Ranchers who attend one of our Horse Camps can expect 2-3 hours of barn time each day, as well as the opportunity to ride in our closing Rodeo! They will also have the chance to enjoy many of the regular activities of camp: cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool, learn to work with your bunkhouse on the Confidence Course, and be challenged spiritually by exciting Bible studies and chapels. These are great weeks to grow closer to God while enhancing your horse skills. Come join us and learn just what it means to “Ride for the Brand.” Click to see legend for riding experience () and level of training ().
When attending this camp, you will have the ability to enjoy the activities of our Wild West Camp, but also have two hours of barn time DAILY! Your barn time will be split between arena lessons, trail rides, and fun, educational ground classes. BUT WAIT! You can also add Adventure Options, such as Paintball, the Breakfast Trail Ride, or the Overnighter! Join us for a full week of summer fun while we learn more about God and His love for us.
Come and enjoy the beautiful trails that stretch across our 600+ acre ranch. With many hours of trail riding, arena instruction, ground classes, and our unique Lunch Trail Ride, you can’t go wrong with this camp! What is a Lunch Trail Ride? On one of the days during your week, we will pack a lunch, hit the trail for a while, and then eat out on the trail. Our trails provide various levels of difficulty and you may even help blaze some new ones for us! Join us and take in God’s amazing creation during this fun, adventure-filled week!
Fire building, campfire cooking, knot tying, and riding some of our more difficult trails are just a few of the things you will experience as a Frontier Rider! You will pack your bags, pack up your horse, and camp out at our Fort Wilderness for two nights during this adventurous Horse Camp. This week will be full of riding, camping, the frontier, and truth from God’s Word that you won’t want to miss!
Are you CRAZY about horses? Perfect! This camp is specially-designed for Ranchers who are “horse-crazy!” Come and enjoy all of the activities we offer with horses: vaulting on horses, driving horses, trail rides on horses, and arena lessons with horses! Have you had enough horses yet? NO? Don’t worry, there are more horses! You will divide your time between those horse activities, plus have a daily ground class, where we will teach you as much as we can about horses! Come and learn more about one small part of God’s amazing creation–the horse–and most importantly, how much God loves you!
Register early because this camp fills fast! Whether you are just learning to ride or you are a serious competitor, this camp will be fun and challenging! We will focus on helping you improve and fine-tune your riding skills in the arena, and take you out for a fun trail ride. Some of the things we cover in classes are western pleasure, western riding and/or horsemanship patterns, Drill Team maneuvers, showmanship, gymkhana, and games on horses. Recreational or competitive riders, join us for this fun-filled week as we enjoy the gift of riding and learning about God’s gift of grace!
This camp will give you the unique opportunity to do gymnastics on horseback! Vaulting will help develop your balance, flexibility, and confidence on a horse as you learn the specific moves (known as curs) that you will then perform in the closing rodeo in a creative routine set to music. In addition to all of that, you will get to participate in fun ground classes, pony cart driving where you can earn your driver’s permit or license, and a trail ride. Don’t miss out on this unique and exciting Horse Camp!
Whether you ride recreationally or show competitively, this camp has something for everyone! If you are new to English riding or have been riding for years, come join us for this great week full of quality arena instruction, as well as informative and interactive ground classes. The lessons will include the fundamental basics of the rider’s position and how it affects the horse, as well as the opportunity to better your balance and control through a course of jumps.
Advanced English Camp
This camp is specifically designed for those who ride in a lesson program at home, enjoy competing at horse shows, and are up for a challenging week of advanced English riding. The exercises during each lesson are designed to help fine-tune your position and communication with your horse, as well as improve your timing and athleticism over jumps. With basic Dressage work incorporated into the flat warm-up to advanced jumping grids, you will take home tools that will not only help you with your horse for the week, but build you as a rider. Our goal is that you will have fun and be challenged, not just in riding, but in building godly character and what it means to glorify God in everything you do!
Come and experience what Reining is all about! During this intense* week of riding, we will introduce you to and/or help you with the maneuvers unique to Reining. Softness, body control, and precision are important to performing a good reining pattern. Throughout this week of camp, we will give you the foundational tools that will help build those very things in both you and your horse. Speeding up or slowing down your circles, smoothing out your spins, and setting your horse up for a successful stop are just some of the things that will be covered in your classes.
Drill Team Camp
Bring your creativity and team spirit, and get ready for an intense, fun week of riding! This specialized camp is for those who want to ride in a Drill Team. During the daily lessons, you will practice riding in lines and keeping equal spacing. You even get to help select music and design the drill you will perform in the week’s closing Rodeo!
What do they mean when they say, “That horse is green”? If you have ever wondered that or have an interest in training horses, come join us for this incredible week of camp. We will teach you some of the training techniques used to get a horse broke to have good ground manners, as well as making them easier to ride. We will have guest instructors such as MMR’s Director, Matt Cox, in during the week to share with you their love for horse training, but most importantly, their love for the Lord!