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Camps

Little Grizzly Ranch

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Heartland Camp

Heartland is a day camp for ages 9 to 13.

Camp Horses are provided.

Heartland itinerary includes: 

The Join-Up Ground Work

Trail Ride Scavenger Hunt

Pony Portraits

Speedy Saddler Contest

Little Grizzly Rodeo

English Day

Horse Bath Bash

Horse's Hide and Seek

Cowboy Olympics Feed Race

Each camper will work to create a keep sake video of their favorite riding exercises with their camp horse to share with their friends and family. 

Heartland is a great day camp for all experience levels. Each camp horse is well accustomed to total beginners and also trained to recognize more advanced cues. We organize activities in a way that is fun and inclusive for beginner through advanced riders. 

Camper to Riding Instructor ratio 4:1 

Campers should pack a lunch and water bottle. 

Full length pants and closed toed shoes are mandatory. 

Little Grizzly Ranch provides SEI certified helmets. Cowboys boots are available if your camper does not have their own. 

Please expect to stay for the first 15-20 minutes of camp on Monday for a safety talk and release form. Campers may not be left unattended before 9 a.m. 

Session ONE:

Camp Begins at 9 a.m. daily and concludes at 3 p.m. daily.  Monday June 12th through Friday June 16th 

$400 Camp Cost

This camp session is no longer accepting campers. Please select another option. 

Session TWO:

Camp Begins at 9 a.m. daily and concludes at 3 p.m. daily Monday  June 19 through Friday June 23.  

$400 Camp Cost. 

 

Camp payments are nonrefundable. 

Spirit & Lucky Camp

Spirit & Lucky Day Camp 

Ages 6 to 8 

Spirit & Lucky Itinerary:

The Unicorn Search

Little Grizzly Rodeo

Horseback Simon Says

Miniature horse baths

Meet a foal

Paint a (live) pony

Trail Ride Scavenger Hunt

Campers will work on a keep sake video to share their favorite exercises with their horse with friends and family. 

Campers should pack a lunch and water bottle. 

Full length pants and closed toed shoes are mandatory. 

SEI certified helmets are provided. 

Cowboy boots are available if your camper does not have their own. 

Please plan to stay the first 15-20 minutes of camp on Monday for a safety talk and release form. 

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily 

July 31 through August 4

Cost: $400 

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Buckaroo Basics Half-Day

9 a.m. to noon daily June 26 through June 30

Ages 9 to 13

Camp Horses Provided

Based on Little Grizzly's well-loved Buckaroo Basics Horse Course, this half day camp is designed to teach campers a solid foundation for their horse journey.  topics covered include:

Feed and nutrition

Routine Veterinary Care

Routine Farrier Care

Catching and Grooming

Saddling and Bridling

Daily Riding Lesson

Selecting a first horse

Facilities 

Training Demonstrations

 Breeds and Disciplines

Campers should pack a snack and water bottle. 

Full length pants and closed toed shoes are mandatory. 

SEI certified helmets are provided. 

Cowboy boots are available if your camper does not have their own. 

Please plan to stay the first 15-20 minutes of camp on Monday for a safety talk and release form. 

Campers may not be left unattended before 9 a.m. 

Cost: $200 per camper

 

Little Wranglers HALF Day Camp 

Ages 6 to 8

noon to 3 p.m. daily June 26 through 30

camp horses/ponies provided  

Little Wranglers is a half day camp designed to give our youngest independent riders a solid foundation in age-appropriate horse care. 

Topics Covered Include: 

Catching (using miniature horses)

Grooming and saddling ponies

Feed and Treats

Daily Riding Lesson

Horse Colors and patterns

Keeping horses healthy

Pony Pedicures 

Horse shopping

Sharing your horse skills

Campers should pack a snack and water bottle. 

Full length pants and closed toed shoes are mandatory. 

SEI certified helmets are provided. 

Cowboy boots are available if your camper does not have their own. 

Please plan to stay the first 15-20 minutes of camp on Monday for a safety talk and release form. 

Campers may not be left unattended before noon.  

