Learn to Ride

An inclusive equestrian day camp offered in partnership with Rocky Hollow Ranch.

In a quest to expand our program options, Easter Seals Nova Scotia is pleased to present our very first Learn to Ride Day Camp during the week of July 12, 2021 at Rocky Hollow Ranch in Beaverbank, a community 20 minutes from Halifax/Dartmouth.

The camp will take place for 3 hours daily from 1:00pm until 4:00pm and be available for children ages 6 to 15 who live with a physical and/or cognitive disability.

The participation cost of the camp to families will be $100 for the entire week. The residual fee will be provided by Easter Seals Nova Scotia and our community partners.

All activities will be adjusted to the ability of the child/youth and be implemented by staff trained in Assisted Equestrian Techniques.
The Take PART Coordinator of Easter Seals Nova Scotia will be on-site every day for the week.

ACTIVITIES

The following activities are included throughout the week. All activities are adjusted to the ability and mobility challenges of the participant.

Rookie Rider Barrels

Participants will learn how to mount and dismount a horse correctly before getting on a real horse.

Daily Horse Therapy

Participants will learn how to groom and walk a horse. Participants will also enjoy a Beginner Riding Lesson or Assisted Ride.

Horse Management

Participants will learn how to interact with ranch animals including
animal meal preparation and barn management.

Camp Bullwinkle

Activities include crafting, baking, games, dancing, campfires (when permitted), wagon rides and an accessible trail walk/wheel/ride.

REGISTER

To sign-up for this program, please contact Kirsten Lebelle, Take PART coordinator, at takepart@easterseals.ns.ca or 902-453-6000 ext. 220.