Summer Camp Information

Willow Grove Stables offers a variety of summer camps each year:  P'tit Trot, Horsemanship, Training and Coaching. For further information than what is listed below, please feel free to contact us.

Learn to Ride Program (NEW)  /  Horsemanship Camp  /  Training Camp  /  Coaching Camp  /  Pampering Camp

 

"Learn to Ride Program" Preparation Camp  NEW in 2016

This new camp is designed for students who are preparing to take Equine Canada's Rider Level Testing based on the Learn to Ride program.  The purpose of this program is to produce well-rounded horsemen, who are able to care for and ride their horse in a correct and safe manner.  This camp is meant to ensure the student has the skills required for their appropriate Rider Level in both riding and stable management.

Rider Level testing will occur separately from this camp in August 2016.  Please check back for dates and registration.

The dates for the Learn to Ride Preparation camp are:

  • July 13 - 15, 2016

"Learn to Rider Program" Preparation Information and Registration

  

Horsemanship Camp

For all levels of riders who are non-competitive or just started competitions.

All Students will participate in a full program of riding and stable management. Regardless of what level you are at, this program will improve your riding and horsemanship skills. Stable management will have many aspects of horse care including grooming, lunging, care and fitting of tack. Mounted lessons will cover flatwork; introduction to jumping – or improving your skills for the show ring. This camp includes:

  • Six hours of instruction daily
  • Two mounted rides each day
  • Experienced and qualified coaches and instructors
  • Well-trained experienced horses
  • Alberta Equestrian Federation Rider Level 1-8 Certification available

The dates for the horsemanship camp are:

  • July 4 - 8, 2016
  • July 11 - 15, 2016
  • August 1 - 4, 2016 **Newly Added Date
  • August 15 - 19, 2016

Horsemanship Brochure / Registration Form 

 

Training Camp

For Intermediate and Advanced riders.

Whether your goals are competitive, achieving your rider level certificates, preparing for your coaching levels or recreational riders with specific training needs, the camp will provide a unique, intensive and fun way to meet your goals. For the competitive rider there will be an opportunity to attend two competitions with Willow Grove coaches upon completion of this training session.

The dates for this years training camp is:

  • July 25 - 28, 2016
  • August 1 - 4, 2016 **Newly Added Date
  • August 15 - 17, 2016 (includes the option of Cross Country training)

Training Camp Information and Registration  

 

Coaching Camp

Coaching Camp information has been moved to here!

 

Pampering Camp (Adults Only)

We are excited to announce our brand new series of Adult Camps!  The plan is to have a wonderful experience with horses; educate riders on taking care of horses while also pampering the adults with some things that are good for the soul.  And of course, to have lots of FUN!  Our concept is as follows:

An onsite Barista for all of your caffeine needs.

Tentative Schedule

Day One:
  • Riding Session
  • Light lunch
  • Postural Study of horses (including a painted horse) and some massage techniques you can do with your horse
  • Wine tasting/Pairing
  • Trip to the Spa (with wine and snacks) 

Day Two:

  • Riding Session
  • Light Lunch
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • More wine tasting
  • Chef prepared dinner

The dates for the Pampering camp are:

  • TBA

If you are interested, please RSVP with trish@willowgrovestables.com.  Please indicate what dates you are interested in as space is limited.