Equestrian Programs

Afterschool Group Riding Lessons

May 1 – June 8 (6-week session)

Group classes are one hour in length. 6 student limit per class.

An alternate stable management lesson will be substituted in the first event of inclement weather.  If there is additional inclement weather a make-up ride will be scheduled.  If you are unable to attend a class, please let your instructor know at least 24 hours in advance.  Missed classes will only be rescheduled with advanced notice and based on availability.  No shows will not be reschedc barn 7.30_resizeduled.

Intro to Horseback Riding (Monday or Tuesday 4:30) – This class is designed for students new to the sport of horseback riding.  Lessons will focus on safety around horses, leading and mounting, proper position, and the basics of steering and control. $180

Starter (Wednesday or Thursday 4:30) – This class is designed for students who have already participated in the introductory program.  Students should be able to lead and mount their horse correctly as well as be proficient at steering at the walk.  Lessons will focus on safety around horses, proper position and introducing work at the trot. $180

Beginner Novice (Friday 4:30) – This class is designed for students who have participated in both the introductory and starter program.  Lessons will focus on safety as well as developing more proficiency and independence at the trot. $180

14192614_10154560368817276_7429956026674838454_nNovice & Intermediate (TBD based upon enrollment) – This class is designed for students who can demonstrate proficiency at both the walk and trot (and above).  Students should be able to trot (both sitting and rising) off lead while maintaining both proper position and control of the horse.  Students at this level may be ready to begin learning to canter as well as work in the two-point position. $180

If you have prior riding experience but have not participated in the Camp Speers program in the past year, please email our riding instructor, Jessica Calabrese at jcalabrese@philaymca.org to set up a private evaluation lesson in order to be placed into the correct class level.

Private lessons can be scheduled for $45 per lesson any day of the week to meet your needs and will be tailored to your ability level.  Private lessons are 45 minutes.

Horsemanship Classes$10 per session

Students may arrive 45 min prior to their scheduled group riding lesson in order to participate in a stable management class.  Topics will vary and will be designed to help prepare the student to become more independent and responsible while working with and around horses.  Initial topics will include grooming and tacking your horse in preparation to ride.  Additional topics may include such items as: history/evolution of the horse, horse breeds and colors, basic first aid, basic stable management.

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Community Riding Options:

Trail Rides and Pony Rides are available to the community
beginning Sunday, April 30th.
Call the Camp Office at 570-828-2329 to schedule.

Pricing:  $45 per person Trail Ride     $20 per person Pony Ride

Sundays beginning April 30th through June 18th
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm or 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Weekdays until 2:30