Horsemanship Day and Overnight Camp


Trick Pony Training at Pony Gang Camp in Camden SC

Girls Ages 7 - 15 years

 

What makes us different? 

 

Imagine going to the pasture to bring in your horse, grooming and saddling him, riding him in a sunlit arena or through wooded trails. 

Then spend your afternoon with ball games and some horse care activities. You can try your hands at camp crafts, feeding our ducks, chicken, miniature pigs or goats. Also,  swimming in the beautiful pool, campfires, girl talk in the bunk room after lights out. 

 

The Horsemanship Camp program focuses on all things related to horses and their care.  We have a daily riding lesson in English, Hunter/Jumper or Western riding depending on your preferences.

 

All levels of riders are welcome. Instructions are tailored to the skill level and specific needs of each camper from beginner (balance, steering, rising trot, basic pole-work, etc.) to more advanced (seat and position in canter, jumping, etc.)

Camp Pony Gang in Camden strongly believes in the importance of  developing the equestrian of tomorrow that knows safe horsemanship and correct care for horses and ponies are just as important as their mounted skills. 

 

We pride ourselves in providing a fun, safe and well-rounded Horsemanship camp experience where girls during their Overnight stay and boys and girls during their Day camp experience can immerse themselves in the moment and enjoy themselves in a non-competitive environment.  

 

Why Pony Gang Camp?

Accredited * Choice * Camp staff * Family owned * International

 

Our Campers come from all over the USA but specially from South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. We also welcome International Campers from South America, England, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

 

Transportation from and to the Airports in Charlotte, Columbia and Florence are available on request ($70 fee each drive).

 

Pony Gang Equestrian Center is a family-oriented Facility. The camp keeps a limited enrollment as, statistically, it has been shown that campers receive a more wholesome experience without the intimidation of a large, full of hustle and bustle camp. Kids at our camp receive more attention and are not lost in the shadows of more competitive campers. 


Benefit for children to participate in Horse Camp !

Social Benefits 

- Confidence

- Self discipline 

- Sense of responsibility

- Independence 

- Focus and control

- Patience level 

- Empathy

- Stress relieve 

Physical Education 

- Balance 

- Motor coordination 

- Muscle development

- Flexibility

- Posture 

- Hand-eye Coordination

- Core strength

- Body awareness

Other Benefits

- Accountability 

- Compassion 

- Sportsmanship

- Dependability

- Bravery 

- Selflessness 

- Camaraderie

- and much more.... 



What horse activities will this Camp include?

Horseback riding lesson

All our campers will receive each day one regular Horseback riding lesson. Campers can pick between Western, English and Hunter/Jumper riding. 

 

All riding lessons will be offered as a group lesson.

 

- Beginner riders will assist each other and share a horse during the week. 

 

- Riders that are able to ride in a balanced seat and know how to w/t or w/t/c with an correct balanced and independent seat will receive their own horse and ride free in one of our arenas.

 

We are proud to call ourselves an Equitation Horse Camp, because a good, fundamental and correct Equitation is for us the most important basic a rider should have and so our campers. 

 

We will teach this lessons as group lessons split by level of riding. Each lesson will be approximately 45 Minutes - 1 hour long.  



Horsemanship

This part of our camp is designed to give our campers the opportunity to learn horsemanship skills that they would not normally learn in a regular lessons plan. 

 

Campers will enhance their knowledge on daily barn activities as well as routine horse care.

For example but not limited to 

- Barn and pasture management 

- Feeding and watering 

- Horse Care 

- Show preparation



Horses during Camp

Campers are matched with a horse or pony for their entire session allowing them to connect and progress together. Our Farm is the year around home to 34 wonderful, furry friends of many sizes, breeds and colors. Not all of them are part of our Camp program, but the ones that are, are all specifically trained here at the Farm for our lessons and camp programs and maintained under our watchful eyes.

 

 



07:00 am             Wake up bell Overnight Campers 

07:30 am             Breakfast 

08:00 am             Arrival Day Campers

08:30 am             Horse Care - Hay feeding and Stable care  

09:30 am             Start Riding Lesson Group 1

10:30 am             Start Riding Lesson Group 2

11:30/11:45 am  After care horses and lunch feeding 

01:00 pm             Lunch time 

01:30 pm             Free choice time 

02:30 pm             Horsemanship lesson or other horse care learning activities

03:00 pm             Afternoon activities (changing each day!)

05:00 pm             Departure Day Campers and Care for horses Overnight Campers

06:00 pm             Dinner 

06:30 pm             Shower and free time 

08:00 pm             Night Activities

10:00 pm             Lights out

*Please note that this is just a approx. time overview and example Day. Our schedule is always flexible and weather related. 


Camp Prices. Dates &Registration 2021

Horsemanship Day Camp

Horsemanship Overnight Camp