Mowbray Park FarmStay has been running horsemanship camps for over 40 years. The camps are suited for children aged from 8 years to 16 years.
Our camps are a wonderful way to introduce horses to children in a safe and fun environment.
The camps are suitable for all levels of experience, from the beginner to the intermediate or advanced rider who wants to keep progressing their skills and knowledge.
Our Natural Horsemanship techniques are holistic in the sense that we teach from the ground up. We talk often about horse behaviour and why horses act the way they do. In these conversations the children learn about prey and predator dynamics.
Over the duration of the camp the children will develop a partnership with their horse, they will discover how to communicate with their horse using a combination of love language and leadership.
Our aim for each child attending is that they finish the camp with a better understanding of horse behaviour, thus creating a safer environment for humans and horses.
The Camp lasts for four nights; five days in total. We start at 10:00am on the first day and will be ready to leave at 1:00pm on the final day. The last day is a time for reflection; a chance to look back over the week, and to share stories.
The children participating in the camp are looked after by a team of mature adults during their stay. We offer a healthy menu, supplemented by the odd trip to the tuck shop! We include some fun activities; hay rides, a trail ride picnic, billy tea and damper, trips to the animal nursery and the ‘trust and initiative course’ with ropes.
The camp costs $750.00 including GST. This includes 24 hour supervision, all meals, farm activities (and a horse) for the full 5 days. We require a minimum of 8 children to hold the camp, so if in the unlikely event we do not get these numbers we will contact you well before the starting date.
To make a booking or to request more information please complete our Horsemanship Camp Enquiry Form. We look forward to hearing from you!
Purchase as a Gift
You are able to purchase a Horsemanship Gift Voucher for someone in your life that you know would love to participate.