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Horseback Riding

Brittany DeGiacomo of Maple Grove Farm operates the very popular riding program on site at Camp Sewataro.

The riding instruction is English hunt seat riding lessons focused on the fundamentals of the rider’s position and control of the mount. The program is suitable for riders who have never ridden up to riders who are cantering and jumping. Lessons are group lessons with a 1:1 ratio of staff to rider.

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Riders must be entering 2nd grade or above in the fall. We are sorry but no exceptions can be made to that requirement.

Helmets and boots are provided or riders can bring their own. Riders must wear long pants. (We do have some pants that can be borrowed.) Riders will have crates at the barn to leave their belongings for the week they are riding.

Space is limited and demand is high. It is recommended that you send payment with registration as lessons will not be scheduled until payment is received.

During camp, if you call the camp office, they can get a message to the Riding Program. Email is the best form of communication since we are with the campers and ponies during the camp day and away from a phone. Emails will be responded to within 24 hours, during both spring and the camp season.

Please note: Riding lessons are scheduled during other camp activities. Riders will miss a camp activity to attend riding but lessons will not take place during swim lessons, free swim, fishing or adventure challenge.

Policies: Paid applications are processed on a first come, first served basis. The deadline for applications is May 15th. Billing and Scheduling will be completed by May 30th. You will receive an email confirming enrollment, or asking if you would like your camper to be added to the waitlist.

Refunds/Make ups: There are no refunds or make ups for absence or cancellation after May 30th. In the event that camp activities move to a rainy day schedule, or the Program Director determines that riding is unsafe due to the weather, riders will participate in a horsemanship lesson inside the barn. The riding portion cannot be rescheduled or refunded in this event.