Do you dream about having your own horse, but your parents just aren’t ready to buy one yet? At Saddle Camp - You'll have your own horse for as long as you stay!
Choose from 6 horses & ponies to be yours for as long as you stay. You’ll learn how to care for your horse, ride it, how to harness up and drive a horse & cart, play games on horse-back, ride bareback, present your horse for a show and compete in a leading class, riding class, dressage test and show-jumping competition.
You’ll also ride around our 168 acre property and have a go on The Galloping Track, before riding down to the local swimming holes for a splash.
But the best part of our overnight camps are that they’re GIRLS ONLY! And we're all MAD about horses! You'll ride out with 3 other girls and share a room with them at night - creating a friendship that will last forever…
Just remember all of our overnight camps are limited to 4 places so booking in early will eliminate the panic of missing out on a spot! You are also welcome to bring your own horse if you have one, we’d love to meet them! (Discounts apply when bringing your own horse). For a full detailed program or any questions you may have, don’t hesitate to Contact Us by phone or email!
You can choose from the following camps:
Bring up to 3 friends for the ULTIMATE Slumber Party! Play party games on horseback, go on a spotlighting tour at night, watch horse movies, eat pancakes for breakfast and go for a 2 hour Picnic Trail Ride around the property. Recommended for girls 6 years and over. From 2.30 pm Saturday to 11.30 am Sunday. $170pp
Weekend Saddle Camp
Your own horse for the weekend!!! Learn how to groom, saddle up, ride and drive a horse & cart, and have a go riding bareback. Play mounted games and party games on horseback. Spotlight native animals at night, go for a Picnic Trail Ride and practice competing in a horse show. Recommended for girls 6 years and over.
Available every weekend. $325pp
Arriving on Saturday morning you will get to select your fur-friend for the weekend. You will spend valuable bonding time learning to communicate with your new friend both on the ground and in the saddle. By the end of your stay, put your enhanced communication and leadership skills to the test in our mock show and prove to yourself (and new people friends) just how much you have improved during your stay so you can return home with new confidence and inspiration. Recommended for all ages. Available every weekend. $325pp (bookings via email only due to availability)
Long Weekend Camp
Make any weekend a long weekend! Learn how to groom your horse, how to saddle-up and how to ride effectively. Drive a horse and cart. Ride Bareback. Play mounted games and party games on horseback. Spotlight native animals at night, go for a Picnic Trail Ride and River Ride and practice competing in a horse show. And at the end of the weekend, receive a trophy or rosette! Recommended for girls 6 years and over. Available every weekend. $485pp
4 Day/ 3 Night Camp
Your own horse for 4 whole days!!! (Tuesday to Friday, with optional Monday). Ride in a Horsemanship Day and Picnic Trail Ride around the property and down to the Bombay Swimming Holes. Compete in a Gymkhana and Show Day - plus have a private half hour riding lesson each day. Spotlight native animals at night and watch some great horse movies. Recommended for girls 8 years and over. Every Tuesday to Friday, with optional Monday. $650pp
Assurance to Parents
When your children ride at Saddle Camp you can be assured they are riding a safe, reliable, healthy horse. Their gear has been fitted by a professional saddle fitter and is regularly maintained. They are being instructed by a professional qualified instructor, and they are fully covered by public liability insurance.
Our programs have been developed over 20 years (we started in 1997). Natural Horsemanship concepts are woven in too, so you can be sure our horses are relaxed and happy in their work.
When your children stay at Saddle Camp you can be assured that they will sleep in secure, comfortable and clean accommodation. There is full adult supervision in the room just next door. And their nutritious, but fun, meals will be thoughtfully prepared (with most vegetables freshly harvested from our own kitchen garden, and other local farmers). Your children will be welcomed as part of our family.
We’re on a 168 acre scenic property just 10 minutes drive from the historic town of Braidwood – 1 hour from Canberra, 40 minutes from Batemans Bay, 3 hours from Sydney, and 4 hours from the snowfields. There is full mobile phone reception and free wifi at the Club House so you can keep in touch 24/7. And should the worst happen, we have First Aid trained staff and equipment on-site, and our wonderful hospital is just a 10 minute drive away.
There will be a constant supply of food for whenever your child is hungry, but we have regular refreshment and meal breaks to make sure no-one misses a meal! Just let us know in advance if your daughter has any special dietary requirements, so we can make sure she’s well looked after.
We can also provide transfers (minimum of 2) between Sydney, Canberra or Goulburn in our 7 seater Isuzu MUX.
If your daughter doesn’t thoroughly enjoy the camp, there’s a full Money Back Guarantee. We have free wi-fi available, and if your daughter doesn’t have her own device she’s welcome to use my phone to call or Facetime you at any time (even through the night). So if she’s not having a good time, or is feeling unsafe, you’ll know straight away – and we will all do our utmost to fix it.
I’m sure you’ll have loads of questions about food, supervision, accommodation, etc. so please ask anything! We want to make sure your daughter has just as an amazing experience as you do - and between us, we can match her with other girls her own age and personality, and a horse that your daughter will LOVE. We’ll send you an information pack on booking but if you’d like to know the full program (or anything else you might have on your mind) you’ll find our email address and phone number HERE.
“Dear Helen, Rob, Blake & Dexter. Tullia had the most wonderful time at the Saddle camp, an obviously unforgettable experience. I have noticed a more confident and independent girl. I am now familiar with many of the “Braidwood Ghost Stories”! Thank you for providing such a great time and your special care.”
Kind regards, Rosemarie (Tullia’s Mum)
“Dear Helen, Thank you so much for having me stay at Saddle Camp. I loved it just as much if not more than the last three times. I can’t wait to come back next time. Victory was amazing, as normal! When I’m older I really want to work at Saddle Camp. I can’t wait to see you, the boys, horses and Rob. Many thanks, Lucy. P.S. Thanks Rob for driving me back to Sydney.”