UPDATE: 03-22-2020 -
Effective today at 8:00 p.m., URC will close to all but our horse owners/boarder clients until Monday, April 6th.
In an effort to help slow the continued spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will briefly pause all programs and activities. Please visit our COVID-19 Information Page for additional information. We appreciate your support and understanding of this tough decision. In the meantime, please visit us on Facebook, Instagram and the URC website for a daily dose of your favorite horses!
We LOVE you all - stay in touch, be safe and be well.
- Sandy & Jessie
What we are doing:
We have postponed our event schedule for the time being. Check back for updates! :)
Melissa was 2nd at a recent Jackpot event and was even featured on the program!
This amazing group won all sorts of ribbons at the HITS Culpeper!
URC Aerial Tour
What they say...
“I have three boys and for the last five years they have attended Urbana Riding Club and absolutely loved it. Believe me, over the years we have tried out many camps and there was always something that my boys did not like about the camp, but not with Urbana Riding Club. My boys couldn't wait to get up in the morninig to go to camp. I can't praise the camp enough.”
“...There are so many camps around and I checked out quite a few and picked Urbana Riding Club because of its ownership and the qualities they have in making days fun. Not unexpectedly, many kids come every summer. My daughter has made friends from the camp and stays in contact with them throughout the year. It's just a happy place. I am grateful to have found a place that I know she will be happy at every summer.”
"I just wanted to say thank you for providing such a great camp to the Urbana area. My kids absolutely love coming there. When the first day of camp starts, they are so excited and even every single day after that, they cannot wait to get to camp. They wake up extra early just so they can get there early to watch the horses come in. Yesterday at the last day of camp, they were actually a little depressed saying how much they were going to miss camp! It's such a unique camp with the horses and the way it is set up and I cannot say enough about how my kids just love it so much. I'm so glad it's here for my kids to go to. Have a great rest of the summer!"
"just wanted to mention the gem you have at URC! As a longtime horse lover, mother and grand mother of equine enthusiasts I have had and witnessed many riding instructors (certified and not). Few if any have exhibited the patience, love of kids and horses and expertise of Rachel, our grand daughter's Saturday and now Friday evening instructor. In my experience, you either get excellent riders but not cut out for teaching or good riders that are bossy and too critical of the kids, usually because they think they are so good themselves. Many times it is evident they are doing it as a job. Rachel is one of a very few instructors in my 50+ year horse history that actually reinforces the the things the riders do best and encourages them to better their weaknesses. I see from the bench her respect for each rider in her classes and her love and knowledge of each horse." RB
"The staff have all been so great this summer. They are all very nice and polite and my daughter likes them all.
I’ve seen 2 instructors, Michelle and Maria and they are both awesome!
They always seem happy! Everyone always seems like they are in a good mood. That says a lot about a place!" JP
What we offer:
We are a full service equestrian facility including boarding, leasing and riding lessons, offering many different programs for all ages and levels throughout the year.
Things to bring to camp everyday
A bagged lunch with nonperishable food. Long pants to ride in. Closed toe shoes with a short heel to ride and handle horses in. Riding helmet with your name in it if you have one, if not, we have helmets for borrow (no bike helmets). Bathing suit and towel. Wear shorts and sneakers, sandals are not advisable in this environment. Please apply sunscreen each morning and send more for your child to apply later. Our staff are not allowed to apply sunscreen to the children. Wearing shirts in the pool for extra sun protection is advised. Children may bring a few dollars for snacks from the camp store. No large amounts of money or valuables should be brought to camp as we do not have lockers. Please leave electronic games at home, they will not be permitted at camp. Phones may be brought at your own risk but their use will be restricted to before and after care. This is a farm environment which means your children will get dirty, please keep this in mind when choosing the clothes they wear.