Horse Camps

Come experience the joys of horseback riding at Horse Camp. Day Camp Kici Yapi's riding programs are progressively structured to provide campers with a fun experience of interacting with gentle horses.


Instructors are trained in horsemanship and carefully match the experience level of the child with an appropriate horse.

Safety is our top priority at Horse Camp. For all horse programs, we recommend that participants wear heeled leather shoes or boots. Long pants and protective helmets are required of all participants. Helmets will be provided by the camp. Our horse camp is a progressive recreational riding program and is not intended to replace formal riding lessons.

Alternative programs may be planned if weather conditions such as extreme heat, rain or wind jeopardize the safety of campers or horses.

Colts: 1-Hour Program, Introductory Level

Entering grades 2 – 6 in fall, 2017

Colts is a one-hour-per-day introductory program for children with little experience around horses. First-time riders will build confidence and skills while learning the basics of western horseback riding. Instruction includes safety, leading, mounting, dismounting, reining, and trail rides. The remainder of the day is spent in traditional camp activities.

Wranglers: 1-Week Session, Advanced Level

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2017

In Wranglers, experienced riders spend ten hours per week in advanced riding instruction including mounting, trotting, and ring work. Riders also learn about proper horse care such as feeding, grooming, and saddling. Wrangler riders will also have the opportunity to enjoy scenic trail rides.

Circle Y Camp: 2-Week Session, Advanced Level

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2017

In Circle Y Camp, experienced riders spend ten hours per week in advanced riding instruction including mounting, trotting and ring work. Riders also learn about proper horse care such as feeding, grooming, and saddling. Circle Y riders will enjoy scenic trail rides. They will also showcase their skills in a special horse show at the end of their two-week session.

Teen Horse Camp

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Saddle up! Campers will spend ten hours per week with our horses. They’ll review skills and learn new ones such as mounting, trotting, ring work, and more. Feeding, grooming and general horse care is also taught. Teens will spend time at the barn developing their leadership skills.