On 5/29, an error was caught on the
website and forms which have been corrected. If you
downloaded the forms prior to 5/29, please note the camp start time is
9:30. Drop off is no earlier than 9am and and pick up time
is no later than 5pm. (Fee for early drop off and late pick
up is $20/hour). We apologize for any inconvience or
confusion due to this error.
Our 2014 camp has been expanded! Camp is now from 9:30am to
3pm! Lots of riding and horse arts and crafts!
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.
Camp is held during the summer and may be held various
school breaks during the year.
What will I learn about riding and horses?
Proper tack and fittings for the English seat
Basic horse care
Horse handling safety
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
Summer camp is typically held between mid-June and the last week of
August. It includes beginner, intermediate and experienced riders.
Many of our campers will return to move up in their skills
in another session of camp. Some even stay on and take
lessons at ECETC honing the riding skills learned during the
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, 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. Experienced 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 experienced session, please call and let
us know what areas you are trying to improve on as one experienced
session may place more emphasis on that skill 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
You may download camp information and enrollment forms which are in pdf format.
Completed forms may be faxed to: 757-721-0344