We provide camps and equine related programs during the year for adults and children alike. There is a place at Ivy Rock Farms for all types of riders and horse lovers. We sponsor many different programs to get people who loves horses to become a part of something they really enjoy. Below is information on current camps and programs. Contact us to learn more about any specific program you might be interested in.
The Saddle Club is a fun, educational after school program for students who love horses and ponies! At the Saddle Club, kids of all riding experience between the ages of 8 and up, will use equine exploration to engage in activities that build self-confidence and awareness, a sense of responsibility, decision-making skills, and social cooperation. Students will learn topics such as equine care and first-aid, breeds, equine behavior, feed and nutrition, equine anatomy, various riding disciplines, and more, all in a safe, positive, supportive and respectful environment.
This is a very economical way to explore the first lessons that all horsman must learn. We begin with exploring the basics of grooming, foot care, saddling, and handling horses safely, while on the ground. Students progress to advanced studies like first aid, horse science and anatomy. These workshops are wonderful for parents of riders or adults that wish to expand their education.
We also offer merit badge workshops for Boy/Girl Scouts and Brownies. Contact us for details.
Are you getting back in the saddle? Have you watched your children ride but never dared to jump on yourself? These groups are wonderful for our adult riders. Meeting Tuesday and Friday nights, our adults have an opportunity to ride, have fun, and enjoy the company of other adults. Riders are of all levels and disciplines. It is a super flexible group and you can pop in when it is most convenient for you.
Looking for something fun to in-between or instead of regular lessons? Join our Drill Team and enjoy horses in a whole new way. Drill Team is a group of riders working in unison to create a dance on horseback. The musical routines are done at a jog/trot or lope/canter and performed to a musical selection where the entire arena becomes a dance floor. Routines can be a short program, 5-6 minutes or a long program, 9-12 minutes. This performance is a series of patterns or maneuvers choreographed into a full routine. We have an adult and youth team which meet weekly. Performances will be scheduled throughout the year at on-farm events.
Throughout the year we offer camp days during school breaks and holidays. Camp is open to any rider (over age 6, unless they have approval of instructor), discipline, and experience. Instructors will break the group apart according to discipline and experience for riding but the group will stay together for horsemanship and horse science. Long pants and heeled boots are required. Safety helmets can be provided for riders.
We provide summer camps for adults and children alike. During the week, students will be instructed about all aspects of horsemanship including riding, horse health and management, tack care and cleaning, horse behavior and most importantly SAFETY.
2019 Weeks available:
June 24th- June 28th
July 1st - July 5th
July 8th - July 12th
July 15th - July 19th
July 22nd - July 26th
July 29th - August 2nd
August 5th - August 9th
August 12th - August 16th
POSSIBLE ADDED WEEK
August 19th- August 23rd (must have attended our camp before)
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Mailing Address: 261 Otterkill Road - New Windsor, NY 12553
Farm Address: 99 Purdys Lane - New Windsor, NY 12553