Riding Camps

Four Star Farm Horseback Riding Camps – 2017

Summer Camps

Check out our 2015 video to see what’s in store for you at summer camp!

An adventure at horse camp with Four Star Farm in Winters awaits you! Activities include daily riding lessons, vaulting and lots of fun with friends. Ages 7-14. All levels welcome. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Campers are immersed in everything horsey! In addition to riding, they learn about equine veterinary care, anatomy, grooming and tack.

Four Star Farm prides itself on exceptional instruction. Join us this summer!

Tuition
Beginner and intermediate camps – $485 (sibling discount 10%)

Dates:

  • June 19-23, Beginner/Intermediate
  • July 10-14, Beginner/Intermediate

Summer Advanced Camp and Annual Eventful Acres Camping Trip

Eventful Acres weekend

  • When: August 3-6, 2017
  • Where: Eventful Acres, Oregon House, California

The Four Star Farm Advanced Camp is run concurrently with our camping weekend. For the serious competitor, advanced camp includes morning riding sessions (dressage, show jumping and cross country) and afternoon talks tailored to rider interests. Choices include  equine nutrition, building show jumping courses, memorizing dressage tests, conditioning, rider fitness and equine body work.

Tuition is $700, plus food. Contact Natalie with questions.

Camping Weekend

For many of us at Four Star Farm the camping weekend is the highlight activity of the year. Eventful Acres is a beautiful cross-country schooling facility located in Oregon House, northeast of Yuba City and Marysville. Eventful Acres has jumps appropriate for every rider, from first time on a cross-country course, to Preliminary Level.

Bring your horse or lease one of Four Star Farm’s lesson horses for the weekend. Eventful Acres provides a paddock for your horse and space for tent camping, with restrooms and showers included. There are several RVs available through Eventful Acres if you do not wish to tent camp. (Please contact Rod and Karen Hiskens, owners of Eventful Acres, directly to reserve an RV, 530-692-0919.) You can bring your own RV as well.

The weekend also includes a trip to nearby St. Francis Lake for swimming and fun!

Swimming at St. Francis

Riders are grouped according to ability, from beginner to advanced, with 3-4 people per group.

Cost

  • Instruction: $85/day, $215 for Fri., Sat. and Sun.
  • Use of a Four Star Farm horse: $25/day
  • Four Star Farm trailering: $185
  • Schooling fee: $45/day (includes paddock)
  • Camping in own RV: $25/day
  • Kitchen area: $5/person/day
  • Tent space: free

Adult Camps

Natalie teaching

 

Now you can experience the same camp fun as younger folks but when it works best for your schedule.

Adult camp includes two mounted lessons and two unmounted activities per day. You choose from dressage (basics to advanced movements such as passage and piaffe), show jumping (first time jumping to 1.30 courses) or cross-country other unmounted activities include covering topics such as starting young horses, handling foals, breeding management, walking courses, building courses, sports psychology for the equestrian, test-riding strategies, equine nutrition, conditioning your horse, soundness issues and rehab information, improving your riding with cross-training exercises and SO MUCH MORE!

You’ll love the progress you can make during this intensive format.

The adult camp fee is $175/day, which includes use of a Four Star Farm horse. If you bring your own, stabling is $30 per day.  A $100 deposit is required to reserve.