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Equestrian

YMCA Camp Eberhart’s equestrian programs combine safe and healthy horses, trained staff, and excellent facilities to create a positive atmosphere where campers can focus on horses. These programs allow our campers the opportunity to advance their horseback riding skills, expand their horsemanship knowledge, and enjoy riding with friends.

We feature a herd of well trained horses of a variety of breeds, sizes and personalities. Plus, all YMCA Camp Eberhart horseback riding programs are instructed by equestrian-trained, first aid/CPR certified staff. Our goal is to teach participants the fundamentals of riding while developing skills, coordination, confidence, and self-esteem.

TRAIL RIDES

Available year-round for anyone age 9+. Come have a wonderful time riding on one of our many miles of trails. Situated on 200 acres on beautiful Corey Lake, the scenery is great year round – from warm Spring rides, colorful Fall rides, or a fresh snow Winter ride. We have an awesome herd of horses and ponies very familiar with our trails and love to explore. With an experienced staff to accompany you on your ride, you will have an awesome experience! Please schedule in advance by calling 269-244-5125 or email Equestrian Director Marie Wilson at marie@ymcacampeberhart.org.

Individual or group trail rides
Half-hour rides $15 per person
One hour rides $25 per person

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private and semi-private lessons are available in the Spring, Fall, and Winter months. Learn new skills at your own pace. Call us to set aside this time just for you!
Private Lessons: $25 per lesson.  Semi-Private Lessons: $20 per lesson.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR RIDING

YMCA Camp Eberhart provides scholarship assistance for all of our programs.  If you would like to participate in one of our equestrian programs but need financial assistance, please contact our camp office for more information.

DONATING HORSES

We are continuing to build our permanent herd and could always use a few more quiet, well-trained ponies or horses for beginning riders. Donated horses should be between the ages of five and fifteen, be sound, kind and tolerant. Please recommend to anyone looking for a loving home for such horses – we have plenty of TLC for them!