**Our 2013 enrollment forms are being updated with new dates! We appreciate your patience**
Our camp is for adults and children horse lovers of all ages!
You do not need to know how to ride to be an ECETC camper. You will
know a lot about horses and riding when camp is over. You will learn
all about horses, their care and of course, riding! Our focus
is on learning to ride and learning all about horses!
We have a variety of levels of camp depending on your riding skills and age.
Horses and ponies are provided by ECETC and are matched to the
campers' riding style and ability.
Our campers come to us at various stages of riding and the camp can
improve those skills for the next level of riding. A comfortable
but challenging learning environment is provided by placing campers
in small group classes with others of similar
abilities. All campers are taught with an emphasis on safety and
Certificates of Completion and Attendance, signed by their
instructor, will be
given to each camper at the end of each camp session.
ECETC's Horse camp is held during the summer and occasionally during various
school breaks during the year.
What will I learn?
Proper tack and fittings for the English seat
Basic horse care
Horse handling safetyFlat work
Basic ground training and manners
How to lunge your horse
Under Saddle Training
Position for the English seat
Exercises for relaxation and balance
Communications through leg, seat & hand aids
Open rein and neck rein
Control of speed and simple transitions
Simple training patterns
Harmonizing with your horse
If you are interested in after-school care, this may be the camp for
you. Campers come
after school and learn about the basics of horse care. They
assist in bringing the horses in for the evening or turning them out
for the night, depending on the time of year. They may also
assist in feeding or caring for the stalls. No riding is involved at the initial camp level.
Campers are introduced to equine terminology, the anatomy and their
care. They are also introduced to the equipment, such as
grooming tools and the saddle.
There is also a heated/air-conditioned lounge available for your
child to do their homework. If your child has homework, they
can be dropped off to do their homework until they are ready or
instead of caring for horses.
This after-school care program is available during the school year
from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. for a fee of $200/week. A $50 charge
will apply if the child is not picked up by 6 p.m. for every hour or
partial hour thereafter.
Summer camp is typically held between mid-June and the last week of
August. It includes beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. Many of our campers stay on and take group lessons at
ECETC honing the riding skills learned during the camp sessions.
Some even go on to show.
You will learn all the basics of riding and horse care. You will
learn how to walk, brush, bathe, feed and take care of your assigned horse
or pony. You will learn to saddle and bridle the horse and
learn how to control the horse at the walk and trot while riding. Campers
sometimes participate in games on horseback or other horse
This level of camper is comfortable at the walk and trot and may be
learning to canter and jump. This level of camper may also be
comfortable at the walk, trot and canter and already jumping small
jumps. The intermediate campers are evaluated for their riding
skill level and matched to a horse or pony based on that
evaluation. They will then be
placed in a group of campers with similar riding skills. Campers continue to learn about the horse and improve on riding
These are campers who are comfortable at the walk, trot and canter
and jumping 2'6 fences or above. Emphasis is placed on
improving equitation. Advanced camp sessions may emphasize
grid work, improving equitation, getting an eye for a jump,
eventing, learning how to get your horse on the bit. If you
are interested in attending an advanced session, please call and let
us know what areas you are trying to improve on as one advanced
session may place more emphasis on that than another.
What to Bring:
ASTM-SEI approved riding helmet
(No bicycle helmets)
Tan Jodhpurs, breeches or chaps with jeans
Riding boots or heeled shoe
Where do I go to buy it?
There are many local tack shops where theses items may be purchased
-Sterling Meadows Tack Shop
You may get your enrollment form by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org