During the summer months, the regular lesson schedule is suspended due to hot weather and vacation schedules. There will be evening classes offered for adults and interested students. We accept new riders with no previous riding experience in the Standard/Vaulting Camps and evening lessons. We accept riders 6 years old and up into our vaulting program (the safest of all equestrian sports!) and 7 and up into our regular riding program.

Standard Camps: are offered in the mornings to take advantage of the cooler weather and to allow for a more concentrated learning program.  Students will spend one full day on Thursday during the week to help prepare for a cookout that evening, at which the evening meal will be cooked over an open fire.  During the week, the student is responsible for the care of their horse and tack.  Ring riding, trail riding, mounted games, vaulting and ground lessons are included.  Groups are limited to 8 riders. No fluff, lots of time in the saddle! 8 AM to 1 PM and all day on Thursday.

Vaulting Camp:   Sessions are appropriate for beginning level as well as experienced vaulters preparing for Regionals (6/28-7/1; Lexington, VA) and German exchange program (7/9-13)  Go to: www.americanvaulting.org for more information about vaulting. We did an exchange with a vaulting team in Hannover, Germany last year and we are hosting them in July!

Ride/Farm/Cook Camp: spend the week riding in the morning and learning organic gardening/cooking produce in the afternoon from the garden with Carol Land MS, RD, LDN- who has been organic gardening for over 40 years and has great cooking skills that she would like to pass onto the next generation! Camp will end at 5:30 PM.

Local Trail Camp- this week will involve trail riding at local parks and green ways to have an intensive trail riding experience.

Assistant Instructor Camp:  This is for older, more experienced students who want to assist at our Standard Clinics. Certified Horsemanship Association curriculum is followed, candidates teach lessons, role play students and are evaluated and at the end of the week, there will be a written test. There are 4 levels within this certification program. For more information about CHA, go to www.cha-ahse.org . 


Fees:  $350/rider for Standard, Advanced, Assistant Instructor, and Vaulting Camps or $80/daily vaulting.  $450 for ride/farm/cook week. $400 for local trail camp.  $45/rider for evening group lessons and $80/rider for evening private lessons.

Time Schedule:  Standard and Local Trail Camps - 8:00 AM to 1:00 and on Thursday- the whole day; Vaulting Camps and Assistant Instructor Camp - 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Ride/Farm/Cook Camp- 8-5:00


Session 1: June 11-15 Assistant Instructor Camp

Session 2: June 18-22 Standard Camp

Session 3: June 23-27 Vaulting Camp

Session 4: July 3-7 Standard Camp

Session 5: July 9-13 Vaulting Camp- Exchange with German Team

Session 6: July 16-20 Ride/Farm/Cook Camp

Session 7: July 23-27 Standard Camp

Session 8: July 30-August 3; Standard Camp

Session 10: August 6-10 Standard Camp

Session 11: August 13-17 Standard Camp

Session 12: August 20-24 Local Trail Riding Camp


Any questions? Call Carol at 704-843-4306 or email at shearose@mindspring.com. Visit us on facebook as Shea Rose Farm and Shea Rose Vaulters.

Shea Rose Farm Summer Camps