Total Equestrian Experience

For lessons, equine training, and THE Horse camp in the classical English style,

Camp 2024 Welcome Letter

Congratulations to your kids as they get to participate in THE Horse Camp 2024!! 

THE Horse Camp strives to teach much more then riding and horsemanship through our programming. We hope at the end of each session you see growth in your campers as we focus on your camper learning the life skills of Harmony, Optimism, Responsibility, Social action, and Empathy all through the experience of Horses! 

A sample of our camp day looks like this:

8-8:30 Camper drop off, free games, optional breakfast $3 cash only

8:30 Camp Opening with flag raising ceremony/ Introduction to our Life Skill Focus of the Day

9:15 Get ready to ride - Discover riding groups and horse assignment

9:30 Group Tack up - Getting your horse ready to ride

9:45-12 Riding Rotations - Each Camper will join a rotation of a riding lesson, a Camp activity session, and then a choice of learning to assist other riders or participate in other activities such as a Game Center, snack time, and crafts!

12:15 All untack horses together and prepare for lunch

12:30 Lunch time

1:15 Water Play/Optional Group activities/special events

2:00 My Horse Care - Each week campers are assigned their own horse to care for and learn about. Ask them about their horse!

2:30 Camp Closing - Life Skill Camper of the Day  awards, Flag retreat, Review of tomorrow

3:00-3:30 Camper pick up, hang out time

Extended Care Campers will assist with afternoon horse care

3:00 Wranglers ride

5:00 bye

Things to know:

All campers will be given a verbal health check prior to leaving their vehicle. We ask that if your camper is ill in any way to please keep them home. Please also inform the staff if there is anyone ill at home. Although we cannot offer camp make up days, you may apply for a group lesson credit if you notify us prior to 7:30am that your camper will not be coming to camp that day. If you need to pick your camper up early at any time, please let us know ahead of time. Again for health safety reasons, when arriving to the ranch please wait in the car and park at our pick up area  and your camper will be brought to you. However Late arrivals after 8:30am will need to park at the drop off area and parent must walk camper to our flag pole area. No exceptions. 

This year we will again offer an optional lunch program. Campers will be allowed to pre-order a specific lunch each day. Orders for the week are due Each morning upon sign in at 830 and money must be received via zelle or venmo to 818-675-7507 at that time. No add ons will be allowed after that time. Please see the lunch sheet attached to this email! Sorry, no substitutions allowed.

Campers must have the following each day:

  • Lunch in a small cooler with their name on it or lunch pre-ordered each morning
  • A water bottle (we have filtered refillable water)
  • A hat that shades their face 
  • Non-spray sunscreen 
  • Long pants for riding. We suggest leggings or riding pants. 
  • A boot with a 1 inch heel. 
  • A beach chair (low to the ground). Will be left at the ranch for the week.
  • Camper MUST be able to carry all their own belongings so we suggest to pack light!
  • Please DO NOT send a change of clothes.  Our experience is it won’t be used.

Optional but strongly suggested

  • Equestrian Helmet ( may be left for the week)
  • Bug Spray
  • Morning snack

Check out this Idea List on Amazon:

Also check out calabasas saddelry for equestrian gear including helmets, boots, pants, etc

We are looking forward to a great camp experience this summer! Please feel free to email us with any concerns to For more immediate concerns please TEXT ONLY to 818-675-7507.


Gayle Paperno


THE Horse Camp @ 

Total Equestrian Experience

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