Cedar Ridge Summer Camps/Clinics

Cedar Ridge Equine offers summer horsemanship day camps for youth of all ages. Camps/Clinics/Lessons available for beginners to advanced. In all our CRE Summer Horsemanship Camps, we believe it is important to teach life skill development and personal growth as an intricate component of our horsemanship program. After conducting several educational studies on life skill development through the use of horses, we found it most effective to teach about responsibility, relationships, communication, leadership, and team work through horse safety and care; haltering, tying and leading a horse; horse behavior observation and horse anatomy; and on-the-ground horsemanship. Campers will spend time in the saddle, working on the ground with the horses and will participate in daily take home equine crafts and journaling activities. We strive to provide a safe, fun and educational environment for all of campers and horses. If you do not own a horse, not a problem, we provide safe, sane, reliable camp horses.

CRE offers a camp tuition sponsorship each year for one Montana Camp Youth Participant and one California Youth Participant. View information here.

CRE offers Camp Working Internships. Click here for info about assisting in the horsemanship programs.

Camp Descriptions

CRE Half Day Youth Beginner Horsemanship Camp:

In our beginner half day horsemanship camps, campers will spend one hour in the saddle, one hour in on-the-ground horsemanship life skill development, and one hour journaling and crafting. Ages five and up, unless approved by a CRE instructor. Campers with little to no prior horse experience welcome. Quality, safe horses available for all campers. Should the camper want to bring his/her own horse, instructor approval must be obtained prior to registration. Additional boarding fees will apply. All campers will receive a camp t-shirt.
Time: Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
"Showdeo" for parents begins at 11:00 AM on Friday and is followed by a potluck BBQ.
Cost: $375 per camper, Mandatory non-refundable $75 deposit.
After Camp Care Stable Hand Program available (12:30-4pm Monday-Thursday) - Cost is $120 or $35 per day

MONTANA CAMP: JUNE 11-15, 2018 - CURRENTLY FULL - PLEASE CONTACT TO BE ON WAITING LIST
MONTANA CAMP: JUNE 25-29, 2018 - CURRENTLY FULL - PLEASE CONTACT TO BE ON WAITING LIST
MONTANA CAMP: JULY 16-20, 2018 - CURRENTLY FULL - PLEASE CONTACT TO BE ON WAITING LIST
CALIFORNIA CAMP: JULY 23-27, 2018
MONTANA CAMP: JUL 30 - AUG 3, 2018 - CURRENTLY FULL - PLEASE CONTACT TO BE ON WAITING LIST

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CRE Half Day Youth Intermediate Horsemanship Camp:

In our half day youth horsemanship camps, campers will spend 1 hour in the saddle, participate in on-the-ground horsemanship and life skill development, view demonstrations from equestrian professionals such as farriers and veterinarians, and spend time journaling and making take home equine related crafts. Ages eight and up, unless approved by a CRE instructor. Campers must have prior equine experience: be able to walk and trot independently on a horse without a helper. Quality, safe horses available for all campers. Should the camper want to bring his/her own horse, instructor approval must be obtained prior to registration. Additional boarding fees will apply. All campers will receive a camp t-shirt.
Time: Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
"Showdeo" for parents begins at 11:00 AM on Friday and is followed by a potluck BBQ. Camp is dismissed after the BBQ.
Cost: $375 per camper, Mandatory non-refundable $75 deposit.
After Camp Care Stable Hand Program available (12:30-4pm Monday-Thursday) - Cost is $120 or $35 per day

MONTANA CAMP: JUNE 18-22, 2018 - CURRENTLY FULL - PLEASE CONTACT TO BE ON WAITING LIST
MONTANA CAMP: JULY 23-27, 2018 - CURRENTLY FULL - PLEASE CONTACT TO BE ON WAITING LIST

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CRE ALL Day Youth Advanced Horsemanship Camp:

This camp is designed for the serious "All Around Equestrian" and open to all ages youth to adults. The participant must own or lease their own horse to participate in this camp and have access to transportation for their horse. Minors that are participating must have an assigned parental chaperone for days that are offsite from CRE. Participants can pay per day or sign up for entire week and receive a tuition discount.

Monday, August 13th - Participants will participate in an English/Western Dressage and Showmanship Clinic at CRE. 9am-3pm - Riders that participate in this clinic will be eligible to ride on Friday in a Dressage/Western Dressage Freestyle Show. Cost is: $200 (includes Monday Clinic and Friday Freestyle Show)

Tuesday, August 14th - No Clinic. Regular group and private riding lessons will be available at CRE.

Wednesday, August 15th - Participants will haul their horses to the Diamond P Ranch (www.DiamondPRanch.com) in West Yellowstone, boarding fees for the participants horse will be included in camp tuition fee, however participants must take care of their own overnight accommodations. Overnight dry camping sites are available on the Diamond P and are $20 per dry camp site or $40 per night for rv hookup (water/power only), participants must reserve these sites with the Diamond P Ranch. There are also several hotels located nearby, participants are in charge in making their own reservations and covering hotel costs. Participants are also responsible for providing their own snacks, breakfast and dinners. We will provide lunch supplies. Upon arrival to Diamond P Ranch, participants will participate in Speed Event Clinic (barrels and poles). 10am-12:30pm and from 1:30-4:00pm will have opportunity to trail ride on Diamond P Ranch. Afterwards, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a rodeo/barrel race in the evening. West Yellowstone Rodeo: www.YellowstoneRodeo.com. Participants must pay their own entry fees ($30), entry fees are not covered in camp tuition fee. Participants are also in charge of hauling their horse to this event. Participants who do not wish to participate are certainly welcome to watch the rodeo. $250 for the day

Thursday, August 16th - No Clinic. Regular group and private riding lessons will be available at CRE.

