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Riding Program

Our extensive riding facility including four outdoor rings, one large indoor arena, two outside courses, one round pen and miles of quiet dirt roads and trails.

 

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We have fabulous string of horses and ponies, chosen for safety, manners, training and suitability for riders who are just beginning up to those who actively compete.

 

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A Horse of Her Own

 

Each camper has a horse or pony of her own during her stay at Pony Farm. The horse is hers to ride, care for, and enjoy for the entire session. Campers may also bring their own horses to ride during camp.

 

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Riding Groups

 

Campers ride six days a week, with group lessons in the morning and the option of riding again during afternoon activities. Each lesson group has approximately six riders, one instructor, and one or two counselors in training (CITs) to assist and give personal attention to individual riders.

 

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We organize riding groups based on the abilities and the riding goals of each camper. As they learn new skills, riders are challenged but not overwhelmed. Read more about how we match campers and horses and how we assign them to riding groups in the Touchstone Farm blog.

 

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Riding at Pony Farm Summer Camp is not just about lessons. We offer plenty of opportunities to have fun with our horses.

 

Horse Shows

 

Touchstone Farm hosts home horse shows during camp sessions 2 and 3. Parents are welcome to attend. The shows have classes for beginners on up, so everyone gets a chance to win a ribbon. During some sessions, Pony Farm's invitation-only Show Team competes in local shows.

 

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Hunter Derby

 

Our hunter derby takes place in one of our large grass fields with natural jumps similar to what you find in a hunt field.

 

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The course is intended for first timers and beginners. There are about eight natural jumps with an optional water fence consisting of a liver pool. Other jumps include a coop, roll top, gate, hay bales, birch rail, and a brush box. The jumps range in height from 2, 2.3, to and 2.6.