Summer Horseback Riding Day Camp

Greyden Equestrian Facility is an affordable, warm & friendly equestrian facility just outside the Village of Erin, Ontario.

To support phased reopening post-peak periods of COVID 19, summer camps have had the go-ahead and are permitted to open during July and August 2021.

We offer

  • Year-Round Riding Lessons
  • Summer Day Camp Programs
  • Clinics/Fun Days and Entry Level Little Rider’s Club
  • Indoor arena, Outdoor Dressage ring, and Jumper ring.

Our Summer Camp Goals

Operational Guidelines for summer camps have been developed by Wellington Public Health & Safety and our municipalities Parks and Recreation. It is our goal to create a safe and healthy environment for staff and riders by making the necessary adjustments to limit the risk of exposure to COVID 19.

It is our goal to teach the young/first-time and novice rider the basics of good horsemanship while emphasizing having fun, being creative, and learning all about horses.

Our Camps

Greyden Equestrian Facility Summer Riding Camps are specifically designed for children between 7 and 14, who are keen on learning to ride safely and learn how to care for the animals.

Each Camp Includes:

  • he basics of riding horses safely,
  • good horsemanship, good grooming, and stable duties,
  • care and maintenance of equipment,
  • learning confirmation and parts of the horse and about breed and colours.
  • fun, informative theory lessons
  • introduction to proper horse care
  • themed events, games (on horseback), and making crafts
  • water sports at lunch hour

Our Facility:

  • indoor arena (so we ride even on rainy days!)
  • trampoline, water slide, playground
  • we have 31 scenic acres for fun exploration

Payment in full is required to register. The cancellation fee is $50.

For the 2021 registration form click here.

All camps have space until we post they are full.

Itinerary “Checklist” of what to bring for Each Camp

Monday to Friday the children have two hours per day of riding time. This instructional riding period (not just a trail ride) where we teach the new equestrians proper control of their horse, safety around horses, and how to control their horse in a group (max of 10 per cohort)  riding time.

As the week progresses the student learns more about being a good rider and readying them for our horse show and demonstration each Friday afternoon.

Our horse show is a fun show to “show off” to loved ones and visitors what each camper learned during the week.

Social distancing is in effect for our spectators.

Each camper will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment at the end of each session.

The 2021 Camp Registration Form, please click here.

Checklist for What to Bring & Wear to Day Camps:

  • nutritious snack, lunch and drinks, water bottles for refilling
  • your own sunscreen
  • riding boots with a heel (no running shoes, please!)
  • clothing suitable for riding (tights, jogging pants or breeches) please no jeans
  • change of clothing for hot days, (shorts or bathing suit and a towel for water sports)
  • we supply riding helmets for each camper (bring your own if you have one) *** our helmets are sanitized after each use
  • PPE face masks – if you feel it necessary for safety (all our counselors will be wearing them)
  • please note, there is no sharing of food or drinks, and please have everything that is sent with your rider labeled with his/her name on it.

THERE ARE NO SLEEPOVER CAMPS.

We have developed the mandatory Operational Plan – outlined by our Local Public Health Unit, Public Services Health and Safety Association, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, with group restrictions within our facility, while adhering to staff to rider ratios. We will be actively using the grouping method of self-contained groups limited to 10 per cohort.

Horseback Riding Lessons in Erin, Ontario