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Aspengrove

Equestrian Academy

(250) 545-9470
196 Bluenose Road
Vernon, BC

Aspengrove Summer Camp Activities

All campers participate in six hours of instruction daily, including at least two hours of actual riding. Another two hours are utilized for "Stable Management" lessons in basic horse care and other horse-related topics and activities. The remainder of the time is spent grooming, tacking/un-tacking, cleaning tack, and yes, mucking out their horse's paddock. Time is allowed for students to enjoy other activities as well.

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Daily Agenda

  • Hearty country breakfast
  • Paddock cleaning
  • Grooming & tacking
  • Morning riding lesson
  • Stable Management*
  • Lunch
  • Free Time
  • Afternoon riding lesson
  • Paddock cleaning
  • Grooming, & tack
  • Stable management*
  • Free time
  • Dinner
  • Evening activities
cleaning tack

 

*Stable Management lessons may include:

  • Cleaning & maintaining tack
  • Riding & jumping theory.
  • Horse breeds, colours, conformation
  • Safety around horses
  • Horse anatomy & psychology
  • Grooming, bathing, braiding & clipping
  • Trimming & shoeing
  • First aid for horses
  • Lunging lessons

 

 

girl with horse bandages on in fun

Evening Activities

  • Camp fires
  • Karaoke
  • Talent Nights
  • Treasure hunts
  • Games like Capture-the-Flag
  • Volleyball tournaments
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Soccer matches
  • Crafts
  • Board Games

 

All is in good fun, and these often remarkable evenings will become cherished memories long after the summer is over.

group of campers

Horse Show

The week wraps with a horse show held each Friday. Classes are planned on a level appropriate for the campers participating. This is more of a chance to show friends and family members the riding progress made during the week than a competition. Everyone receives a ribbon or two to take home as well as awards for progress made.