Rolling Hills Ranch specializes in western riding lessons for all ages from beginner to advanced levels. Whether you're just starting out, wanting to get back in the saddle or even fine-tune your skills, we welcome you to a safe, fun and knowledgeable environment.
For the competitor looking to add that extra edge to their performance, we also offer showmanship and halter lessons. Miniature Horse enthusiast? Rolling Hills Ranch offers in-hand lessons for them too!
We have select talented horses to suit all levels or if you'd prefer to work with your own horse, you may haul in for a lesson or training session. Horses coming from off-premises must be up to date on all vaccinations and deworming.
Our summer camp programs provide students with a basic knowledge of horses to help keep them safe on the ground or in the saddle. From riding to bathing horses, each day will offer new and exciting experiences. On the last day of camp, we ask family members to come one hour early for our camp show, where students show off their new skills and win awards!
Days will be loaded with knowledgeable fun revolving around horses and geared to the novice level. The week will be filled with instruction on good horsemanship, grooming and stable duties, care and maintenance of equipment, learning conformation and parts of the horse, different horse breeds and colours, as well as an introduction to feeding and care. Two fun and informative lessons per day are also included.
It is our goal to teach novice riders and handlers the basics of horsemanship while putting the emphasis on fun, creativity and learning, all while keeping safety in mind. There is a CPR card holder on premises at all times, as well as a fully stocked first aid kit in the barn. Camp sessions are kept in small groups for a better overall experience. Camps run rain or shine. We also have a swimming pool and trampoline for campers to enjoy!
We offer kids day camps (from 6-12 years of age) as well as adult camps. Camps run Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 3:00pm. Arrangements can be made for earlier drop-offs and later pick-ups if needed.
2016 Camp Dates:
July 4 - 8 (kids camp - FULL)
July 18 - 22 (kids camp)
August 1 - 5 (kids camp)
August 15 - 19 (adult camp, evenings 6pm - 9pm)
The current rate is $285.00 CDN per camper for kids and $325.00 CDN per camper for adult camps. A $100.00 CDN non-refundable deposit is required with the remainder due on the first day of camp. If, for any reason, Rolling Hills Ranch has to cancel a camp session, a new date will be scheduled.
Required items: Campers must wear proper riding attire consisting of an ASTM/SEI-approved equestrian helmet (available to purchase from any tack store, or we can supply one for a minimal fee if you'd just like to borrow), long pants and boots which cover the ankle, have a flat sole and 1” heel. Campers should also bring their own lunch (a refrigerator and microwave are available) as well as sunblock, swimsuits and bug spray.
Download the camp form in PDF format here.
Once printed, please fill out the form, scan it and mail it to Rolling Hills Ranch with your deposit. Be sure to make cheques payable to Janice Barry.
"If you are looking for a safe, knowledgeable horse care facility, Rolling Hills Ranch is the best place to be. If your children are looking to get involved in horses, put them in Janice's camp, you won't be disappointed!" -- D. Mahoney
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