Harding Heights Ranch Summer Horse Camps for ages 10+ will be: July 4-8 August 29-September 2 Camps start 8:30am and end 1:30pm daily. On Fridays pick up is 2pm
Kids need: proper riding gear (long pants, closed toed shoes preferably with a heel, a helmet dress for the weather bring layers of clothes), a lunch, a hat and a pen and binder with note paper if possible but not mandatory
No experience is necessary but you must be 10 this year (2022). We will be teaching everything from horsemanship to haltering, leading, tying, hoof picking, grooming, saddling, parts of the horse, breeds of horses, colouration, markings, trail riding, and etiquette, and obstacle course fun.
Kids will be paired with a horse and will have that horse all week .
The Cost is $400 for the week. Regular lesson kids are subject to a discount. Waivers to be signed for each participant PM us to reserve your spot. Only 6 spots available per camp.
Here’s the info for the 2022 camps Spring Break Horse Camp is back!!
Dates for day camps are: March 21 March 23 March 25, March 28, April 2 & 4th.
Camps run Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays during the week NOT Saturday as we have our regular lesson kids on that day.
These are one-day camps open to children ages 5+. We will be taking 6-8 kids per camp. Cost for the day is $100 Regular HHR lesson kids $90 Siblings $90 each kid will need a lunch, warm clothes, a mask if you choose, a riding helmet (one can be provided if needed), winter boots, gloves, and a parent or legal guardian to sign the waivers (more waivers now due to COVID-19). Activities will include: meet and greet, farm tour with petting zoo, scavenger hunt, meet the horses, horsemanship 101, grooming, hoof picking, saddling, and riding plus games & crafts! Drop off 8:45 am pick up 2:30 pm.
To register please call 250 364-0333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or pm us or comment here .$50 non-refundable deposits are required to hold your spot. Etransfer to email@example.com, check or cash also accepted.
First come first serve, limited spaces available. Located at HHR, 241 Hillcrest Drive in Oasis (Trail).
Please SHARE Once again we will be taking nominations for an underprivileged child to attend a one-day Horse camp for free over spring break! Please pm us to nominate a child in need
So fun!! Saddle parts yesterday… parts of the hoof today, favourite riding disciplines, favourite breed and colour, markings and more! Long trail ride again today! Learning to trot in the obstacle course. Good to learn things before hitting the trail Last day tomorrow (sad) but lunch on the mountain will be great !!Oh and did I mention baby ducks !!
Harding Heights Ranch is a responsible small business in the West Kootenays that provides a wonderful service for kids and families.
Earlier this year, they made the decision to shut down their Horse Camps because of the pandemic sweeping North America and the World out of safety for kids in this area that love horses. They have been waiting patiently for this pandemic to subside before considering opening things up again.
Later in September, there are plans for a soft opening of the ranch to the public for horseback riding. Shauntelle Harding and Irene Harding will let people know more about this in later September 2020.
I assist them with managing their Harding Heights Ranch website at hardingheightsranch.com and it will be exciting to see kids riding horses again later this year.
We will let everyone know when we will be open again, but at this time, May 28, 2020, we are closed due to the CoronoVirus and our insurance. Please be patient, as the horses will be ready when this all clears.
Everyone in the world is being affected by COVID-19. Here in Canada it is highly recommended taking a precautionary measure called “physical distancing.” This means kids and adults should be at least one metre or even a horse length apart from others. Public health officials have also suggested that people stay at home and limit all non-essential trips. So what do you do to keep the kids busy?
With physical distancing and self-isolation becoming a part of our lives, each day we give you suggestions for how you can follow the guidance of health experts, while also keeping yourself and your loved ones busy and “out” in nature. After you do your birding, spend some time learning to draw a Big Easter Bunny Portrait.
On Friday we will learn to draw an Easter Egg Folding Surprise.
WHAT CAN KIDS DO TO STAY BUSY? GO BIRDING
Not all physical distancing activities need to happen indoors. Spring is here and many birds are getting ready for their northern migration. Birding by yourself or with your parents or parent is a perfect opportunity to not only distance yourself from others but to also gain a greater appreciation of the nature you have in your own backyard and this will help to relieve stress.
There are plenty of feathered friends and other urban wildlife that can be spotted from your window, or from the safety and comfort of your yard.
Remember! Tomorrow we will learn to draw an Easter Egg Folding Surprise.
It is tough staying inside and not being able to go play with your friends. To help kids adjust to being indoors with the social distancing rules in place we decided to teach kids how to draw. We found some excellent videos, and by following along with this video you will learn how to draw a horse!
Tomorrow we will learn to draw a big Easter Bunny portrait.