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Summer Horse Camp

The Summer Horse Camp has been in operation for over 30 years. Area children continue to enjoy the relaxed and nurturing environment at Brushy Hill Farm.

A typical camp day consists of a riding lesson in one of the 3 riding areas- one of which is indoors for excessive or inclement weather. Farm safety, grooming, horse care, equipment and tacking up are all part of this fun and educational experience.

The beginner riding classes have a 1 to 1 ratio, while the other 3 levels have a 1 to 3 ratio. Brushy Hill Farm will provide approved riding helmets. Closed toe shoes or boots are recommended. Our horses and ponies are quiet and well schooled.

Campers look forward to the numerous contests and demonstrations scheduled throughout the week. Campers are given the chance to meet the farrier and observe one of the horses having their hooves reshod.

Professional photographs are taken and embellished by the students during our arts and crafts section.

Campers are sure to fall in love with our miniature horse Promise, who will happily stand still for hours of brushing and hugging.

There are a number of weeks available throughout the summer. Camp sessions run Monday thru Friday from 9AM to 12:30PM.

Whitney Trotting

2015 Summer Camp Sessions:

Session 1: June 29 – July 3

Session 2: July 6 – July 10

Session 3: July 13 – July 17

Session 4: July 20 – July 24

Session 5: July 27 – July 31

Session 6: August 3 – August 7

Session 7: August 10 – August 14

Age Groups:

Little Britches ........................ 3-6 years

Short Stirrups ...................... 7-10 years

Equestrians ........................... 11+ years


Camper per week .................... $250.00

Horse Show & IEA Summer Program

Riders of all abilities are welcome. This program is specially designed for riders looking to compete as well as riders that are already competing in local, rated and IEA horse shows. Disciplines consist of equitation, hunters and jumpers. This program includes show preparation, braiding, bathing, how to ship a horse, wrapping, packaging, tricks of the trade, presentation of horse and rider, technique of showing and judge’s expectations. Friday is competition day. Riders will have the opportunity to compete in their disciplines. Friends and family are welcome. Riders must be at least 10 years of age.

Camp session runs Monday thru Friday from 12PM to 3:30PM. Limited space is available. Stalls available if riders would like to bring their horse.

2015 Show Camp Sessions:

Session 1: June 29 – July 3

Session 2: July 6 – July 10

Session 3: August 3 – August 7


One week of show camp ................. $295.00

*Additional fees may be applied for horses.

Jess and Jet
Whit and Maxwell

For more information on our summer programs or to schedule a tour of our facility, please contact Ev at 203-470-4353 or email us at brushyhillfarm@gmail.com.