CAMP REGISTRATION IS *CLOSED* FOR 2016. Our regisration process starts in January and closes by May 1 each year. If you would like to attedn our camp, please consider sending in your paperwork early to ensure your spot. We are limited to 16 campers per session only.
Reminder this camp is designed for rider and their horse to provide top notch training in dressage, hunter jumping (stadium), cross county and barn management.
Bridle Paths Summer Horse Camp (BPSHC) is an intense training English riding camp for horse crazy girls age 10 to 17 and their mount. We specialize in Eventing disciplines: Dressage, Hunter Jumping, Cross Country, Barn Management and additional horse mastership skills.
PROMISORY RESERVATION FORM (no money required, just your honor) DUE BY APRIL 25.
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: MAY 1. ALL MONIES DUE BY MAY 15. You will also need the
RIDER PROFICIENCY FORM.
THIS CAMP IS FOR BEGINNER THRU ADVANCED RIDERS WITH THEIR HORSE! We ride clinics 2x per day Mon-Tues-Wed, field trip Thursday with a trail ride in late afternoon, Friday fun event (trail ride, costume contest or other FUN horse activity) before camp breaks! We move our riders into groups based on rider AND horse ability! No one gets left behind!
BPSHC presents a unique opportunity for fun and quality instruction to every camper
- Non-competetive atmosphere permits ALL campers to grow in confidence and knowledge while having fun, develop new accomplishments and lifelong friendships
- Good sportsmanship flourishes
- Campers grow with their horse through the formal riding experiences
- Camp has a unifying effect on the camper with their mount
Camp will provide all phases of riding (Dressage, Hunter Jumping, Cross Country), Barn Management, trail ride, arts and crafts, excellent meals, qualified staff with comfortable accommodations for campers and horses. This camp is designed for riders AND their mounts for top notch, professional training. Our trainers are handpicked and each specialize in their specific discipline and work well with children. This is not an "everything" camp - it’s all the rider and her horse!
TOP NOTCH FACILITIES with TOP NOTCH TRAINING!
We focus on:
- Barn management
- Horse management
- Friendship and camaraderie
During the heat of the day, find campers cooling off swimming, doing crafts under a canopy of grand-daddy oak trees, or relaxing in one of the air conditioned cabins. Swimming with manatees at beautiful Crystal River takes place on our Thursday Field trip. In the evening the campers enjoy team-building activities, watch movie or share memories of their day by the campfire.
Camp is limited to 16 participants. Kids who attended last year will have first preference (on the basis of the date their registration is received) until May 15. After that date, others will be accepted if any spaces are left. PAYMENT AND MEDICAL FORM with original signature of parent must be sent with registration. Camp is a residential/overnight camp held at Black Prong Equestrian Center in Bronson, Florida. A residential camp is a great experience, combining a wide range of riding activities, training, horse care and social activities.
Campers are split into appropriate age (cabin) and ability (riding group) groups under the supervision of the Camp Director and Camp Director Assistant. Camp Counselors look after their campers needs. Campers usually spend 4 to 5 hours per day with their horse. 4:1 Ratio. Four campers to one counselor sleep in well appointed apartment/cabin attached to their five stall barn facility and will be supervised by Counselors and Assistant Camp Director at night.
All meals and drinks are provided and included in the price of camp, and the usual cantina and will be available daily for a minimal extra cost. Horses will be stabled in permanent stabling, with pine shaving bedding provided in the cost (if other bedding required please bring it with you). Horses should be fit enough to cope with the week’s work of being ridden for up to 4 hours per day split over two riding sessions. They should have up to date vaccinations and worming, and have a secure set of shoes on (if worn).
Parents should consider if their child is mature enough to stay away all week, and if they are able to look after their mount themselves for the entire week.
If your child would like to attend camp but does not have a mount, camp mounts can be procured for extra fee. Riding Proficiency form must be completed in order to match rider to available camp mounts. First come first serve basis.
If you ride Western and are interested in learning English, this is the camp for you!
If your horse needs suppling, this is the camp for you!
If you are a jumper and need flatwork, this is the camp for you!
If you want to attend the best horse camp around, this is the camp for you!
Prices are available on the Registation page.
Watch the "APPY riders" having fun at THE GATOR HOLE! A cross-county water trap all the campers conquer, because not all horses will walk through water, especially on the trail ride. Our campers and their horses learn to canter through, and cool off while doing it!
Rebecca Burns, Camp Director/Founder 2006
I will be personally running the camp, along with STAFF and select volunteers.
Improvements include reliable help, updated yummy meals menu, adaptability to rider and horse during lessons, awesome, highly-qualified instructors that work well with all levels of riders, custom jumps with a Florida flare, special guests and presentations, a wonderful field trip, and more! Here's a look at A TYPICAL DAY AT BPS HORSE CAMP. We work hard but have a lot of fun! Our air-conditioned cabins are attached to the barn where your horse is stalled. So, come eat, breathe and sleep with your horse this summer!
Join us for a summer of fun filled memories that will last a lifetime! Designed and run by US Pony Club Alumni.
Bridle Paths Summer Horse Camp
Mailing: 1720 NW 122 Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
Black Prong Equestrian Center
450 SE County Road 337
Bronson, FL 32621
352-331-1316 (office fax)
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