For Girls and Boys
(Ages 6 - 16)
Learn or Improve Riding Skills
No Experience Required
The purpose of this camp is to provide 6 – 16
year old girls and boys with an opportunity to learn more about riding and
caring for horses in a fun and educational atmosphere.
Students will rotate through different learning centers, horse
feeding, tacking (putting equipment on the horse), washing & grooming, and
identifying the parts of a horse, saddle, and bridle in addition to a daily
horseback riding lesson. Every camper's favorite activity seems to be horseback
riding! Side-walkers are available for each beginning student until they are
able to control their own horse. Our programs teach horse safety. Upon
completion, participants will not only have developed or improved their
riding skills, and increased their knowledge of horse care, but more
importantly, they will leave here with an amazing sense of accomplishment and
LOVE to Ride!
the Fun doesn't Stop
horseback riding is the
main-event here at Camp, there's a whole line-up of different things to do
throughout the day and week:
Other Activities Include:
Water Games on the Amazing
Crafts, Photography, Horse
Movies with Popcorn,
and more! No time for
Kids come home in the
evenings with stories of horses and new friends, anxious to get back to Camp the
Camper's Horse Show
On the last day of camp the riders participate in a horse show
(weather permitting) with ribbons and trophies! Everyone leaves with a prize!
Some of the Fun events include:
Grooming and Horsemanship
"Costume Class" - always lots of laughs!!
Egg and Spoon
Water Cup Class
Beach Ball Polo
and lots more!
Students always enjoy showing off all that they have
accomplished during the week, so parents should plan to attend with Cameras in
What can you expect to learn
at Horse Camp?
Ground lessons give campers the knowledge and skills to
handle and give basic care to horses. They are taught how to properly halter,
lead, tie and work safely in close proximity to horses. Campers will get plenty
of hands-on experience.
Riding lessons consist of a variety of exercises,
drills and games to develop basic balance, confidence and skills. Campers are
also taught how to tack up their horses, and how to properly cool down and
untack after a ride.
Campers will learn how to SAFELY have Fun with their Big,
Furry, Four-legged Friends!
WHAT TO WEAR AND BRINGRiders must wear long
pants and appropriate footwear –paddock, riding, or cowboy boots –
NO HIKING BOOTS.
Tennis Shoes do not offer as much protection and are
discouraged, but not prohibited. Helmets are required for horseback riding, and
Heavens Gait Farm has helmets available to borrow. The riders also need to eat
breakfast before arriving, and apply sunscreen before coming each day. Bring a
change of shorts and a bathing suit, as well as a towel and sun screen.
Please make sure that your child’s name is on all of his/her gear.
Lunch and Snacks are Provided each Day. A menu will be
included in your "Welcome Packet".
Sessions still have Space Available:
Cost: $250.00 per Session
Registration Forms and
a $50.00 Non-Refundable Deposit due by June 1st and the remaining Balance due by
the 1st Day of Camp.
Camp begins at 8:30
a.m. and will finish by 4:30 p.m. each day, Monday through Friday.
The fee pays for use of the horses and tack, safety helmets, lunch, snacks, and
all other camp activities. There is a limit on the number of campers that
will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.
We require the
following Paperwork for Each Camper:
- Registration form
- Medical Form (requires notarization)
- Liability Waiver Signed by both parents or
These forms are required by the first day of camp.
For more information:
Call (919) 302-2029
Registration forms and
deposits must be submitted by June 1st. Balance of tuition must be paid
no later than the first day of camp.
Heavens Gait Farm
Breeders of Quality Tennessee Walking & Spotted Horses
Copyright (c) 2000 Heavens Gait Farm
Recently Relocated from Bullock, NC
to Virgilina, VA