Riding Lessons

***UPDATES for 2021***Camp Red Cedar will operate at a limited capacity for our 2021 season, since we cannot anticipate the future impact of COVID-19. All programs will start on a waiting list this year so we can effectively manage staffing ratios for each program. An individual risk profile and COVID-19 waiver will also be required for participation in all camps and/or riding programs.
 

Private Lessons – Ages 6 and up

Therapeutic Riding – Ages 4 and up


2021 Camp and Riding Registration opens on December 1st @ 9:00am


“In riding a horse, we borrow freedom” 

– Helen Thompson

At Camp Red Cedar, the “freedom to ride a horse” is available to individuals of all abilities.  So saddle up and prepare to ride!

Whether you’re an experienced rider looking to sharpen your skills or have never been within 10 feet of a horse, our year-around horseback riding and therapeutic riding programs offer something for everyone.  All you need is a love of horses, the desire to learn or improve your equestrian skills and a good attitude.

Camp Red Cedar is the only PATH, Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Premier Accredited Center in Northeastern Indiana, and is a member of the Certified Horsemanship Association.

General Information

  1. Classes are once a week, for an 30 minutes-1 hour at a time, depending on the program. Students are signed up by parents or guardian for each 12-week session.
  2. Riders must be at least 4 years old for Therapeutic Horseback  Riding and Recreational Therapy, and must be at least 6 years old to participate in traditional lessons.
  3. Camp Red  Cedar has a weight limit of 200 pounds.
  4. Riders will need to participate in a phone assessment to ensure that they are a good candidate for therapeutic riding and meet the riding requirements of PATH Intl.
  5. A PATH Certified Instructor will oversee the riding program. Our qualified instructors have gone through substantial training and are held to the highest standards.

Attire

  1. Long pants are preferred; shorts or skirts are not recommended for the comfort of the rider.
  2. Closed toed shoes are a must; boots with a heel are preferred. Sandals, flip-flops, clogs, or crocs are not allowed in our barn area.
  3. Dress for the weather, layering is always a good idea.

 Program Requirements

  • There are two requirements for all riders. One is the rider application or registration; the second is a completed doctor’s physical form. The application is to be filled out by a parent or legal guardian at https://campredcedar.com/registernow. The physical form needs to be completed prior to starting lessons along with the forms in the paperwork packet.
    • Forms must be COMPLETELY filled out to be accepted. Make sure that you have completed all information that is applicable.
    • After registering at www.campredcedar.com/registernow, you will be able to download the needed paperwork–that includes the physician form.
    • When you have forms completed you can send (email, fax, or mail) them to Camp Red Cedar. The riding coordinator will place riders into a group or class of similar diagnosis’ and ability levels.  Amount of time spent on the waiting list can vary depending on program/placement availability. Once a spot opens up that would be a great fit for your rider, you will be contacted about dates and times.
  • Camp Red Cedar “Waiting List” Policy
    • An application/registration must be submitted to be placed on the waiting list.
    • All applications will be held for a maximum period of one calendar year.
    • New applications may be submitted every December (when registration opens).
  • Payment Policy for all Riding Sessions
    • Changes have been made for the 2020 Riding season and have moved all riding sessions to a quarterly schedule.  Private Lessons and Therapeutic Riding session will now be scheduled for 12-week blocks, totaling four sessions each year.
    • The first payment for each session will require 50% to be paid at the start of each session and final payment at the 6-week mark of each session. 
    • Payments will be as followed: 
      • Private Riding Lessons: $270 due at start of session, $270 due at 6-week mark
      • Therapeutic Riding Lessons (Private Pay Individuals Only): $270 due at start of session, $270 due at 6-week mark

 

2021 Riding Session Dates

January 11-April 3rd 

April 5th-June 26th

July 5th-September 25th

September 27th-December 25th 

 


Private Lessons – Ages 6 and older

Looking for a little more one-on-one time with the instructor? Private lessons are available.  Choose from individual lessons at $45 per lesson, or book an 12-week riding session for $540. *Lesson times are subject to change each session*

January 11-April 3rd 

April 5th-June 26th

July 5th-September 25th

September 27th-December 25th 

*Christmas Eve and Christmas day will be rescheduled


Therapeutic Riding – Ages 4 and older

For some, riding a horse might seem impossible; but at Camp Red Cedar, we think anything is possible. Our therapeutic horseback riding program helps children and adults with disabilities improve their physical, developmental and emotional well being. Camp Red Cedar’s PATH, Intl. certified therapeutic riding instructors, along with a team of volunteer horse leaders and side walkers, ensure the rider’s safety as he or she learns new skills on horseback. *Lesson Times are subject to change each session* 

*Therapeutic Riding is available on a first come, first served availability.  Lesson are held on a weekly basis and sessions are scheduled every 12-weeks.  Camp Red Cedar accepts the Indiana Family Support Services Medicaid Waiver, the Community Integration and Habilitation Medicaid Waiver & Private Pay ($540 per 12-weeks) for individuals seeking Therapeutic Riding services*

January 11-April 3rd 

April 5th-June 26th

July 5th-September 25th

September 27th-December 25th