Frequently Asked Horse Camp Questions
Do you need to purchase riding apparel and a helmet?
The only required equipment is a boot with a 1/2 to 1 inch heel and
riding breeches or jeans. We do have helmets available for campers to
borrow for the week.
If I have a helmet can I bring it?
If your camper has their own ASTM/SEI approved helmet they are welcome to bring it
to camp. We will be checking helmets to make sure that they are safe and not past
their expiration date. Helmets expire 5 years from the manufacture date. You will still be asked to sign a Helmet Release Form in case yours becomes damaged or yours is past the expiration date.
Why do I have to fill out the Helmet Release Form if I have my own helmet?
We require every camper to fill out this form, as we would hate to have a camper miss ride time due a lost helmet or having to wait for a replacement.
Can my camper bring their own tack even if they aren't bringing a horse?
Of course you can bring your own tack! As long as the tack is in proper working order and fits appropriately to the horse they are assigned, campers can use their own saddles, saddle pads and half pads. We have the right to decline the use of your equipment if it is determined by our staff that it doesn't not appropriately fit the horse which your camper has been assigned.
Will my camper have to share a horse with another camper?
Depending on the amount of campers registered for each camp week, there are occasions where campers must share their horse with another camper. Campers who share horses split their feeding, cleaning, and other responsibilities and still get the same amount of riding time as everyone else.
If my camper is bringing a horse to camp, what vaccinations are required?
1. A current negative Coggins within 1 year
4. 4 Way (EEE,WEE,Flu,Tetanus)
5. Horses coming in from out of state must have a health certificate issued within 30 days from arrival to camp.
We are not requiring horses to have Potomac Fever or West Nile Virus vaccinations,
but we are strongly encouraging them, as we are in a high-risk area.
There is a vaccine waiver section of the horse program forms for these two vaccinations.
Will we be hosting Parent Riding Demonstrations on Friday?
Pending guidance from the state regarding our summer camp visitation guidelines due to covid, we will update our parent demonstrations accordingly.