1 1/2 hours south of Montreal and 30 minutes from Lake Placid, Keeseville, NY is a perfect place for kids and adults of all ages to hone their skills and experience the beauty of the majestic Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.
This equestrian center, run by a mother-daughter team, offers some of the best training and riding available to the general public. This trip is a combination program – offering both lessons and trail riding. It is a wonderful program for folks that want to see a pristine part of the country and receive excellent instruction.
Julie Edwards is a lifelong rider and formerly evented through Preliminary and is currently showing dressage at Prix St. Georges. She is a certified American Riding Instructor for both dressage and eventing. Her daughter Tara, has an equally impressive curricula vitae and has competed in eventing extensively including several years at Kentucky’s famous Rolex Three Day Event. She is a certified American Riding Instructor and has worked for the likes of Jimmy Wofford and Jessica Ransehausen. Together they offer riding programs for riders of all levels and encourage folks to step out of their comfort zones to the degree they are comfortable.
Youth Riding Camp Program
Designed for children ages 7-17, the philosophy of this program is to bring the whole world of the horse to the child, with all it realities. From early morning feeding to catching, tacking, grooming, riding through the fields or jumping – and then back to the reality of untacking, more grooming, cleaning and feeding again. From the beginner learning the rudiments of horsemanship to the advanced rider, the steps help each on the path to maturity.
This program offers riding twice daily during each session. In addition, each day is filled with all variety of horse activities geared improve riding skills, stable safety, grooming, saddling, feeding and training horses.
This unique program is based on the goals and ideals of the United States Pony Club. Instruction is given in dressage, cross-country and stadium jumping – and in small groups insuring rapid progress for each student. A hardhat is required at all times when mounted.
Each child has their very own horse to groom and ride exclusively. It is a very special partnership in which both thrive and learn quickly. These horses are among the happiest and most able for a program such as this, for they are not confused by the directions of all kinds and styles of riders. They are more spirited and of a higher quality than horses that are ridden by more than one rider daily.
By the end of each session, every child will have experienced the wonder and accomplishment that comes from working closely with a horse and creating a true and lasting friendship – a bond that creates a true harmony between horse and human.
Camp runs for a 8-week period—Sunday, June 26 through Saturday, August 6.
You may choose any 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 week period (as available), starting and ending with the dates listed below.
begins June 25 thru
begins July 9 thru
begins July 23 thru
|2 weeks, July 8
3 weeks, July 15
4 weeks, July 22
5 weeks, July 29
6 weeks, Aug. 5
|2 weeks, July 22
3 weeks, July 29
4 weeks, Aug. 5
|2 weeks, Aug. 5|
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2 weeks: $3,000.00 USD
3 weeks: $4,100.00 USD
4 weeks: $5,200.00 USD
5 weeks: $6,300.00 USD
6 weeks: $7,400.00 USD
Adult Riding Program
Offered primarily in the spring and the fall, this program is tailored to adults that want to take their riding to the next level or that want to focus on working through specific areas of their riding.
Lessons focus on all aspects of riding from flatwork to jumping and cross country training. Afternoons can be spent relaxing or enjoying the wonderful trail rides which are so inviting in this area. Each day offers a new adventure as the woods and the nearby Ausable River are teeming with wildlife from deer to many species of water fowl – and for those that are anglers, this area is exceptionally well known for its World Class fly fishing.
Dates: This program is offered all year round from Sunday through Saturday
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