- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: June, July
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Outdoor Adventure
- Sub-Categories: Horseback Riding
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
- Minimum Cost: <$500
- Credit Awarded: No
Riders at all levels of experience are welcome to learn and advance in areas of dressage, hunters, jumpers, eventing, and/or western pleasure. Bring your own horse or ride one of Houghton's great lesson horses. Rider-horse pairs are chosen by staff after a short evaluation ride to try to best meet the camper’s goals and abilities.
Begin each morning with lessons and learning about horse care, break for lunch, and then wrap up the day with various activities including pony games, trail rides, skills and horsemanship, creek stomping, crafts and games. Houghton Equestrian Camp offers opportunities for campers to get to know each other through afternoon activities. Camp staff on duty join the girls for activities such as elements on our low ropes course, barn day for workshops on topics such as medical care, natural horsemanship, show preparation, and general horse knowledge, creek walking and critter finding, games, and interactive activities.
Lesson groups of up to 5 riders will focus on meeting each camper's personal riding goals. Rider-horse pairs are chosen by staff after a short evaluation ride to try to best meet the camper’s goals and abilities.