- Summer Horse Camp at Tradewinds Park Stables - WHAT: Saddle up for the 2011 Tradewinds Horse Camp, for ages 9 through 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays starting on June 13 and ending on August 18.
Each four-day session includes daily riding instruction, weather permitting. Instruction also includes: breeds and colors; anatomy of the horse; appropriate riding equipment, tack, and general care of the horse in the show ring and on the trails; nutrition and feeding; and routine, preventive, and therapeutic maintenance. Other activities include videos, indoor/outdoor games, and farm activities.
Registration is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only, beginning on April 30, at the stables on the north side of Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek. Class size is limited and early registration is recommended. Fees must be paid and a release and waiver of liability signed at registration. The fee is $350 per session. Children must provide their own lunches and refreshments. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Participants should also bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a towel.
WHEN: Mondays-Thursdays, June 13-August 18, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Session 1: June 13-16
Session 2: June 20-23
Session 3: June 27-30
Session 4: July 11-14
Session 5: July 18-21
Session 6: July 25-28
Session 7: August 1-4
Session 8: August 8-11
Session 9: August 15-18
WHO: For ages 9-16.
HOW: $350/four-day session. Registration is offered weekends only, beginning on April 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; early registration recommended.
For further information, call the Tradewinds Park Stables at 954-357-8720. The park is accessible via Broward County Transit Route #34.
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