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A COVID19 vaccination is required to participate in camp. Click on the red circle icons below to expand the section for more information. All families, including returning families should review 2022 updated policies BEFORE registering their camper for camp.


Beginner Riding Workshop

Horseback riding at the Madeira School combines excellent horses and ponies, qualified instructors, and top-notch facilities, to create an introductory program where campers rising grades 4-6, can experience the sport of equestrian, deepen their horsemanship knowledge, and have fun with friends. Our Beginner program is designed for campers with little-to-no riding experience. It includes one line-led riding experience per-day in addition to activities related to horsemanship, horse care, arts & crafts, swimming, games, and more. 

Beginner Riding Workshop enrollment is extremely limited due to barn capacity and horse health. Priority registration will be given to 2021 camp families whose riding registration was cancelled due to a horse illness that reduced our capacity during the 2021 camp season. The Madeira School is a year-round riding facility that serves our high school students and their sportsmanship. Due to our large student-rider population, we had made the difficult decision to permanently suspend the advanced summer riding program.

Click on the red circle icons below to expand the section for more information. All families, including returning families should review 2022 updated policies BEFORE registering their camper for camp. Registration opens at 10:00 am on Monday, January 17th. 


Everything You Need to Know About Riding Workshop 2022

Beginner Riding Workshop Information

Grade Level

Rising 4th-6th grade; boys and girls 

Program Description

Our Elementary riding program is designed for campers with little-to-no riding experience. Campers will participate in one group riding lesson per day where they will be introduced to the basic controls and positions of horseback riding, all while safely on a lead line. Outside of their time on a horse, campers will spend their days learning all about horses! They wll have horsemanship activities learning how to safely interact and care for horses, participate in horse related arts & crafts and games, with swimming twice a week for some non-horsey fun. 

Beginner Riding Workshop enrollment is extremely limited due to barn capacity and horse health. Priority registration will be given to 2021 camp families whose riding registration was cancelled due to a horse illness that reduced our capacity during the 2021 camp season. The Madeira School is a year-round riding facility that serves our high school students and their sportsmanship. Due to our large student-rider population, we had made the difficult decision to permanently suspend the advanced summer riding program. If your camper is interested in taking lessons at Madeira, we offer year-round lessons for girls grades 5-8 through our Community Riding Program. These riders should have prior riding experience and be able to, at minimum, walk, trot, and canter. Currently, the community riding program is full, but if you are interested in joining a waitlist for this program, you can complete an interest form here. Madeira equestrian staff will contact you for a placemnet ride when a space becomes available.

2022 Dates & Cost

Dates Session  Time Cost
June 13 - June 17 RW 1 9:00 am - 3:15 pm  FULL
*June 21 - June 24 RW 2 9:00 am - 3:15 pm  FULL
June 27 - July 1 RW 3 9:00 am - 3:15 pm  FULL
*Session 2 is an abbreviated 4-day week due to the Juneteenth Federal Holiday.

 

Drop Off, Pick Up, & Extended Day

Drop off for all programs is from 8:45-9:00 am. Pick up for all programs is from 3:15-3:30 pm. Extended Day can be added to any camp registration for $200 per week. Extended Day runs from 3:00-5:30 pm with pick up at your convenience during that time frame.

Add Ons 

Camp Lunch can be added for an additional $50 per week. Menus are shared in April, but consist of kid-friendly options that are allergen friendly. Meals are prepared and served in Madeira's on-site dining facility by our year-round provider, Meriweather Godsey

Questions? 

Contact the camp team!

 

 

Advanced Riding Workshop Information

Starting in 2022, we will no longer be offering an advanced summer riding camp. The Madeira School is a year-round riding facility that serves our high school students and their sportsmanship. Due to our large student-rider population, we had made the difficult decision to permanently suspend the advanced summer riding program. If your camper is interested in taking lessons at Madeira, we offer year-round lessons for girls grades 5-8 in the Community Riding Program. These riders should have prior riding experience and be able to, at minimum, walk, trot, and canter.

Currently, the community riding program is full. If you are interested in joining a waitlist for this program, you can complete an interest form here. Madeira equestrian staff will contact you for a placemnet ride when a space becomes available.

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.