Cougar Mountain Stables

Horseback Riding Camp 2019 !

Do you have a horse-crazy child, who has always wanted to learn how to ride? Riding camp at Cougar Mountain Stables is a fun, educational, and rewarding experience that will promote responsibility, build character, and create memories that will last a life time!

Our programs is horsemanship unique, emphasizing the special relationship between children and horses.  Everyone spends time grooming and caring for the horses from the ground, and learning safe ground habits.  We ride primarily bareback, especially with beginner riders. Children learn to ride much faster bareback, gain their balance more quickly, develop a closer relationship and better communication with the horse, and are actually safer without the trappings of tack to get tangled in and distracted by.  We do have a nice selection of Western/English saddles, and our more experienced riders will usually practice with saddles as well.

When your child attends camp with us they will...

Unmounted Subjects:
- Characteristics of the Horse
- General Horse Care
- Tack & Equipment
- Farrier Science
- Breeds & Colors
- Herd Dynamics
- Veterinary Basics
- Barn Maintenance

 

Mounted Subjects:
- Basic Position on the horse
- How to increase and decrease speed
- Proper balance on the horse
- Steering with perfection
- Standing in the saddle
- Riding outside of the arena

 

Level: Beginners & Intermediate Riders

Ages: 6-13

Sessions: Monday through Thursday l Arrive 9:00 AM - Depart 3:00 PM

Cost: $600, deposit required at registration, remainder to be paid first day of camp session. Check, cash, or card (sales tax applicable on card transactions)

Price includes t-shirt and booklet!

Discount: $575 If paid in full during registration!

Extended care hours are available from 3pm to 5pm for an additional fee.

NEW! Overnight Wrangler Camp Out

Join us for a Camp Out with the horses!

Campers will setup their tents (tents provided), help gather fire wood, help with night chores (feeding horses), fun ranch projects, games, and share lots of laughs.

These are optional add-ons to your camp week!

Package A: $150

    • Thursday night camp out (pizza party, bonfire, roast marshmallows and s'mores)
    • Friday Wranglers Breakfast - 7:30AM to 10AM

Package B: $250

    • Thursday night camp out (pizza party, bonfire, roast marshmallows and s'mores)
    • Friday Wranglers Breakfast - 7:30AM to 10AM After breakfast campers will get ready for a trail ride!
    • Trail Ride - Horses and riders will take a field trip to one of these trail heads: Cougar Mountain, Squak Mountain, Indian Trail or Licorice Fern Trail. Pick up 3:00PM

    Suggested camp out packing list, click here!

NEW! Young Trainers

 

Young trainers will hone their horsemanship skills, explore more advanced trails, and participate in horse training.  Wranglers will help plan the week’s activities, including meals, work projects, and a special adventure that may include an overnight pack trip. Young Trainers Camp is by application only, to help us ensure that all participants are ready for this challenging, adventurous program.  Applicants must be aged 10-18 and have at least two years of riding experience.

Campers will be assigned a foal (baby horse) to work with throughout the week. This gives the handlers an excellent start to develop a bond and trust. Horses ages can range from 1-5 years old.

Students will recieve a solid foundation to starting young horses! This is an over night camp session, students will be with their horses at every moment of the day.

Session: July 1st - 4th

Limited Seats: 8 young horses available.

Cost: $1,100 (includes meals)

* 80% of this sessions funds will go to The Red Barn Equine Rescue a 501c3 non-profit organization to to help support young and neglected horses. *

 

 

2019 Scheduled Sessions:

You may still register for a full sessions to be put on the waitlist. Some people may have not have paid their deposits yet, and if a deposit is not received the space will open and you will be added!

 

Session 1: June 24th - 27th

 

Young Trainers: July 1st - 4th

 

Session 2: July 8th - July 11th

(Overnight Wrangler Camp Out - optional!)

 
Session 3: July 15th- 18th  

Session 4: July 22nd - 25th

(Overnight Wrangler Camp Out - optional!)

 

Session 5: July 29th - Aug 1st

 

Session 6: August 5th - 8th

(Overnight Wrangler Camp Out - optional!)

