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At Legacy Stables & Karin’s Horse Connection we love to share our little slice of heaven with anyone who seeks to experience the joy of a human-horse connection. We offer horse lovers a safe, relaxing and family friendly environment to learn and make memories.
While we cater to new and inexperienced riders, we serve all ages and skill levels. Our highly qualified and experienced staff works with over 20 well-trained, gentle ponies and horses.
What You Can Expect at "Own a Horse" Summer Camp
‘Own-A-Horse’ Camp offers a hands-on horse experience for all horse lovers! In a safe, structured atmosphere, students will learn what it is like to own a pony or horse.
While having FUN at the stables they will learn all aspects of horse care including, feeding, grooming, safety, how horses think, stable management, and more! Kids will ride the horses every day in a variety of disciplines. At the end of the week they will earn an award.
Topics covered throughout the week include:
Safety on and around the horse
Horse Psychology – what makes a horse tick?
How much does a horse cost?
Help, my horse is sick!
Various riding disciplines and the differences
Feeding and general horse care
Different breeds, colors and markings
Other fun activities include barn games, horse crafts, giving a horse a bath, braiding your horse’s mane, and more!
Check out our website to ‘meet’ all our ponies and horses and the instructors!
"Own a Horse" Summer Camp Session Details
Location: 8001 Patterson Ave SE, Caledonia 49316
Just 15 minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown Grand Rapids.
The camp takes place at our beautiful horse farm Legacy Stables with an indoor arena with heated viewing area and classroom, an outdoor arena, and trails.
Camp is open for: All kids age 6 & up, all skill levels.
Dates: Spring break April 5-9
Summer: Weekly Monday through Friday, June through August
Christmas Break 2021
Times: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM and/or 12:00 PM -3:00 PM.
Half day or a whole day options.
Wear long pants and enclosed shoes.
Please bring a snack and drink for the day (lots to drink as it gets hot).
We supply riding helmets and all the horses specific tack needed for the rides.
Masks are required. We practice frequent hand washing, encourage social distancing, and disinfect equipment between uses.
Limited number of participants. Sign up soon - our weekly spots fill up fast!
Please visit our website to learn more about the other horse programs we offer at Legacy Stables and Karin’s Horse Connection like:
Regular riding lessons for kids and adults
Trail rides (Families, couples, friends,...)
Kinderpony Program for kids as young as age 2
Therapeutic Riding/ Adaptive Vaulting
Club “A Vaulting Connection”
“You don’t have to own a horse, you can fall in love with ours!”
”Horse Camp was a wonderful experience for my daughter! The staff took such good care of the kids and made sure the kids knew how to respect and take care of the horses. Every day she couldn't wait to go back!” ~ Jazmin Johnson
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