, June 16 - 20, June 23 - 27, July 14- 18, July 21t - 25, and July 28 - August 1. 

G and G Farms, 345 Watkins Dr.,Moscow, TN offers a fun Christian Horse Camp, with over 15 years experience in horsemanship. Offered to children ages 6 and up. Summer Camp meets May –Aug, Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday until 12 noon;$200 a week. Children bring their own lunch. We also offer overnight camp during the week Tuesday –Thursday , picking up on Friday, space limited. Overnight Weekend Camp, Fri 6pm. until Sunday 12:00,reservations only. Activities include bible study, prayer, bonfires, canoeing, swimming, fishing, trail riding and fundamentals on horsemanship for all types of riders from beginners to advanced. Use our horse or bring your own. $100 deposit is required with registration form, no refunds, space is limited.  Information:call Victoria Montesi 901-461-0655.Website: gghorsecamp.com Hidden Hills Farm and Saddle Club,5900 Edgemon Rd., Ooltewah, TN (nearChattanooga, TN) http://www.hiddenhillsfarm.com/Hidden_Hills_Farm_%26_Saddle_Club/Home.html

Camps are for boys and girls, run Monday through Friday, from 9:30-1:30; $250/session. 2014 Camp Dates: June 2-6, Beginner with Tara,ages: 9-12. Focus on safety from ground to saddle, effective communication with horse, basic use of natural aids, student may choose to ride English or western. June 16-20, Intermediate with Tara, ages: 10-14. Focus on refining use of aids, exposure to a variety of disciplines and activities, basic horse care. June 23-27, Pony Pals with Callie 9:30 am-12:00 pm, $150; ages:  6-7. June 30 - July 4, Beginner with Callie. July 7-11, Intermediate with Callie, ages 10-14. July 14-18, Young Beginners with Callie, ages:  7-9. July 28-August 1, Advanced with Callie. For more information call: 423-488-3993 or email info@hiddenhillsfarm.com.

Hillside Stables, 2720 Red Banks Rd. N., Byhalia, MS. Camps run Monday-Friday, 9am to 4pm, June 2-6, June 9-13, and July 14-18. Campers aged 6-16 years receive instruction in English or western riding, horse safety, barn activities and crafts. Campers can also try their hand at ground school, round pen and the equine obstacle course.  Campers are grouped by skill level, so everyone can have fun and improve their horsemanship. There is a large covered arena, so camp riding will never get rained out.  For more information call 901.857.7500, visit the website, www.hillsidestables.wordpress.com or find them on Facebook – Hillside Stables.

Horsemania Camp at Coyote Run Arena, Mason, TN offers an overnight camp for girls and day camp for boys and girls. This is the perfect camp to introduce your child to Western Horsemanship. The lessons are taught by an HSA certified instructor with emphasis on horse safety, grooming and saddling.  Horsemania camp introduces beginners to horseback riding and builds confidence in the saddle. On the last day of camp parents can watch their children perform in a small horse show.  Weekly sessions start June 2 and continue through the last week of July.  Coyote Run Arena is a 74,000 sq. ft. indoor facility, so camps are never rained out. For more information visit www.horsemaniacamp.com  or call Terri Draper, 901-634-7484.

Hunter’s Edge Stables at 5366 Forest Hill-Irene Road, Memphis, TN offers a variety of camps and clinics, open to children ages 6 and up who love horses; beginners through advanced riders.  Summer Camp Session 1: May 26-30, Session 2: June 2-6, Session 3: June 16-20, Session 4: July 7-11, Session 5: July 14-18. $375 per session. Campers learn how to properly care for a horse, ride, and participate in fun activities. There will be a camp horse show every Friday. Instruction by Beanie Cone and Louise Cohen Carruthers. For more information and to download camp flyer and application, visit www.huntersedgestables.com  or call Allison Rayburn, (901) 826-5114; e-mail allison.huntersedgestables@gmail.com.
 
