Summer Camp Information
Willow Grove Stables offers a variety of summer camps each year: Horsemanship, Training and Coaching and Ladies Pampering Camp. For further information than what is listed below, please feel free to contact us.
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
2017 Horsemanship Camps are 4 days in length with the Friday left open for additional Learn To Ride Preparation and/or Evaluation
The dates for the horsemanship camp are:
- July 10 - 13, 2017
- July 24 - 27, 2017
- July 31 - August 2, 2017 (three days)
- August 21 - 24, 2017
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. Discipline Specific training will be an additional feature this year.
All training camps are Three Days in length with options for Cross Country Training and Rider Level testing at the end of camp at an additional charge.
The dates for this years training camp is:
- July 10 - 12, 2017 (additional option of Cross Country training July 13)
- July 24 - 27, 2017 (three day format)
- August 21 - 23, 2017 (includes cross country simulation training)
Coaching Camp information has been moved to here!
Ladies Pampering Camp
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:
Tentative ScheduleOne Day Format
- Riding Session
- Light lunch
- Postural Study of horses
- A study on how horses learn
- Wine tasting/Pairing
- Spa Experience
Day Two will also include:
- Riding Session
- Light Lunch
- More wine tasting
- Chef prepared dinner
The 2017 dates for the Ladies Pampering camp are:
- One Day July 16th Two Day August 25th (afternoon/evening) and 26th
If you are interested, please RSVP with [email protected]. Please indicate what dates you are interested in as space is limited.