(618) 529-4110
722 Giant City Rd.
Makanda, Illinois 62958


Horse Camps 

Our exciting camp program provides a unique opportunity to be around horses.  Anyone interested in "Horsing Around" can come and have fun learning the basics of caring for and riding a horse.

Call to register your child or child at heart today!  618-529-4110

Horse Training Techniques

Participants will use natural horsemanship ground-work techniques for learning how to develop a relationship between horse and handler.  Some things you will learn are leadership skills, how to develop self-confidence, and how to improve communications skills with your horse.

Cost: $250, with afternoon trail ride option $350

Date: June 5-9, 2017, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Introduction to Horseback Riding

Students will be introduced to basic safety around horses. They will be shown how to approach, lead and groom a horse so there is no dirt trapped under the saddle. Students will arena ride each day learning the basics of being a balanced rider, proper posture and steering the horse.  Riders will be introduced to the basic commands of walking, turning, stopping and steering their horse.  This camp is filled with hands on activities, barn chores and games. Ages 6, 7, & 8.

Cost: $100

Date: June 22-23, 2017, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Drill Team

Previous riding experience necessary!  Enjoy riding as a group!  Learn precision riding patterns on horseback with horses and riders performing choreographed maneuvers to music.

Cost: $150

Date: June 28-30, 2017, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

General Horse Camp

Recommended for children 8 years and up.  Students will be taught grooming, saddling, tack, anatomy, how to approach a horse that is tied or in a stall, and how to lead a horse safely around other horses.  Riders will participate in a riding lesson each day that is focused on basic riding skills. Everyone will have the opportunity to go on a trail ride.

Camp instructor Dee Dee Adams has loved horses all her life.  She has over 50 years of experience riding, training, and showing horses.  Dee Dee raised and showed a national champion Arabian as well as other champion horses.  In addition, Dee Dee has worked with adults and children as a bible school and drama teacher for over twenty years.  She has her BS in Animal Industries with a focus on horses from SIU.  Dee Dee is also available for private lessons by appointment.

Cost: $250

Date: July 10-14, 2017, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Private Lessons

Students wishing to further their riding skills are encouraged to enroll in private lessons.  With individual attention focused on your learning style and needs our certified instructor will build a lesson plan just for you.  Riding lessons are available in either Western or English disciplines.


Additional Information

To ensure an enjoyable experience, we suggest wearing long pants and shoes appropriate for riding and stable chores.  Riding shoes with a heel are recommended.

For camps, please bring snacks and a water bottle.

Bring a light jacket or sweater in case of a weather change, also insect repellent and sun screen if needed.

Helmets are provided and mandatory.  Students may bring their own SEI approved helmet.


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