Nottingham Equestrian Center
16848 Towar Avenue ♦ East Lansing, MI ♦ 48823-1557 ♦ 517.351.7304
Pony Camp is only Monday through Friday.
Nottingham & You
Every year Nottingham Equestrian Center holds several Pony Camps. Our professional staff works extremely hard to put together a schedule of sessions that will delight and challenge all levels of riders.
Each day of camp will include grooming and tacking of one of our well-trained ponies or horses for a one hour mounted lesson. The lessons will work on improving riders' balance and position as well as coordination with their horses in different riding patterns and exercises. Immediately after their lesson, campers will enjoy a short, relaxing trail ride around the farm.
The remaining camp hours will be filled with both educational and recreational activities. Horse educational topics include presentations from our barn farrier and visiting veterinarians on horse health issues. Other topics taught by our camp counselors include breeds of horses, color and markings, parts of tack and the horse, horse behavior, care and feeding, horse sense and safety, and showing preparation. Recreational activities include daily arts and crafts projects, a variety of games using newly learned horse skills and gymnastics exercises on a bareback voltege horse.
Back by popular demand!
This year we are excited to again be offering the session called “Nottingham Nature Nook” in each week of camp. During this afternoon session, all the campers will learn about the local wildlife and plants that surround Nottingham. Time will be spent with a local wildlife biologist and wildlife rehabilitator who will take the children on a guided nature walk. The session will finish with a project that the campers can bring home to benefit their local wildlife.
Schedule and Fees
Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm. (Before and after care can be provided for $9.00/hr.) On Monday morning all children will need to check in between 8:45 and 9:00am. On Friday afternoon the campers will perform a riding demonstration with a party for family and friends immediately following.
Each session will be limited to 12 students, ages 6 years to 12. The fee for the week is $300. A second week may be attended for $275.
A deposit of $150 is required for each child for each session and must be included with the camp application.
2015 Summer Sessions:
Reservations for camp cannot be made over the phone.
Advanced Pony Camp
Advanced camp is for ages 10-15 for all intermediate to advanced riders looking to improve their riding skills and move up the levels. Advanced camp will focus on complete horsemanship, horse care, grooming, horse health, and showing/ competition. Advanced Camp dates will be determined once the summer has started.....any and all applicants for Advanced camp MUST be current NEC students, or riding regularly under a trainers supervision. Please call the barn (517) 351-7304 if you are interested in Advanced Camp.
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