Cost: $200 per camper

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Wilderness Riders

9 a.m. to 3 p. m. daily

POSTPONED

August 14 - 18 

Ages 10 to 15

Prerequisite: Campers must be proficient at catching, and saddling without assistance, and have basic riding skills (walk, trot, steering one handed and two handed, stopping in a variety of situations) to attend Wilderness Riders. This camp is designed for campers who have completed Buckaroo Basics or Heartland or who have taken private lessons. Campers new to Little Grizzly may test into this second level camp. 

In Wilderness Riders, we saddle up in the morning and ride to various "outposts" around Little Grizzly Ranch. Be sure to bring a lunch that fits in your saddle bag. Itinerary includes:

Trail Riding Safety

Navigation on the trail

Wilderness Scavenger Hunt

Equine First Aid Mock Scenario

The Mystery Veterinary Case

Arena work to prepare for obstacles 

Where did Crackle go? 

Identifying wild plants poisonous to horses

Mock Wilderness Rider Rescue

Campers should pack a lunch and water bottle. 

Full length pants and closed toed shoes are mandatory. 

SEI certified helmets are provided. 

Cowboy boots are available if your camper does not have their own. 

Please plan to stay the first 15-20 minutes of camp on Monday for a safety talk and release form. 

Cost: $400 per camper 

 

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Horse World 

Horse World July 24 through 28 

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily 

Ages 6 to 15

prerequisite: Horse World is a second level camp. Riders must be proficient at walk, trot, some loping, steering with rein and leg, and stopping. Younger campers who need assistance saddling may attend. Horse World is for campers who have completed either Heartland or Spirit & Lucky or who have taken private lessons. Campers new to Little Grizzly may test into second level camps by sending us a video of their riding or testing on one of our school horses.  Horse World will be split into age classes. Horse World gives campers a sampling of the many wonderful disciplines the horse world has to offer. Instructors who are knowledgeable in each area will demonstrate key components of their sport and instruct students.  

Itinerary includes:

Western Pleasure

Dressage

Judged Trails

Gaited Horses 

Barrels and Keyhole

Basic Roping

Ranch Riding

Reining

Cutting flag 

Polo 

Campers should pack a snack and water bottle. 

Full length pants and closed toed shoes are mandatory. 

SEI certified helmets are provided. 

Cowboy boots are available if your camper does not have their own. 

Please plan to stay the first 15-20 minutes of camp on Monday for a safety talk and release form. 

Cost: $445 per camper

Save $45 off the cost of camp by paying upfront.

All camp payments are non-refundable

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Wild West Week

July 3 through 7

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily

Ages 8 to 13

Wild West Week is a budget-friendly variation of Heartland camp. There is still plenty of horsing around, including daily riding time. Campers will be assigned a horse for the week to care for as their own and will take a daily riding lesson. 

Itinerary: 

Daily one on one riding lesson 

Horse Bath Bash

4th of July showmanship

 The Bank Robbing Mini Horse

Paint a pony 

Dream horse shopping

You be the Vet 

Training Demonstrations

$275 per camper.

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Gold Buckle Camp 

August 7 through 11 from 9 a.m. to noon daily. 

Gold Buckle is Little Grizzly Ranch's Invitational Day Camp. Instructors may nominate a camper who has attended a 2023 horse camp to receive an invitation based on work ethic, excellent care of camp horses, and dedication to learning. 

Itinerary

Intermediate to Advanced small group lesson topics are voted on by campers. 

Cost: Gold Buckle Camp is Little Grizzly's investment in the next generation of horse enthusiasts. Participation in Gold Buckle Camp is $100 for the week. 

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A note on horse camps: While we are happy to help youth work with their own privately owned horse, our first priority is ensuring that camp runs smoothly for the entire group. If your child is interested in bringing their own horse to camp, please plan to submit a video of the horse and child riding together. Camp is NOT for breaking in colts or fixing problem ponies.

UTD vaccines are required. 

Provide your own hay.

Due to overnight boarding costs, camp with your own horse will be the same price as camp with a lesson horse. 

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