Maple Grove Farm, at 4961 Windsong Park Drive in Collierville, TN offers week-long Farm Camp for children ages 4-9 throughout June and July.  Daily activities are an enriching experience in the outdoors, and include pony rides and petting farm, zip line, swimming pool and much more.  Camp instructors encourage each child's curiosity, creativity and capacity for personal growth in a non-denominational Christian atmosphere. Additional programs in horseback riding and swimming are offered.  For information about Maple Grove Farm Camp, schedules and fees, contact Tim and Nicole McDaniel at 901-861-7422 or visit their website at www.maplegrovefarm.net.

Marigny Park Stables at 5875 Center Hill Rd. in Olive Branch, MS has summer camp for children ages 6-16. Camp I is June 10-14, cost is $350. Camp II is July 10-12. Cost is $210. Camp runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, and features top instruction in English hunter/jumper style riding, horse care, games, and crafts in a fun, positive learning environment. Campers will also have the opportunity to prepare for optional schooling shows in June and July. For more information, contact Ashley Fant at (901) 603-6231; email Ashley at ashley@marignyparkstables.com.  Visit the website at: www.marignyparkstables.com

Menagerie Farm, 3135 Shea Road, Collierville, TN, offers educational summer day camp all four weeks of June, 2014 for children ages 4-12. All Day camp is Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm and costs $275. Half Day camp is Monday-Friday, 8 am – 1 pm and costs $195. Campers will ride daily, with a horse show at the end of the week. Western riding lessons taught, with 30 years of experience. Campers can choose from a variety of other activities at camp:  Tennessee Wildlife officers teach fishing and archery; seasonal gardening; care for all farm animals; nature hikes; gold mining; milk goats and collect eggs; low ropes course; and scavenger hunts There is one camp counselor for every five children. Menagerie also hosts birthday parties, company picnics, and seasonal events. For camp information, visit http://menageriefarmtn.com/summer-day-camp/

Midland Farms, 120 Trott Rd., Bell Buckle, TN (between Murfreesboro TN and Shelbyville) will host 2 summer riding camps: June 9-13 and July 14-18 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 at 931-703-8611 or visit www.midlandfarms.net  

Music City Riding Academy, 13905 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN, offers ten sessions of summer riding camps this year: two in May, four in June, and four in July. The Academy has operated a summer day camp program for 27 years. Campers must be 8 years of age and camp runs 8 am – 2 pm daily. Campers have riding lessons on well-schooled horses in the arena. They learn to how care for their horses, such as feeding, grooming, observing farrier work and veterinary procedures. Helmets are worn at all times when handling/riding the horses. Each camper works at his/her own pace. Camp is $250/week.  For more information and registration form, visit www.musiccityridingacademy.com or call Rebekah Hall at 615-495-7346.

Need-A-Hand Horse Training, Murfreesboro, TN. Courtney Smith, a graduate of the MTSU Horse Science Program and a professional trainer, will be hosting five camps this summer. From June 9 to 13, children aged 12 and up can attend Advanced Camp. Rodeo Camp is June 16-20 for ages 7 and up. Learn roping, barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, and more. From July 7 to 11, children aged seven and up can learn about “Everything Horses,” including various disciplines, jumping, barrel racing, trail riding, and reining. And Little Tikes Half Day camp for ages 5-8 is July 21-15. Daily sessions will focus on riding safety, daily care, crafts and more. Full day camps are 9am – 4 pm and cost $200. Half day camps are from 9am – 12 pm and cost $125. For more information about camps, visit  www.needahandhorsetraining.com or call Courtney Smith at 423-309-8386 or email Ryder2428@juno.com.

Oak Crest Farm,off of Monterey Road in Eads, TN, will offer three weeks of summer camp: June 9-13, June 16-20, and June 23-27. Cost of the camp is $375 per week and camp times are 9am to 3pm. 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. Facilities include two arenas: a covered arena and an outdoor arena. 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.

