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New 2024 Weekly Daytime Summer Riding Programs!
(Please see Lessons & Leasing for info on our ongoing quarterly lesson program)

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Summer Riders
Program

Riding everyday - no experience necessary - ages 6 to 15

 

URC's Summer Riding Program is a daytime weekly, half-day riding and horse learning activity program for ages 6-15, beginner through advanced riders.  Early registration for selected weeks is encouraged to secure your child's space this summer due to limited availability.

Cost: $375.00/week - see registration form for details, dates and discounts.

2024 Summer Riding Program Weeks (daily 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.):

Week 1 - 6/10–6/14

Week 2 - 6/17–6/21

Week 3 - 6/24–6/28

No program week of July 2 - 5th

Week 4 - 7/8–7/12

Week 5- 7/15-7/19

Week 6 - 7/22-7/26

Week 7- 7/29–8/2

Week 8 - 8/5–8/9

Week 9 - 8/12-8/16

 

The Summer Riders program day: Arrival at URC, 9:00 a.m. - after check in, instructors and riders will work on handling grooming and tacking their assigned horses for the lesson.  Lessons will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m., including warm-up and cool down, for an hour of active riding instruction.  In-ring activities may continue for a period including 'walk and talk' question and answer periods, demonstrations, etc.  11:00 - 12:00 is horse care instruction, including untacking, bathing, grooming, proper cleaning and organization of tack and tools, horse feeding and hand grazing (when appropriate); one day a week may include pony games or a trail ride.  Noon to 12:30 p.m. - snack time, relax time, games or crafts; 1:00 pick-up time.  Please note, we have other barn activities immediately following the program day - pick up must be made promptly, any time after 12:00 noon, and not later than 1:00 p.m.  Thank you!

For daily instructional activities, riders will be grouped by experience and current skill levels. Low instructor staff to rider ratio will ensure participants enjoy riding and horse interactive activities to the fullest.  Even if friends are at different skill levels for the riding lessons, the balance of daily activities will be together!

 

Kids are encouraged but not forced to participate in riding and other activities.  They must stay with staff and members of their overall group throughout the day. 

 

We may vary the schedule and types of activities daily based on weather or other factors to ensure the safety and comfort of your rider. 

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Ultimate Riders

Limited enrollment. Must be at least 8 years old with current riding skills as described below; instructional mounted activity groups vary by experience and riding ability

The Ultimate Riders weekly summer riding program is a daytime weekly half-day riding program welcoming riders with skills and experience riding and handling horses. Early registration will encouraged to secure your child's space in Ultimate Riders this summer due to limited availability.

Cost: $575/week - see registration form for details and dates.

2024 Ultimate Riders Weeks (daily 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.):

Week 1 - 6/10–6/14

Week 2 - 6/17–6/21

Week 3 - 6/24–6/28

No program week of July 2 - 5th

Week 4 - 7/8–7/12

Week 5- 7/15-7/19

Week 6 - 7/22-7/26

Week 7- 7/29–8/2

Week 8 - 8/5–8/9

Week 9 - 8/12-8/16

 

All riders must be at least 8 years old by June 1, 2024, and currently able to walk and trot with complete independence on a variety of lesson horses during instruction as a group.

  • Ultimate Riders may be grouped for daily lesson(s) instruction and mounted skills activities by demonstrated skills.

  • Riders not in a URC or an ongoing local instruction program, by approval.

  • Ultimate instruction provided by URC adult staff instructors

 

The Ultimate Rider's day: Arrival at URC, 8:00 a.m. - after check in, riders will be assigned their first lesson horse for handling grooming and tacking.  First daily lesson will begin not later than 9:00 a.m.; including warm-up and cool down, an hour of active riding instruction. 10:00  a.m. - 11:00 a.m. is horse care instruction, untacking, bathing, grooming, cleaning and organization of tack and tools, guest speakers, horse feeding and hand grazing (when appropriate), rider snack and relax time.  Instructor will assign horse for second mounted lesson or activity; one day a week may include pony games or a trail ride.  Second riding activity will begin not later than 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., including 'walk and talk' question and answer periods, demonstrations, etc.  Post lesson untacking, grooming, etc., to 1:00 p.m. pick-up time. Please note, we have other barn activities immediately following the program day - pick up must be made promptly, not later than 1:00 p.m.  Thank you!

 

We may vary the schedule and types of activities daily based on weather or other factors to ensure the safety and comfort of your rider. 

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