HORSE CAMP

Ontario Overnight March Break & Summer Horseback Riding CampS

YES!

WE DO WESTERN CAMPS!

OUR ONTARIO HORSE CAMPS ARE EXTENSIVE.....

We have the PERFECT CAMP for your EQUESTRIAN....

Since 2001, Highland Wilderness Tours has been providing high quality, WESTERN & ENGLISH 'horses only' horse camps for avid horseback riders of all ages and riding levels. Our amazing horses can do it all, and are permanent residents here on our wilderness facility just outside Algonquin Park. As owners, we are 100% HANDS ON, with quality coaching being a top priority. That means the best ride for your camper dollars. Amazing food, quality facilities, and great coaching means OUR camp is worth the drive!

english

A variety of English riding camp programs with a focus on lessons. from flatwork to jumping to dressage, and of course, hacks and games, our riding camp has something for everyone!

western

Our horse camp turns and burns! Western riding is alot of fun, and our western lessons include gaming, patterns, horsemanship, and advanced western lessons that advance riding skills!

We have something for ALL RIDERS!

MORE ABOUT HORSE CAMP

• Their VERY OWN horse for the week, in groups split for each campers’ riding experience

• Amazing, quality meals (raves from past campers) and comfortable sleeping cabin

• “Horses Only” program with an average of 3.5 – 4 hrs per day of horseback riding time

• Fantastic QUALITY horses, that do a great job and are quiet, fun, and well behaved!

• Instructors who really care about how much your child learns while riding at horse camp

• Wilderness property near the border of Algonquin Provincial Park – nature at it’s finest

• Amazing wilderness horseback riding trails that leave right from our doorstep, with lots of lakes!

• Photos every night on facebook, so parents can join the summer horse camp experience!

• Each camp week is a progression in horseback riding skills – for kids who want more weeks!

• Just 3 hrs from Ottawa & Toronto, 2 hrs from Barrie & Belleville, far from the crazy city!

•  Airport pickup is available for certain weeks, for a discounted fee if multiple weeks

•  Multi week campers stay over each weekend free of charge, for an added bonus!

CHECK OUT SOME SCENES FROM CAMP!

SWIMMING!
CROSS COUNTRY
WILDERNESS TRAILS
WESTERN GAMES
FULL SERVICE STABLES
FANTASTIC HORSES
RIDING PADDOCKS

RIDING CAMP WEEKS & PRICING

Our camps follow CHA, EC, and OEC guidelines. Horses are year round residents at the farm and we have had most of them since the very beginning, so we can match them to the campers' personalities. We take our job seriously, so training your child while keeping them safe, and making sure they have a great time, are our TOP priorities. Be sure and have a look at the facilities page to see a slideshow about our camp facilities, watch a video, or browse the site to see more about and our horses and helpers.

Penny Nicol, Camp Director/Owner

More camp details....

All camps include at LEAST 2 trail rides during the week on our fabulous WILDERNESS TRAILS! A typical day is breakfast followed by grooming and tacking their horses with supervision (and help for those learning) and after two hours of amazing horse time, off to lunch!  After a break to relax or swim in the pool, it’s back to the barn. The two hour AM & PM sessions are followed by ‘hands on’  horse care, feeding & turnout, tack cleaning & barn duties.  What young girl doesn’t love immersing herself in horses!  And  of course, Matt, Penny, and the counselors work right with the girls, to make sure every camper is having fun, enjoying her horse, and getting the help they need.

ENGLISH ONLY CAMPS

$790 PLUS HST

(June 30 – July 6, 2019) 
(July 7 – July 13, 2019)
 
(July 14 – July 20, 2019) *

*indicates camps that are full

Our English only camps have a general format that includes an AM & PM lesson. In the AM lesson, riders work on flatwork skills, riding position, and learning to get the most out of their mount. In the PM session, after a warmup it's grid & pole work, jumping skills suitable to the rider levels, and coursework towards mid week. In the afternoons, the groups are often combined for games & pleasure. We always teach 'UP' so that our riders advance. Quality instruction & safety first!
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WHAT TO EXPECT

BEGINNERS WELCOME!
ALL AGES WELCOME
GROUPS SPLIT BY LEVEL
AM & PM RIDING SESSIONS
FLATWORK/JUMPING/HACKS
 'ENGLISH' ONLY CAMP
WE TEACH ' UPWARDS'
COME FOR 1, 2 or 3 WEEKS