Friday, August 17th - 9-12:30pm Dressage/Western Dressage Freestyle Show (Cost included in Monday Clinic price)

Time: Monday to Friday - Times vary by day - See above

Cost: $450 per camper or pay per day - Mandatory non-refundable $75 deposit
Overnight accommodations for participant(s) NOT included in tuition price. Participants are in charge of transporting their own horse to offsite events. Parent chaperones are required for offsite events for any minors attending the camp. Must have at least 8 participants signed up for clinic to take place. If clinic does not meet minimum participants you will receive a full refund.
Stable Hand Program: Not Available

MONTANA CAMP: AUGUST 13-17, 2018

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Stable Hand Program (After camp care for 1/2 day camps):

‚ÄčThis program will be more in depth manner on the care of horses, more than the horsemanship camps cover. There will be NO riding of horses and very limited hands-on. Stable hands will learn how to feed depending on the horses' individual requirements, organize and clean tack & equipment, maintain and repair fencing and arenas, remove manure, and safe handling and proper use of ranch tools. There will be a strong emphasis of life skill development including responsibility, team work, communication, etc. Rubber boots and work gloves are recommended for participants. Participants will need to pack a lunch and snack.
Cost: Additional $120 per camper per camp or $35 per day
Time: Runs from 12:30pm to 4:00pm Mon-Thurs

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Clinic Descriptions

CRE Prep for Summer Rodeo Clinic:

In our half day Barrel Racing/Pole Bending Clinic, participants will spend time learning valuable warm up exercises for horse and rider on and off of the horse, as well as technique and fine tuning their the patterns. This clinic is open to all ages of riders, but they must be confident in their riding skills (walk, trot, canter independently) and they should own their own horse, however a limited number of participants will be allowed to use CRE horses.

In our half day goat tying/roping clinic, participants will spend time learning valuable warm up exercises for horse and rider on and off of the horse, as well as technique and fine tuning their skills. This clinic is open to all ages of riders, but they must be confident in their riding skills (walk, trot, canter independently).

Boarding available, please note in comments box if you plan to board your horse with us. Additional boarding fees will apply.

Cost:
$45 per participant for Friday, May 18th only
$100 per participant for Saturday, May 19th only
$130 if you sign up for both days.
Mandatory non-refundable $45 deposit due upon registration
Time:
Friday, May 18th - 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM - Goat Tying on the Ground
Saturday, May 19th - 9:00 AM to 12:00PM - Barrels/Poles Practice
Saturday, May 19th - 12:00 PM to 1:00PM - Lunch Time - Place pack your own lunch
Saturday, May 19th - 1:00 PM to 3:30PM - Goat Tying on Horses/Roping Basics on the ground
Stable Hand Program: Not Available

MONTANA CAMP: MAY 18-19, 2018

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CRE Barrel Racing/Pole Bending Half Day Clinics:

In our half day Barrel Racing/Pole Bending Clinic, participants will spend time learning valuable warm up exercises for horse and rider on and off of the horse, as well as technique and fine tuning their the patterns. This clinic is open to all ages of riders, but they must be confident in their riding skills (walk, trot, canter independently) and must own their own horse. Boarding available, please put in comments box if you plan to board your horse with us. Additional boarding fees will apply.
Cost: $315 per participant per clinic, Mandatory non-refundable $75 deposit.
Discount Offer: $600 per participant if doing both Barrel Racing/Goat Tying Clinics, Mandatory non-refundable $75 deposit.
Instructor: Susan VanGalder of Kissing S Equine
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Stable Hand Program: Not Available

MONTANA CAMP: JULY 9-11, 2018
MONTANA CAMP: AUGUST 8-10, 2018

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CRE Goat Tying/Roping Half Day Clinic:

In our half day Goat Tying/Roping Clinic, participants will spend time learning valuable warm up exercises for horse and rider on and off of the horse, as well as technique and fine tuning their skills. This clinic is open to all ages of riders, but they must be confident in their riding skills (walk, trot, canter independently). Participants are welcome to bring their own horse, but are not required to. Boarding available, please put in comments box if you plan to board your horse with us. Additional boarding fees will apply.
Cost: $315 per participant, Mandatory non-refundable $75 deposit.
Discount Offer: $600 per participant if doing both Barrel Racing/Goat Tying Clinics, Mandatory non-refundable $75 deposit.
Instructors: Amy and Dusty Perry
Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Stable Hand Program: Not Available

MONTANA CAMP: JULY 9-11, 2018
MONTANA CAMP: AUGUST 8-10, 2018

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Introduction to English Riding Clinic - 2 x 1/2 Day Sessions:‚Äč

Students should be comfortable at walk, trot, and canter to participate in this clinic, it is okay if they have never ridden English. This clinic will focus on introducing the basic fundamentals of English riding from tack, attire, type of horses, and various events within the English Riding disciplines. The clinic will focus on hunt seat equitation, hunter pleasure, dressage and jumping basics. Open to all ages.
Cost: $165, Limited to 10 participants
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Instructors: Amy Perry
Stable Hand Program Available (12:30-4pm each day) - Cost is $60 or $35 per day

MONTANA CAMP: August 6-7, 2018

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