summer riding program
Spectrum’s Summer Riding Program is an exciting and valuable experience for your child. Our program emphasizes formal riding instruction and a “hands on” educational approach to understanding horses and the natural world. Daily activities vary, ranging from trail rides, horseback games, horse shows, horse care, arts, crafts, journaling, gardening, trivia, swimming, field trips, visits from equine experts, and more!
what to expect
Daily Riding Lessons
Daily Themes : Horses & Nature, Horses & Society, and Horses & Sport
Arts, Crafts, Gardening
Journaling and Horse Trivia
Barn Management & Horse Care
Visits from Equine Experts
Special Field Trips
and an incredibly FUN and UNIQUE experience!
what to bring
Please be sure to have your child wear pants and closed toed shoes for riding they will also need:
Water/drinks for the day
Goggles or mask if needed
Change of clothes
Change of socks
Spectrum’s Summer Riding Program is broken up into daily themes ranging from basic horse care and knowledge, grooming tacking, and even learning about horses in art! These sessions are a combination of classroom, hands-on experience, fun homework assignments and arts and crafts. For example, each Monday we cover topics that pertain to the life of the “stabled horse.”
Each session is custom designed to fit the participant’s age group and experience. More advanced participants will cover topics such as equine first aid, anatomy, behavior and equine communication.
Monday- The Stabled Horse
Tuesday- Horses & Nature
Wednesday- Horses & Sport
Thursday- Horses: Story, Stage & Screen
Friday- Horses: Art, Society & Culture
The Stabled Horse
Activities will be centered on the horses’ life in the stable and the pasture. Your children will learn about the daily tasks involved in caring for horses such as grooming and feeding practices.
Our activities will focus the horse’s biological journey through time. The horses habitat, diet and physical makeup will be emphasized on these days.
Horses & Sport
Activities will be focused around horses in sports. Your children will learn about English disciplines: Hunters, Jumpers, Dressage, Equitation, Eventing and polo. They will also learn about Western disciplines: reining, and barrel racing.
Horses & Society
Activities will be focused around horses and the evolution of their role in society. Your children will learn how horses gave humankind an extreme advantage and how they helped spread the English language and western ideologies throughout the world. Additionally we will discuss how the industrial revolution changed the role of the horse in society from commonplace transportation and worker into the world-class athletes we know today!
Horses: The Study, The Story, The Stage & The Screen
Activities will focus on the influence of the horse in art, literature and film. From Pegasus and the Trojan horse of Greek mythology, to Walter Farley’s black stallion, we will examine the common themes the horse evokes in famous works of literature, art, and films.
2018 SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE
Week 1: June 4 - 8
Week 2: June 11 - 15
Week 3: June 18 - 22
Week 4: June 25 - 29
WEEK OFF (July 2 -6) Show in Venice, FL
Week 5: July 9-13
Week 6: July 16 - 20
Week 7: July 23 - 27
Week 8: July 30 - August 3
Week 9: August 6 - August 10
Week 10: August 13 - August 17
Week 11: August 20- August 24
Week 12: August 27 - August 31
The cost of camp is $420 per week or $90 per day. Ask about our sibling and multi week discounts!