Fun for ALL ages!
Spend your school breaks with HES! From summer to winter, HES is the place to be when school is not in session.
Camp HES is tailored to kids from ages 6 and up (that includes you too, mom!) and offers hands on experience with horses. Your rider will learn how to groom, tack, ride and more! Each week is tailored to riders of all experience levels; whether you have never ridden before or are a seasoned show rider, we want you at Camp HES!! With daily arts & crafts, a field trip to a nationally rated horse show and plenty of riding, your rider will love each day they spend in the sun at HES.
Our camp has weekly themes that focus riders on the many elements that come with horses; from daily barn management, to packing for horse shows we cover it all in our 9 weeks during the summer.
Camp HES is also suited to the advanced rider! We offer specific weeks that are geared towards prepping for summer shows and boot camp for riders looking to ride with us in IEA or NCEA and IHSA college riding.
The cost of camp is $375 per week with a daily rate offered upon availability, as well as a non-refundable $100 dollar deposit for each week you are participating. We ask for a deposit to ensure that we have a perfect camper to trainer ratio.
Camp runs from 9AM-2PM, rain or shine!
2020 Camp Schedule:
Week 1 | May 25th-29th: School's Out!-Kick off the summer with plenty of saddle time, arts and crafts and games!
Week 2 | June 1st-5th: Horse Show Prep-Riders have the unique opportunity of practicing, preparing and then showing their chosen horse in a Hunters Edge's Schooling Show Series Show! Learn how to read a course, what attire riders wear in the show ring, the difference between hunters and jumpers and more!
Week 3 | June 8th-12th: Fun Week-Summer fun in the sun! Riders will have plenty of saddle time as well as arts & crafts and more riding!
Week 4 | June 15th-19th: Barn Management-Want to learn what goes in to caring for equine athletes? This week is full of learning hands on how to care for horses: nutrition, veterinarian care, farrier care and more!
Week 5 | June 22nd-26th: Beanie's Bootcamp! -Riders will be working with trainers to prepare for the EXEL Horseshow hosted at the GCHS fairgrounds 6/26-6/27! Meet riders at HES who are competing, how they prepare to compete and more.
Week 6 | July 6th-10th: Fun Week-Summer fun in the sun! Riders will have plenty of saddle time as well as arts & crafts and more riding!
Week 7 | July 13th-17th: IHSA/College Riding Week-Interested in learning what it takes to ride in college? Or are you interested in riding for an SEC school? Come learn the differences between IHSA and NCEA, what to expect when you join a team and fine tune your skills for the upcoming school year. HES is proud to be the home of Ole Miss Equestrian!
Week 8 | July 20th-24th: IEA/Middle and High School Riding Week-Join the HES IEA team in learning about the Interscholastic Equestrian Association, an organization created towards team riding in Middle and High School! Team HES is open to riders from 4th-12th grade and riders of all skill levels, even if you have never touched a horse before!
Week 9 | July 27th-31st: Back To School-Say goodbye to summer at Camp HES! We will be riding, doing arts & crafts, playing games and more. There is not better place to spend the dog days of summer than in the great outdoors at HES!