Horseback Camp

Our horseback camp, located at Harmony Horse Stables in Littleton, Massachusetts, is a unique and extremely popular program that is open to all levels of riders from beginner through advanced. Harmony Horse Stables is a first class equestrian training facility, with 2 outdoor riding rings and an indoor arena.

Horseback camp is divided into two periods that equate to a 9:00am-4:00pm schedule. Mornings are spent at the stables, where campers have the opportunity to learn horsemanship skills and have a riding lesson. Later in the afternoon, campers return to the campus where they can enjoy the other many diverse activities of our Junior Discovery or Teen Exploration programs.

Beginner and Intermediate Horseback Camp: No experience with horses is needed. Those with experience can be up to trotting independently. Riders will be learning how to walk, trot, steer, and jump small jumps while riding in groups. This will be with or without assistance depending on the level of the rider. Students should not expect to do any canter work. Activities are introductory to horses and focus on having fun with the basics.

NEW! Advanced Horseback Camp: For riders who can walk, trot, and canter on unfamiliar horses. Campers will refine their equitation on the flat and over fences. Those who are just starting at the canter or over fences may be suitable for this camp if they are confident and comfortable on unfamiliar horses. Riders will work in groups both in their lessons and their activities. Activities will focus on advanced horsemanship including horse care, stable management, and equipment. Prior approval is required to attend Advanced Horseback Camp.

Campers in both horseback programs receive a riding lesson each day until Friday when they have an opportunity to display those skills for parents in our “riding show.” At the show, campers receive ribbons for their performances as well as a certificate indicating their level. The show is also designed as an opportunity for parents to meet with their children’s instructors.

If your child is unsure whether or not he or she would enjoy a full week of horseback camp, we suggest your child try a horseback lesson at Harmony Horse Stables. If you are interested in hourly horseback lessons, please call Harmony Horse Stables LLC at 978-486-8360 or click here to open up a new browser window and view their website.

Dates and rates for this and all camps can be accessed via the link menu on the left or by clicking here. Our exceptional lunch program is also included with this camp.

Time*

Activity

9:00

Opening Meeting & activity selections

9:30

Travel to horse stables
9:45
Groom, tack & clean
10:15

Riding lesson

11:15
Stable management
12:15
Lunch
12:45
Travel back to main campus

1:15

Activity period 3

2:25

Snack

2:35
Activity period 4
3:45
Closing Meeting
4:00
Dismissal