Horseback Riding Camps

Aspen Acres has something for everyone. Our facility offers a variety of English and Western camps throughout the year to catch everyone interests.

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The facility is operated by Stacey Longley CYW, BA. With over 10 years of experience in Therapeutic, special needs, special need camps, support work, able-bodied camps, and running successful programs.

Aspen Acres is a big advocate in rescuing animals, we are currently home to a large variety of farm animals consisting of goats, donkey, horses, ponies, sheep, bunnies, dogs, and cats. Our four-legged friends are very well cared for and all have very special jobs on the farm.

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In the last 10 years, I have had the opportunity to run many successful camps, from these camps I have always asked my campers and parents feedback on the day.

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With the help of past campers, we now offer a very full day, which everyone including the animals can enjoy.

We offer two different types of camps, a 1-day camp which runs several times a year. No horse experience is required. This is a great day for siblings to get of the house and experience a fun-filled day at the farm. In addition, we offer a week long camp that only runs 1 week out of the year.


This is for individuals a bit older that have an interest in horses. All camps are coached and supervised by Stacey Longley

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1 Day Riding Camp

Ages 4 and up, limit of 15 campers per camp, $65 + hst for the day

  • March 17, 2017, – 9:30 to 4:30,
  • July 14, 2017, – 9:30 to 4:30,
  • August 18, 2017 – 9:30 to 4:30
  • December 28, 2017 – 9:30 to 4:30

Participants experience a full day of fun, horseback riding, crafts, scavenger hunts and much more. The camp consistently goes in and out of the house throughout the day to keep children out of the weather and use indoor washroom facilities. There are plenty of snacks and drinks but campers do need to bring a lunch. Book your spot today limited spaces.

1 Day camp Routine.

  • Brush and tack the horses
  • Everyone gets an hour ride on the horses, first half is a lesson second half is games on horses
  • Cool down (water games in summer)
  • Fluff the stalls with straw
  • We go inside where we have some munchies
  • Lunch (Bring your own)
  • Start our cool craft
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Bath the horses (or hot towel in the winter)
  • Back inside to finish up and more munchies
  • Feed the animals
  • Games while waiting for parents.

Full Week Camp (4 days)

Ages 7 to 16, Limit of 10 campers. $240 + hst for the week

  • July 31 to August 3, 2017, 9:30 to 4:30 daily
  • January 2 to January 3, 2018, 9:30 to 4:30 daily $120+ hst for the 2 days

Campers experience a full day learning and interacting with the horses. Beginner to advanced riders welcome. There is daily horseback riding, an education portion, daily craft and more. The camp consistently goes in and out of the house throughout the day to keep everyone out of the weather and for washroom facilities. There are plenty of snacks and drinks but campers do need to bring a lunch. Book your spot today, limited spaces available.

Week camp daily Routine.

  • Brush and tack the horses
  • Everyone gets an hour horseback riding lesson, first part of the week Western second part English, somewhere threw the week we go out on a trail ride.
  • Cool down (water games)
  • We go inside where we have some healthy munchies
  • Lunch (Bring your own)
  • Craft.
  • Stable management (different activity daily,)
  • Hands on educational portion (wrapping legs, nutrition, saddle fitting, parts of the horse etc)
  • Back inside to finish up and enjoy a healthy snack
  • Feed the animals

Things to Bring. (For summer programs)

  • A change of clothes
  • Shorts for after riding and an extra set just in case
  • Riding cloths (long pants, jeans or riding pants) and a boot with a heel
  • Sunscreen
  • A hat
  • Wear shoes with a covered toe and heel.

Things to Bring. (For Winter, programs)

  • A change of clothes
  • Riding cloths (long pants , jeans or riding pants ) and boots with a heel
  • Extra warm socks and mitts
  • A warm hat
  • Warm Jacket boots and snow pants