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Location: 9 miles NE of Camrose Alberta 

 

Our camps were published in the May 2013

issue of Horses All Magazine, 

Front page of the Camrose Canadian (Aug 1st, 2013 AND inside the Aug 28, 2014 issue)

2020  GYMKHANA Camp Dates:

July 6th - 10th 9 spots left

August 10th - 14th 10 spots lefts

 

Discounts available for returning campers, groups of 3+, or multiple date registrations. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you this summer! 

 

Want to register for ANY of our Camps??? Please see the drop down menu under Horse Camps! 

PLEASE NOTE - Spots in camp will only be held once

payment is received. Thank you. 

 

 

   Our gymkhana horse camps are for young riders who have had some previous experience riding. Riders are required to already know how to walk/trot before coming to our camps. These camps are gymkhana events, but we welcome both english and western riders to attend If our camp group has multiple experience levels, we will split into two groups for some lessons to be sure everyone is getting the best experience possible. Maximum of 10 people at each camp to provide a more one on one experience with the trainers! Ages 10+ welcome! (Under 10 years old but already know how to walk trot? You qualify to attend! Please contact us.) Girls and Boys. Our camps are overnight camps, with ALL meals included - AMAZINGLY yummy food!

 

Activities: Campers will learn different gymkhanna games (barrels, poles, etc.). We will be playing many mounted games to create balance and more confidence in the saddle. There will be 2-4 hours of riding each day! (Weather permitting as we have no indoor. We reserve the right to call lessons off due to HIGH heat, lightning or downpour.) We ride together as a group. Each evening we'll play field games (ie: mission impossible, tag, hide and seek, etc.) We'll have fires in the evenings and be sleeping in our cabin. Please feel free to bring snacks that DO NOT CONTAIN NUTS. 

 

    We have horses available for use (PLEASE contact us to be sure we still have a horse available before registering if you need one) but we encourage people to bring their own horses as it gives GREAT opportunity to work close with trainers and form a stronger bond between horse and rider. If you bring your own horse, please note that you are responsible for bringing the feed they require, see the what to bring list below for more information. Campers are welcome to leave trailers parked in designated area to store hay and tack in.

 

Horses MUST have vaccinations and be healthy to come to camp. Please leave unruly horses at home. Thank you!

 

 If you are in need of a horse, please let us know ASAP so we can be sure to accommodate you. (horses will be shared with bigger groups, everyone will get equal chance to ride.). 

 

    At the end of the FIVE DAY camps, there will be a fun show where Ribbons will be awarded to 5th place! The fun show will be gymkhana events (barrel racing, pole bending, etc.), and some of our own inventive show classes.  So make sure to invite family and friends to bring a lawn chair and come to enjoy the fun! Fun Shows usually start at about 2pm on the last day of the camp, end time is around 5pm.

At the end of the THREE DAY camps - we will have a lesson that is open to parents to come and spectate. No fun show for this camp. The open lesson will start around 2:00PM. Pick up time is 5:00PM

 

Camp Cost:

 

Gymkhana Camp costs: 

  • FIVE day camp with Fun Show $650.00

  • THREE day camp with open to parents lesson $375.00  

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE  multiple Camp registrations. 4-H members, Groups of 3 or more. AND Returning qualify! A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to hold your spot in camp. The remaining balance must be paid 2 WEEKS prior to camp or late fees will apply. 

Fees can be paid via Etranfer to info@theloveofahorse.com

If you are interested in these camps, please contact us with any questions or concerns!

 

Things you should know before camp:

-An email will be sent out to you on the Friday prior to your camp date with details and reminders. 

-Arrival time on Monday is 10am. 

-Fun Show starts around 1:30 - 2pm on Friday afternoon - Friends and family are welcome to come watch! Bring a lawn chair, sunscreen, bug spray, camera, and enjoy the show! We usually wrap up the show around 4-5pm. 

 

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. 

 

Basic Daily Schedule Overview of FIVE DAY CAMP:

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 learning about different Gymkhana games to a trail ride. 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! 

Basic daily schedule overview for THREE DAY CAMP:

SATURDAY

10AM - 11AM drop-off, family welcome to hang out as everyone arrives. 

11AM - 12PM  Settle arriving horses in stalls, campers in cabin, & see ya Monday 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

 

SUNDAY

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 learning about different Gymkhana games to a trail ride. Craft time, Games time, and much more! 

8PM Field Games & Campfire

MONDAY

9:00 AM BREAKFAST

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pack up stuff

12:00PM - 1:30PM LUNCH

2:00PM - 4:00PM Open to parents lesson

4:00PM - 5:00PM CLEAN STALLS

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

Need more information? Please check out our FAQ page or CONTACT US. 

 

References available upon request! - CHECK OUT THE GUEST BOOK!

Payment and registration can be made online OR contact us for ulternate option. 

We do NOT except personal checks.

50% nonrefundable deposit required to hold your spot in camp. COMPLETE Registrations/Fees are due at least TWO WEEKS in advance to prepare for the camp...if you register after the two weeks in advance, late fees will apply!! 

 

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, clinicians, food, craft materials, prizes, staff, etc.  We apologize for any Inconvenience this may cause, but no refunds are our policy. Thanks. 

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! 

Please note that we will need payment to hold your spot! We will also need a few more questions answered on the first day of camp as well as a WAIVER signed by PARENT/GUARDIAN. If Parent/Guardian cannot be in attendance to drop of their child, please contact us for the waiver/forms. They can then be signed and mailed or sent to camp with child. Thank you! 

REGISTRATION FORM can be found in the drop down menu under Horse Camps.

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