In 2022, the C Bracket Horse Barn is excited to offer summer day camps to the schedule of opportunities for our horseback riding students! Be sure to add one of these weeks to your kids’ summer activities.
C Bracket summer camps are week-long horse-intense beginner through intermediate wrangler day camps for youth ages 5 to 18. The program runs from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, wrapping up with a mini playday for students to show off their skills to parents and family.
Participants in summer camps will learn how to ride horses or expand their current skills and learn equine behavior and essential equine care. There are multiple levels of Day Camps. Each class is designed to match your camper’s current proficiency and allow them to master specific skills before advancing to the next level safely. The summer camp’s instructors will take great care to place each rider at their appropriate level.
- For beginners, our top priority is to have fun and learn to be safe and confident while leading, saddling, and riding a horse. The summer camps will include horseback riding and other activities in the barn, like horse chores, equine education, and bonding with fellow campers through groundwork training with the horses.
- For intermediate riders, we focus on adding to the basics with skills like balance and feet placement, leg cues, leads and loping, and bareback riding.
The summer camp week will end with a horse show for parents and family in the afternoon of the last day. Campers will receive a photo of themselves with one of the horses they rode during the day camp, as well as a 2022 C Bracket Horse Barn Day camp t-shirt.
Meet Your Instructors
After growing up riding horses for her entire life, Christy Martinez has spent the last seven years teaching students to ride. She enjoys spending time learning new skills herself that she can then pass on to students. She finds that pairing students with the perfect horses to build their confidence and skills is one of her favorite parts of the job.
Scott Martinez was raised on ranches in Wyoming and now passes his practical horsemanship skills to students in the arena. His favorite subject to teach to students is the roping class. He is known for being a reassuring presence for new students who might feel insecure during their first few classes on horseback.
In addition to C Bracket’s instructors, qualified wranglers will be on hand to help ensure that each student receives the one-on-one attention they need.
When scheduling allows, we will bring in guest instructors for the equine education sessions, featuring those involved in the farrier, equine dentistry, equine massage, and veterinary fields.
A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at registration. The remainder is due no later than the first day of day camp at the 9 a.m. registration.
C Bracket Horse Barn provides lesson horses, tack, and all other horseback riding equipment. Day camp students need to wear jeans or leggings and a boot with a heel. Shoelaces on footwear are not recommended. Riding helmets are not required, though students are encouraged to bring their own or borrow one from the barn. Bike helmets do not qualify as approved headgear. Students who are not wearing helmets should bring a hat for shade and sunscreen. All students will need a sack lunch with a water bottle.
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