Now Offering: Summer Camp, Spring Break Camp & Winter Break Camp
What to do with horse crazy kids?
Do you know some horse crazy kids? We’ve got the solution. What about a horse camp? Yes! give them a gift of summer horseback riding camp with experience creating safe summer fun and learning since 1984, we know how to keep horse crazy kids happy and busy all summer long. Camp attendance qualifies for Child Care Tax Deduction ˗ use our Tax ID number included in your camp confirmation letter.
What makes our riding camp stand out above the rest?
- Small Enrollment - maximum 18 campers weekly ensures more personalized instruction
- Well-qualified Camp Instructors ˗ you’ll find no teenagers teaching your children here
- Daily riding LESSONS. We teach the basics of true horsemanship - students leave with a good riding foundation - ready to join our group riding program
- Excellent record for safety and satisfaction
- Many of our successful show riders began through our camp program, with some advancing to the Grand Prix Level and some receiving NCAA college scholarships to equestrian teams
- Campers leave with a respect for the hard work, dedication and fun involved in working with horses
2016 Camp Sessions
Winter Break Camp:
Session I – December 21st – 23rd, Monday – Wednesday, 9am – 3:30pm – $250 w/van
Session II – December 26th – 30th, Monday – Friday, 9am – 3:30pm. – $350 w/van
2017 Camp Sessions
Weekly sessions run from Monday ˗ Friday, 9 a.m. ˗ 4 p.m.
- Spring Break -
March 13 – 17
May 29 – June 2
June 05 – 09
June 12 – 16
June 19 – 23
June 26 – 30
July 10 – 14
July 17 – 21
July 24 – 28
July 31 – August 04
August 07 – 11
August 14 – 18
Van service is available to the first 14 campers enrolled each week ($25.00 weekly van fee). Our Van picks up and drops off from Westlake Hills at the Michael’s Shopping Center (located at the corner of Bee Caves Road and Walsh Tarlton). Pick-up is at 8:40 a.m. Drop-off is at 4:20 p.m.
Ages and Experience:
Girls and boys age 7 ˗ 16. No prior riding experience is necessary. Children are divided into riding groups based on their riding skill level. Beginners receive a good foundation from which to continue their riding experience, and more advanced riders have the opportunity to improve their skills.
Campers are assigned their own horse for the week. They share in the care of the horse with a partner
Campers learn to be responsible for the daily care, grooming and well being of “their horse”
Twice Daily riding lessons on Monday and Friday, with afternoon rides taking place in the covered arena
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - morning riding lessons for all with group swimming in the afternoons
Lessons on veterinary care, safety, grooming, and horse show preparation
Arts and crafts and games relating to the horse
Weekly trips to the breeding farm on site are always popular (bring some extra carrots or treats for the mammas and babies)
Lunch and snack times are spent in the air-conditioned lounge
Camp closes with a special camp horse show, with all campers competing and receiving ribbons, along with special awards earned throughout the week. Parents are encouraged to attend the show, which begins each Friday at 2:00 p.m. (remember to bring your video camera)
Camp horses and ponies are well-schooled animals that are used in our year-round lesson program. Stabling may be arranged for those who own their own horse.
What to bring and wear:
Long pants or riding breeches
Short sleeved shirt
Boots with low heels
Swimsuit and towel
Change for drinks, water, snacks and horse treats
Riding Helmets, riding boots in a suitable camp price range and all horse equipment are available for purchase at the on-site Rio Vista Tack Shop. Campers may visit the shop in advance or be fitted for equipment on the first day of camp. Campers are encouraged to purchase a T-shirt to wear during the Friday horse show.
Cost: Weekly session cost is $350.00. Van service available for additional $25.00 for the first 14 campers. Credit Card price for registration is $365.00.Download Camp Application
How to register for Spring Break or Summer Camp:
Download an application by clicking on Camp Application above OR call 512-247-2303 to have an application mailed or faxed to you
Mail or drop off your completed camp application form and payment by check or cash (Applications not accepted without payment)
Or, Email or Fax your completed application along with credit card information (Weekly camp cost is $350 or $365 if paid by credit card)
Sorry, camp spaces may not be held by verbal request.