Frequently Asked Questions

How do I Register for Camp?

To register for camp, simply visit "HORSE CAMPS" > REGISTER. There you will find a registration form to fill out. This can be done before or after camp fees are paid. PLEASE NOTE: Your spot in camp will NOT be held without 50% deposit. Camp fees can be paid via Etransfer to "info@theloveofahorse.com" We are registered for auto deposit - no need for a security question. Please be sure to let us know when you send your etransfer so we can confirm its delivery, thanks! Please remember to add GST to your fees. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Sorry, we do not except credit cards.

How many participants will be at Camp?

Unlinke other summer horse camps around that take on 50 - 100+ campers at once - our Maximum amount of participants at camp is only 10.

Do I have to have experience to attend?

Our experience requirements vary depending on what camp you attend. Gymkhana camp, you are expected to know how to walk/trot and basic horse handling. Our camps page states minimum age is 10, however, if you meet or experience requirements, age is not a factor. Jumping camp, you are expected to know how to walk/trot/canter/and have started over cross rails. Crazy Horse Ladies 18+ Camp & Ladies Gymkhana Adventure Weekend, you are required to know how to walk/trot.

Are there showers?

We do have one shower available for use on select days to be set when campers are settling in. Also, we do have a hose with hot and cold water available at the barn at all times. Campers are free to use this during free time to wash up. We also set aside certain times during the week for some fun in the water/slip n slide. The washroom in the house is also open for use of the toilet. Outhouse also on site.

How often do we ride?

We ride 2 - 4 hours a day, weather depending . If it is pouring rain/thundering/lightning, we do not ride. If it is above 30 degrees, we do not ride in the heat of the day, and will make up for it on an evening ride

Can we bring our own horse?

YES! We encourage you to bring your own horse to camp. We do require that they have the training necessary to be ridden. They must also be up to date on vaccinations, and have no signs of illness. Any dangerous or ill horses will be sent home. YOU are responsible for supplying your horses feed (Hay, supplements, etc.), buckets for water/feed, brushes, and tack (Tack may also be borrowed, but this must be arranged with us prior to camp.). We supply you with a stall, water, and bedding.

I don't have a horse, can I still attend?

YES! We have a limited amount of lesson horses available for use at camp. As long as you meet our experience requirements, you can reserve a lesson horse upon registering. Please make sure we still have a horse available before registering.

When does Camp Start and end?

Gymkhana & Jumping Camps: Camp starts on Monday at 10AM, please do not arrive any earlier and if it can be helped, not much later. :) Camp ends on Friday after our Fun Show which starts around 2pm and runs till around 5pm depending on how many participants there are. Horse Crazy Ladies Camp 1PM Friday - Approx 5PM Sunday Ladies Gymkhana Weekend Adventure 9AM Saturday - approx. 5PM Sunday

What do I need to bring to camp?

WHAT TO BRING: -Warm Sleeping Bag and Pillow (any other night time necessities). - Single/twin size air mattress --- ANY BIGGER WILL NOT FIT IN BUNKS. Foamie beds are not recommended. - Mosquito Repellent!!! For YOU and your HORSE (if bringing your own). The bugs CAN get bad out here so its best to be prepared. We will have some on supply as well. -water bottle, flashlight, any other camping gear needed! -clothes for schooling. You'll also need a hard soled shoe with a heel, preferably a pair of boots. They are available at Lammles or UFA with prices ranging from $40 to $300 -helmet (if you have one; if not, we have some helmets that are free to borrow, new helmets are found and Lammles or UFA) - Swimming suit or t-shirt and shorts - (NO SWIMMING - We set up the sprinkler/slip n slide for some fun!) -clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty! -If bringing your own horse: saddle, saddle pad, bridle, brushes, hay, Bucket(s), Halter, lead rope, etc.

How much does Camp Cost?

Camp cost depends on which camp you are attending, whether you are in a group of 3+ or a returning camper. We offer payment plans, drop us a message for more information. A deposit of 50% is required to hold your spot in camp, the remaining amount is due 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO CAMP DATE. Gymkhana camp - $650+GST MINI Gymkhana Camp - $375+GST Jumping Camp - $700+GST Crazy Horse Ladies Camp - $450+GST Payment can be made online through online interact/Etransfer! Send to: " info@theloveofahorse.com " . We are registered for auto deposit - no need for a security question. Please be sure to let us know when you send your etransfer so we can confirm its delivery, thanks! If you need assistance, Please contact us! NO REFUNDS Sorry, we do not except credit cards

RANDOM DISCOUNTS will be given out for each camp date as a little reward to YOU! ;)

What kind of riding facilities do you have?

