Equestrian Camp

Advance as a Rider Through Intentionally Designed Experiences

Riders at all levels of experience are welcome to learn and advance in areas of dressage, hunters, jumpers, eventing, and/or western pleasure. Bring your own horse or ride one of Houghton’s great lesson horses.

Lesson groups of up to 5 riders will focus on meeting each camper's personal riding goals. Rider-horse pairs are chosen by staff after a short evaluation ride to try to best meet the camper’s goals and abilities.

Campers accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Certain weeks fill up fast, so it is best to register as early as possible.

Focus on personal riding goals.

Enjoy a variety of interactive activities like low ropes course, creek walking and critter finding, and games.

Workshops on topics such as medical care, natural horsemanship, show preparation, and general horse knowledge.

Camp Availability

A maximum of 25 campers attend each week providing a small, community oriented, and intentional environment.

 College lesson horses Bringing your own horse
Residential Camp Girls Week 1
June 19-24, 2022
FULL (waitlist available) 9 spaces
Residential Camp Girls Week 2
June 26-July 1, 2022
FULL (waitlist  available) 7 spaces
Residential Camp Girls Week 3
July 3-8, 2022
FULL (waitlist available) 8 spaces
Residential Camp Girls Week 4
July 10-15, 2022
FULL (waitlist available) 9 spaces
Day Camp Girls & Boys Week 5
July 18-21, 2022
FULL (waitlist available) 10 spaces
Residential Camp Girls Week 6
July 24-29, 2022
FULL (waitlist available) 8 spaces

Cost includes:

  • Housing and meals as indicated
  • Official Houghton University Equestrian Camp T-shirt
  • Use of a Houghton lesson horse when applicable

Optional extras:

  • $150 - Weekend Stay
  • $50 - Airport Shuttle/each way
  • $100 - Early Arrival- Saturday
  • $50 - Early Arrival - Sunday

Rates & Registration

$750 - Residential Girls Camp

Girls ages 10-18 (5th-12th grade/entering college)

Includes housing and all meals.

$400 - Girls and Boys Day Camp

Girls and Boys ages 7-14 (1st-8th grade)

Includes lunches.

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Registration Details

Campers who register will receive further instructions including final payment, medical forms, liability releases, and emergency notification forms (all available online).

When you register, use your email as your log-in and then pick a password you will remember. You will need to get back into your UltraCamp account after you register. Follow these directions to create an account and register your child for camp.

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Camp Cancellation Policy

Refunds, minus a $100 non-refundable deposit, will be made for camper cancellations made by June 5.  For camper cancellations received between June 6 and June 12 (or 2 weeks prior to your camp start date), a refund of 50% will be made.  No refunds are given for cancellations 2 weeks prior to camp start date.  No refunds will be granted for withdrawal after Sunday camp start.  Special consideration will be given if withdrawal is for medical reasons.

Equestrian event center

Camp Location

Houghton University is located 65 miles southeast of Buffalo and 70 miles southwest of Rochester in Houghton, New York. Located on 386 acres of farmland on a scenic ridge with a glorious view of the Genesee River valley, the Houghton University Equestrian complex includes:

  • Event Center with geothermal heating and cooling which includes:
    • 100′ x 220′ indoor arena, bleacher seating for 200, classroom, concession stand, restrooms, changing rooms, two wash racks and 12 box stalls
  • Five barns with 51 box stalls
  • A full cross-country course and a variety of riding trails
  • Multiple pastures ranging from three to seven acres
  • 60′ x 145′ indoor arena with heated viewing/classroom attached
  • 100′ x 240′ outdoor stadium jumping ring
  • 20m x 60m dressage arena with a permanent judge’s stand

All arenas have state-of-the-art footing of sand and shredded rubber. The facilities also include introductory, beginner-novice, novice and training level cross country jumps and scenic trails that wind through the woods and around hayfields.

Camp Directors

Hannah Williamson

Hannah Williamson

Equestrian Events Program Coordinator and Program Assistant