Events and Clinics

2018 Upcoming Events

camp.2015.vetJune 12 – 14, 2018 (Black Forest, CO; 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Care and Keeping of Horses Camp (ages 9 and up). This camp offers participants a chance to learn about horses, their history and even emergencies – like wildfires – and specifically what it takes to own a horse, including the current costs involved such as the price of hay and all of the equine procedures necessary to keep a horse healthy. Guest speakers include an equine veterinarian, equine dentist and farrier. Arts and crafts, poetry and short stories also make up part of the curriculum. All are age appropriate for campers. Cost is $100 per camper. Limit of 16 participants.

foothills.2014This camp will not be held during 2018 due to schedule conflicts. Look for it again in 2019:

Hanging Around Horses Camp. This camp teaches students about the valuable part horses have played in developing our country, horse abuse, horse slaughter, and what young people can do to get involved and make a difference. This camp includes a BBQ, a grooming contest and barn dance. Pre-requisite is the Care and Keeping of Horses camp.

June 21 – 22, 2018 (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Mini Horse Camp, for ages 5 to 8 years. Campers will have a fun, hands-on experience learning about “mini horses” including how to be safe when properly caring for them (grooming, basic handling). There will be games, crafts and stories about horses to make this camp an age-appropriate learning experience. Cost is $75 per camper; limit of 12 participants.
Contact Marion for questions or to sign up, [email protected]

Horse Ownership 101 – This educational event will return again in 2019.

This is a one day, family-oriented learning experience as to the responsibilities involved with horse ownership. Curriculum includes prey-predator and herd relationships and basic behaviors, costs involved, options to owning, some hands-on (grooming).
Contact Marion Nagle for date and time, [email protected].

camp.2015.leadingHorse Camp Feedback

“I wanted to tell you how much Caroline has enjoyed the camp. Yesterday as we were leaving she said, “Oh….I don’t want this to end!”. I was worried at first that she might be bored (because she has taken lessons for several years) or feel like she was too old. Well, she has loved it! Thank you! Please thank all your helpers too!”
– Maura R, CO

“I took camps with the Equine Rescue and loved it! I learned so much about horses and how to ride them. The camp also taught me about preventing horses from becoming slaughtered. I learned how to take care of horses and watched a tape on a horse miracle. I’d love to take another camp and hope to in my future!”
– Morgan

“I just wanted to write to say how much we enjoy the camps and clinics. Amara and Marion do a wonderful job of teaching the young kids about ALL aspects of life-long horse ownership and care, not just the “fun” stuff. The camps and clinics are very informative and age-appropriate with real life demonstrations from the equine vet and farrier. They make the learning so much fun with hands on horse care and horse games, as well as an awesome barn dance and movie viewing with the horses. Definitely enhanced my daughter’s love of horses and knowledge of what to expect when she got her own horse.”
– Jodie and Keira B., Colo. Spgs.

“Just wanted to thank you for today!! The horse ownership camp was extremely informative and well put together! We learned a lot and are looking forward to owning our own horses one day!! ”
– Becky, Brooke, & Hannah

“We had such a remarkable time today! The kids learned a lot and had a great time doing it! Thank you, thank you!”
– K. Gengler, CO