HORSEMANSHIP LEVELS | AGES 12-17 | CO-ED

Overnight Camps with More Time for Horses!

 
 
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Horse Specialty Camps are specifically designed for horse enthusiasts. Programs are geared towards junior and senior highschool students with focused training in several levels of horsemanship, including Wrangler training for those interested in potentially working as horsemanship staff in the future. Opportunity will also be given to learn about God’s love and to discuss what a relationship with Him could look like.

 
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This camp program is for anyone interested in learning and being around horses! In this program we will be geared toward developing riding ability and will also include topics such as stable management and basic horse care. This is a great opportunity for those just starting out with horses and who would love to spend more time with them outside of the regular camp horse program. Ranchers will have the opportunity to achieve their star level based on CSR’s star level system if they wish.

This program is great for those who have learned the basics of riding and are ready to build on their horsemanship skills in riding as well as ground work. This program gives you the opportunity to spend more time with horses outside of the regular camp horse program and will include evening trail rides and lessons. This program is great for anyone who has their second star or for those who have horse experience outside of camp and are looking to expand on their skills in an encouraging group setting. Ranchers who wish to achieve their star level based on CSR’s Star level system will still be able to do so. For more information on whether or not this is a good fit for you please call the camp office or check out our Checkpoint List below…

Intermediate Horsemanship Checklist:

Riding:

  • I can stop, turn and back up a horse
  • I am comfortable walking and trotting a horse
  • I have done a controlled lope on a horse
  • I have achieved my second star (if a past rancher)
  • I am comfortable riding a horse outside of an arena

Practical:

  • I can saddle a horse with little to no assistance
  • I am comfortable performing basic tasks such as grooming and leading a horse
  • I can catch and halter a horse

This program is geared for those who are involved with horses throughout the year and are passionate about learning more with other horse lovers outside of the regular camp horse program. This program includes riding at a technical level as well as ground training, rodeo/arena work and trail rides! A minimum of third star (achieved) based on CSR’s Five Star program or personal horse experience is required for this program. For more information on whether or not this is a good fit for you please call our camp office or check our Checkpoint List below:

Advanced Horsemanship Checklist:
  • I am comfortable at all basic gaits on a horse (walk, jog, trot, lope) and can perform these gaits
  • I am familiar with the following terminology: Leg yielding, leads, transitions, posting diagonals
  • I ride regularly outside of camp and/or am involved in a recreational riding club (4H, lessons, etc.)
  • I am comfortable riding horses outside of an arena
Spanning three weeks, our Wranglers In Training (WIT) program runs alongside our Leaders In Training (LIT) summer camp for teens who want to become extraordinary servant leaders and influencers at camp and in their home, school or church communities. This is an exciting program providing both spiritual and practical training.

WIT also includes practical horsemanship training as well as learning to run our regular camp programs and leading/mentoring kids. This is a great program for those who are looking to serve at camp specifically with the horsemanship program! Horse experience is a requirement (3rd Star and above).