Camp Program

Our Camps are a hit every year and fill up fast.

If your child is CRAZY about horses and ponies, than our Pony Gang Camp is perfect, because it is specially-designed with you child in mind. 

 

A regular Horse Camp is not offering enough horse time? 

 

Don't worry, there are more horse activities here at the most "Horse craziest Camp" ever, than you see in any other Camp. 

 

Girls will attend four horse related activities each day. For the afternoon we offer our campers great daily changing fun and team building activities. 

 

This will keep each day exciting and helps the girls to learn new skills. 


Activities offered


Western Riding

Our Western riding lessons here at Pony Gang Camp in Camden, South Carolina offer you several different options to choose from. Each of our instructions is tailored to each individual rider.

We strive for the safety of our students first. Building a strong foundation in balance, seat and leg communication in the western saddle. 

Our lessons include 

  • Ranch horse riding  
  • Western pleasure 
  • Competition Trail 
  • In Hand Trail 
  • Basics of Barrel Race and Pole Bending

Hunter/Jumper

Hunter / Jumper instruction at Pony Gang Camp  emphasizes balance, seat, and legs to communicate with the horse!

  • Trains legs to be in proper position
  • Maintains proper body position
  • Correctly use leg signals
  • Does not rely on stirrups and reins for balance
  • Use of correct rein aids

Equitation and Balance is key to riding – it is the main foundation on which our Horseback riding program is based on.


Equestrian Vaulting

Vaulting is dance & gymnastics on the back of a moving horse while it is being controlled by a lunger.

 

Vaulting is rooted in ancient military training and has been around for centuries. Many Riding programs throughout Europe require little kids to start with vaulting before riding as it facilitates strength, balance & harmony needed for safe & successful riding.

 

Our Campers will be introduced into this equestrian sports if they are here for the first time or keep on learning if they already participated in it in the 2020 Camp year. 

 

 

 

Trick Riding

Trick riding is about acrobatics on the running horse.   You have to be a little adventurous and just a little bit of a daredevil!

 

But don't worry, the whole trick riding is not really as wild as it looks, because as with any good equestrian training, we will start things very slowly here at Pony Gang Equestrian Services. 

Each step of a trick move will be practiced first on the standing horse or on our wooden training horse. If this is understood the exercises are tried out in a walk with a handler leading the horse.

And with increasing security in the trick moves the trick rider will start controlling the horse him/herself. 


Horsemanship

The Horsemanship part of our Camp invites our campers to learn about the care of horses. Grooming, feeding, tacking, stable and barn management are all areas our campers will learn about.

 

By the end of the session, they will know that taking care of a horse isn’t simple, but it is so much fun!

Other Activities

Campers choose one of our two daily offered afternoon activities from a list and participate in one camp team activity. 

 

Our class size are kept small allowing for close instruction and the building of skills. 

 

 

 




IS ONE OF OUR CAMPS RIGHT FOR YOU?

 

Our facility is amazing. We love sharing our idyllic location in the wonderful country side of Kershaw County in South Carolina with our campers. Kids that come to our Camps often can't wait to return in the next summer.

 

Pony Gang Farm owner, and our Camp staff are dedicated to the mission and benefits that summer camp offers. We strive to make sure that every child that spends time at Pony Gang Farm experiences love, acceptance, and fun!

 

Our Equestrian Overnight Area gives the girls a feel of home. Our happy campers, along with our Overnight counselor, will share an air conditioned 1300 square feet area. With bathroom and shower right there. 

 

Overnight and Day Campers will together set out for daily adventures, enjoy exciting activities and explore this magical place called Pony Gang Farm.