Equestrian Programs

Welcome to Camp Speers Community Equestrian Programs!

We offer a variety of activities throughout the year for all levels of riders including both children and adults.

Both English and Western lessons offered.

Everyone participating in any Equestrian Program at Camp Speers must wear long pants and boots with a defined heel of no more then ½ – 1 inch. No open toed shoes will be allowed at the barn.

Weight Policy

Our horses range in size from 750 – 1100 pounds and can comfortably carry between 15-20% of their body weight. Keeping the safety, health and comfort of both our participants and horses in mind, the maximum weight our horses can carry is 225lbs. For anyone 5’4” and under, our maximum weight is 180lbs. Thank you for your understanding.

Group Lessons

Join us for our Spring and Fall 5-week Lesson Program.

April 27-May 29 2020 and Sept 8-Oct 12 2020

Group lessons meet one day a week for five weeks, beginner through intermediate (WTC, beginner jumping) classes available.

Spring Lesson Registration will open January 1, 2020

Spring Lesson Schedule – Please check back in March for weekend classes

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3:30-4:30 Adult Level 3 Level 5-Jump Level 4 Level 5-Flat
4:30-5:30 Intro Intro Level 3 Level 2 Level 2
5:45-6:45 Level 3 Intro

Level 1 – Intro to Horseback Riding – 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.

Level 2 – Starter – 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.

Level 3 – Beginner Novice – This class is designed for students who are proficient at the walk and comfortable at the trot. Students should be ready to work on posting and steering while trotting . Lessons will focus on safety as well as developing more proficiency and independence at the trot.

Level 4 – Novice – This class is designed for students who can demonstrate proficiency at both the walk and trot. 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.

Level 5 – Intermediate – This class is designed for students who can demonstrate proficiency at both the walk and trot, including proper diagonals, sitting trot and two-point. Students will also be working on cantering. Trot poles and cross rails may be introduced at this level.

Private Lessons

Private lessons provide a one on one experience for the rider. These lessons are tailored to meet your riding goals. All private lessons must be scheduled with the Equestrian Director.

Winter Lessons

Private lessons are available year round with limited availability and are weather dependent during the winter months.

Pony Party

During this hour and a half experience, you and your child will learn about safety around horses, how to brush one of our ponies, go for a pony ride and work on an art project to bring home. This program is designed for children ages 3-8, in order to go for a pony ride, child must be able to sit up and hold onto the saddle. All children age 5 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who will walk with them on their pony ride.

Please check back in March 2020 for available dates and times.

Want to schedule a private pony party? Please contact the Equestrian Director.

Horse Show

The 3rd Annual Camp Speers Horse Show will be held Sunday October 11, 2020. Invite friends and family to come and watch you ride as you show off the skills learned during the year. This show is open to anyone who has participated in the Camp Speers Equestrian Program during the 2020 calendar year.

Please contact the Equestrian Director if you and your family need housing for the weekend.

Price List –

Group Lessons – 5 week session – $175

Private Lessons – All private lessons must be used during the 2020 calendar year

45 min private – $45

45 min private (10 pack – get 11th lesson free) – $450

30 min private – $30 (6-8 yrs only or winter session)

Pony Party – $20 per child/must be accompanied by an adult

Horse Show – Competitor – $60

Warm Up Private Lesson – $30 (Saturday before the show)

Spectator w/Lunch included – $10


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