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Day Camps

- A Rising Star Equestrian Summer Camp

9470 Indiana St., Arvada

303-431-4675 www.arisingstareqcenter.com

Every day is an adventure in equine education, and fun is the emphasis! Starting with safety on the ground, students learn how to catch, halter, lead, groom and tack up their horses. Every day includes a group horseback riding lesson. Riding lessons are also available for hour-long and half-hour lessons. A Rising Star has experienced instructors on site who teach a variety of disciplines, and if you don’t have a horse of your own they have lesson horses and ponies. Camps are offered on a weekly basis, June through August.

- C Bar T Trail Ranch

P.O. Box 158, Idledale

303-674-6477

This summer youth camp specializes in wilderness camping and horsemanship. Camp sessions consist primarily of a continuous horseback pack trip in the national forests of Colorado. All ability ranges and experience levels are welcome.

- Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center

11968 Mineral Rd., Longmont

303-652-9131 www.ctrcinc.org

CTRC brings together special-needs and able-bodied campers to learn about horses and riding and enjoy equine activities and crafts. Our structured camps offer a safe and supportive environment to teach acceptance, understanding and cooperation — as well as have lots of fun. Camps run Monday to Thursday, 9 p.m. to 3 p.m., with 1.5 hours spent riding, grooming and tacking each day. Choose from several different options.

- Cornerstone Summer Horsemanship Camp

4255 Nelson Rd., Longmont

303-828-9040 www.cornerstonefarminc.com

Camps include introduction to horses and riding, horse show camp, dressage camp and ponies for preschoolers pony camp. Camps run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Camps start June 4.

- Drill Team Horse Camp

Triple Creek Ranch 4255 Nelson Rd., Longmont Book online: www.triplecreek-ranch.com

Triple Creek Ranch at 303-444-4291 or Tami Stockwell at 720-308-3113 tamarastockwell@comcast.net

Drill team is a choreographed group ride set to music. Riders are challenged to ride in sync and complete moves as a group on horseback. This camp will focus on and sharpen riders’ control of the horses' speed and movement while working on performing for family and friends on July 27 at 6 p.m. Cost: $500 with a non-refundable deposit of $200.

All materials for costumes provided, camp T-shirts made by campers. Campers bring sack lunches and water bottles.

- Fantasy Horse Camp

Triple Creek Ranch 4255 Nelson Rd., Longmont Book online: www.triplecreek-ranch.com

Triple Creek Ranch at 303-444-4291 or Tami Stockwell at 720-308-3113 tamarastockwell@comcast.net

Learn about each fantasy horse, their magic, enchantments and powers by riding real horses! Create stories on horseback as campers create new identities, transforming into enchanted riders on their assigned fantasy horses! Perform a beautiful riding demonstration for family and friends (on July 15 and 29) to show their riding skills, creative costumes and the magic they learned in the world of fantasy horses. Ride, design, learn and create during the magical week. Cost: $500 with a non-refundable deposit of $200. All materials for costumes provided, camp t-shirts made by campers. Campers bring sack lunches and water bottles.

- Sun Pony Ranch Horsemanship Camp

18490 County Road 1, Berthoud

970-532-4040 www.SunPonyRanch.com www.facebook.com/SunPonyRanch

Campers get their own horse for a week and learn responsibilities to care for it. Campers are focused on horses and ride twice each day. English or Western riding style is camper’s choice. A noncompetitive horse show is held each Friday to show off new skills. Bonding with a horse is important in learning to ride. Sun Pony Ranch teaches about horse behavior and personality to encourage this bonding and to promote safety. Activities in daily riding lessons include bareback riding sessions, feeding, grooming, tacking and general care of your horse. Shampoo day teaches how to bathe the horse, while horse show day is a non-competitive show for family and friends. Students have fun braiding and decorating their horses for the show. Sun Pony Ranch Horse Camp is co-ed and for ages 8-14. Sessions are one week each, from May 28 through Aug. 10, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $365 per week. Register by April 30 for “Early Bird” rate of $335 per week.

- Sun Pony Ranch "Little Buckaroos" Ranch Camp

18490 County Road 1, Berthoud

970-532-4040 www.SunPonyRanch.com www.facebook.com/SunPonyRanch

Our “Little Buckaroo” campers will learn about cowboys, cowgirls, and life on a ranch. They will learn about horses, including grooming, care and feeding. They will ride horses each day of camp. Campers will learn and practice safety around horses and around the ranch. They will get to try out some ranch chores, and have special ranch fun. Activities are all age-appropriate for these younger kids. Little Buckaroos Ranch Camp is co-ed and for ages 5-7. Sessions are weekly, three days per week each, Tuesday through Thursday. The first session is June 5 through June 7, with seven additional weeks over the summer. Camp hours are 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $130 for the first week and $115 for each additional week or for each additional camper from same family.

- Unicorn Ranch Horse Camp

720-270-5553 unicornranchhorses.com

Weekly during the summer, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Horsemanship day camp in Longmont for children ages 9 and older. Beginner and continuing riders are welcome. Activities include horseback riding lessons, horse care and horsemanship skills.We provide excellent school horses, small groups, outstanding safety and professional instruction. This camp offers the entire horsemanship experience, from riding to horse care, including education on horse feed, first aid for horses, common illnesses, grooming skills for showing, and helping with the daily care of our horses. Each day includes a riding lesson, barn chores, horse fun such as painting or bathing, and educational classes. Riding lessons are taught in skillappropriate groups. Small group sizes, individual adult attention, our school horses, and professional instruction all help set our camp apart from others. Our program has an exceptional safety record. Our counselors and instructors have experience and work well with children. We have experience with children who have special needs. Call Pam at 720-270-5553, or email pam@unicornranchhorses.com for more information.

- “Wanna-be” a Cowgirl/ Cowboy Horse Camp

Triple Creek Ranch 4255 Nelson Rd., Longmont Book online: www.triplecreek-ranch.com

Triple Creek Ranch at 303-444-4291 or Tami Stockwell at 720-308-3113 tamarastockwell@comcast.net

Day Camp ages 8-14. Monday through Friday. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Camp 1: July 9-13, Camp 2: July 16-20.

Explore the history of the old West. Ride and learn Western riding skills, gymkhana games, trail riding, care for the horses and roping skills. Play group games on horseback, rodeo-style. Create personal brands with leather crafts. Hear storytelling about famous cowpokes and outlaws. Cook dinner on the campfire, sing songs, and enjoy a hayride with friends and family on Friday evening — the perfect way to end a week of camp and make lasting memories! So bring your boots and hat to get ready for a ropin’wrangling-rustlin’ good time! Yee-haw!

Cost: $500 with a non-refundable deposit of $200. Campers bring sack lunches and water bottles.

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