Warm Beach Camp’s Horsemanship Program shares the love and truth of God through horses, riding, and horsemanship instruction. Our goals are that participants grow in their spiritual and personal life as well as their riding disciplines. Horses and horsemanship teach an abundance of life lessons that build maturity in participants. Safety and responsible horse handling are central to everything that goes on in the program. Staff undergo careful training to align safety practice and instruction under the guidelines of the national program of the Certified Horsemanship Association program (CHA). Under the leadership of Lisa Tremain, Horsemanship Director, the staff make every effort to provide a safe, professional horsemanship experience - one that will have life-long impact.
- Group riding lessons of no more than 6 riders per group
- Any skill level is welcome; ages 8 and up
- Lessons include ground work, horse care, and safety instruction
- Horses, tack and helmets provided by Warm Beach Camp
- CHA certified site
- Most riding lessons will occur in the riding arena with occasional “trail lessons” (taught at the discretion of the instructor)
Riders will learn:
- Grooming, saddling, horse care
- Basic horse control at a walk, jog, and lope
- Basic equitation and proper use of the four natural aids (voice, hands, legs, weight)
- How to recognize and ride on the correct diagonal, leads & much more!
|Class Level||Age Requirement||Style|
|Level 1 class||8+ years old||Western|
|Level 2 class*||8+ years old||Western & Intro English|
|Level 3, 4 class**||10+ years old||English with Jumping|
*Must have passed previous CHA riding level test or be pre-approved by Horsemanship Director prior to registration
**Must have previously participated in Intro English class or be pre-approved by Horsemanship Director prior to registration
- Minimum age 8 years old at the time of first class of session.
- Riders must not exceed weight of 200 lbs and need to be able to walk on their own.
- Helmets and boots required. (Helmets provided by Warm Beach Camp; limited supply of boots are available.)
- Long pants required.
2019 Session Schedule
Winter Session: January 7 - February 23, 2019 | Includes 7 classes, once per week.
Spring Session: March 9 - May 24, 2019 | Includes 10 classes, once per week.
No weekday lessons April 1-5 (Spring Break). Saturday lessons end May 11.
Summer Session: Saturdays, June 8 - 24, 2019 | Includes 10 classes, once per week.
Level 3-4 English, June 8 - August 17, 2019 (*must have previously done English jumping classes) - no class on June 22
Level1 & 2, June 15 - August 17, 2019
Saturdays, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm | Level 3-4 English*
Saturdays, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm | Level 1
Saturdays, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm | Level 2
Once approved & registered, the horsemanship director will place students in appropriate classes for each session. Please note your schedule availability in the online registration form. Class placements will be finalized by December 21, 2018 (Winter Session) and February 22 (Spring Session). Enrollment for each session will be accepted after this date up until the first day of lessons (subject to availability).
Must complete the online registration form, waiver form, and concussion policy prior to the first lesson.
What to expect at class:
- If arriving 15 minutes late or more, rider may not be able to participate
- 30 minutes to saddle/unsaddle your horse
- 45-50 minutes of riding time
- Short devotional
Winter Session $245 (7 classes)
Spring Session $350 (10 classes)
Summer Session $350 (10 classes)