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Beginner Riding Workshop is SOLD OUT for the Summer of 2021. Waitlist available. 


Summer Riding Workshop combines qualified staff and excellent facilities to create an atmosphere where campers learn to ride and expand their knowledge in horsemanship. Both beginners and riders with some experience will develop their skills in a safe, supportive environment. Our riding program includes riding in indoor and outdoor rings, daily group instruction, qualified instructors, and rain or shine - we'll ride!

Summer camp in 2021 will look a little different but we are excited for campus to come alive again with laughter, fun, adventure, and friendship.

Safety is a cornerstone of Summer at Madeira. We are taking precautions to keep our campers and staff healthy, including increased cleaning measures, reduced capacities, adjusted program and operational procedures, and extended training for our seasonal and year-round staff. These updates will be in alignment with any requirements or recommendations established by the Center for Disease Control, the Virginia Department of Public Health, the American Camp Association, and The Madeira School.

Adherence to all safety procedures ensures that all campers get the summer camp experience they hope for. Thank you in advance for helping us keep camp healthy and fun.


 


Everything You Need to Know About Riding Workshop

Rising 3rd-5th Grade (Beginner Level)

Horseback riding at the Madeira School combines excellent horses and ponies, qualified instructors, and top-notch facilities, to create an equestrian program where girls can improve their horseback riding skills, deepen their horsemanship knowledge, and have fun riding with friends. Our Elementary program is designed for campers with little-to-no riding experience, or for casual riders not currently enrolled in lessons. It includes one riding lesson per-day in addition to activities related to horsemanship, horse care, arts & crafts, swimming, games, and more. 

Drop off for all programs is from 8:45-9:00 am. Pick up for all programs is from 3:15-3:30 pm. Due to COVID-19 and in order to maintain Pod-style programming, Extended Care will not be offered from the Summer of 2021. 

Dates Session  Time Price 
June 21 - June 25 RW 1 9:00 am - 3:15 pm  WAITLIST
June 28 - July 2 RW 2 9:00 am - 3:15 pm  WAITLIST
July 12 - July 16 RW 3 9:00 am - 3:15 pm  WAITLIST
July 19 - July 23 RW 4 9:00 am - 3:15 pm  WAITLIST
July 26 - July 30 RW 5 9:00 am - 3:15 pm  WAITLIST
Rising 5th-8th Grade (Advanced Level)

Horseback riding at the Madeira School combines excellent horses and ponies, qualified instructors, and top-notch facilities, to create an equestrian program where girls can improve their horseback riding skills, deepen their horsemanship knowledge, and have fun riding with friends. Our Advanced riding program is designed for campers who are currently taking riding lessons and is able to walk, trot, and canter in a group. This program includes one to two riding lesson per-day in addition to activities related to horsemanship, horse care, arts & crafts, swimming, games, and more. 

Advanced Riding requires a skills qualification check to ensure your rider meets the skill and safety standard put forth by this program. BEFORE registering for Advanced Riding, contact the camp team at summer@madeira.org. If your camper is registered for the advanced level prior to their skills check, there may not be a space in the beginner program should your camper not qualify.

Drop off for all programs is from 8:45-9:00 am. Pick up for all programs is from 3:15-3:30 pm. Due to COVID-19 and in order to maintain Pod-style programming, Extended Care will not be offered from the Summer of 2021. 

Dates Session  Time Price 
June 21 - June 25 RW 1 9:00 am - 3:15 pm  $825
June 28 - July 2 RW 2 9:00 am - 3:15 pm  $825
July 12 - July 16 RW 3 9:00 am - 3:15 pm  $825
July 19 - July 23 RW 4 9:00 am - 3:15 pm  $825
July 26 - July 30 RW 5 9:00 am - 3:15 pm  $825
Riding Attire

Riders should arrive each morning wearing their riding clothes. We require long pants and shoes or boots with a heel, preferably paddock boots. Sneakers are not permitted for riding.

All riders must provide their own equestrian helmet (ASTM/SEI certified helmets).

We recommend campers bring additional clothing, such as shorts and sneakers, to change into after the morning riding lesson.

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