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Summer Fun: Horse Day Camp at Palladia Farm

Palladia Farm

Is your child ga-ga about horses? Has she been begging you to give her riding lessons? Is there a pony on her Christmas list every year? If you’ve finally decided to let her try horseback riding, you’ll want to look into Palladia Farm summer camp.

Palladia Farm’s horse day camp is a great way to introduce your child to riding and horsemanship in a safe, nurturing and fun environment. At this camp, the kids don’t just learn to ride, they learn everything about caring for and working with horses safely and properly: how to lead the horse, groom him, put on saddle and bridle, mount safely, navigate the ring and clean the tack. Beginners will start by getting comfortable riding at a walk and trot, while more advanced students will add cantering and even jumping to their skills. Other activities include learning how to recognize different breeds and identify common equine ailments, as well as scavenger hunts and contests. Students receive one 30-45 minute private lesson daily.

There are six 4-day sessions throughout the summer. Each session includes no more than 8 students, so that each camper can develop an individual relationship with the horses and the instructors.

Session Dates

June 4-7, 2013, 9am-1:30pm (Tues-Fri)
June 11-14, 2013, 9am-1:30pm (Tues-Fri)
June 25-28, 2013, 9am-1:30pm (Tues-Fri)
July 23-26, 2013, 9am-1:30pm (Tues-Fri)
July 30-Aug 2, 2013, 9am-1:30pm (Tues-Fri)
Aug 6-9, 2013, 9am-1:30pm (Tues-Fri)

Each 4-day session costs $500.00.

After completing a camp session(s), children can continue to develop their skills at Palladia Farm’s riding school, which runs year round. There are also adult riding classes. Boarding (for horses, not kids!) is also available.

Learn more at, call 773-220-2193 or email Palladia Farm is located at 31668 N. River Rd. in Libertyville.

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