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Summer Fun - Horse Camp 2024

Connect | Ride Horses & Ponies | Care for Animals | Play | Create

This summer, we've got fun plans with the horses and ponies!

Our programs:

  • Riding Lessons - available six days a week, all ages and levels.

  • Summer Camp - a four hour Mon-Fri program for beginners up to cantering.

  • Advance Summer - a six hour Mon-Fri program for more experienced riders.

  • Jr Counselors - learn leadership by supporting beginner riders & ride daily.

  • Mini Pony Adventures - a two hour parent-child program for ages 2-7.

  • Pony Diaries - a three hour homeschool program for ages 5-14.

  • Fillies & Colts - a three hour program for confident independent riders, ages 9+

  • Junior Apprentice - a full day homeschool program for experienced riders, ages 9+

  • Beach & Trail Rides - all students welcome!

A Lotte Horses is located 15min from Ventura, in Wheeler Canyon, Santa Paula. With 26 horses and ponies plus chickens, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs, cats, dogs, tortoises and more, there is always plenty to do at A Lotte Horses. All our riders learn to muck, groom, tack and ride. Connection, horsemanship, animal care and developing riding skills are the cornerstones of all our camps, lessons and homeschool programs.

Our lessons, camps and homeschool programs are all created with the rider in mind. Our staff team consists of expert horse trainers, state credentialed teachers and certified Waldorf teachers.

This summer, we explore crafts themes across nine weeks, including all things pony, woodwork, summer gardens, build a village, leatherwork/macrame, story stitch, derby, three day eventing and more. We'll create solar dye projects and bake in a solar oven. We'll make horse treats and get creative in addition to learning to ride and care for the horses.

Always, we start our day with circle, reviewing safety tips and connecting through word and games. Depending on the day, we might walk ponies, give them turnouts and bathe them. Always, we muck, groom, tack and ride. All riders help to tack up fully with support as needed.

We hope to see you this summer!


Ride all week, bathe, groom, get to know our equine friends, and create related crafts.

Jun 24-28 WOODWORK

Ride all week, care for the animals as well as carving, drilling & creating with wood.

Jul 1-5 SUMMER GARDENS (no camp July 4th & 5th)

Ride all week, care for the animals and plant summer gardens, sprouts and celebrate summer in crafts.


Ride all week, care for the animals and let your imagination soar while creating a tiny village of creatures, carts, rock climbing walls, gold mines, swings, houses, paths etc.

Jul 15-19 THREE DAY EVENTING (requires approval)

We will explore the three phases of eventing: dressage, stadium jumping and cross country. Riders will ride daily, and focus on the details of succeeding at this challenging sport, including cleaning tack, grooming, bathing, braiding and pacing their ride.


Ride all week, care for the animals and create with leather and rope.


Ride all week, care for the animals and stitch your story in threads.

Aug 5-9 DERBY (requires approval)

Practice and prepare for the derby - dressage, jumping, cross country.


Ride all week, bathe, groom, get to know our equine friends, and create related crafts.

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