February 20, 2017

James City County Parks and Recreation

We are happy to cooperate with the James City County Department of Parks and Recreation to sponsor several educational programs.  Register for these special educational programs through James City County Parks and Recreation.  Check out their web site for directions on how to register.

2015 Spring Break Horse Care Camp
– Open to ages 9 and up
– Minimum of 3 people & maximum of 8
– April 7th-9th (Tuesday-Thursday)
– 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Camp Description
Camp is designed for students to learn the daily routine of feeding, handling and barn chores in a large boarding and lesson barn. After taking care of the horses each morning, students will have a group riding lesson in the ring. Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Bring water bottles and lunch.

Horses meet Families
– Open to ages 5 and up
– Minimum of 6 people (3 sets of parent & child)
– Maximum of 16 people (8 sets of parent & child)
– About 1 hour per class

Class Description
Learn the basics of horse safety, daily care, grooming and more with these hands-on classes
designed for child and parent. You’ll have the chance to ride one of our horses in the last class.
Each child must participate with a parent.

Saturday, May 2nd – 4:30 -5:30 p.m.- Class 1 – Meet the horses
–     Basic safety rules
–     Tour of the barn
–     Color / Markings
–     Breeds in the barn and common characteristics

Saturday, May 9th – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Class 2 – What goes into owning a horse?
–       Daily care (stalls, grooming, feeding grain and hay)
–       Learn how to groom

Saturday, May 16th – 4:30- 5:30 p.m. Class 3 – Pamper a horse
–       Bathing a pony (weather permitting)
–       Ride

Basic Horse Care
– Open to ages 9 and up
– Minimum of 4 people & maximum of 10 people
– About 2 hour class

Class Description
Learn the basics of horse care  with this hands-on classes. Grooming, nutrition, hoof and dental care, and all around good information about what it takes to properly care for a horse. Students will have the chance to ride one of our wonderful horses before leaving the barns.

Saturday, May 30th – 3 -5 p.m.
Daily Care
–     Basic safety handling rules
–     Tour of the barn
–     Daily grooming
–     Tack cleaning/parts
Vet Care, Colors & Breeds
–     Common illnesses
–     Grain/hay
–     Horse colors
–     Common horse breeds in the barn
Ride

Horse Care Camp
– Open to ages 9 and up
– Minimum of 3 people & maximum of 8
– 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
– 1st session, Tuesday, June 23rd-Thursday, June 25th

– 2nd session, Tuesday, July 21st-Thursday, July 23rd

– 3rd session, Tuesday, August 11th-Thursday, August 13th

Camp Description
Camp is designed for students to learn the daily routine of feeding, handling and barn chores in a large boarding and lesson barn. After taking care of the horses each morning, students will have a group riding lesson in the ring. Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Bring water bottles and lunch.