Heron Mead Farm offers day camps for all levels of riders, from beginner through advanced. Our "Horse & Pony Camps" teach beginners the basics of horse care and correct position and technique to ride at the walk and trot in daily lessons.  Experienced campers learn more advanced horse care as well as more advanced position and technique to ride at the trot, canter, and jumping.  Heron Mead Farm students who are also members of Heron Mead Pony Club get two riding sessions each day in addition to more advanced horse management workshops in our "Pony Club Camp".  For campers in either kind of camp who are experienced enough, we go on short or long trailrides on the Blue Marsh Lake trails that border the farm.  All of our campers get plenty of individual attention since they ride in small groups of typically only two to four riders.  Safety, fun, and education are our top priorities.  In addition to daily riding lessons, campers receive daily educational horse care workshops (i.e., grooming, tacking up, untacking, bathing, clipping, feeding, horse ID, emergency care, etc.)  When not riding or learning about horse care, "Horse & Pony Campers" may play games and make crafts depending on time allowed and group's interest.  "Pony Club Campers" may get a video analysis of their morning lesson, in addition to their Horse Management Workshops.


HOLIDAY HORSE & PONY ONE DAY CAMP(S) (4-18yrs.)
The one day Holiday Camp dates are Wed. 12/27, Thur. 12/28, Fri. 12/29 from 10am - 3pm. 
 Pricing is $75 for one day; $140 for two and $195 for all three days.

Call Kari at 610.223.1079 or email at heronmeadfarm@icloud.com for more information.

HORSE & PONY CAMPS (5-18yrs.)

HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS:  Campers should bring bag lunch, snacks and drinks for the day, in addition to sunscreen.  Bug spray is optional.  Riding pants and riding boots are preferred, however, smooth soled boots with 1/2" heel and long pants are acceptable to ride for beginners.  Campers may also bring a change of clothes for the afternoon (shorts & sneakers, no flip-flops).  Bathing suits are optional for water games.  Camps are for generally for ages 5 - 18 years, but exceptions can be made.  Contact Kari for more info. at 610.223.1079.

TENTATIVE CAMP SCHEDULE:
Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm
Campers split into 3 groups: A, B, and C.

9:00-10:00      Group A rides; B & C-horse care workshops
10:00-11:00    Group B rides; C & A-horse care workshops
11:00-12:00    Group C rides; A & B-horse care workshops
12:00-12:30    Campers help to untack/cool down mounts
12:30-1:30      Lunch break
1:30-3:00        More horse care workshops, games, OR crafts

FRIDAYS ARE "DEMONSTRATION DAY":  
The last day of "Horse & Pony Camps" is "Demonstration Day" 
where campers get to show family & friends what they learned
in BOTH horse management AND riding during the week.  
Times for Demonstrations are typically 12-1 for half of the 
campers, and 2-3 for the other half.  Times usually
determined during Registration on the first day.

DATES:
Horse & Pony Camp I         6/26/17 - 6/30/17
Horse & Pony Camp II        8/14/17 - 8/18/17

PRICES:
March "Early-Bird" Price     (by 3/15/17)        $395
April "Early-Bird" Price       (by 4/15/17)        $415
Regular Camp Price             (after 4/16/17)     $450

REGISTRATION:
Camp registration closes 2 weeks before the start of camp.
Full payment required along with filled out Camp Registration Form to reserve your spot(s)!

HERON MEAD PONY CLUB CAMP (6-24 yrs.)
*For USPC Members Only

HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS:  Pony Club campers should also bring lunch, snacks, and drinks, in addition to sunscreen.  Bug spray is optional.  All campers must wear riding pants and riding boots (either paddock boots and half-chaps or tall boots) for all camp riding lessons.  Campers can change into more comfortable clothes for all HM workshops (and can even bring swimsuits if it's going to be SERIOUSLY hot for special "Stable Management Quizzing Under the Sprinkler" sessions!)  Campers are expected to BE ON TIME and BE PREPARED for all mounted and un-mounted sessions, and care for their horse or pony throughout the camp day. Very young campers (6-8 yrs.) may need to be assigned an ADVISOR if they need assistance to tack-up, as campers are expected to groom and tack-up independantly.  Safety checks will be done before all mounted sessions.

TENTATIVE CAMP SCHEDULE:
Monday to Thursday,  8am - 5pm
Campers split into 3 groups: A, B, and C.

    8:30-9:30      A rides; B&C-prep to ride or HM Wkshp.
    9:45-10:45    B rides; C&A-prep to ride or HM Wkshp.
    11:00-12:00  C rides; A&B-cooling out or HM Wkshp.
    12:00-12:30  C cools out; A&B finish HM Wkshp.
    12:30-2:00    ALL have lunch break & VIDEO analysis of 
                        AM Lessons with Kari
    2:00-4:00      Campers either ride as one big group (if we
                        have enough ponies, or the group is split into
                        two groups)
    4:00-5:00      ALL campers must feed and care for their 
                        pony/horse and help clean up the barn

DEMONSTRATION DAY?
Since most of campers are doing a certification
following the camp OR riding in shows
there is no Demonstration Day for this camp.

DATES:
HMPC Camp (4 days)    6/12/17 - 6/15/17
Summer Certification I      TBD


​PRICES:
HMPC CAMP I:
March "Early-Bird" Price    (by 3/15/17)       $350
April "Early-Bird" Price      (by 4/15/17)       $360
Regular Price                    (after 4/16/17)      $370         


​REGISTRATION:
Camp registration closes 2 weeks before the start of camp.
Full payment is required to reserve your spot.
Note that there are limited openings!

HOLIDAY HORSE & PONY CAMP
The dates for 2017 are Wed., Thur., Fri.
12/27; 12/28; and 12/29.  Time is
10am - 3pm.  Pricing is $75 for one day; $140 for two
and $195 for all three days.



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