Equine based Homeschool Program

Horses helping children
Horseback riding is fun

In September 2017, Pony Gang Equestrian Services in Camden started to offer a Homeschool Program to Homeschool parents that is based on a completely different concept than our regular horseback riding program.

 

With this special program, we are able to offer you as Homeschool parents in the Camden, Columbia and Sumter area  not only a place for your child/children to take horseback riding lessons, we are opening the door to so much more for your children. 

 

Pony Gang has started this program with YOUR horse loving child and youth in mind, because children learn easier and better when you find something they love and build an educational program around it. Our program will cover many of the important academic disciplines and combines them with critical life-skills. 

Horses will give you confidence

 

Physical education (horseback riding, groundwork, and conditioning for riding) are clearly the biggest part of the Pony Gang Homeschool program, but also the science of horseback riding and horses themselves will be part of it in our classroom lesson and as longer your child will attend our program as more school subjects will we touch during classroom time. For example history, social studies, literature, math and creative writing, and art.  All this areas will be related to horses and horseback riding. We will also focus on life-skills and character development.

 

The program will be taught from August - May and will be on break during the Summer time.  The program will be broken down in 2 blocks.  

  • Fall/Winter block running from August - January
  • Winter/Spring block from January - May

You have the opportunity to sign up for the full program fora reduced tuition price or you can sign up for the program by the block for regular tuition price. The tuition will be charged as an automated monthly tuition payment.

 

If students want to continue after the first year program (it is our goal for them not only to learn but most importantly to enjoy it), we will keep the same class going forward in the next program season. 

 

We need a minimum of 4 children of the same age range to start a new group with a max. of 6 children per class.

 

(Follow the Link here to get some answers to frequently asked questions)

 


Horseback riding lessons

Homeschool Riding

RThe Equine based Homeschool program for horse loving boys and girls in the age of 7 - 15 years interested in riding lessons based on Hunter / Jumper / English and Western riding will contain the following

  • 30 minute class room lecture 
  • 60-75 minutes hands-on-horse lesson (getting horses from pasture, grooming, tacking up, riding lesson, untack and after care of horses). 

Children will get placed in classes according to age and the riding part will be based on riding ability. 

 

Total Beginner rider will share a horse for the beginning of the program. This has two effects a) they learn how to handle the horse from the ground (leading & control) b) the riders can concentrate on themselves (like they would do on the lunge line in our regular beginner lessons), learn the correct seat, balance and body control. 

Confident beginners to advanced riders will receive their own horse and advance their riding skills. 

 

 

Registration is closed for the 2020/2021 season. 


Homeschool Tiny Tot Riding

We will be offering this classes for Homeschool children that are in love with horses and would like to get a "leg up" into the equestrian world, but have not reached the age of 7 to join our regular Homeschool program with classroom time. 

3 - 6 years 

  • 60-75 minutes hands-on-horse lesson (60-75 minutes hands-on-horse lesson (getting horses from pasture, grooming, tacking up, riding lesson, untack and after care of horses)

Children will get placed in classes according to their riding ability. 

 

Registration is closed for the 2020/2021 season. 



New 2020 - Equestrian Vaulting Homeschool Program

Equestrian vaulting is a fun and exciting sport which everyone can enjoy. Vaulting is also known as gymnastics on horseback or dancing on horseback.

 

Vaulting was popular in Roman times. This evolved along different paths to become circus bareback riding, roman riding, trick riding and in the past century it has become a highly competitive international Equestrian sport. 

 

Vaulting is an excellent, fun way for all riders to improve their confidence and balance and is especially good for developing a deep seat in canter. And it is especially a good way for non-riders to get used to horses and horse-riding. 

 

Vaulting starts off with simple moves, like sitting with arms out, while horse is walking, to shoulder stands, forward rolls and other fun and exciting moves. 

 

if your child is interested in developing her/his vaulting skills, or is simply looking for a fun way to keep fit then Vaulting could be for her/him. If they love horses, dance, gymnastics and fun then they will for sure love vaulting. 

 

All of our classes include horse care, horse untacking, vaulter and horse warm ups, horse practice rounds, barrel practice, gymnastics and conditioning exercises, horse chores, and team reflection circle. 

 

There will be 1 trainer for lunging, 1 trainer for coaching vaulters, 1 assistant  and 1 horse for each class at practice. 

Homeschool Tiny Tot Vaulting - no classroom

We will be offering this classes for Homeschool children that are in love with horses and would like to get a "leg up" into the equestrian world, but have not reached the age of 7 to join our regular Homeschool program with classroom time. 

3 - 6 years 

  • 60-75 minutes vaulting lesson 

Signing up by Block :    $ 110 a month**

Signing up for Season: $ 100 a month** 


Homeschool Vaulting

In this program vaulters will learn the basics of vaulting. class includes a warm up and stretching.  Please get closer information to the class by clicking here

7  years and up 

  • 30 minute class room lecture 
  • 60-75 minutes vaulting lesson 

Signing up by Block :    $ 110 a month**

Signing up for Season: $ 100 a month** 



New 2020 - Trick Riding 9 week Class

Trick riding is about acrobatics on the running horse.  

 

You have to be a little adventurous and a just a little bit of a daredevil!

 

But don't worry, the whole trick riding is not really as wild as it looks, because as with any good equestrian training, we will start things very slowly here at Pony Gang Equestrian Services. 

Each step of a trick move will be practiced first on the standing horse or on our wooden training horse. If this is understood the exercises are tried out in a walk with a handler leading the horse.

And with increasing security in the trick moves the trick rider will start controlling the horse him/herself. 

The Trick riding course here at Pony Gang Equestrian Services in Camden is for ambitious riders, but also easy for people who enjoy something special.  

Trick riding promotes mobility on horseback, increases our fitness, provides security, teaches riding independently and is most importantly a lot of fun. 

It is an advantage if you are a little sporty and flexible. 

You don't have to have riding experience to participate, so beginners are welcome as much as other equestrians.

Trick Riding Class

Course Length 

  • 8 weeks with 1 lesson a week 
  • Each lesson 60-75 Minutes long 

Participant

  • min. 4 children needed to start the course 
  • 7  years and up 

Registration is closed for the 2020/2021 season. 



** Our monthly Tuition price is based on $ -- for 4 lessons a month and 19 lesson per Block (5 Month). We have taken this base price divided it by lessons included in it and multiplied this by the amount of lesson per Block and divided it into 5 monthly payments. 

For Block 1 the last charge will be made in December 2020, but there will be 2 more classes in January. 

 

During Sign up you will be charged for the first month and also  a $20 set up fee. This set up fee includes a Homeschool Class T-Shirt (see below)

 

Note:

We offer our Homeschool program to you for a discounted tuition price 

- added a 30 Minute classroom time to it as extra

- your child will receive full access to our Online learning platform

Please understand that because of this already reduced price we are unable to give any other discounts like for siblings or military in the future.

Thank you for your understanding


2020/2021  Homeschool Shirt