About Leadership is Horsemanship Summer Day Camps
This program is endorsed by Firehorse Leadership Organization. Participants do not simply learn to ride, they are taught to care for the horse from beginning to end.Leadership is Horsemanship Day Camps
Sarah Parks Horsemanship offers one-of-a-kind programs that focus on developing leadership skills through the art of horsemanship and program leadership activities. Matched with their own equine, participants do not simply learn to ride, they are taught to care for the horse from beginning to end. They will learn equine maintenance, basic health care, grooming, saddling and riding. The benefits are twofold as participants of all ages develop qualities that are inherent to a leader such as integrity, character, responsibility, compassion and mutual trust while enjoying physical activity, healthy relationships, pride in their hard work and intellectual development. The experience of being involved in these programs will also offer them the opportunity to be mentored by other leaders, have positive role models as well as develop new relationships with other participants and their equine friends.
2019 Leadership is Horsemanship Summer Day Camp Program Dates
Sarah Parks Horsemanship offers 6 different one week (Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm) Summer Day Camp programs for children ages 7-13 years to choose from and one week (Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm) for children ages 6-8 years. Our camps are held in July and August . Check out our awesome "themed" camp week dates below!  
Click here to fill out an online Leadership is Horsemanship Summer Camp Registration and Waiver Form. You are welcome to join us at the ranch on Sunday April 14, 2019 from 1-3 pm to register your child for their favourite camp week or you may contact our Children’s Programs & Events Coordinator, Penny Stein, at info@sarahparkshorsemanship.com or 519-324-7986. Be sure to register early as Summer Camp fills up quickly!
LEADERSHIP IS HORSEMANSHIP SUMMER DAY CAMP FOR AGES 6-8  Sarah Parks Horsemanship offers a 4 day week  (Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm) Summer Day Camp programs for children ages 6-8 years . This leadership camp experience is creatively designed for younger children who are developing into their own character and have just discovered their love for ponies and horses. Children experience the full ranch life, spend quality time with their pony, enjoy interactive time and lots of new adventures with their ponies.
Program Date: Little Wranglers (Aug 6-9)
Time: Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost : $300 + HST  
    LEADERSHIP IS HORSEMANSHIP SUMMER DAY CAMP FOR AGES 7-13 Your child will bond with one of our friendly and trustworthy horses, meet new friends and develop the skills, coordination and self-confidence it takes to be a leader and ride a horse. No horse experience is necessary as we  accommodate riders of all skill levels. Your child will experience challenge and achievement through horsemanship and leadership development. They will exercise their mind and body through fun, creative, energetic and rewarding activities on the ranch!
Program dates available:  Hay Days (July  8-12) , Wild West (July  15 -19), Nickers & Nature (July  22-26), Extreme Rodeo (July 29 - Aug. 2),  Amazing Adventures (Aug.  12-16 ), Junior Ranchers (Aug.  19-23)
Time: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $350 + HST  



Click the activities below to learn more about a typical day at a Leadership is Horsemanship program.

  • Circle time

    Themed fun creativity exercises to recognize children and youth for their strengths.

  • Leaders set the Pace

    Together, as a group, children and youth will create their agenda for the day. We engage our participants in identifying the responsibilities and commitment that they have to their horses and ponies as individuals, setting personal goals and sharing what they are learning and working on.

  • Horsemanship Begins Here

    As a group led by Sarah Parks Horsemanship, children and youth will participate in feed, barn and health management activities as well as exercising their equine friends

  • Leaders Build Capacity

    Through fun, interactive and age appropriate exercises, children and youth will learn about effective communication, responsibility, respect, problem solving, confidence building, self-image, self-awareness and building relationships.

  • Lunch and Breaks

    Everyone helps! Our lunches are set up in a team style effort where everyone prepares, sets up and cleans up.

  • Free Time

    Each day the children and youth will have the opportunity to select, as a group, an activity from a roster of previously prepared fun. They may choose competitive friendly games, nature adventures, creative art, horse camp themed sing a longs, song writing and back to basics play such as a game of marbles or building obstacle courses from straw bales.

  • Current Events and Civil Engagement

    Through group exercises, children and youth will plan and engage in project based activities such as our own garden project on the ranch or planning their own horse event which includes inviting people out to enjoy an afternoon of horse fun. Invitations are extended to family and friends, people who are generally isolated, and/or desiring horse enthusiasts. The primary leaders of this process are Inter-generational and peer mentoring, as well as the motivation of the Leadership Youth Committee would be primary leaders in this process.

  • Leadership from the Saddle

    Facilitated by Sarah Parks Horsemanship, participants will be instructed to prepare and equip their pony/horse and themselves to ride with safety gear. They will focus on developing themselves as confident riders and horse people who have integrity. Exercises will focus on physical agility/balance, mental focus, authenticity as well as respect and values for horsemanship.

Sarah Parks Horsemanship. Our address is 7150 County Road 20, R.R.#5, Amherstburg, ON, N9V 0C8 Visits to the ranch are by appointment only.