English Riding Lessons
“a top-tier equestrian program. “
Coppercreek’s equestrian program is one of the most popular activities at camp!
The equestrian program is designed for campers who want as much horse time as a “horse camp” but also want the traditional camp experience.
The equestrian program is included in our Traditional Camp and CIT programs. You do not have to pay extra tuition or enroll specifically for the equestrian program. Campers can choose to never come to the barn, come for just an hour each day, or spend most of their day with the horses.
Campers can choose to sign up for a week of riding lessons at the beginning of their session. They come each morning for their one-hour riding lesson. Campers can continue with lessons their second week if they wish. We require the campers to sign up for lessons so that we can asses their riding ability and appropriately match them to a horse and instructor for the entire week for lessons to progress. Our campers that stay for four weeks get the most out of their riding lessons.
Our riding lessons range from the very beginning levels of controlling a horse and a balanced seat to advanced dressage and jumping lessons. Typically, campers are placed in riding lessons with a group of 3-4 other campers of similar ability. We teach a balanced seat first, focusing on proper fundamentals. Our classes progress through basic flatwork to jumping for those campers who are ready. In all lessons, our staff put the safety of the campers and the happiness of the horses first!