Summer Camp Guide: Equestrian Day Camps

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Otterbein University's Equestrian Camp

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Bookmark Farms: Horse Lover's Day Camp

Ages served: 4-11

Dates/times: 6/4-8/17; full day (6+ hours) and half day (2-5 hours)

Description: We offer half-day and full-day camp sessions for horse-loving children. All campers ride every day; full-day campers ride twice. We are the longest-running equestrian camp in Central Ohio.

Cost: $210 per week for each half-day session; sign up for morning and afternoon to make a full day

Camp location: Bookmark Farms, 8824 Morse Road SW, Pataskala

For more information:Annie Promen,, 740-964-2601,

Field of Dreams: Horse Lovers' Summer Camp

Ages served: 7-16

Dates/times: 5/29-8/10; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Campers will participate in horse riding instruction and handling, art and games. Participants will have two riding sessions each day in the arena or on the trail as well as hands-on education with the horses during “Barn Talk” programs.

Cost: $395 per week, $320 for four-day camps

Camp location: Stepping Stone Stables, 1841 Unbridled Way, Blacklick

For more information:Katie Wheeler,, 614-864-9500,

Neely Equestrian Center: Neely Equestrian Center Summer Horse Camp

Ages served: 3-99

Dates/times: 6/25-6/29, 7/9-7/13, 7/23-7/27, 7/30-8/3; full day (6+ hours) and half day (2-5 hours)

Description: At Summer Horse Camp, we teach campers the basics of horseback riding and horse care. All ages are welcome. Camps offers a week of riding, games, crafts and friendship.

Cost: $325 ages 6 and older, $275 ages 5 and younger

Camp location: Neely Equestrian Center, 9288 Concord Road, Powell

For more information:Katie Neely,, 740-602-1839,

Otterbein University: Equine Camp

Ages served: 12-17

Dates/times: 6/4-6/8, 6/11-6/15, 6/25-6/29, 7/9-7/13, 7/16-7/20; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Otterbein's English riding camp is designed to expand campers' equine knowledge both on and off the horse. Campers will ride an hour and a half to two hours each day and learn the ins and outs of horse handling, equine nutrition, braiding and more.

Cost: $450

Camp location: Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science, 600 N. Spring Road, Westerville

For more information: Jill McCullough,, 614-823-1371,