Circle Lake Ranch’s equestrian center offers summer horse camp educational programs and is located in Katy, Texas. Our sessions have been held since 1998, our safety record is flawless, and our riders leave the ranch happy and well-educated!
We have programs for the beginning equestrian student. We also have a fantastic indoor classroom with life-size horse, an overhead projector and surround sound to enhance the learning experience!
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Horseback summer camp lessons at Circle Lake Ranch equestrian center are fun, exciting, and students leave with memories for a lifetime!
The new 2015 dates are:
June 8 – 12
June 15 – 19
July 22 – 26
July 13 – July 17
July 20 – July 24
August 03 – August 07
August 10 – August 14
August 17 – August 21
IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:
All classes will be from 8 AM – 12 NOON; students will not eat their lunch at the ranch due to e.coli concerns unless there is a medical reason. (we have never had a problem before and want to be safe) Please eat a big breakfast before coming to class!
We require a medical and liability release prior to riding.
There will be a horse show on Friday, the time for your child’s class will be given to you by Thursday of each week.
Questions? Email Dr. Layne at this link:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT MAKES OUR CAMP SPECIAL?
We really teach the campers to ride. Every camper’s favorite activity seems to be horseback riding! Students receive daily instruction in horseback riding. Side-walkers are available for each beginning student until they are able to control their horses. We own over twenty lesson horses and they were selected for their gentle personalities. Safety is our ultimate priority. Our programs teach horsemanship and strive to build children’s self confidence.
On the last day of camp the riders participate in a horse show with ribbons and all! Everyone leaves with a prize!
WHAT DO STUDENTS DO?
Students will rotate through different learning centers which may include, but are not limited to: horse feeding, tacking (putting equipment on the horse), washing & grooming, and identifying the parts of a horse, saddle, and bridle in addition to a daily riding lesson and artwork that is learning and horse-oriented.
WHAT IS THE COST?
The cost is $375.00 which is paid as a deposit of $175 and the balance of $200 the first morning of camp. Checks should be made out to Circle Lake Ranch, Inc. Your confirmation will not be sent until your deposit has been made. If you need to cancel camp, we will transfer your deposit to another camp date (if one is available) or exchange it for riding lessons within 60 days of the scheduled camp in case of emergency or illness, however cash refunds are not given.
WHAT PAPERWORK DO I NEED?
We require the following:
– 2015 Registration form
– Medical Form (requires notarization)
– Doctor’s Release for Physical Activity dated within the past year.
– Liability Waiver Signed by both parents or legal guardian(s). These forms are required the first day of camp.
WHAT ARE THE AGES?
The beginning horse day camp is for ages 6-12. We cannot take students under the age of six due to the Texas Equine Liability Act.
LENGTH OF CAMPS AND TIMES
Camp sessions are held from 8 am -12noon, Monday through Friday. There is a $10 penalty for late pick-ups.
WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING
Riders must wear jeans and appropriate footwear –paddock, riding, or cowboy boots – NO TENNIS SHOES. Helmets are required for horseback riding, riders are encouraged to bring their own helmets (We have helmets available if you don’t own one). The riders also need to eat breakfast, and apply sunscreen before coming each day although we usually ride under shade cover.
CAN I STAY AND WATCH MY CHILD?
Security is important to us. We cannot have parents whom we do not know staying with the children. We have a horse show the last day so your child can demonstrate what they have learned during this time. Our staff is kind, caring and attentive and since our inception we have had no injuries or harm to campers in any way.
Call us at 281.395.4311 or email Layne@circlelakeranch.com.
Circle Lake Ranch, Inc.
1102 Circle Lake Drive
Katy, Texas 77494
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