Ranch Camp - Where Girls Discover the Magic of Horses!
Located at the western end of Camp Innisfree is the Innisfree Equestrian Center, a sprawling working horse ranch dedicated to helping young riders connect with their equine partners and discover the true friendship of horses.
Innisfree is home to our carefully screened and specially trained camp horses, each selected for their temperament, disposition and ability to provide safe horsemanship programs. Whether our campers are first time riders or have plenty of experience in the saddle, the perfect equine partner is here to assist with building new skills on and off the horse.
Under the watchful eye of our professional riding instructors, ranch campers connect with others who share their love of horses while making friends with the farm barn critters and learning veterinary science, animal first aide, breeds, color specifics, daily care and much more. Horsemanship programs at Innisfree follow the safety regulations established by the Certified Horsemanship Association – the leading association in the United States for certifying riding instructors.
During a week of Ranch Camp, girls will spend one half of each day focusing on progressive mounted lessons in western riding, horse care, management and the character building that comes from caring for the horses and stable area. Trail rides may be introduced based upon rider confidence and control and weather permitting. Each day, campers will have an opportunity to participate in traditional camp activities when not at the ranch. Ranch Camp is an extension of Summer Camp, with an emphasis on the horseback riding program. Please visit Summer Camp Camp Life and Summer Camp Activities for more information about where Ranch Camp girls will live, and what Ranch Camp girls will do when not at the Equestrian Center.
Through ground classes, arena instruction, and trail ride experiences, girls develop physical strength and coordination; learn about animal science; and build confidence! Developing a safe and welcoming environment for girls to explore the world of horses is our primary goal. Our Equestrian Staff is certified by the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) and will work with each girl to ensure a safe and educational visit, no matter their level of experience.