We are happy to see repeat summer students year after year, who return to visit with old friends and make new ones, too!
Our horses are well trained. They are gentle enough for beginners, and love teaching new students how to ride and care for them, while having the skills to challenge riders as they advance.
Hours of Fun
Our program runs Tuesday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm. Spend the day at the stables, immersed in the world of horses!
A Horse Lover's Dream
Do you have a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or other special youngster who has been bitten by the horse bug? Have you been looking for an activity packed and truly horse-centered day program for that child? Are you seeking a fun, healthy alternative to your child spending his or her summer vacation in front of the computer/TV screen? Our summer students spend four action-packed days immersed in the world of horses. They will enjoy riding, grooming, bathing, and caring for horses, in addition to making friends and memories!
Daily Riding Lessons, and More!
At the Country Trails Summer Program, students spend one incredibly special week exploring the world of horses. Each day, students learn to groom, saddle, mount and ride their own horse (assigned to them for the week). During their riding lessons, students practice balance and strengthening activities, learn to walk, trot, and canter (based on ability and experience) and play games on horseback. Students learn cues to communicate with their horses, both when mounted and when handling their horses on the ground.
Beginners Welcome, Fun For All!
Our summer program is ideal for first time riders, but engaging enough for campers with riding experience. Students gain exposure to equine anatomy, tack, nutrition, and first aid, and are often treated to visits with special guests, such as our farrier, professional horse trainers, and more, in kid friendly Q & A lectures. Our students also enjoy lunches, games and other activities in the beautiful setting of Irvine Regional Park. Our fun-filled days are designed to make an educational experience with lasting memories for each and every rider.
2019 Summer Lesson Schedule
- Week 1: June 18th-June 21st
- Week 2: June 25th-June 28th
- Week 3: July 9th-July 12th (advanced riders)
- Week 4: July 16th-July 19th
- Week 5: July 23rd-July 26th
- Week 6: July 30th-Aug 2nd
- Week 7: Aug 6th -Aug. 9th
- Week 8: Aug. 13th-Aug. 16th
For decades, our summer lesson program has completely sold out! Call or email us now to reserve you summer rider's 2019 spot. Summer tuition is $450/week, a $100 deposit is required to reserve rider's spot.
We would be pleased to email the Summer Lesson Program Overview and Sign-Up Form to you. After completion, it may be returned to us via email, mailed to our P.O. Box, or hand delivered to our stable office during business hours. (Please do not mail to our stable office.) $125 deposit may be paid via cash or check. We are looking forward to sharing the world of horses with your child!