Summer Horse Camps

Sundance Hills has been conducting summer day camps for more than 10 years and we've put together a great program. Your child will receive maximum saddle time, learn valuable horsemanship skills and have an experience he or she will cherish forever!

Make sure you include your email and phone number in your registration, so we can keep in touch with you about the status of camps in case anything changes.

A list of camps is below, followed by registration forms and payment. If you have questions, please contact Sara at (619) 843-3243. We hope to see you this summer!

Camp Descriptions & Registration

Youth Horse Camps

Our youth camps are perfect for the beginner rider and is designed for riders ages 4 to 12.

In beginning camps, riders learn basic to advanced-beginner skills in addition to grooming, tacking and bathing a horse; horse behavior and safety; colors, breeds, markings and anatomy; parts of the saddle and bridle; riding bareback; games on horseback and stable chores.

Each rider experiences one full hour of riding each day, a total of five hours in saddle a week. Camp is from 8 am to noon, Monday through Thursday. On Friday camp is from 8 am to 2 pm and includes a swimming, pizza and ice cream party. Cost: $300 with a $75 non-refundable desposit. $25 sibling discount.

2021 Youth Camp Dates:

  • We're sorry, but all youth camps are currently full. We are, however, in the process of moving campers from the wait list into camps as we receive cancellations. There's no deposit necessary to be put on a wait list.
  • June 7th-11th (FULL - See registration form for wait list.)
  • June 21st-25th (FULL - See registration form for wait list.)
  • July 19th-23rd (FULL - See registration form for wait list.)
  • July 26th-30th (FULL - See registration form for wait list.)
  • August 9th-13th (FULL - See registration form for wait list.)

Advanced Camps

Our gymkhana clinics are perfect for the rider who is already actively riding and can sufficiently walk/trot/canter and tack up independently. If your child wants to participate in a gymkhana clinic and isn't currently taking lessons at SHEC, we require the student to take a $25 evaluation lesson.

Riders learn advanced riding skills, including all 13 gymkhana patterns, flat work exercises, bareback riding and length strengthening exercises. Riders also learn equine first aid, how to correctly wrap legs, equine nutrition, natural horsemanship, farrier care and much more. Trailer-ins are welcome and can board for the week.

Riders spend 2 hours riding each day. Camp is from 8 am to noon, Monday through Thursday. On Friday, camp is from 8 am to 2 pm and includes a swimming, pizza and ice cream party. Cost: $350 with a $75 non-refundable deposit. $25 sibling discount .

*NOTE: For the June 28th - July 2nd Advanced Camp the group will be split in two, with half learning gymkhana from Sara for the week and the other half learning English riding from Erin. Please specify which camp if you register for that week.

2021 Advanced Camp Dates:

  • We're sorry, but all advanced camps are currently full. We are, however, in the process of moving campers from the wait list into camps as we receive cancellations. There's no deposit necessary to be put on a wait list.
  • June 14th-18th (FULL - See registration form for wait list.)
  • June 28th-July 2nd* (FULL - See registration form for wait list.)
  • July 12th-16th (FULL - See registration form for wait list.)
  • August 2nd-6th (FULL - See registration form for wait list.)


Adult Camps

Our adult camp is perfect for the non-competitive adult who wants to hang out with horses and friends, get away from kids and work for a few hours and have some fun. Riders need to know how to walk and jog, with some loping experience, and must be able to tack up their horse.

Riders learn skills across a number of disciplines, including western equitation, western dressage, trail riding exercises, gymkhana and riding games such as musical stalls.

Riders spend 1.5 - 2 hours riding each day. Camp is Monday - Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Riders can participate in our rodeo and get 50 percent off of rodeo fees. Or, you can relax with a cocktail and taco and watch the rodeo. Water and cocktails are included with the total cost of adult camp. You can use your own horse or a ranch horse for the camp and the rodeo. Space is limited to 8 riders. Cost: $200 with a $50 non-refundable deposit.

2021 Adult Camp Dates:

  • June 7th-10th (FULL - See registration form for wait list.)
  • July 26th-29th (FULL - See registration form for wait list.)
  • August 9th-12th (FULL - See registration form for wait list.)


Please register using the form below. You will need to scroll within the window to see all the options. Thanks!

 

Camp Payment

You can pay for summer camps online, in person at the stables, via Venmo or by sending a check to Sara Krause-Whyte at Sundance Hills Equestrian Center, 7933 West Lilac Road, Bonsall California 92003.

Camp prices are as follows:

  • Beginner Camps: $300, of which $75 is a non-refundable deposit. $25 sibling discount.
  • Advanced Camps: $350, of which $75 is a non-refundable deposit. $25 sibling discount.
  • Adult Camps: $200, of which $50 is a non-refundable deposit.
Beginner Horse Camp
Advanced Camp
Adult Camp