HORSE CAMP STRUCTURE
Please Read All the Following Information Carefully
Critical information is in bold.
Horses in the Hood, (HHLA) sponsors a maximum of 12 people to attend horse day camp for 5 days. Camp hours are from to
Mill Creek Equestrian Center, where HHLA camps are held, is owned by Cory Walkey.
1881 Old Topanga Canyon Road
There are two release forms. One is for MINORS. One is for ADULTS.They are available in both English and Spanish.
the participant is a minor (under 18 years old) at least one parent (both parents if
applicable) or a legal guardian, must sign the Minor Release. The minor must also sign
Adults are 18 years old or older. Sign and Initial your own release.
will be mailed, and/or emailed, one of each release.
Make photocopies of the release (both sides) and provide each participant with the
appropriate release. The releases must be sent or faxed to
For spaces that require "INITIALS", if "checked" or "NOT Initialed", the release will NOT allow the participate to ride.
ANY PARTICIPANT WHO DOES NOT HAVE A CORRECTLY SIGNED RELEASE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RIDE!
AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES
An Agreement for Services between your organization and Horses in the Hood will be sent or emailed to you. This outlines the responsibilities and services between Horses in the Hood and your Organization. The signed agreement is to be mailed in advance of camp to Amy Landes at Horses In The Hood: Mill Creek needs to be told, by fax or email, the shoe size that each rider wears, whether the rider is a boy or a
girl, and how old each rider is. This information needs to
be submitted to Mill Creek 2 Weeks in advance so we can order, from New
York, any paddock boots in a size we don't have.
Mill Creek needs to be told, by fax or email, the shoe size that each rider wears, whether the rider is a boy or a girl, and how old each rider is. This information needs to be submitted to Mill Creek 2 Weeks in advance so we can order, from New York, any paddock boots in a size we don't have.
Horses in the Hood will provide an appropriate riding shoe (paddock boots), for each rider that will be attending horse camp. For safety, these paddock boots need to always be worn when riding and working around horses. At the end of each day, they will be left at Mill Creek.
Horse camp provides protective helmets for all of the riders to use. For safety, protective helmets must always be worn when riding and working around the horses.
Your organization will need to provide the transportation for the people that will be riding at horse camp. (Please contact Kathy Kusner if there is a transportation problem)
It is recommended that you give your drivers copies of the
map and the directions that are on the website before the day you go to horse camp.
See "Map and Directions to Camp at Mill Creek" on www.HorsesintheHood.org.
Campers will need to bring their own lunches, drinks and snacks except for the last day when Horses In The Hood provides a Graduation Day Pizza Party Picnic for all!
There is a 200 lb. weight limit for people that ride at Mill Creek.
The youngest that a horse camp person can be is 7 years old. Adults are very welcome to be a member of horse camp.
Riders need to wear long pants like blue jeans.
Only people who are entered in horse camp and are wearing their paddock shoes and protective helmets, and have the appropriate signed release will be riding horses!
On the first day of camp, riders will be given a book, Happy Horsemanship, about horses and riding - written by the horse!
Each rider will also be given a camera on the first day of camp. Horses in the Hood and Mill Creek Stables will have the pictures developed so the riders will have their prints on the last day of camp.
LESSONS ARE PROGRESSIVE. The same people start with and continue through the 5 days of horse camp.
Learn to brush horse.
Learn to clean horse's feet.
Learn to put tack (bridle and saddle) on horse.
Learn to take the tack off the horse after the lesson is over.
Learn how to sit properly, use your aids correctly to guide the horse and ask the horse to increase and decrease his/her gaits.
Lessons will basically be taught in a ring.
People at horse camp will, most likely, see blacksmiths shoeing horses and veterinarians doctoring horses.
On the last day of horse camp, all parents and friends of Horses In The Hood campers and friends of Horses In The Hood are invited to a Pizza Party Picnic. After the picnic lunch, the campers tack up the horses and take them to the ring where they will demonstrate to all, what they have learned during the week at horse camp. At the end of the demonstration, each rider will receive a Blue Ribbon and a Graduation Certificate. Horses in the Hood's photographer will be taking photographs. Please know that ALL are invited to the picnic lunch and riding demonstration.
(It needs to be known approximately how many will be coming to the picnic, so we will know how much food and how many drinks will be needed)
If you need copies of the different releases or have any questions, please contact one of the following:
Horses in the Hood is very happy to have you at horse camp!