Registration Opens Tomorrow March 1st!
Old Orchard Farm’s summer riding camp is designed to give new comers a solid foundation and to give returning riders a chance to develop their skills and horsemanship over a full week of intensive all-about-horses programming. Our groups are taught by knowledgeable and enthusiastic councillors, aided by our CITs (counsellors in training), who assist one on one with catching, tacking up and leading in lessons where needed. 

We strive to provide our campers:

  • Friendly, knowledgable staff and councillors
  • High staff to camper ratio
  • A supportive and confidence building learning environment
What does a week at camp include?
Horseback Riding

Campers will enjoy a one hour group lesson at their appropriate level each morning with an instructor.
After lunch, campers take part in an afternoon free ride where campers get to try riding different horses, riding bareback and more. Hacking (aka trail riding) is incorporated into the lessons throughout the week. Our focus is on a solid foundation in hunt seat equitation.
Horsemanship Skills

Campers will partake in group lessons and hands-on experience in horse and stable management. 
Short interactive lectures and a student workbook help kids to learn about proper grooming, horse and equipment care, safety for both rider and mount, and for advanced campers, an introduction to equine first aid.
Fun Activities

Campers will enjoy a variety of horsey arts and crafts, camp games, and equestrian themed scavenger hunts.

Stormy days give campers an opportunity to relax in our soon to be renovated lounge with horsey books, movies and games after lunch. 
New Friends

Summer camp gives kids the chance to meet other like minded, animal loving children and staff as well a host of animals from horses and ponies, to dogs and frogs and our famous barn cats Mousetrap and Jackson!
Afternoon Swims

A favourite time of day when the weather is hot! After lunch, campers can cool down in our onsite above ground pool. Maximum pool depth is 4ft, so great for younger kids too! Lifeguard on duty.
Family Showcase

Every Friday features our family showcase. The showcase gives campers a chance to dress up their ponies and to show family and friends what they have learned during their week at camp. 

Registration will open at 12:00am March 1st. Any registrations submitted before that time will be void/added to the wait list only and you will have to reregister once it has officially opened.

We would like to remind everyone that while we have automated much of our registration and payment process for ease of use, we are still a small family farm business and do not have office staff. The people who are taking your registrations, scheduling the sessions and teaching the lessons are typically the same people who are mucking out stalls, feeding the horses and maintaining the property everyday or in some cases are volunteers with other full time employment. We will do our best to answer any questions you have and address any concerns, but please have patience.
Thank You!