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. Maximum weight of 200 pounds. 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.

2019 Sessions ($150 for members, $175 for non-members)

Week #2 – June 10 to June 14, 2019 
Week #3 – June 17 to June 21, 2019 Full – (Get on our wait-list)
Week #4 – June 24 to June 28, 2019 Full – (Get on our wait-list)
Week #5 – July 1 to July 5, 2019 (We are open for camp on July 4th)
Week #7 – July 15 to July 19, 2019 Full – (Get on our wait-list)
Week #8 – July 22 to July 26, 2019
Week #9 – July 29 to August 2, 2019 Full – (Get on our wait-list)

 


Ready to Ride 1.5

This session is by invitation only and is for those who are trotting and are ready to learn or continue to work on Loping/Cantering. If you are interested in signing up for this program please contact our Equestrian Staff. This program will also include both mounted and unmounted lessons. During the mounted portion students will work on a specific pattern that they will show off during an end of week Horse Show. Unmounted lessons include what it takes to be a horse owner. See the staff for more details.

Ready to Ride 1.5 runs Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, and include a horse show the following Saturday. Because of the daily length of this program, we do not recommend adding it to Day or Overnight Camp. Lunch will be included at the Camp Carter Dining Hall each day. ($175 for members, $225 for non-members)

Week #6 – July 8 to July 13, 2019

 


Ready to Ride 2

This session is by invitation only and is for those ready to learn or continue to work on a riding specialty (Barrels, Eventing, etc…) If you are interested in signing up for this program please contact our Equestrian Staff. This program will also include both mounted and unmounted lessons. During the mounted portion students will work on a specific pattern that they will show off during an end of week Horse Show. Unmounted lessons include what it takes to be a horse owner. See the staff for more details.

Ready to Ride 2 runs Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, and include a horse show the following Saturday. Because of the daily length of this program, we do not recommend adding it to Day or Overnight Camp. Lunch will be included at the Camp Carter Dining Hall each day. ($175 for members, $225 for non-members)

Week #1 – June 3-7, 2019
Week #10 – August 5-9, 2019

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