Summer Horse Camps

Camps at Icssoma Farm LLC offer an opportunity for students to receive individual attention in a carefully designed program. The program is tailored to safely build participants skills, strengths and confidence while having an opportunity for focused work on areas that need development. Students will have the unique opportunity to work with rescue horses, do ground work, and understand concepts involved in horse training.

Camp is limited to 8 students at any one session. Because of our individualized attention, any session is suitable for first time riders through 3rd level dressage and/or training level eventors. We will provide morning snacks for all campers. We ask that you send a healthy bag lunch.

2018 Camp Dates and Cost

Day Camp: 8:30-1:30

Building Harmony with Horses, 1 week horse summer camp

June 25th – June 29th – $350

Camp is for all who want to know more about horses whethor they are novices or advanced equestrians.   (Ages 11-14)

Description:  This one week camp will give youhts from 11-14 an opportunity to understand horses, who they are, and how they communicate.  Participants will learn some of the most effective ways to work with horses.  Students will learn behaviors so they will be seen as the heard leader, learn techniques to help horses relax, and give horses confidence.  All work will be done from the ground (not mounted).

This camp is appropriate for beginners to advanced equestrians, for skilled riders as well as novices who want to have a deeper understanding of horses, develop communication skills with equine friends, and have a closer, deeper relationship with horses.

Some of the areas that will be addressed:

  • approaching
  • effective leading
  • cooperative catching
  • round pen work
  • body work

This will be a small camp limited to six individuals.  Camp will be run by two experienced horse women, camp savvy, skillful equestrians, and one “horse whisperer”.

Participants will have the opportunity to continue their endeavors by working with horses in the volunteer setting of Well Trained Horses, a horse rescue, located at Icssoma Farm.

Camp cost will be $350, $125 deposit will hold paticipant space until full payment is recieved on or before the 1st day of camp.  For a more detailed refund/cancellation policy, please see registration form.  Available online or by mail upon request

$10 discount for each enrolled sibling
$15 discounts for referring new campers



Each full day of camp, students will receive a private or semi-private lesson and a second ride or hands on lecture. Lessons will be geared to campers level of experience. Beginners needs will cover topics ranging from leading a horse, properly tying, grooming, mounting, identifying horses and basic horse care. More advanced topics will include first aid, horse psychology, recognizing problem indicators and addressing them before they develop to a difficult behavior with the horse. Additionally, lunging, long reining and much, much more. Campers will be involved with the full care of one to three horses, including feeding, grooming, safety, tacking up and untacking. Daily riding lessons will cater to the individual’s skill and ability, including basic riding skills, as well as groundwork, dressage, jumping, vaulting and trails when appropriate.For further questions or to receive our brochure/registration by mail, please call, or e-mail us.


(707) 829-3600


“Lydia has talked about camp all year… this year she wants to come for two sessions”
~ Lydia’s mom (Lydia, age 9)

“The best part of summer. Sophia talks about it all year. She says it is better than Christmas.”
~ Sophia’s mom, (Sophia, summer 2010)

“My girls asked to come the entire summer. They said it was the best horse experience they ever had.”
~ S. Moore, summer 2010

“The highlight of my summer!…a great time of fun & learning…..Susan’s special flair for teaching, with youth or adults, and her uncanny ability to identify the best approach for each student, makes learning very personal, while campers get satisfaction learning from each others experiences.”
~ M. Fallon, fall ’09