Twin Oaks Riding Academy

Northern Virginia

How to Register for Camp

New Camp Activity:
Lunch with the Horses

For an additional $99, your young rider can stay an extra hour at Spring Break or Summer Young Riders Camp to feed the horses, have lunch, and enjoy other horse activities. Parents, please pack your child's lunch with them. We have a refridgerator.

Note: Lunch with the Horses is only available for the week long Summer Young Riders camp and not one-day Saturday camps.

To register for Lunch with the Horses, fill out the registration form and check the box.

What are the campers saying?

Just a quick email to thank you and the ladies that ran the camp today from 9-12. Ian and Reagan LOVED it and can't wait to be back tomorrow! This says a lot about what you all are accomplishing at Twin Oaks Riding, as my children are both very scared of most animals (even cats and dogs!).

Regards, Hallie July 2013






Dates and Cost

CampDatesTimeCost
Summer Young Rider Camp July 7-11, 2014 (full) 9:00am - 11:00am $199
Summer Young Rider Camp July 14-18, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am $199
Summer Young Rider Camp July 21-25, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am $199
Summer Young Rider Camp July 28-aug. 1, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am $199
Summer Young Rider Camp Aug. 4-8, 2014 (full) 9:00am - 11:00am $199
Summer Young Rider Camp Aug. 11-15, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am $199
Summer Young Rider Camp Aug. 18-22, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am $199
Summer Young Rider Camp Aug. 25-29, 2014 (full) 9:00am - 11:00am $199
CampDatesTimeCost
Saturday Young Rider Camp Sept. 13, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm $45
Saturday Young Rider Camp Sept. 20, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm $45
Saturday Young Rider Camp Oct. 4, 2014 (full) 1:00pm - 3:00pm $45
Saturday Young Rider Camp Oct. 18, 2014 (full) 1:00pm - 3:00pm $45
Saturday Young Rider Camp Nov. 8, 2014 (full) 1:00pm - 3:00pm $45
Saturday Young Rider Camp Nov. 15, 2014 (full) 1:00pm - 3:00pm $45
Saturday Young Rider Camp Dec. 6, 2014 (full) 1:00pm - 3:00pm $45
Saturday Young Rider Camp Dec. 13, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm $45
Note: The dates for equestrian camp have not yet been determined. Please check back March 1.

About Young Rider Camps

Twin Oaks offers week-long summer day camps during the summer momnths. During the school year, Twin Oaks offers Saturday Young Rider Camps for children who have seldom ridden and are looking for an introduction to riding basics, horse care, and responsibility taught in a safe and fun environment.

Saturday Young Rider Camps

Saturday Young Rider Camps are held on the dates listed above. Riders ages 5 - 12 may register for as many of these dates as they want. Registration is confirmed when the registeration form and check are received by Twin Oaks. See the "Camp Activities" section below to learn what riders do at our Saturday camps.

Summer and Spring Break Week-Long Camps

Riders ages 5 - 14 will come to the stables for 5 days (Monday through Friday) to learn what it's like to own and ride your own horse. The cost is $199.00. See below for a list of activities. Riders will ride every day and learn basic position on the horse, including steering and control. Riders will also groom and care for the horses each day while learning to be safe around the barn.

Equestrian Camp

Not being offered summer 2014. Please check back next year.

We offer two equestrian camps to accommodate riders with differing levels of experience:

Equestrian Camp for Experienced Riders (ages 8-16)

This camp is for riders who can ride the posting trot and maintain control and steering of the horse. Campers will receive a 1 hour lesson each day and learn care of the horses. Please call or email Nancy if you have questions about your child's riding level.

Equestrian Camp for Beginner Riders (ages 10-16)

This camp is for riders who are new to riding and are ready to ride 1 hour each day and learn to care for horses.

Riders with experience and beginner riders who register for this camp will attend this camp together, however riders will be divided according to their level of riding and experience for the 1 hour riding lesson. You may call Nancy before registering for this camp if you have questions.

Camp Activities

Each rider learns basic horse care skills, such as grooming, hoof cleaning, tack care, barn chores, and how to maintain the well being of horses. Each child will ride every day and they will receive individual attention while riding. The emphasis of this camp is on safety and respect for the horse and his care. Since the campers are young, the riding is taught by an experienced instructor with riders on the horse one at a time. The instructor stays with the child while on the horse and helps them maintain proper position while guiding the horse. Campers are organized into groups of 5 and rotate through four 30 minute stations:

  1. Grooming
  2. Riding
  3. Horse chores
  4. Craft activity teaching horse care

Equipment

Camp participants will please wear the following:

  • Long pants
  • Sturdy boots (or sneakers)
  • Riding helmet

Riding helmets can be purcahsed at Dover Saddlery. Riding helmets are made by Troxel. Riders may borrow a helmet from Twin Oaks if they don't have one. Bike helmets are not permitted.

More Registration Details

For paper registration, download, print, and fill out the registration form . Check which camp session(s) you would like to attend, fill in the student information, sign and date the release, and attach a check payable to Nancy Smith or Twin Oaks for the amount shown above for your camp(s). You are not officially registered and your spot is not reserved until your form and check are received by Twin Oaks. Your cancelled check is your receipt. No refunds or credits.