Our Horse Camp

Spruce Meadow Farm offers one of the best horse camp programs in Western New York

It's Always A Good Time To Sign Up For Horse Camp

Come on out and join the fun at horse riding camp! Spruce Meadow Farmhorse camp offers one of the best riding camp programs in Western New York.

Campers learn horsemanship skills, have a daily riding lesson, make new friends, get lots of fresh air and exercise, learn how to set and achieve goals and much, much more!

You can sign up online, by calling the farm at 741-2346 or by downloading and filling out the forms below and mailing them to us.

Check out our camp video above to see some of the things we do during horse camp!

When Is Camp Offered & What Is The Cost?

Camp is offered during spring break and also each week all summer long!

beginner riding lessonOur camp day runs from 8:30am – 2:00pm

The cost for camp is $450/week.

On occasion we offer “specialty camps” that are focused on a particular topic.

For more information on these sessions make sure you are on our email list and you will be notified as they are scheduled!

What To Bring To Camp

For the riding portion of the program campers will  need long pants and a shoe or boot with a small heel.

We have ASTM approved equestrian helmets available for them to use. If they have their own helmet they are welcome to bring it along. If so, make sure it is labeled with their name as many of the helmets look alike!

Half day campers will want to bring a lunch at horse campsnack and drink, if they are staying for the full day they will also want to bring a lunch!  Campers can take a break any time they need to for a snack or a drink.

On Fridays we also have an “end of the week” horse show where campers can show off their new skills to friends and family. They can invite as many people as they would like to come and watch them ride. The horse show is one of the highlights of their week at horse riding camp.

How To Sign Up

You can call the farm to register at (716) 741-2346. We will reserve your spot as soon as you call. You can then download the forms and mail them, along with a non-refundable $150 deposit to reserve your spot. The deposit is deducted from your total when you come to camp. You may also pay in full if you prefer.

Checks can be made out to Karla Deacon and mailed to 10333 Keller Road, Clarence, New York 14031

We also offer online registration. Simply click on the button below!

What We Do At Riding Camp

Along with learning how to ride, campers learn how to take care of their horses.horse riding camp They learn how to put on a halter, safely lead and groom a horse, how to feed, clean a stall and how to take care of the horse’s equipment.

Goal setting is taught and encouraged, both with horse handling and horseback riding skills.

Teamwork and partnership are learned through working with their riding partner, the horse, and working together with their “group” of campers.

They learn how to give the horses a bath, have scavenger hunts for grooming tools and group “learning games.”

Do I Need Any Special Equipment?

There is no need to have any special equipment to attend horse camp.

For the riding portion of camp all you need are long pants to protect your legs from being pinched by the stirrup leathers and a shoe or boot with at least a 1/2 inch heel…not a flat sole.camp t-shirt

You are also required to wear an ASTM certified equestrian helmet while riding. We provide helmets for campers to use so you don’t need to make any special purchases to begin camp!

However if you would like a camp t-shirt you can order one at https://www.bonfire.com/feed-the-rescue-horses/

Camp Forms

We will need a signed release form, medical form and application for camp (unless you have registered online). You can download the forms below.

Download a release form

Download a Medical Form

Download an Application

Send the completed forms along with a nonrefundable deposit check for $100 made out to Karla Deacon to the farm at 10333 Keller Road, Clarence, NY 14031

Other Learning Opportunities

In addition to lessons we offer various types of clinics based on riding, different disciplines, horsemanship and horse health.

In addition to regular weekly riding lessons we also offer “specialty camps” from time to time.

horse riding clinic