Summer Camp 2019


The Basics

  • $300 per week (sibling discount offered) 
  • Open to ages 7-13
  • Runs Monday through Thursday
  • Friday off-site at Mountain Vista Farm optional
  • 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Located in Catharpin, VA close to Prince William, Loudon, Fauquier, Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria Counties

Daily Schedule

  • 9 AM – Drop Off and “Morning Roundup” - intro to day, games
  • 10 AM - Split into groups A and B - Group A rides while Group B does hands-on horse care and theory
  • 10:45 - Group A and Group B swap
  • 11:30 - Bathe horses
  • 12:00 - "Camp Cool Down" - lunch and activities
  • 12:30 - Pick up


Field Trip Friday (Optional)

As a supplement to our four day summer camp, join us at Mountain Vista Farm to tour the world-class facility and observe Karen Kissler train with Britta Johnston (Britta Johnston International Sport Horses).  Britta will speak with us about the principles and benefits of riding, the German riding tradition, and why Germany consistently produces the world's best riders.

Please arrive at Mountain Vista by 10 AM.  The event will conclude around noon with the opportunity to enjoy brown bag lunches at the facility.  After the event, consider enjoying the rest of your day in the town of Sperryville or head to local Grey Ghost or Narmada Wineries.

The cost is $30 for one student and guardian, $40 per family.  

Please note: Transportation and supervision not provided, parent/guardian must transport and attend.   


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does my child need for horse camp?

A: Your child should bring heeled boots, a helmet, a brown bag lunch, and a water bottle.

Q: What is the sibling discount?

A: We are happy to offer a discount to families who wish to have one location for summer activities for kids.  The first child will pay the full $300 price, each subsequent child will quality for a 15% discount and pay $255.  

Q: Will my child ride the same horse each day?

A: Not necessarily.  We will evaluate each child's skill daily and may reassign horses based on the strengths they offer based on each rider's skill level.