One of our most popular optional activities at Camp Jeanne d’Arc is horseback riding. Campers can choose to add this activity in addition to their standard camp activities, a unique opportunity that very few camps offer. Horse riding lessons are available three to six times per week, for novice to advanced riders. Individual horse riding lessons are also an option.
When it comes to equestrian sports, a variety of riding styles exist. Our horse riding camp lessons focus primarily on English riding, also known as “classic riding.” Horse riding lessons provide a great opportunity for campers to learn the details of proper horsemanship. Under the watchful eye of our horse riding director and ride counselors, campers develop skills that they will use in and out of the saddle such as confidence, responsibility, patience, bravery, and self-control. Our girls love feeling the accomplishment of learning new riding skills and have such a great time together, and with the horses, of course.
The cool thing about Camp Jeanne d’Arc is that by “overnight horse camps,” we don’t pretend that our camp experience is solely about horseback riding. We love that our horseback riding program is in addition to our standard camp programing. That way campers can enjoy horseback riding, and also all of the other amazing programs and activities we offer at CJDA.