Star Ridge Stables Summer Horse Camp Information

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

Star Ridge Stables’ philosophy is everyone should be able to enjoy the unconditional love of a horse.  The main goal for all of our riders is to have FUN and to be safe.  We believe in educating the rider on all aspects of riding – horse care, grooming, tacking , showmanship, and feeding.

Never ridden a horse before?  Camp is the perfect place to start. 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.  Have your own horse already?  They can come to camp with you!

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 camper 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.

Half-Day Camp: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cost $350
Full -Day Camp: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Cost $500
(Daily drop off between 8:30-8:45)

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 $350

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

June 12-16, June 19-23, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 31-Aug 4, August 7-11, August 14-18 

FULL-DAY CAMP is for children ages 8 to 14. 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. Afternoons would include a provide snack and a second ride.  This will be a lighter ride due to the summer heat.  It could be a bareback or trail ride.  Some afternoons will include water games. Cost $500

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30 (Specialty Camp), July 10-14, July 17-21 (Advance Camp), July 31-Aug 4, August 7-11, August 14-18

SPECIALTY FULL-DAY CAMP is for children ages 8-18 with the ability to jump full 18”cross rails course or higher, experience and interested in showing. Campers will be set up with daily clinics on different types of disciplines within the industry (example dressage, western, jumpers).  Depending on the group guest instructors maybe be brought in and field trips maybe taken (additional cost may occur.  Parent would be made aware of any additional cost before June 1st.  At that time camper can choose to be a participate or auditor) – June 26-30

 ADVANCE FULL-DAY CAMP: Ideal for ages 8-18 with the ability to walk/trot/canter AND 18” cross rails course experience or higher. Campers will be divided into groups according to experience level.  Campers will be challenged with technical jumping courses and equitation.  Great option for any Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) riders or hopefuls.  July 17-21

Before and After Camp Care Information

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

After Camp Care Monday-Thursday, from 1:00pm to no later than 5:00pm Single afternoon $25, Mon-Fri $100

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

Everyday Half Day and Full Day Campers should bring:

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 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 rent during your week of camp if you do not have your own helmet. Cost $15/wk

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.