Horsemanship Summer Camps for Kids in Marin

January 30, 2017

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Is your child fascinated by horses? Has she always wanted to learn how to ride a horse, or if she already rides, would she like to improve her skills? Horseback riding is always a popular summer activity, and a number of horsemanship camps throughout Marin for horse lovers to choose from.

Miwok Livery Stables

This equestrian center on Tennessee Valley Road in Mill Valley is open for registration. Camp hours are 9 am to 12:30 pm for morning camp and 9 am to 3:30 pm for all-day camp, and after care is available until 5 pm. Cost is $650 per week for morning sessions and $850 per week for all-day camp. These camps always sell out early. Visit www.miwokstables.com for more information and to fill out an online application, or call (415) 383-8048 for more information.

Morning Star Farm

Morning Star Farm in Novato offers a variety of camps for kids 5 and up, including half- and full-day camps, a mini camp for ages 5 to 7, and a jumping camp. Registration is open now, and camps run from June 5–August 25. Activities include daily riding lessons, grooming, saddling, games on horseback, trail rides, and bareback riding. The certified instructors and assistants will guide your child through the process of learning about horses. Half-day camps are $365 and full-day camps are $595 a week. For more information or to sign up for a camp check out the Morning Star Farm website.

San Domenico School

San Domenico School, located at 1500 Buttterfield Road in San Anselmo offers horseback riding camps from 9 am–noon. Campers ride, groom, saddle, and bridle a horse, and learn about horse anatomy and health, as well as proper hoof care with the San Domenico blacksmith. For ages 5–10. Check website for prices. For more info, call (415) 258-1944 or www.sandomenico.org.

Dickson Ranch

Dickson Ranch in Woodacre offers four summer camps that include learning safety around horses, horseback riding and horse handling, learning to care for horses and equipment, as well as swimming, art and other fun activities. Dates for 2017 will be available soon. Call (415) 488-0454 or visit www.dicksonranch.net for more information.

Longview Stables

Summer Horsemanship Camps at Longview Stables in Nicasio are geared for beginners ages 6 and up, and include riding lessons and equestrian-themed games and crafts. Campers will learn proper riding position and techniques, safety, horse grooming and care, and more. Advanced camps and Jr. Counselor camps are available too. Visit www.longviewstables.com or call (415) 272-2690 for more info.