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Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is an activity at Camp Seafarer and requires an extra fee. Campers must be at least 9 years old registered in a two-week or four-week program to participate.

Our horses are leased each summer from St. Andrews University’s Equestrian program in Laurinburg, NC.

Campers may choose to take horseback riding lessons or trail rides. Campers must supply their own riding equipment, which includes an ASTM-SEI approved helmet, riding boots, and long pants.

Horseback Riding Lessons

In horseback riding lessons, campers receive instruction in hunter seat equitation using the forward riding system. There is a 1:4 staff to camper ratio. Lessons are offered for beginner, intermediate and advanced in one-hour sessions for two or three days per week*. Additionally, advanced classes (four-week campers only) are two-hours and meet three times per week.

*Lessons offered three days per week are only offered for four-week campers.

Trail Rides

Camp Seafarer’s horse trails consist of a series of interlocking trails that compromise about 150 acres of beautiful serenity. Riders can expect to see a variety of habitats and wildlife. Once they are on the trails, campers will find that trail riding is a fun and educational equine activity that allows them to enhance their riding skills outside of the ring and enjoy their horse in an open and natural environment. Each ride is guided by our knowledgeable staff and will offer a unique experience that is for all levels of riders from the beginner to the advanced. This ride can be done in a Western seat or English seat and will be the rider’s choice. 


Four Week Camper Riding Options

Advanced Riding Lessons(2 hours for 3 days a week) - $959

Riding Lessons(1 hour for 2 days a week) - $305

Riding Lessons(1 hour for 3 days a week) - $452

Trail Riding(1 ride per week) - $176

Two Week Camper Riding Options

Riding Lessons(1 hour for 2 days a week) - $152

Trail Riding(1 ride per week) - $89


In order to cancel a Horseback Riding program, Camp must receive a written cancellation before May 15. The registration fee is nonrefundable. 

In cases where Horseback Riding lessons are canceled due to inclement weather, we make every effort to make up the missing lesson if weather and program schedules permit.  Canceled lessons due to inclement weather will not be refunded. Rates for our horseback riding offerings take into account the fact that most campers will miss at least one lesson for weather or a program conflict. Non-attendance for lessons does not result in a refund.  When you enroll your child, you are reserving a space, time and staffing whether or not your child attends the lesson.  

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Sessions Offered