Little Cowpokes – Ages 6-8
Buckaroos – Ages 8 and older
Private Lessons – Ages 6 and up
Therapeutic Riding – Ages 4 and up
Recreational Therapy – Ages 4 and up
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.
Getting into the Program
1st Session: January 7th-March 2nd, 2019
2nd Session: March 4th-April 27th, 2019
–OFF WEEK April 29th–May 4th
Spring Horse Show, May 4th, 2019
3rd Session: May 6th-June 29th, 2019
–OFF WEEK July 1st-July 6th
4th Session: July 8th-August 31st, 2019
–OFF WEEK September 2nd-7th
Fall Horse Show, September 7th
5th Session: September 9th-November 2nd, 2019
6th Session: November 4th-December 21st, 2019 (6-Week Session)
–OFF WEEK November 19th -24th
Little Cowpokes offers a 30 minute group lesson to introduce riding to the first-time riders. Throughout the 8-week session, riders learn how to guide and steer the horse in a balanced riding position. A leader may guide the horse until the rider is safely able to demonstrate basic riding skills. Upon completion of Little Cowpokes, riders will be able to perform at a satisfactory level the following skill sets:
Sessions include a weekly 30-minute lesson for eight weeks. Cost per session is $200.
*Lesson times are subject to change each session*
Learning to ride and advance your skills is different depending on age, experience, and self-motivation. Here are the general standards we use at Camp Red Cedar to help you know if you are at the right level. By participating in the Buckaroo group lessons, you will follow a structured program over the 8-week session to help build a strong foundation, given the best tools to become effective and safe. We have organized the program into levels based on skill sets. This will allow students to be placed with those at the same level of training or experience.
Beginner riders will learn how to halter, lead, groom, and tack/un-tack the horse. While riding, riders will be coached to develop the proper mounted position. Emphasis will be placed on the education of the seat, leg, and hand positioning. Upon completion of Level 1, riders will be able to perform at a satisfactory level the following skill sets:
** Adult classes available for all Buckaroo levels. Call for availability. **
All sessions include a weekly 60-minute lesson for eight weeks. Choose English or Western style riding. Cost per session is $280.
*Lesson times are subject to change each session*
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 eight-week riding session for $360. *Lesson times are subject to change each session*
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*
Recreational therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, is a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being.
Therapeutic Recreation is provided by professionals who are trained and certified, registered and/or licensed to provide Therapeutic Recreation. (© ATRA, 1986) Camp Red Cedar currently employs two Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist (CTRS).
Therapeutic recreation uses treatment, education and recreation services to help people with illnesses, disabilities and other conditions to develop and use their leisure in ways that enhance their health, functional abilities, independence and quality of life. (NTRS, 2000)
*Recreational Therapy (RETH) is available on a first come, first served availability. RETH sessions are scheduled on a weekly basis and carry on through out the year or until services are discontinued. Camp Red Cedar accepts the Indiana Family Support Services Medicaid Waiver, the Community Integration and Habilitation Medicaid Waiver & Private Pay for individuals seeking Recreational Therapy services*
Please register online or call for availability 260-637-3608