WEEK ONE focus is on improving riding skills enough to jump safely with balance

WEEK TWO focus is pole work for jumpers, over fences ALL afternoon

WEEK THREE  focus is advanced jumper courses, with course difficulty/heights TBD

MID LEVEL TO COUNSELOR TRAINING

ENGLISH & WESTERN CAMPS

$790 PLUS HST

(July 28 – Aug 3, 2019)* 
(Aug 4 – Aug 10, 2019) 
(Aug 18 – 24, 2019) 

*indicates camps that are full

English & Western combined camps have a similar format to the English Camp. In the AM lesson, riders work on riding position, drills, and learning to get the most out of their mount. In the PM session, after a warmup, there's games & fun riding patterns suitable for the chosen seat, and the rider levels in the group. Advanced riders work at a faster pace in the activities. Teamwork is the focus! Barrels, jumping games, & relay races! A great way to learn, ride, and to work together for some FUN!
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WHAT TO EXPECT

MULTI DISCIPLINE PROGRAM
RIDE ENGLISH, WESTERN, OR BOTH!
LESSONS AND TRAIL RIDING
JUMPING & DRESSAGE
and/or
FUN WESTERN GAMING
AMAZING WILDERNESS TRAILS 
ALL AGES CAMP, ALL RIDING LEVELS
FOCUS ON RIDING & FUN!
MULTI WEEK CAMPERS WELCOME 

ALL WEEKS focus on improving riding skills, using horsemanship & equitation

ALL WEEKS focus on moving our riders up one to three levels over the week

ALL WEEKS focus on fun, multi disciplined and  clever afternoon skill testing GAMES

BEGINNER TO COUNSELOR TRAINING

INVITATIONAL CAMP

$850 PLUS HST

(Aug 25 – Aug 31, 2019)

*this camp takes only eight campers

Invitational camp is an English style camp that suits our more advanced campers. Similar to the schedule in the English only camps, but at a much higher level. Higher jumps, more advanced exercises, and more intensive schedule. It's a fun way to enjoy camp if you are a serious rider, but we still take the time to kick back and hit the trails. Campers get alot more involved in running this camp, have some control over the schedule, & learn course design. And of course cool TEAM JACKETS, embroidered with their name, and our logo! Great camp for obsessed riders!
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WHAT TO EXPECT

ADVANCED ENGLISH LESSONS 
INTENSIVE JUMPING SKILLS
ADVANCED FLATWORK
ADVANCED JUMPING
JUMPING GAMES (YES GAMES)
AMAZING WILDERNESS TRAILS
SEND APP WITH EXPERIENCE
YOU WILL LOVE THIS CAMP!
APPROVAL BASED ON EXPERIENCE
CAMPERS RECEIVE TEAM JACKET! 

EARLY WEEK FOCUS solid flat work, and exercises to improve these each  morning

 MID WEEK FOCUS pole work games and exercises that are fun and challenging

END OF WEEK focus is advanced jumper courses, with course difficulty/heights TBD

INTERMEDIATE TO COUNSELOR TRAINING

MARCH BREAK CAMP

$800 PLUS HST

(March 10 – 16, 2019) 

March Break Camp is a DOGSLEDDING & HORSEBACK RIDING camp. A one of a kind! The girls do a morning dogsled run, have their lunch and a quick break, then head to the barn for an afternoon riding lesson. In between there's winter fun and games, and of course, the girls get to camp out in our winter cabin, and enjoy roaring fires and marchmallows. All the fun, none of the frigid! Our meals are home cooked, our staff are fun and friendly, and everyone loves A WINTER holiday!

ALL WEEK focus is on improving riding skills on our quiet horses

ALL WEEK focus on dogsledding, and sled dog care & LOTS OF sledding!

ALL WEEK focus is on having fun outdoors while WINTER is ENDING

BEGINNER TO COUNSELOR TRAINING

MARCH-BREAK-RIDER

WHAT TO EXPECT

INDOOR RIDING RING & OUTDOOR RIDING
QUALITY FUN HORSES & LESSONS DAILY
IN BARN SESSIONS & LOTS OF HORSE TIME!
GREAT MEALS, FUN TIMES, NEW FRIENDS!

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WHAT TO EXPECT

LEARN TO DRIVE AN AMAZING DOGTEAM
DAILY HANDS ON SLEDDING & DOG CARE
FUN & COZY WINTER CABIN CAMPING
EVERYONE PARTNERS UP WITH THE TEAM 

18 YEARS!

It’s hard to imagine that we have had all that fun with so many  kids from all over the world!  We have been dedicated to providing wonderful horse camps that are a blast for girls! When camps are over, it’s on to the dogsledding & snowmobiling program, so we never get bored!  We hope you will have a look at this special video which highlights all of our special kids, the horses we have kept close to our hearts all these years, and the wilderness tour facility which we have developed from scratch. We’re proud, & hope you will join us for a blast!