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Equestrian Skills & Leadership Day Camp

 

This camp is for riders who are looking to improve their existing skills and understanding of  equine care. Leadership skills are also gained through supporting and mentoring preschool program campers in their activities.

Skills & Leadership Camp Guidelines

  • Ages 10+
  • Independently walk, posting trot (minimum)
  • Ability to read and write at a grade 3 level(minimum)
  • Desire to learn what it’s like to own a horse
  • Desire to be a leader and learn to teach/mentor a younger child

What to expect…

Campers will spend the week learning advanced skills about horse care as well as being a junior instructor to our LMP campers.

Campers will be split into 2 groups. Each group will rotate between the skills portion of camp and the leadership portion.

During the skills portion, campers will participate in a riding lesson, a theory lesson and a barn management lesson. All lessons will follow the P’tit Trot program, with the goal of completing as many levels as possible within the week. Check the program out at https://www.albertaequestrian.com/ptit-trot/

During the leadership portion of camp the junior instructors will be paired with a LPM camper to mentor during the week. This will include teaching a riding lesson, facilitating group work, pony handling, pony games and LP literacy. Twice a day the junior instructors will take part in a short classroom session learning the basic principles of how to teach and what to expect while they are being junior instructors.

Riders must be able to ride independently and be confident. Proficiency in walking, stopping and steering skills are mandatory to participate. Registration guidelines will be reviewed for each participant  prior to accepting  registration/payment)

Camp Dates: July 2 to 5 or August 26 to 29

Camp Cost: $350.00 plus a PARDS 2019 membership

Helmet rental: $10.00

 

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