6475 Warden Road
New Tripoli, Pa 18066
Heather McCarty - Owner - 215.805.6013
Cynthia Visser - Instructor - 484.223.7849
Michelle Dams - Secretary - 610.597.4856
Whether you are a beginner who wants to learn to ride, or an experienced rider who wants to improve your skills, there is a place for you at our Summer Riding Camp! We teach English and Western to our campers, both girls and boys, who range in age from 6-16. From 9am to 3pm, we fill our days with horses, friends and fun!
Campers are split into small riding groups based on their ability and previous riding experience. Our goal is to build each rider’s skills and confidence enabling them to ride safely and correctly. The small group environment allows our instructors to offer individualized attention and develop riders at their own pace. While beginner riders may be aided with a leader (if they need one), our advanced riders use a variety of tools including video tape to critique their progress.
Team horse care allows all of our campers to have hands-on experience taking care of “their own horse”. Campers work in teams to groom, tack, bathe, and care for their horse. While time in the saddle develops riding skills, the barn lesson teaches all aspects of horsemanship and caring for horses. Some of the few things that beginner campers learn about are grooming, tacking, tack care, horse bathing, and horse breeds including colors and markings. More advanced campers continue their education learning about feed, shoeing, caring for injuries, wrapping, and show prep.
During each session, the campers will have the opportunity to show their skills at a practice student show, which the parents are encouraged to attend. Additionally, we have fun on horseback days, during which we play our ever popular gymkhana games like the sack race, musical stalls, breakin’ out, obstacle courses, and relay races. Each week of camp includes a special fun day or a field trip.
- Pizza Party
- Ice Cream Social
- Backwards Day
- Pajama Day
- Bareback Day
- Geek Day
- Water Games Day
9:00-9:50 Horse care and grooming
10:00-11:00 Group #1 Riding Lesson
10:00-11:00 Group #2 Barn Activities
11:00-12:00 Group #2 Riding Lesson
11:00-12:00 Group #1 Barn Activities
12:00-12:20 Un-tack & Bathe Horses
12:20-12:30 Change clothes
12:50-1:20 Arts & Crafts
1:30-2:30 Water Games
2:40-2:50 Barn check & Clean up
2:50-3:15 Pick up
Arts and Crafts in the afternoon allows campers to take a break from the summer sun, enjoy their snack, and spend time with their new friends. Project highlights include:
- Making a sign for your favorite horse
- Friendship bracelets
- making horse treats
- Horse shoes
- Tee shirt design
- Brown bag lunch with camper's name
- Riding helmet with camper's name
- Paddock boots or hard soled shoes with heel
- Breeches, jeans, or chaps
- Old T-shirt for art projects
- Bathing suit
- Large refillable water bottle
- A backpack or crate for holding items
Week #1 - July 31 – August 4
Week #2 – August 7 – August 11
Week #3 – August 14 – August 18
Week #4 – August 21 – August 25
Week #5 – August 28 – September 1
June & July Programs
These weeks are only open to intermediate and advanced riders who are involved (or would like to be) in lessons, leasing, boarding, or showing at Horseng Farm all year round. These weeks are not so much a summer camp experience as they are more of an intensive riding and horse show experience. Riders will be asked to work on the farm, help train young and inexperienced horses, work on a specific project horse, and further develop their horse show skills at the Thursday Morning Horse Shows at the Bucks County Horse Park. Riders must be able to w/t/c and jump. Not sure if you are qualified to attend? Please ask.
Registration Deadlines & Discounts:
Registrations postmarked and PAID by:
April 1 - $250
May 1 - $275
June 1 - $300
July 1 - $325
August 1 - $350
Daily drop-in rate - $75 per day
Daily drop-in rate for 2 - $150 per day
Last minute registration may be accepted at $500 per week if space permits.
Day Camp Rates:
Sibling enrollment and additional weeks of camp may be purchased at a discounted rate.
Tater Tots Camp (ages 3 to 6) runs in two sections, from 9:00 to noon, and from 1:00 to 4:00.
This camp is $200 per week, with sibling discounts only. The morning session usually fills quickly.
Specialty camps (Tots Camp, Advanced Camp, Adult Camp, or Rodeo Camp) may be provided upon request and will require a minimum of 6 campers to run. Dates TBA.
A refund on the deposit is made only if the camper's
reservation is able to be filled. A change fee of $25 will be
charged to any camper's date changes or cancellations after
the initial deposit is received. This fee is paid at the time the
change is made. If for medical reasons a camper must
cancel, a signed letter from the physician must be presented.
Camp is held rain or shine, Monday - Friday,
from 9:00 - 3:00; however, we gladly offer extended care.
Parents may drop their children off as early as 7 AM and pick
them up as late as 7 PM for an additional fee.
We have a refrigerator, but we suggest that
campers should bring their lunches in a brown bag. We
suggest a well rounded lunch with an afternoon energy
snack and plenty of liquids (water is best, but juice is also
very good). We also suggest that all campers should eat
breakfast before coming to camp.
Campers should wear jeans or long pants, with a light-weight
shirt or blouse, all of which are suitable for riding and farm
activities (campers will get dirty). It is also a good idea to
send a jacket or sweatshirt along. Hard-soled shoes are better
than sneakers. Campers must wear helmets whenever they
ride. Bicycle helmets are absolutely not acceptable.
From June 22 until August 1st, most of our lesson horses get to go to New York for the most fun summer ever!
Heather and the horses enjoy getting postcards from you all, so please write us if you will.
Lessons will still go on as usual and there will be 5 weeks of camp in August.
Raquette Lake Stables: (315)354-4039
Raquette Lake Girls Camp
392 Antlers Road, PO Box 249
Raquette Lake , NY, 13436