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Distance Riding Clinic Camp

$500Purchase required to enroll
Get ready to go the distance!

This endurance camp is a jam packed long weekend full of riding and learning. You will spend a minimum of 4 hours in the saddle every day going through both technical and athletic bootcamp as well as knowledge seminars in order to prepare you for distance sports. This camp is a perfect intro to understanding the logistics, training, and ways to succeed in distance sports with your horse.

All riders should be able to canter and control their horses while riding on open trails, in groups and solo or in pairs. Teens and adults are welcome. Pre-Teens are welcome by invite or approval only.

Friday:
Making camp and then a ½ Day of Practical Knowledge and Lessons starting at 12:00pm
Saturday:
Full Day of Practical Knowledge, Trail Rides and Lessons
Sunday:
Mock Endurance Race and Debrief Award Ceremony over Late Lunch/Early Supper



The goal of this camp is for riders to:
  • Learn the rules for both endurance competition as well as competitive trail competitions and understand how they differentiate.
  • Review the logistics, timeline and "flow" of a distance competition.
  • Master the vet check!
  • Develop the riding skills necessary to ride with minimal impact on their horse over long distances.
  • Understand the differences in speed, rhythm, and technique between long trail rides, competitive trail pacing, and endurance riding.
  • Practice techniques, drills and workouts that will get you and your horse fit for long distance riding.
  • Grasp the veterinary and medical information that will help you prepare your horse as well as keep your horse safe while riding long distances.
The program includes four hours of mounted instruction daily as well as lectures.

USE OF PAINTED BAR STABLES HORSES:

We do have many horses of all shapes and sizes owned by the farm available to use for camp, however we prioritize their use for our regularly riding students. Only after our regularly riding students have been assigned their horses will we be opening the docket of horses remaining for the general public to reserve.


Anyone who would use one of our horses who is not a student of our farm would need to come and pay for a Thursday group lesson the day before camp begins specifically for us to figure out horse assignments for the weekend.

BRINGING YOUR OWN HORSE:


IF YOU PLAN TO BRING YOUR OWN HORSE THERE IS A DISCOUNT OF $50. Please use the coupon code BYOHORSE at checkout.

Please make sure that your horse is fit enough to complete at least 4 hours of riding per day and a 15-20 mile all-day ride for the final day. Horses must be able to ride within a group without needing to go first.
If your horse is unable to ride either due to exhaustion from lack of fitness, behavioral issues or lameness, we can provide you one of our horses to ride instead. In that case, you would need to pay $15 daily board per day for your horse while it is not being used during camp.

For those bringing their own horses we will be camping with our horses in our back field to replicate the endurance experience. Please bring your own fencing in order to set up a temporary fence. Please plan to bring your own hay and grain pre-bagged with any supplements into twice daily AM and PM feedings. We will provide a list of supplies you will need to support your horse through a distance riding event camping experience.



Cancellation policy Cancellation with full refund is allowed until 2 week before the start of camp.
After then, refund is only given if we are able to fill the place in the camp session.