Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Youth Riders Camp

Registering for Camp

To sign up for Young Riders Camp, print and fill out the camp registration form and mail it to the address listed on the form.

Dates and Costs


About Young Rider Camps

Dou"B"le J Farm offers Saturday fall and winter camps for children ages 5 through 10 and also camps through age 18 who have seldom ridden and are looking for an introduction to riding basics in a safe and fun environment.

Fall and Winter Young Riders Camps consist of Saturday instead of week-long sessions to accommodate the school schedule. Riders may register for as many of the Fall day camps as they want. Even though Fall and Winter camp is only one day each camper will get time on the horse with an instructor. See the "Camp Activities" section below for a full list of other activities offered during this camp.

Camp Activities

Each rider learns basic horse care skills, such as grooming, hoof cleaning, tack care, barn chores, and how to maintain the well being of horses. Each child will ride and will receive individual attention while riding. The emphasis of this camp is on safety and respect for the horse and his care. Since the campers are young, the riding is taught by an experienced instructor with riders on the horse one at a time. The instructor stays with the child while on the horse and helps them maintain proper position while guiding the horse. The 30 minute riding time is shared by the group. 10-15 campers are enrolled in each session. Campers are organized into groups of 5-7 and rotate through four 30 minute stations:

  1. Grooming
  2. Riding
  3. Horse chores
  4. Craft activity teaching horse care


Camp participants will please wear the following:
  • Long pants
  • Sturdy boots (no sneakers)
  • Riding helmet
Riding helmets can be purchased at any tack store. Riders may borrow a helmet from Dou"B"le J Farm if they don't have one.

More Registration Details

Download, print, and fill out the registration form. Check which camp session(s) you would like to attend, fill in the student information, sign and date the release, and attach a check payable to Judy Johnson for the amount shown above for your camp(s). You are not officially registered and your spot is not reserved until your form and check are received by Dou"B"le J Farm. Your canceled check is your receipt. No refunds or credits.
For more information

Please email or call 205-792-4940