Pond View Farm
New Lane
West Tisbury, MA

508-693-2949

P.O. Box 591
West Tisbury, MA
02575

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POND VIEW FARM KID'S HORSE RIDING CAMP & SUMMER PROGRAM

Pond View Farm's summer camp is designed to give children of all ages and abilities an opportunity to explore their love of horses beyond the boundaries of a riding lesson. With a combination of mounted and dismounted instruction, children will have the opportunity to learn to properly care for and handle their horse. Everyday experiences and careful instruction, tailored to the age and experience of the campers, teach general stable and grooming routines, as well as safety, grooming, tack care, and horse health. The fun really begins when they play gymkhana games with the horses, go on a trail ride, or make horse treats!

Our small size and strong counselor to camper ratio allow us to customize the weekly program to the level of all of our riders. Our advanced programs provide information, instruction and practice opportunities for riders wanting to learn more about the skills and rules of varying equestrian sports. Our equine management classes include such topics as horse and tack care, horse health, nutrition and blacksmith care, barn management and horse breeds.

Pond View's camp is licensed and recognized by the State of Massachusetts Office for children and operates under their guidelines and specifications. We are also liscensed by the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture and the Massachusetts Department of Health. All of our employees have completed full background checks as required by state law.

Camp Philosophy

At Pond View Farm, we believe that a child's interest and involvement in horses deeply impacts their lives in many ways. Independence, self assurance and responsibility are all traits that the children seem to find naturally while working with our horses and ponies. Our program strives to nurture each students' individual interests and goals; never compromising the basics of good horsemanship that are vital to a rider's safety and knowledge. Our professional staff encourages each child to gain self confidence as they master new skills and achievements both on and off a horse's back. We believe that you best create an atmosphere of friendship and fun with a framework of knowledge that ensures safety and education.
   
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