Palladia Farm Summer Camp Registration
We’re so excited you’re going to join us for Summer Camp this year!
Camp is open to students ages 6 to 11, and no prior riding experience is needed. While under constant supervision, each student learns to safely halter, lead, and groom a horse. Beginning riders will be shown how to put a bridle and saddle on the horse, how to mount safely, and how to navigate the ring at a walk and trot. More advanced students will learn how to recognize and treat common ailments, how to clean and assemble tack, and will practice their riding skills at the walk, trot, canter, and over low jumps if appropriate. Students ride individually, receiving one 30-45 minute private lesson with our instructors daily.
Each day there will also be a fun session in our climate controlled clubroom and barn aisle, the focus of which will be learning more about our equine friends, including how to recognize breeds, colors, and different styles of riding. At Palladia Farm, we value the individuality and creativity of every child. To this end, we also offer time for arts and crafts, allowing the students to relax and pursue projects that appeal to their individual sensibilities. Other activities include scavenger hunts, crafts, games, and miscellaneous fun around the barn.
What You’ll Need:
Each child will need a shoe with a low, square heel, heavy pants (no shorts!), and must bring their own ASTM/SEI approved riding helmet (read HERE why we do not provide riding helmets). Inexpensive helmets are available at Dover Saddlery on 137 in Libertyville.
Please download, print and sign your registration form as well as our standard barn liability waiver and return both with your check for $500. This is what holds your spot for camp, and there are only 10 slots for each session. If you must cancel your slot, a refund of $250 is available provided we can fill your spot with another camper.
If you have any questions or concerns, or have trouble with registration at all, please email Honor Beeler, Camp Director and she’ll be glad to help you out.