Oak Hill Stables,at 670 County Road 101, Oxford, MS, offers Camp Oak Hill June 22-August 3, 2014. The Horseback Riding Camp is for girls 7-19 years of age, experienced to beginner riders. Choices are overnight camping in the bunkhouse and day-only camp. Camp activities include riding, swimming, arts & crafts, field trips, and horseshows. Private and group horseback riding lessons are available in English or western disciplines.  Oak Hill Stables Bed and Breakfast, located five miles from the Square in Oxford, is available for football weekends. For more information contact Owner/Innkeeper Laura Sale at 662-234-8488 or 662-801-2084; email laura@oakhillstablesbedandbreakfast.com. Visit their website at http://www.oakhillstablesbedandbreakfast.com/

Oak View Stablesat 13600 Looney Road, Olive Branch, MS offers a safe and fun introduction to horsemanship for children ages 4-17. Each camp session runs Monday – Friday and offers individualized instruction for all levels of riders. The activities include English riding, grooming, safety, handling, and the general care of horses. Pony Pee Wee Camp for ages 4-8 is May 26-30. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  All other sessions are 9 am – 1 pm and are for riders ages 7-17. Second session is June 9-13 for Beginner and Intermediate riders. Third session is June 23-27 for Beginner and Intermediate riders, with boys especially encouraged to participate. Fourth session, Advanced Horsemanship Sampler, is July 7-11; multiple riding activities and disciplines will be covered. Sessions are $350/week. For more information, call Sue Enright at (901) 486-6396 or Trey Lawson (901) 409-8954. http://www.oakviewstables.net

Old West Special Trails, at 12200 Macon Road (near Collierville-Arlington Road) in Fisherville, TN, offers summer day camps beginning June 2 through August 8. Camps are for ages 6 and up. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a new camp starting each week. Camp fee is $285 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. Three weeks of Advanced Camps are offered: June 9-13; June 23-27; and June 30-July 3. For advanced camp, you must be able to catch, groom, saddle, bridle, walk, trot, and canter a horse without help. For more information visit: http://oldwestspecialtrails.org or call (901) 854-7185; e-mail: cowgirldebbiecooley@yahoo.com.

Point Pleasant Farmin Mt. Pleasant, MS offers horse camp in July from 9 am - 3 pm daily. Kids will be learning basic riding skills, games on horseback, crafts and more. For more information, call Robyn Miller at (901) 870-6568 or email: rdmiller927@yahoo.com.  

Shelby Farms Park Equestrian Camp,(ages 8-13), 500 N Pine Lake Dr, Memphis, TN 38134. Offers beginner level horseback riding lessons led by equestrian experts with 40+ years of experience. Campers will learn to be confident young equestrians who can lead, mount and dismount a horse and know how to ride safely and care for the horses. Our trained staff is passionate about providing an Equestrian Camp for children to embrace the love of horseback riding while learning lifelong skills that build character and integrity.

Four one-week sessions, Monday-Thursday 8am-2pm; Friday 8am-3pm. Session I: May 26 – May 30; Session II: July 2 – June 6; Session III: June 9 – June 13; Session IV: June 16 – June 20. Camp fee is $350/session. ($315 for SFPC Members + 10% off for second child enrolled). Contact: Jasmin Mayen: jmayen@shelbyfarmspark.org; (901) 767-7275 ext. 317
 
Showcase Equestrian Center, LLC, 755 Dent Rd., Eads, TN offers five weekly summer camps: June 9-13; June 16-20; July 7-11; July 14-18; July 21-15. Camp is from 9 am – 3 pm daily. Campers will ride horses, do crafts, play sports, sing songs, dance, have water day on Wednesdays and a horse show on Fridays. Space is limited to 15 kids per week. Camp is $350/week with discounts if paid by May 15. There are also sibling discounts. Before and/or after care is also available for a fee. Campers need no prior horse experience. For more information, call: 901-850-9697 or 901-270-9225. www.showcaseequestriancenter.com