We have a 200' X 80' OUTDOOR arena where we do our daily riding. We also go on trail rides along the roadside to a nearby lake. We do NOT have an indoor arena. **NEW for 2017 - Cross Country Course is in the works!**

Where do we sleep at camp?

ACCOMADATIONS MAY BE DIFFERENT FOR OUR 2021 SEASON. Gymkhana and Jumping Camps: You will be spending your evenings and some free time in our Cabin. The cabin has single size bunks, so please remember to bring a single/twin sized air mattress when coming to camp - Foamies are not reccomended. Our cabin is a cozy place to spend evenings and free time with new friends made at camp.Houses are always open during camp should the weather turn nasty. Please be sure to bring your air mattress, pillow, and a warm sleeping bag. Find out more about the cabin HERE Horse Crazy Ladies & Ladies Gymkhana Adventure Weekend: You are welcome to stay in our cabin as well OR Bring your tent or camper. NO hookups but quiet genorators are welcomed.

What happens if camp is rained out? Or Cancelled?

If the weather gets so bad that we cannot continue with camp, or have to cancel beforehand - the date will be rescheduled and each camper will receive a coupon to return to camp for free or at a discounted rate depending on how far into the camp it was cancelled. The coupon is good for life - and can be used towards ANY of our events. Sorry, we do not offer refunds. Every registration goes towards paying for insurance, clnicians, food, craft materials, prizes, staff, etc. We apologize for any Inconvenience this may cause, but no refunds are our policy. Thanks.

Can I bring snacks to camp?

Yes, however we do ask that you do not bring anything with peanuts in case someone has an allergy.
*** If we have any allergies at the camp you are attending, you will be informed prior to attending. We ask that you respect others and follow instructions to ensure their safety and wellbeing so they to can enjoy coming to camp. Thank you! ***

Can I bring my cell phone to camp?

Yes, cell phones are allowed in the barn and tents. ABSOLUTELY NO CELL PHONES IN THE ARENA. Anyone who is caught with their phone in the arena will have it taken away until the end of camp.

Anything else I need to know?

An email will be sent out to you on the Friday prior to your camp date with details and reminders as well as directions to get here.

When you camp at TLOAH, you are a part of our family. We expect each camper to treat one another and the TLOAH staff with respect. We have zero tolerance for bullying or cliques.

What kind of food do you serve?

We have been told we have the best food at any camp our participants have been to. We would have to agree! Campers do not go hungry when staying with us! DELICIOUS home made food everyday. Ladies 18+ Camps will avemenu options available to choose from. Gymkhana and Jumping camps: Our meals varies day to day of course! But to give you an idea, usually Breakfast we serve a variety of cereal, oatmeal, toast, fresh fruit, juice, milk, muffins, stroodles, and waffles. Lunch and Suppers we serve Chicken (BBQ'd, strips, or Shake and Bake), Roast beef, home made hamburgers, steak, stir fry, pasta, potatoes of all kinds, rice, beans, fresh garden veggies, caesar salad, the list goes on forever!! Please be sure to let us know of any allergies when you register - there is a field in the form to fill in. :) We are happy to accomadate certain food allergies or restrictions.
We also have hot dogs in the evenings around the camp fire.

Where are you located?

TLOAH is located just 15 minutes outside of Camose, AB. We do not disclose our location online as we are a private facility. If you register for a camp or sign up for lessons, we will make sure you know how to find us with detailed directions sent to your email.

Where will my horse stay?

Thats right! You can bring your own horse to our camps! They will be put up in a stall inside our barn - shavings are included. If all inside stalls are taken, we do have some outdoor ones as well as small turnouts. YOU are responsible for providing your horse with hay and any other feed required. Please bring a bucket for water, your own brushes, and tack. Do not worry - your horse will get plenty of exersice everyday durnig our rides.

