Does your child love horses! Summer camp is a good place to introduce your child to horses. Our summer camp gives a boy or girl the opportunity to learn about the responsibilities of horse care, safety practices around horses and the joy of a relationship between horse and rider. Our camps are non-competitive, skill-oriented and we pride ourselves on giving our riders sound, safe information and practice with horse care and riding.
Why not make your child's dream come true and sign them up for one of our many camps. We strongly believe that what we teach people here enriches their lives with positive relationships between other children, horses and the staff.
All camps are scheduled Monday through Friday.
2019 Summer Camps
What makes PonyPal's so special? Building confidence and ensuring safety is our number 1 goal for these little ones ages 4 to 8. We achieve that by having a staff member from HHR lead each horse while the children are riding. Each child gets 1 on 1 instruction and attention. We see kids on the first day timid and scared to ride or groom a horse, but by the end of camp they are confident and wanting to come back for more!
PonyPals--(ages 4-8) 2 1/2 hour camp
This camp is designed just for younger kids (4 - 8 yr. olds) and makes for a great introduction to horses in a fun and safe environment. Your child(ren) will learn all about grooming and how to ride a horse. Crafts and snacks are also included.
July 22 - 26 9:00 am - 11:30 am FULL
Early Bird Discount Cost: $125 after May 15th $140
All Ages Horsemanship Camp--(ages 7 - 14)
This camp is great for families with several siblings or parents looking for a longer camp for 7 - 8 year olds. PonyPals will still be "on lead" while riding. No riding experience needed. Free water bottle for all campers. This camp is similar to our Horsemanship camps. (Below)
June 24 - 28th 8:30 am - 12:00 pm FULL
Aug. 5th - 9th 8:30 am - 12:00 pm FULL
Early Bird discount Cost: $175, after May 15th $190
Horsemanship Camp--(ages 9-14)
No riding experience needed. During this camp your child(ren) will learn how to be safe around horses, learn all aspects of horses and enjoy riding each day. Riding skills are taught in a fun and progressive way. Riding, grooming, horse related activities, and crafts are all part of this fun camp! Free water bottle for all campers.
July 8th - 12th 8:30 am - 12:00 pm FULL
Early bird discount Cost: $175, after May 20th $190
A summary of age appropriate activities for each type of horse camp is show below.
Content PonyPals Basic
Horse care/knowledge some more
Crafts x x
Horse Chores some x
Obstacle Course x x Mounted Games x some
Trail Riding x longer
How to Register--
To download our Summer Camp registration form click on the link just above this message. (If you are having trouble opening the registration form, e-mail Lisa at LHoteling@hotmail.com to request the form that way.)
Return the completed form by snail mail. Early-bird payment must be made by May 15th. Our camps are often filled well in advance of their deadlines. Registrations will be accepted in the order in which they are received. Sign up early. Don't be left out!
The entire payment may be sent in along with your registration form. If you are signing up for more than one camp you may send a deposit of $100 for each week of camp is required at the time of registration. The balance of the amount due for camp is payable on the first day of camp.
Send your form and check to: Harmony Hill Ranch, 751 Dimmock Hill Rd. Binghamton, NY 13905.
No cash refunds will be made in the event of cancellation for any reason. You may be able to transfer your credits to another week, to another person or to upcoming "mini camps" or riding lessons. No refunds available during the week of camp when rider is participating.
Long-timed, experienced and well trained school horses will be provided for all camps.
What to wear--
Each camper must have some type of boots with a 1/4 heel for safety reasons.
Long pants and T-shirt/sweatshirt. Campers can bring their own water bottle and snacks. Lite snacks will be provided.
Lisa Hoteling, owner of HHR will coordinate all camps programs. With over ten years of teaching in public schools, combined with twenty-five years of horse experience, your child will be in good hands. Each child will grow in areas of physical strength, self-esteem and confidence. Additional staff will be on hand to insure that your child has a safe and rewarding experience at our camps.