Steppingstone Farm hosted a local girl scout troop and helped them earn their horsemanship badge. The girls learned all about horses and their care, and finished their day up in the saddle.
As the kids are counting down the number of days left for school this year, Steppingstone Farm is counting down the days to Horse Camp! There will be 4 weeks filled with lots of happy hard-working campers! We are very excited!
Today marks a sad day as we celebrate Valentines we are also missing a piece of our hearts as it also marks 1 year since “Chance” passed over that rainbow bridge. We celebrate all the love he gave us and honor his beautiful soul. It brings peace to know hes running free up in the heavenly skies along side his best friend “Blue” while celebrating turning 36 yesterday up in the clouds! We love and miss you everyday old man.
Dont delay!! Hard to believe the school year is halfway over already!! Before you know it summer will be upon us!! Sign up ahead of time to reserve your child’s spot with just a small deposit required (nonrefundable but will go towards the full balance due). Several camp weeks offered to choose from from full or half day!! Age 7 and up, NO riding experience needed! Note* this is a RIDING camp so we will be in the saddle most of the day!* This is a GREAT way for your child to learn the basics of the horse, how to tack and ride properly and safely which in turn can open the door to regular lessons once school begins again if your child falls in love with the sport! Contact Nina Fisher 904-814-0631 to reserve your spot and for further details or any questions. See you in the saddle!!
Mark your calendar folks, we here at SSF will begin routine lessons again as the summer is winding down and the school year being just around the corner! We only have 4 openings so dont delay and please contact Nina Fisher at 904-814-0631 for any questions or further details. We only offer group lessons. (*see Lessons menu link for lesson days/times and fees*) We will welcome many new faces as well as old faces! SSF looks forward to lots of new beginnings and journies for all! See ya in the saddle!!
New campers meeting the horses and their counselors!
In the saddle and on the leadline learning the ropes with their counselors!!
Campers double barebacking with their counselors in a game of Freeze tag!
Morning Trail ride off property with their counselors!
Campers working on steering and learning how to post with their counselors!
Campers having fun and reaching for the stars!
Day 1: Learning In-Hand
Everyone in the saddle eager and ready to learn:
Learning in the saddle on the lead line:
Riding on their own and finding their balance:
Playing Freeze Tag, working on balance and going over poles!
Ella (established SSF rider) on top of “Whiskey” showing the new campers how fun horses can be!
Grace(established SSF rider) jumping “Honey”!
Playing Simon Says!
Team race to put back together a Bridle!
In Hand Obstacle Course!
Mini Trail ride on property!
Learning to post the trot and going over poles!
Trotting over vertical pole jump and learning two point position!
Campers goofing off, having fun and relaxing with their mounts! Much deserved for both parties!
Few of the horses and campers captured getting some R & R in!
PIZZA PARTY to celebrate the last day of camp and much deserved for all their hard work!
Ella and the other Ella showing off their skills in bareback double jumping & in the 2 man pick up game!
Thanks to these awesome campers for coming and we hope to see them all again!
Day 1: Bounce line
Ella & “Chip”
Day 3: Bonding
Day 4: Hog’s Back Jump
Swedish Oxer Jump:
After lunch Trailer Loading practice:
3’3 Bounce Line:
SSF riders Camp Photos: