Pony Pals Summer Program
Our Pony Pals Summer Program provides the opportunity for children to experience what it would be like to own a pony! This five-day program, for beginner and intermediate riders aged 6-12, teaches riding and horsemanship skills in a fun and social setting.
Riders learn from uniquely qualified riding instructors and well-trained horses. The Pony Pals summer program includes the following:
- basic balance seat riding through advanced riding exercises
- elementary to advanced horsemanship skills
- fun and educational horse related activities and crafts
- caring for a specially matched Windrush pony for the entire program
- horse show at the end of the week (friends and family are invited!)
We make every effort to integrate clients of varying abilities. Please call for more details to determine if this program is a good fit for your child.
Monday – Friday 8:30am-2:30pm NEW Extended day program 2:30-4:30pm
Ages 6-7: Weeks of 7/5 and 7/17 Ages 8-12: Weeks 6/26-8/11
Giddy-Up and Grow (previously known as the Youth At-Risk Program)
This five day summer program immerses clients ages 10-14 in a complete outdoor learning experience. This program mixes horseback riding with animal husbandry, gardening, reading and writing to expose young people to new experiences, to provide opportunities for skill development, and to reinforce academic skills. Typically, clients participating in this program are considered youth at-risk, who benefit from getting outdoors in a farm environment.
Windrush also offers opportunities for specially designed unmounted morning programs, typically for groups. Do you have a group interested in learning about horse behavior, grooming, leading, or what horses eat? Do you have a group that would benefit from learning about non-verbal communication skills, self-care, or teamwork? We can help design a program that will work best for you! Clients from Swampscott High School, Bedford and Boston VA, EMARC, and various day programs have all done a variety of morning programs with us in the summer.