Cougar Mountain Stables

Horseback Riding Camp 2018 !

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 learn safe ground habits.  We ride primarily bareback, especially with beginning 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/Englsih saddles, and our more experienced riders sometimes practice with saddles, too.

When your child attends campwith us they will....

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

 

Mounted Subjects:
- Basic Position on the horse
- How to increase and decrease speed
- Proper balance on the horse
- Steering with perfection
- Jumping Basics
- 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: $550, deposit required at registration.

Discount: $525 If paid in full during registration!

Extended camp hours are available after 3PM, for early drop-off and late pick-up available for $20/hour.

NEW! Overnight Wrangler Camp Out

Join us for a Camp out with the horses!

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

These are optional add-ons to your camp week!

Package A: $150

    • Thursday night camp out (pizza party, bon fire, roast mashmellows and smores)
    • Friday Wranglers Breakfast - 7:30AM to 11AM

Package B: $250

    • Thursday night camp out (pizza party, bon fire, roast mashmellows and smores)
    • Friday Wranglers Breakfast - 7:30AM to 11AM After breakfast campers will get ready for a trail ride!
    • Trail Ride - Horses and riders will take a feild trip to one of these trail heads: Cougar Mountain, Squak Mountain, Indian Trail or Licorice Fern Trail. Pick up 3:00PM

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 11-18 and have at least two years of riding experience and at least one prior CMS Horse Camp session.

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 reviece 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 2nd -5th (4 days, 3 nights)

Limited Seats: 8 young horses avilable.

Cost: $1,100 (includes meals)

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

 

 

2018 Scheduled Sessions:

Session 1: June 25th - 28th

 

Young Trainers: July 2nd - 5th

 

Session 2: July 9th - July 12th

(Overnight Wrangler Camp Out - optional!)

 
Session 3: July 16th- 19th  

Session 4: July 23th - 26th

(Overnight Wrangler Camp Out - optional!)

 

Session 5: July 30th - Aug 2nd

 

Session 6: August 6th - 9th

(Overnight Wrangler Camp Out - optional!)

 
Session 7: August 13th - 16th  

Session 8: August 20th - 23rd

(Overnight Wrangler Camp Out - optional!)

 
Session 9: August 27th - 30th  
You may still register for a full sessions to be put on the waitlist. Some people may have not paid their deposits yet, waiting for a check, if a deposit is not recieved the space will open.
Fill out the Camp Registration Form Today to reserve your child's space!

 

 

2018 Summer Camp Registration Form (Click Here!)

 

 

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.

 

8:00 - 9:00 am

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

9:00 - 9:15 am

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

9:15 - 9:45 am

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

9:45 - 10:00 am

Morning Snack Break - Bring your own snack or purchase something from the vending machines

10:00 - 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, Ageing by Teeth, and much, much more!

10:45 - 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, Ageing 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

Noon - 12:30 pm

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 in Our air-conditioned Camp Headquarters
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

 

 

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 accomodations can be made - please notify us when booking the lesson.
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