704-992-1550 - Summer Camp
LATTA EQUESTRIAN CENTER -         Come Ride With Us!











**NEW THIS YEAR:
Professional pictures by Rick Belden Photography included in the summer camp price! On Fridays we put on a 'camp show' for the campers friends and families to come see everything they have learned during the week. At the show, Rick takes individual and group pictures of your child! Check out his website at rickbeldenphotography.com

Parents/Guardians,
   
Thank you for your interest in the Latta Equestrian Center, Day Camp. The camp week is structured to provide our campers with good 'horse sense’ while having lots of fun.

Our camp sessions run Monday through Friday beginning in June and ending in August. We offer camps for both beginner and intermediate riders. Campers must be 7 years old or older by their camp week. The intermediate camp will be available to campers that have attended the beginner camp or have had 8 hours of riding lessons. 

At the intermediate level, our campers will proceed to lope, including trotting on diagonals, balance of horse and rider, school figures, correct leads and maneuvering around patterns. Lessons are on flat-work only; working with communication skills, balance and body alignment.
 This year's focus will be western riding patterns, designed to help our campers learn more about controlling their horses. If you aren't sure what level would best fit your child, give our camp director a call and ask!
 
Our riding lessons during camp will be coordinated by our camp instructor, Sierra Cheatham, who ran camp last year. Classroom sessions include training of key topics that every rider should know. These classes are designed to build our rider’s self confidence while teaching horsemanship and safety. The lessons concentrate on safety first, proper grooming, communication skills, body alignment, balance and an independent seat. The building blocks of becoming a good rider.
 
Of course, we will also have time for games and group activities providing fun and entertainment all week long. 

About our summer camp instructor, Sierra Cheatham:
Sierra is currently a junior at Appalachian State University, studying Elementary Education. In the past, she has won 4 National Championships and 2 National Grand Championships through the National Walking Horse Association. She has ridden for Appalachian State's equestrian team and trained under the area's top trainers. She rides everything from English to Western, but has a passion for teaching western riding! She has been with us here at Latta for over 4 years and has a large knowledge of all the horses we use here at camp! In her free time she enjoys riding her two horses with her dad.


Check out this year's registration packet! Sign ups for camp are NOW OPEN. Call today to reserve your spot! 704-992-1550. 

For questions about summer camp, call or email our camp director, Sierra Cheatham at 704-618-6882 or cheathamsv@appstate.edu.

Camp 2016 Dates:
            Beginner: June 13-17, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 25-29, August 8-12

            Intermediate: June 20-24, July 4-8, July 18-22, August 1-5, August 15-19
 
 For more information on times and prices, please click on our registration packet below...
                                                       
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