Horsemanship Camp

For Children with Disabilities

Intellectual Disabilities ~ Learning Disabilities ~ Autism 6 – 15 years of age (Available to St. Louis County residents only) Weight Limit: 140 pounds

Dates and Cost

Camp dates:

June 5 – 9
June 12 – 16
June 19 – 23
June 26 – 30

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Monday – Friday
Cost: $250 per week

The Jamestown New Horizons Horsemanship Camps are all about allowing children to move! They have daily riding lessons. They bend and stretch while grooming and bathing their horses and ponies. They are instructed in vaulting movements on a special vaulting barrel and then on Peat Moss, the Equicizer. They have lots of opportunities to play outdoors with their peers to get plenty of exercise in a safe environment surrounded by nature. Experienced therapeutic riding instructors and well-trained volunteers help to ensure their safety.

The JNH riders are taught to work as partners with their mounts and are instructed in all aspects of horsemanship to help them understand the nature of the horse. Through this understanding and caring, the students gain a sense of responsibility and develop self-confidence and courage.

To enroll, the following forms need to be completed and sent to Jamestown New Horizons:

1. Horsemanship Camp Registration form
2. Liability Release
3. Medical Emergency form
4. Physician's Statement
Click here for the forms

For additional information, contact Bonnie Grueninger, the Program Director.



" A man on a horse is spiritually, as well as physically, bigger than a man on foot" ~John Steinbeck