Adult Event Camp - June 20-22, 2018

Hitching Post Farm Adult Event Camp is a 3 -day intensive camp designed to build confidence in both horse and rider and to create a harmonious pair that can accomplish whatever they set out to do. Our cross- country course offers jumps from 18” to 3’6” in an effort to accommodate any level rider wanting to get to the next step in their training.  Our show jumping course offers various challenges, allowing horses and riders to get comfortable with bright, exciting stadium courses.  Dressage can often be a concern for riders, so we make a point to get all riders in the ring and working through issues before the competition, which proves to be a helpful and positive experience. 2 lessons per day. In 2018 we will be preparing to compete at the GMHA Starter Trial on June 23, 2018 — optional but recommended, it is a great place to start.  You are responsible for entering and entry fees.

Camp is fun, team spirited and gets the season off to a positive start.

Stabling is in our indoor arena, turnout is limited but available. Please bring hay and grain. Bedding is provided.


Junior Event Camp - July 9-13, 2018

Junior Event Camp at Hitching Post Farm is for kids aged 10-18 who are either actively eventing or ready to begin eventing. Camp runs for 5 days, culminating in an HPF Schooling Trial taking place on day 6.

HPF’s Junior Event Camp is designed to fully prepare each student to compete in the schooling trial, whether they are competing at a new level or for the first time. Campers will take part in 2 lessons per in groups of no more than 5. Although the Junior Event Camp has grown, there is still flexibility to work in groups as small as 2 or individually, if the need arises. We take pride in our ability to make each camper feel confident, prepared and challenged while maintaining a fun and friendly environment.  Laurie Hudson and Sally Scheindel teach cross-country and dressage respectively and are accompanied by other instructors including Kylie Lyman, Janine McClain and Keith Robinson.

Each day campers are expected to take care of all aspects of their horses as well as help and encourage other campers. Feeding, stall cleaning, grazing, turnout, tack and equipment will be camper responsibilities. Throughout the week, campers will also help with various aspects of preparation for the schooling trial.

We offer a rustic and fun camp, with campers “camping” at the barn and enjoying the company of their horses 24/7.  We have a handful of counselors on premise to help ensure that campers are happy and comfortable.  Homemade meals are prepared in our “barn kitchen” and we are able to provide meals to accommodate anyone with food restrictions.

While cell service and wifi are available, we ask that you to please talk with your child about waiting until our day is done to make calls

.Please fill out the Liability Waiver and Entry Form (division not necessary if there are questions about level). Entry Fee is included in the cost of camp.


Kids Horse Camp - July 23-27, 2018

This is a day camp for kids who are excited to spend more time at the barn and get a chance to participate everything from barn chores, learning to clean tack, grooming and bathing, but mostly RIDING!  Campers will have a daily lesson and following lunch they will have a free riding period during which they can take turns on other horses, ride bareback, jump and generally enjoy themselves.

Camps hours are 8:30 to 2:00

Please bring:

  • Riding clothes including a boot with a heel, pants that won’t chafe (leggings)
  • Lunch and a water bottle
  • We do have helmets but always recommend that kids have their own to ensure proper fit.
  • Bathing suit for playing in the sprinkler if it’s hot
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Register Online or by Mail

To Register by Mail:

Download the Camp Registration Form.

Download the Waiver.

Mail forms & check to:
Laurie Hudson
Hitching Post Farm
2096 Back River Road
South Royalton, VT 05048

 

adult camp june 21-22|$550

JUNIOR CAMP JULY 9-13|$1000

KIDS CAMP JULY 23-27|$350

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