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Horse Day Camp

Roughing It's Premier English Riding Camp

Beginning-Advanced Riders  •  2-Week Sessions  •  9am - 3pm  •  Grades 4th - 10th

Roughing It Horse Day Camp offers English horseback riding camps for children throughout the San Francisco East Bay
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Horse Day Camp teaches vaulting lessons in addition to horseback riding lessons

Vaulting develops balance, confidence and teamwork.

Horse Day Camp campers learn horsemanship skills and English horseback riding skills at camp

Daily horsemanship activities teach all aspects of horse care and management.

Horse Day Camp is our premier program for horse crazy campers.  Campers participate in a wide variety of horse activities, including 2 daily English riding lessons, mounted games, horsemanship, vaulting, horse care, barn chores and horse crafts.  At the end of each two week session, campers put on a horse show for family and friends.
Located at our private riding site in Moraga.

Transportation Included!
Centralized pick up in Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Danville, Piedmont, Oakland, Berkeley, Alamo, San Ramon, Martinez,
Pleasanton and San Francisco!

Horse Day Camp Activities:

  • Two riding periods- Daily!  Campers have two formal lessons and one additional riding activity each day.  In lessons, campers learn and practice English riding disciplines such as equitation, hunt seat, show jumping and dressage.  Additional activities include pasture rides, jumping on the cross country course and going on mock fox hunts.
  • Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Program- Campers can earn badges for completing CHA skill levels. 
    Click here to learn more about the CHA program and skill levels.
  • Horsemanship- Daily!- Campers learn how to care for their horses with activities such as grooming, tacking, first aid, hoof care, nutrition and anatomy.
  • Barn Chores- Daily!- Campers learn how to care for horses by participating in daily chores- mucking paddocks, cleaning tack, feeding and barn maintenance.
  • Vaulting- Two times weekly!- Gymnastics on horseback- vaulting is an excellent way for campers to build confidence and balance.
  • Cross Country Course- Once riders are ready, they have the opportunity to practice jumping on our open pasture cross country jump course.


Riders at Horse Day Camp learn jumping as part of the horse camp riding lesson program

Intermediate and advanced riders practice jumping on our cross country course.


Our qualified staff provide safe and individualized instruction.


All campers love our 31 safe and gentle horses.


Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) lesson curriculum for beginning through advanced riders.  Campers can earn badges for completing one of four CHA skill levels.

Horse Day Camp teaches English riding lessons in accordance to the Certified Horsemanship Association

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