Horseback Riding at Camp


Hunter Riders will work on their Equitation

All of our campers can't wait to be on horseback and because we are mainly a horse camp we ride here at Pony Gang every day* 

 

Our Western riding and Hunter/English riding Campers with existing riding experience (Novice - advanced) will have a group lessons. 

 

Campers with minimal to some riding experience (Advanced to confident beginner) will receive a private lesson with one of our instructors. 

 

Beginners with no previous or only minimal riding experience will start on the lunge line in a saddle with no stirrups  to learn balance and correct seat and graduate from that to learning how to ride free in a walk independently. 

We will have fun bareback days

We have two riding rings (Dressage and jumping arena) for lessons and a small trail that goes around our beautiful property. Our pastures and stables are filled with 25 ponies and horses suited for riders at all levels and sizes.  And because we own all of the horses and ponies here at Pony Gang your favorite horse will still be here every year. The horses and ponies in our program challenge our advanced riders abilities and help them grow as Equestrians. 

 

Our instructors are experienced teachers and lessons classes are strictly structured to each campers ability. 

Beginner riders will receive assistance to learn the basics

Weekly Riding overview: 

Monday: Evaluation day for Novice/Intermediate and Mounting/Dismounting lessons day for Beginners. 2 week campers from privious week receive a regular lesson.

Tuesday: Regular Riding lesson* 

Wednesday: Barback riding*

Thursday: Regular Riding lesson* 

Friday: Trail ride for everyone* 

Saturday: No lesson for 1 week camper - 1-week camper pick up at 11:00am / 2-week campers riding lesson *

Sunday: Trail ride for our 2-week campers*

 

*weather permitted


Benefit of  Horseback Riding!

Social Benefits 

- Confidence

- Self discipline 

- Sense of responsibility

- Independence 

- Focus and control

- Patience level 

- Empathy

- Stress relieve 

We have campers that come here for years

Physical Education 

- Balance 

- Motor coordination 

- Muscle development

- Flexibility

- Posture 

- Hand-eye Coordination

- Core strength

- Body awareness

our campers love riding bareback

Other Benefits

- Accountability 

- Compassion 

- Sportsmanship

- Dependability

- Bravery 

- Selflessness 

- Camaraderie

- and much more.... 

campers work on thei riding skills


What  Riding activities your Camper finds at Pony Gang Camp?

western riders learn the following seat

Western Riding

We strive for the safety of our campers first. Building a strong foundation in balance, seat and leg communication in the western saddle.

Besides the different western riding styles we also teach good horsemanship on the ground, horse health and stable management to our western riding campers.



Equitation is just one part of our lessons

Hunter/Jumper/English Riding

Our focus during the lesson are correct rider postion, balanced and independant seat. Correct use of weight, hand and rein aids. 

But riding is more than just getting on a horse. Pony Gang Equestrian Services teaches through their curriculum all aspects of horsemanship including but not limited grooming, tacking up, the care of a horse and even a little horse psychology.



 

 

*Riding lessons are weather permitted.