We are excited to announce our new camp programming for the 2023 summer camp season!
$460.00 + HST per rider
- Age Requirements: 5 – 12 yrs
- Experience: Complete beginners are welcome to attend (no horse or riding experience required)
- Lunch & Snacks: Bring your own peanut-free lunch, snacks & beverages. Friday is Pizza Party Day!
- Helmets: Bring your own ASTM Certified helmet or rent one for $20
- Apparel: Long pants such as jeans or leggings, boots that cover the ankle with at least a 1″ heel. Or wear proper riding apparel (breeches, paddock boots)
An exciting change to this year’s programming is our longer, more focused riding time. Instead of two 30-minute lessons, each camper will have one 1-hour long lesson every day.
In keeping with the Daisy Meadows Equestrian, Equestrian Canada (EC) Rider Level program, all of our camp counsellors will possess at minimum their EC Rider Level 3, all instructors will possess at minimum their EC Rider Level 6, and our Head Coach, Aleasha Nimec holds her EC Instructor Certification. We feel that the EC model of horsemanship, riding and stable management produces well-rounded equestrians and strive to capture this spirit in our summer camp programming.
Back this year is our Parent Pizza Party Day! Friday’s will consist of a pizza party lunch for all campers, and parents will be invited to watch a special musical ride performance put on by the campers. Campers will then have the opportunity to give their parents a barn tour and introduce them to their horses.
New This Year!
Our coaches will be introducing the Vaulting Canada programming to our program. Children will work on our vaulting barrels from Monday – Thursday and will then be able to take their skills to one of our skilled school horses on Friday.
Vaulting is the performance of gymnastic and dance-like movements to music on a moving horse.
The horse is controlled by a lunger who sends him in a circle around them on the end of a lunge line which is attached to the bridle the horse wears on his head. The horse also wears a special surcingle around his belly, which has hand grips and stirrup-like loops for the vaulter’s feet. Vaulters begin working in walk and progress, with training from a qualified instructor, to be able to execute fantastic freestyle performances in the canter. Vaulters learn to have the agility and athleticism of gymnasts, the grace and expression of dancers and the balance and feel of equestrians.
About Vaulting – VaultCanada – Equestrian Vaulting
Please NoteHelmets are not permitted while vaulting. However, approved protective headgear is required at all times when riding (for example, but not limited to, during warm up, exercise, or schooling).
Week 1: July 3-7
Week 2: July 10-14
Week 3: July 17-21
Week 4: July 24-July 28
Week 5: July 31-Aug 4
Week 6: Aug 8-11 (Civic Holiday on Monday)
Week 7: Aug 14-18
Week 8: Aug 21-25