Sonny Brooke Stables, 11904 Yarnell Road, Knoxville, TN, offers four weeks of Summer Horse Camp: Week I, May 26-30; Week II, June 2-6; Week III, July 7-11, Week IV, July 21-25. Camp runs 10 am -2 pm Monday – Friday. Campers will enjoy learning: 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. The farm is located 10 minutes from Turkey Creek in the heart of west Knoxville. Specialize in hunters, jumpers, and equitation and offer full care boarding and riding lessons from beginner to advanced. Trainer is Krystle Bridges. Sonny Brooke Stables is family-owned and operated. Information: 865-809-3660; email: sonnybrookestables@gmail.com; website: http://www.sonnybrookestables.com/Horse-Camp.html

South Wind Stables, at 10181 State Line Road, Olive Branch, MS, runs 6 weeks Summer Camps for children ages 5 and up, beginning June 9 (for three weeks)  with July 4th week off. Three weeks in July. Camp hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Camps are filled with hunter jumper training, trail rides, stable games, and equestrian crafts. Campers learn grooming, bathing, tacking up horses, and plenty of horsemanship skills. Campers adopt a horse each week to ride every day. Beginners through intermediate riders. New this year: one week advanced eventing camp, including new cross country course. Instructor: Emma Miller. For more information, call 901-828-4199.

Tranquility Trails, Ashland, MS. Kids Farm and Nature Camp. One day camp, Thursday, May 29, 2014, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Targeted to ages 6-10. Children will learn hands-on about farm animals, wild animals on the farm, farm crops, wild plants and trees. They will make a memory book to keep, with information to review, what they learn, and photos of their day. Other ages and dates available for groups of 5 or more.  Parents welcome to stay.  Call Beverly Estes at 662-224-8132 for more information or visit the website: www.tranquilitytrails.com

Trinity Farm, 10365 Monroe Lake, Lakeland, TN. 2014 Summer camp dates are: June 2-6, Pinecrest at Trinity June 15-20, July 7-11, and July 21-25.  Hours are 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily. Camp is $375 per week, and is designed for ages five and up. There is 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 www.trinityfarmtn.com. For information about the Pinecrest overnight camp at Trinity Farm, please visit www.camppinecrest.org or find the Pinecrest camp brochure at www.camppinecrest.org/summer-camps. Pinecrest camp is for grades 2-6 and is $799.

*UT Martin Equestrian, Martin, TN, offers two summer camps: Skyhawk Equestrian Camp, June 1-5, 2014 at the West TN Ag Pavillion, Martin, TN. For Intermediate riders, English or western, ages 8 and up, female riders. Campers get fundamental instruction on basic horsemanship skills, regardless of experience level. Cost $500. Deadline is May 15, 2014. Premier Equestrian Camp, June 22-25, 2014 at Graves Stables, Martin, TN. Ages 14-18. English or western. Cost $800. Deadline is June 9, 2014. Participants experience a day in the life of a Skyhawk Equestrian. Ride team horses; get instruction from coaching staff; overview of varsity equestrian; focus on equitation over fences/ on flat or Horsemanship and Reining. Instructors: Meghan Cunningham Corvin, Head Equestrian Coach, and Ashley Thompson, assistant coach, with Skyhawk Equestrian Team members serving as camp counselors and demonstration riders. Visit the UT Martin Equestrian website for camp brochures: http://www.utmsports.com/page/22

Victory Ranch Summer Camp, at 4330 Mecklinberg, Bolivar, TN is a non-denominational Christian summer camp and retreat center. Victory Ranch hosts about 800 campers each summer and features top outdoor adventure areas and great accommodations. It is located on 550 acres of rolling hills and woodlands in Hardeman County. Camp includes horseback riding among a host of other activities. Seven summer camp sessions run May 27-July 19. Some camps for boys only, some for girls only, some coed. Camp information and forms are available on their website:
http://www.victoryranch.org/summer-camp/ or call 731-659-2880.

Winterview Farm, a hunter/ jumper facility at 140 Spring Road, Flora, Mississippi. Summer Horsemanship Camps offer a full spectrum of horsemanship activities from barn chores to participating in a horse show.  Beginner and Advanced Camp sessions are weekly from Memorial Day through July 11. 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.

*Information received after publishing, so not in print edition.

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