Paddington Station Dressage & Eventing

Weekly Horse Camps for Children

We offer week-long horse camps in English riding specializing in dressage, cross-country jumping and show jumping. These are geared for all levels of riders to learn correctly in a safe and fun environment. Lunge lessons and trail riding are included for everyone. Camps conducted in small groups of up to 10 campers.

We cover as many topics as possible such as horse care and management, grooming and handling and a visit from our vet to cover a wide variety of horse ailments and injuries. Instruction and horse care managment are based on the Pony Club Principles. Campers enjoy riding two sessions per day, which include both flatwork and jumping in the arena as well as our cross country course, or for the less experienced a trail ride and basic beginner jumping. Fun games and riding to music and dressage may also be included and campers enjoy riding several different horses during the week. We go swimming in the afternoons to relax.

Beginners starting from the ground up are welcome. More advanced students can work on dressage and jumping techniques and enjoy the challenge of the cross-country course.
The week culminates in a Horse Show, so there is plenty of fun for everyone. Campers are encouraged to help each other and to form a solid team.

Following a successful year in 2013, we are getting ready for another great summer in 2014.  We have some new horses, new jumps and we are of course making improvements to the cross country course, so beginners can enjoy going over logs, while the more experienced rider will have more of a challenge over some bigger and more technical fences.  We will have a mock cross country timed event for the experienced riders.  We will still have the stadium and gymnastic jumping, as well as dressage training and - of course! - the ever popular games.    This year we are offering a 2 week camp program and also an older teenagers camp.  Any special requests - please contact us and we will try to make it happen.

Accommodations:

Campers sleep on cots in cabin-like tents, two campers per tent. A camp counselor sleeps outside in a tent with the campers. Indoor showers and bathrooms are available.

What is the daily schedule like?

All campers ride twice a day. In the afternoons, we cool off in a small swimming pool. During the week we will have a visit from the veterinarian and go swimming in Lake Mendocino. All camps end in a fun horse show for all campers.

Horse Camp Booking Form (Microsoft Word)

2014 Camp Dates

We are situated approximately 100 miles north of San Francisco on a beautiful ranch of 75 acres. Instruction is offered by British Horse Society qualified staff.

Contact:
Helen Johnson
12400 Eel River Road
Potter Valley, CA 95469
hjohnson@pacific.net
(707)743-2541

Bay Area Equestrian Network