Summer Horse Programs

Trail Rides

Come enjoy our scenic trail that winds through the heart of our woodlands and leads to one of the natural highest points in Fort Worth – Lookout Point! 

All riders must attend safety session and demonstrate that they can start, stop and steer their horse before heading out on the trail. All riders must wear heeled boots, long pants, and an equestrian helmet. Loaner boots and helmets are available at no charge.  Ages 8 and up. Pricing is $25 per rider.

Ready to Ride

Ready to Ride is YMCA Camp Carter’s Summer Horse Camp for 8 to 16 year olds.

Ready to Ride includes both mounted and unmounted activities and is progressive in nature, meaning that each day will build on the skills that a rider learned the day before. Space is limited and many weeks will have a waiting list.

Sessions begin at 9:30 AM and end approximately 11:30 AM. If your child is in Day or Overnight Camp at YMCA Camp Carter, they will be walked over to the Equestrian Center by YMCA staff in time for the program.

2020 Sessions ($150 for members, $175 for non-members)

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What to bring…

All participants must wear jeans or riding breaches! Please also bring a water bottle. Participants may wear their own smooth soled Cowboy/Cowgirl style boots and may bring their own current horseback riding helmet (subject to staff inspection and approval). We also have loaner boots and helmets available for use.

If you have any questions, or would like a tour of the Equestrian Center, please contact us at [email protected] or at (817) 626-0902