Ride N’ Splash Horseback Riding Summer Half-Day Program at
The Guilford Riding School
575 Clapboard Hill Road
Guilford, CT 06437
The Guilford Riding School is a traditional, English-style riding stable with a modern philosophy — anyone can learn to ride our quality school horses and enjoy all of the activities we offer without hidden additional costs.
Summer is a bit different; our program includes our fabulous Ride and Splash Half-Day Program (in addition to our regular riding series). Ride and Splash is for children age 8 to 14, and runs weekly from late June through August. The sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m., or you may choose the afternoon session, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. You can't match the thrill of 'adopting' your own horse for a week, becoming his friend and partner, and having fun with a group of friends who love horses, too. It's RR-- Reality Reality, not VR!
The curriculum includes a barn seminar in grooming, tacking and horse care; the campers groom and tack the horse or pony they will ride, then take a vigorous 90 minute riding lesson and end with a cool-off period. Our 29th year doing this program -- please register early as soon as possible for July weeks as we've unfortunately turned away folks each year.
Absolute Beginner Weeks:
If your child has never ridden and would like to start from scratch, we have certain weeks set aside for you! They are:
- June 22--June 26 - Mornings 9 am - 1pm
- July 6--10 -- Afternoons 1p.m. -- 5 p.m.
- July 13-17 -- Afternoons 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- July 27--July 31 -- Mornings 9 am - 1pm
- August 3 to August 7 -- Afternoons 1pm- 5pm
- August 10-- August 14 - MINI MIGHTS, age 6, 7, or 8 -- Afternoons 1 pm to 5 pm