What is the daily schedule of your Gymkhana and Jumping Camps?

Basic Daily Schedule Overview: MONDAY 10AM - 11AM drop-off, family welcome to hang out as everyone arrives. 11AM - 12PM Settle arriving horses in stalls, campers in cabin, & see ya Friday family! 12 - 1PM LUNCH TIME 1PM TLOAH Horses brought to barn & assigned. RULES overview. 2PM 1st RIDE TIME 4:30PM Finish settling in 5PM SUPPER 6PM 2nd RIDE TIME 8PM Field Games & Campfire TUESDAY - THURSDAY 8AM Feed Horses 8:30AM BREAKFAST 9:30AM Cleaning stalls Whatever amount of time left in the morning will be hands on learning in the barn (Anatomy, tack, basic health care, etc.). We then move on to eating lunch, and ride times accordingly. Each day is planned out differently for riding - from the arena to a trail ride, Cross country ccourse as well for our Jumping Camp Participants. Craft time, Games time, and much more! 8PM Field Games & Campfire FRIDAY 8AM Feed horses 8:30AM Breakfast 9:30AM - 12:30PM Pack up stuff & Fun Show Prep 1:30PM Tack Up 2PM FUN SHOW When Fun Show is complete, stay near the barn for a treat and closing words. Please CLEAN YOUR STALL before leaving, thanks! Hope to see you again!

What is Mini Gymkhana Camp?

NEW for 2019!
MINI Gymkhana camp is only 3 days, it will be basically the same as our regular 5 day Gymkhana camp. The Mini Gymkhana camp will not have a fun show, instead we will have an open lesson on the last day where parents are welcome to come and spectate the lesson. Mini Gymkhana camp is still overnight all meals included. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us! We hope to see you this summer.

Is there a cost difference I do or do not bring my own horse?

No, the cost is the same.

Are you hiring?

We are not hiring anyone at this time. Thanks!

What does COVID 19 mean for TLOAH?

**IMPORTANT NOTICE:We are saddened to announce we will not be able to move forward with our plan to offer day camps this summer. Covid put us in a financial struggle to keep up with the ever going cost of care, feed, and maintenance of our camp horses and facilities. Unfortunately after trying our absolute best to make it happen, we are financially unable to host camps this year. The only way to make sure we can have camps again, is for us to save the cost of hosting them this year...We have got a plan already set in place to go ahead for the 2022 season. We are disheartened by this unfortunate circumstance, and know that this is upsetting news for everyone. This is what we must do to ensure TLOAH has a future. We truly appreciate your understanding during this time and cannot wait to see you in 2022.**

Please contact us by using LIVE CHAT if you have any questions, please note; if we are not online, we will reply ASAP. Our E-mail is down so be sure to use live chat. Thanks!

2020 Gift Certificate Holder? - What does this mean for you?

If you have received a gift certifiacate from 2020 camps, you get priority on availabe spots for 2022 camps. Oncedates re postd, please fill out a registration form for the corresponding day you wish to attend, we will have your name/gift certificate number on file and will add it to your registration. Those that do not hold a gift certificate are still allowed to register however, should a spot not be open for someone with a gift certificate, we reserve the right to allow them in before those that do not have one. If you have been removed from the date due to this, we will let you know and try to fit you in elsewhere.

The gift certificates we sent out all have NO EXPIRY DATE, so should no dates work for you this summer, they will work next year, or any year after that - whenever works for you. Each gift certificate has their own unique identificatioin number, we will be tracking when they have been used and therefore will expire when used (Spot held/Camp was a go). Becase of the identification numbers, should you chose to do so, you are welcome to sell your certificate as well - please let us know if you need us to break down the certificate into smaller amounts. If you (oringal gift card holder only) registered last year with one of our discount/pomotional offers, we will still honor that for YOU in any upcoming year. Covid hit us hard, we had to sell two horses to keep the ones we still have here fed for the winter it has been a struggle to keep things going. Our policy has always been no refunds, so our gift certificates are the best we can do for you. Each registration we recieve is used to keep our horses happy and healthy and to keep TLOAH alive.

Please contact us by using LIVE CHAT if you have any questions, please note; if we are not online, we will reply ASAP. Our E-mail is down so be sure to use live chat. Thanks!