4852 Vandorf Road, Stouffville Ontario Canada L4A 7X5
Tel: 416 771 2217
At Giddyup camp equine education is about more than simply getting on your horse. Throughout the week campers participate in many activities to teach them about horse behavior and psychology. They take on the role of friend and leader to their horse as they learn to demonstrate empathy and respect, communicate through body language, make decisions and become more confident.
Campers also take responsibility for all aspects of horse care. This includes grooming, saddling, feeding, bathing, and barn chores. They learn about the day-to-day responsibilities of running a working farm. Each age group is responsible for working together to complete specific daily chores.
Of course there is still time to ride twice a day!
Our older and more independent campers participate in our equine leadership program, ‘Think Like a horse”. They are then encouraged to take on leadership tasks with the horses and the younger, less independent campers.
The GIDDYUP! horses are used year round in our therapeutic riding program. They are chosen for their calm, people-friendly personalities. Our ongoing, specialized training program is designed to teach them to react in a calm and controlled manner in all types of situations.
The 14 acre farm is located in Stouffville. Facilities include a large indoor arena, an outdoor ring and riding trails. The farm backs on the York Region Forest and miles of hiking trails.