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Summer Equestrian Camp

Maplewood's Summer Equestrian Camp is designed for students aged 7 and older.  Our Pony Club Specialty Camp is for campers aged 4 to 6 years old.  

Participants enjoy up to two lessons each day.  The morning session is a more formal lesson to develop specific skills while the afternoon riding (as long as the day isn't too hot) provides an opportunity for games and Musical Ride training, building on the skills developed in the morning lesson.  

 

When not in the riding lesson, or grooming and preparing the horse before and after the riding, participants in the camp enjoy many other horse-related activities:  bathing a horse; challenging a horse in a bobbing for apples competition; working through a workbook to learn horse anatomy breeds, and colours; stable management activities; and games.  On hot days, participants are able to cool off in the 18 x 36 in-ground pool. 

At least one group of Summer Equestrian Camp is being offered each week of summer.  Please check the dates and availability for each week below.

The Summer Equestrian Camp for 2022 is now open for registrations!  

Competition Camp
Specialty Camp: Competition Camp

The Competition Camp focuses on giving participants a view of different competitive disciplines.  This week of camp is great for anyone wanting to get a little extra practice in at the beginning of the show season, for those new to horse shows, and for those just wanting to learn something a little different!  The camp week ends with participants performing different show classes for a judge and receiving feedback from the judge.  Registrations are limited to 6 participants for this week.  Approval from the head coach is required to register into this camp.

Competition Camp is offered on Week 2 and is now open for registrations!

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Specialty Camp: Pony Club

The Pony Club is specifically designed for participants aged 4 to 6 years old.  Resources are age-appropriate and the ratio of campers to coaches is smaller than for the older kids.  Registrations are limited to a maximum of 6 campers each week.  The Pony Club will be on Weeks 1, 3, 6, 7, and 10.  (Week 6 is already full!). Please check the dates and availability below.

The Pony Club Camp for 2022 is now open for registrations!  

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Specialty Camp: Trail Camp

Trail Camp is a great camp for riders with experience.  The week begins with trails on the property and, weather permitting, builds to two off-property trail rides in the area.  Registrations are limited to 5 participants and approval from the head coach is required.

Trail Camp on weeks 8 and 9 is now open for registrations!  

Rider Levels
Specialty Camp: Rider Levels

The Rider Level week is designed to prepare each participant for the nationally standardized exams.  During the first four days, participants work on the three elements of the exams:  a written exam on theory, a practical exam for stable management practices, and a ridden exam.  A certified examiner is brought in on the Friday of the week.  Results of the exams are submitted to Ontario Equestrian.  Participants must have an Ontario Equestrian membership.  Participants also need approval from the head coach to register for this week.  Registration is limited to a maximum of 6 participants.

The Rider Level Camp is offered on Week 5 and is now open for registrations!

Click here for the 2022 Summer Camp Registration Form!

Dates and spots available at camp as of Jan 20, 2022! (This will be updated weekly)

All weeks of the Summer Equestrian Camp are now open!
  • Week 1: June 27 to 30 (4 days) - 1 spot left!
  • Week 2: July 4 to 8 - 3 spots left!
  • Week 3: July 11 to 15 - 1 spot left!
  • Week 4: July 18 to 22 - open
  • Week 5: July 25 to 29 - 6 spots left!
  • Week 6: August 2 to 5 (4 days) - 5 spots left!
  • Week 7: August 8 to 12 - 3 spots left!
  • Week 8: August 15 to 19 - 4 spots left!
  • Week 9: August 22 to 26 - 5 spots left!
  • Week 10: August 29 to September 2 - 3 spots left!
Most weeks of Pony Club have spots available!
  • Week 1: June 27 to 30 (4 days) - 1 spot left!
  • Week 3: July 11 to 15 - 1 spot left!
  • Week 6: August 2 to 5 (4 days) FULL!!
  • Week 7: August 8 to 12 - 4 spots left!
  • Week 10: August 29 to September 2 - open
All weeks of the Specialty Camps are now open!
  • Week 2: July 4 to 8 Competition Camp - 4 spots left!
  • Week 5: July 25 to 29 Rider Level Camp - 3 spots left!
  • Week 8: August 15 to 19 Trail Camp - 2 spots left!
  • Week 9: August 22 to 26 Trail Camp - open