 
Session 7: August 12th - 15th  

Session 8: August 19th - 22nd

(Overnight Wrangler Camp Out - optional!)

 
Session 9: August 26th - 29th  
You may still register for a full sessions to be put on the waitlist. Some people may have not paid their deposits yet, and if a deposit is not recieved the space will open.
Fill out the Camp Registration Form Today to reserve your child's space!

 

Click here to fill out our 2019 Registration Form Online!

 

 

General Information & Program Highlights
Monday - Thursday Schedule

Lunch
We recommend that students bring their lunch in a cooler. Please have lunch and snacks for every day.

 

8:45 - 9:00 am

Drop Off - Campers are supervised by Staff until the Camp day begins

9:00 - 9:15 am

Roll Call & Announcements - "Buddy" & Horse Assignments, Names, and General Announcements

9:15 - 10:00 am

Groom & Tack - Buddies get horses, groom & tack their horse together with Staff instruction & supervision

10:00 - 10:15 am

Morning Snack Break - Bring your own snack

10:15 - 10:45 am

Riding Lesson for Group 1 - In the morning lesson - Safety, Fun and Equitation Skills are practiced

All About Horses for Group 2 - Campers are taught the History of the Horse, Horse Care, Breeds, Colors, Markings, Anatomy, Braiding, Aging by Teeth, and much much more!

11:00 - 11:30 am

Riding Lesson for Group 2 - In the morning lesson - Safety, Fun and Equitation Skills are practiced

All About Horses for Group 1 - Campers are taught the History of the Horse, Horse Care, Breeds, Colors, Markings, Anatomy, Grooming & Braiding, Aging by Teeth, and much much more!

11:30 - Noon

Cool Out Horses & Tack Cleaning - Horses from Lessons are allowed to cool down, washed & put away. Campers clean their saddles and bridles after caring for their horses

Noon - 12:30 pm

Lunch- Bring your own lunch

12:30 - 12:45 pm

Groom & Tack - Campers groom & tack horses in preparation for the afternoon lessons

12:45 - 1:30 pm

"Games on Horseback" for Group 1 - The afternoon Riding Session concentrates on really fun activities with names like - "Pole Bending", "Simon Says", "Trail Riding", "Apple Bobbing", "Flower Folly", "Water Relay" and many more!

"Horsekeeping" for Group 2 - Hands-on learning covering topics such as equine behavior, equipment and veterinary care, grooming and feeding, anatomy, and horse ownership, among others.

1:30 - 2:15 pm

"Games on Horseback" for Group 2 - The afternoon Riding Session concentrates on really fun activities with names like - "Pole Bending", "Simon Says", "Trail Riding", "Apple Bobbing", "Flower Folly", "Water Relay" and many more!

"Horsekeeping" for Group 1 - Hands-on learning covering topics such as equine behavior, equipment and veterinary care, grooming and feeding, anatomy, and horse ownership, among others. 

  Arts & Crafts - Creative Fun Time
2:15 - 3:00 pm Team Challenge - Based upon the morning's "All About Horses" instruction, Campers test their knowledge in a fun & friendly challenge while earning points & prizes for their team.
3:00 - 5:00 pm Late Pickup - Campers are supervised by Staff until picked up as late as 5:00 pm

*Schedule Subject To Change

 

SAFETY & DRESS CODE

For your safety and comfort, we ask that you adhere to the following dress code:

Helmet - All riders are required to wear an ASTM/SEI certified equestrian helmet. Helmets used for other sports will not be allowed. If you do not have your own, we have a wide selection of helmets for you to borrow.
Pants - All riders must wear full length pants. Shorts or skirts are not acceptable attire. Cultural/religious accommodations can be made - please notify us when booking.
Shoes - All riders must wear a boot with a small defined heel (i.e. Hiking boot, work boot, rain boot). Sneakers, "Ugg" style boots, open toes, or flat soles are not acceptable footwear.

 

 

Cougar Mountain Stables

15019 SE May Valley Rd. Renton, WA 98059.
E-mail: cougarmountainstables@gmail.com