Riding & Equestrian Program
Horseback riding has been a tradition at Camp Skyline Ranch since 1947. Throughout the years Camp Skyline has built a reputation of having one of the finest riding programs in the South.
Maybe you’re an experienced rider or maybe you’ve never been on a horse before. Either way, you’ll love the Skyline horses! Camp Skyline offers one hour riding classes for every age group. Campers who sign up for horseback riding are in the saddle every day, with instruction in the ring and on the trail. Classes are offered in beginner, intermediate and advanced working on skills such as walk, trot, and canter.
Riding Facilities & Instructors
Skyline has three large oval riding rings where English riding is taught. Beautiful trails winding through acres of woods make trail riding an exhilarating part of our riding program. Instructors lead and follow all trail rides. Thorough and careful instruction in the fundamentals of horsemanship allows each girl to enjoy riding with assurance. Skyline’s riding instructors are well trained and certified by the Certified Horsemanship Association or Christian Camp Horsemanship International (CCHI).
A long time tradition of the horseback riding program is the Camp Skyline Horse Show. In this event, each girl competes with other riders of her own age and ability to display her progress in horsemanship. The top riders from the Horse Show are chosen to compete in the Grand Championship.
The Equestrian Program
Do you love horses or want to greatly improve your riding ability? Then Skyline’s Equestrian Program is for you! The Equestrian Program is a separate program from Skyline’s one-hour horseback riding option. Campers participating in the Equestrian Program will have more time in the saddle, concentrating on riding and horsemanship for three out of six periods each day. The periods not spent riding are chosen from over 25 activity options by the camper.
Equestrian program participants will be provided with individualized instruction with lessons being based on the rider’s ability. Campers will have an opportunity to work on improving their riding skills and may work up to advanced skills such as jumping. Participants will also ride in the Equestrian Horse Show and may even be chosen to compete in Skyline’s Grand Championship.
Equestrian Program campers must sign up for this program before their session begins. Please log on to your Skyline account to sign up or email us for a the paper version.
The Skyline Stables were rebuilt in 2007 and can house as many as 48 horses. Three English Rings, one Western Ring, trails and the Equestrian classroom also adorn the stable grounds.