Interacting with horses instills important virtues:
daily riding instruction builds confidence,
daily horse care lessons develop compassion,
grooming and tacking the horses teaches responsibility.
“Your love of horses creates a unique loving atmosphere,
and that is what TSH is all about.”
Parent, Joann Stein
Although we offer a full day camp experience, our specialty has always been our complete riding program. Every camper enjoys a daily riding lesson with one of our Horsemanship Safety Association Certified Instructors. We feel that true horsemanship includes more than the practice of riding well, it is also essential to have an understanding of these noble creatures, and the skills to care for them.
”I attended TSH when I was a young teen, and never do I think of those days without smiling. Being a young teenager is hard for a girl. I think learning to ride a horse at that time did wonders for my self esteem.”
Camp Alumni, Randice Moore
Older campers have two horse-related periods a day in addition to their riding period, including horsemanship training, and a period to care for their ‘own’ horse. Younger campers are given daily lessons in the basics of horse care.
“Every day I couldn’t wait to hear about which horses my children rode, and all the things they learned about horses.”
Parent, Diana Bonavita, 2006