Star Ridge Stables Summer Horse Camp Information

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! 2024 HORSEBACK SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Saddle up at Star Ridge Stables. Summer Camp provides a summer of opportunities and a lifetime of memories…

Memories consisting of a relaxing trail ride, a bareback ride, a laugh with a friend, a frozen popsicle, and of course… sharing an apple with your new best friend – a horse.

Campers are given one of our great horses to “adopt” while at camp. In addition to the riding lessons, campers enjoy gymkhana games, arts and crafts, grooming and bathing.

The purpose of Star Ridge Stables Summer Camp is to help each camper have fun while they learn Huntseat riding and horsemanship skills. Foremost, we are committed to the safety of our campers in their pursuit of “horsey” summer fun. Our horses are used year-round in our lesson program. Each horse, like our riders, is an individual. The special one-on-one relationship developed with a horse encourages each camper to foster a bond and confidence in the horse as well as their own ability. All our horses impart a feeling of “Yes I Can” which lasts long after the days of camp.

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Half-Day Camp: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Please do not drop off before 8:45) – Cost $400
Half-Day Camp is for children ages 6 to 14. Campers will be divided into groups according to experience level.  Every morning campers will receive a formal riding lesson.  In addition to the riding lessons, campers will enjoy gymkhana games, arts and crafts and daily horsemanship lessons such as bathing and parts of a horse.  Cost $400 (snack provided)

June 10-14         July 1-3                July 8-12              July 16-19           July 29- Aug 2

Before and After Camp Care Information

Before Camp Care Monday – Friday from 7:30am – 8:45am Single morning $10, Mon-Fri $35

After Camp Care Monday-Thursday, from 1:00pm to no later than 5:00pm Single afternoon $30, Mon-Thurs $100

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Full-Day Camp Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Cost $850 (includes daily lunch, snack, clinics, and field trips)

Full -Day Camp is for children ages 7 to 14 with some riding experience walk/trot/canter AND 18” cross rails course experience or higher. Campers will be divided into groups according to experience level.

In addition to the riding lessons, campers enjoy gymkhana games, arts and crafts, and horsemanship lessons. They will receive outstanding instruction in mounted lessons and developing their horsemanship knowledge and skills.

Riders will be matched with different equines to develop and teach new skills. The instructors adjust lessons and horses according to each rider’s skill level and experience.

In addition to the riding lessons, campers enjoy arts and crafts, and horsemanship lessons. Afternoons would include an afternoon ride, water games or a field trip.   The afternoon ride will be a lighter ride due to the summer heat.  It could be a bareback or trail ride.  Field trip could include a movie, putt-putt, bowling or indoor karting. Cost $850 (includes daily lunch, snack, clinics, and field trips)

June 17- 21 (2-day Guest Clinician)           June 24- 28         July 22- 26 (Specialty Camp)

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Over Night Camp Sunday 5:00pm – Saturday 9:00am – 5 nights – Cost: Any single week session $1250; Two or more sessions $1100/session (includes 3 meals a day, snacks, clinics, and field trips) (includes 3 meals a day, snacks, clinics, and field trips)

Over Night Camp is for children ages 7-18 with the ability to walk/trot/canter AND 18” cross rails course experience or higher. Same activities as Full Day Camp plus an evening activity.  Evening activities include gymkhana games, hayride, bareback or trail ride.

June 16- 22 (2-day Guest Clinician)     June 23- 29            July 21- 27 (Specialty Camp)

Specialty Camp Full- Day/Over Night Camp: is for children ages 7-18 with the ability to jump 18” cross rails course or higher, experience and interested in showing. Each day campers will ride a different type of discipline within the industry (example dressage, cross-country, jumpers).  Local guest instructors will be brought in to enhance the campers experience.

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What to Bring (Please label all items with camper’s name)

Overnight Campers please refer to Overnight Camp Brochure

  • Half-day campers will need to bring a sack lunch
  • Bag for personal belongings, refillable water, lunch, sunscreen
  • Riding helmet (if you own one)
  • Optional: Change of clothes, Money for snacks, change of shoes that can get wet

Full day campers’ additional items: Bathing suit for water games, Beach towel

Campers are allowed to change into shorts after all our riding is completed for the day.  A lunch and snack will be provided during the day.  Campers are also able to purchase larger snacks, sodas, and sports drinks for additional fees.  Parents may either send camper with cash or set up a camp bank at the start of the week.

What to Wear (Long pants, shoe with a heel, helmet)

  • All campers must wear long pants while riding. Riding pants, chaps, jeans, and stretch pants are all acceptable.
  • Some type of shoe with a heel. Paddock boots or tall boots are preferred, but a small pair of hiking boots or cowboy will do fine. NO flat sole shoe will be permitted. Tennis shoes are not permitted for riding.

Any camper without proper riding attire will be unable to participate in the riding lesson(s) that day.  They will be able to participate in all other activities.

All Campers must wear an ASTM/SEI-approved helmet is required for all campers. A bike helmet is not designed for horseback riding and is not allowed. We have several approved school helmets you may use during your week of camp if you do not have your own helmet.

Star Ridge Stables
Physical location – 726 WC Braswell Rd, Selma NC 27576
Mailing Address – 1465 Bizzell Grove Church Road, Selma, 27576
Phone Number – 843-247-3378

Star Ridge Summer Camp provides a summer of opportunities and a lifetime of memories…memories consisting of a relaxing trail ride, a bareback ride through a green pasture, a laugh with a friend, a frozen popsicle, and of course… sharing an apple with your new best friend – a horse.