EQUESTRIAN CAMP FAQ

Q. May I bring my own horse?
A. Unfortunately Camp Friendship does not have the room between stalls and pastures to accommodate any outside horses.

Q. Who are the instructors?
A.The instructors, who also act as the Equestrian Camp counselors, are selected from college programs through the United States and from abroad.  Camp Friendship prides itself in hiring highly qualified staff that are not just excellent instructors but are also great role models for the campers.

Q. Do campers ride English or western?
A. The Camp Friendship equestrian programs are all English riding of the hunt seat discipline.

Q. Do the horses get time to relax?
A. Yes, every horse in the program is turned out each night to allow for a mental break so that they stay willing.  They also have the weekends free from riding.

Q.How high do we jump at camp?
A. The most advanced lessons typically do not jump higher than 2’6”.  Although many of our campers have jumped higher at home, it is important to preserve the horses’ legs from hard landings since they are ridden every day. Additionally, since campers are generally here for one or two weeks at a time, it is very important that they work through basic fundamentals first, since they are riding horses that are new to them.  We do not believe that the height of the jump at all determines the level of the rider.

Q. Can my daughter come to Equestrian Camp even though she will only be nine years old?
A. We handle these scenarios on a case by case basis.  Please contact the Equestrian Director to determine if the Equestrian Camp is suitable for your daughter.

Please contact the Skye, our Equestrian Director with further questions at (434) 589-3878 or stables@campfriendship.com