Your child’s safety is our number one concern and focus. Upon submission of your application we ask for your insight not only about your child’s riding skills and abilities, but also about you child as an individual. In addition, the activities we have planned for our first night of camp are purposeful and provide us with information regarding your child’s personality which helps us to match them to one of our 28 horses. We own the horses used at camp and have a track record of making wonderful horse and rider combinations.
HOW WILL MY CHILD'S SKILLS BE ASSESSED? HOW WILL A HORSE BE ASSIGNED?
HOW MUCH TIME WILL I SPEND WITH MY HORSE DURING THE DAY?
The answer to this question is that we spend time with the horses because you are a HORSE camp. Campers care for, groom, saddle, and provide for their horse for the week. Beginners to Advanced riders enjoy learning about caring for horses as much as riding. We spend time riding two times per day and fill the remainder of the day with horse learning activities, swimming, and crafts. The average time spent with horses each full day of camp is 5-6 hours.
WHAT WILL I BE LEARNING WHEN I RIDE?
We work with beginner to advanced riders so the level of learning will vary depending on the needs of the rider. We often split the riding groups by level of rider, but we also spend time together as a whole group focusing on games and drill patterns. No two weeks of camp are the same….we let the skill level and interest of the individuals and the group drive our decisions for the week. We have campers attended multiple weeks of camp in a summer and have a new and exciting experience each week.
ARE THE HORSES RIGHT ON THE CAMP SITE OR DO WE HAVE TO TRAVEL TO GET THEM?
The horses live on the camp grounds all year. When you visit camp you are truly visiting the horses at their home. The pastures are located around the perimeter of the camper’s homes for the week. We enjoy pasture walks during the week that are guided by counselors, wake up smelling and hearing horses, sit around the camp fire and hear and see the horses as night….it is a week of horse immersion!
What should a camper bring? What should we pack?
Jeans will be required when riding western, breeches for English riders. Boots and hard hats are available at camp or you can choose to bring your own. Sneakers for running games. Sweatshirts, shorts, flip-flops — whatever you wish for the evenings. Swimsuit, water shoes, and towel for the beach. Towels for the bathroom. Shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste etc. Pajamas, sheets and bedding for a single bed, and pillows. Battery operated lantern, flashlight, batteries. You are welcome to bring posters or other items to decorate your room. You are also welcome to bring bottled water and snacks. We do ask that gum and other sticky items stay at home. Cell phones and other electronic devices can be brought to camp; however, they will remain in the main house and can be used upon a camper’s request after dinner each evening.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF TRIPLE CROWN HORSEMANSHIP RESIDENTIAL CAMP?
Our goal is to provide each camper with a unique, memorable experience. This experience will create new friendships and memories in a safe environment. Triple Crown Horsemanship Camp is a family owned business with counselors with years of experience at Triple Crown Camp.
WHO WILL I RIDE WITH?
Campers range in age from 8 – 18 in any given week. We work to ensure that rider’s are grouped not only by ability, but also by age group and interests. We have found that age really isn’t a factor here at camp, there is a feel of family in each week and everyone respects and enjoys the company of others.
HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE SHOULD I HAVE TO ATTEND CAMP?
Short answer….you can be a beginner with no experience or an advanced rider. Our goal is to enjoy horses and spend time with other horse lovers. If you are not ready to spend the evening, we do offer Day Camp options.
WHAT IF I DO NOT OWN MY OWN HARDHAT AND/OR BOOTS?
You are welcome to borrow these items for the week.