Horseback Riding

Appel Farm is partnering with Eddis Farm to offer horseback riding lessons to campers!

two kids on horseback posing

  • Campers travel 17 minutes away to Eddis Farm along with an experienced riding instructor from Appel Farm.
  • Campers attend two-hour classes, Monday through Saturday during both minors.
  • Instruction offered for beginning through advanced campers.
  • Families are invited for a performance at the end of each session.

Eddis Farm, a prestigious farm located just 17 minutes from Appel Farm, in Mannington Township, NJ, has created a specialized program for Appel Farm campers to combine horseback riding with the arts. For an additional cost, campers can choose to enroll in the program as both of their minors and will spend every afternoon learning about horse care, dressage style riding, and even jumping, and will work towards a choreographed performance on horseback.


Horseback Riding minor offered at Appel Farm Arts Camp

The Program

Eddis Farm fosters an environment that encourages campers to build their own confidence by guiding them through an understanding of the horses and their relationship with them. Campers are given personalized instruction, tailored to each individual’s skill and comfort level, that encompasses all aspects of horsemanship. The horseback riding program at Eddis Farm not only gives campers a new or refined skill in working with horses, it honors the spirit of the artistic programs offered at Appel Farm, such as creativity and responsibility. Riders learn riding skills, and at the end of the program, present a choreographed musical performance on horseback to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities.

Our summer camp curriculum in partnership with Eddis Farm offers riding instruction for riders of all disciplines and skill levels. Whether campers have never been near a horse before, or if they are accomplished equestrians in western or English riding, we have something to offer. We believe in a thorough equine education including care and theory of training as well as riding for competition and pleasure. Our campers are free to enjoy horses in a fun, wholesome, family oriented atmosphere.

About Eddis Farm

Jackie Eddis bought the farm thinking small, just a few horses for her daughter and herself to pleasure ride. Little did she know that the run down fixer upper she purchased would become the equestrian facility it is today. Dawn Eddis instructor and manager at Eddis Farm has been helping care and ride horses her whole life. At 3 Dawn could ride and canter her one eyed pony that loved to buck. Still to this day she loves riding challenging horses and training them to become well mannered riding horses. Dawn graduated from Delaware Valley College with a degree in animal science a pre-veterinarian major. Her studies ranged from animal nutrition, behavior, immunology, diseases, and husbandry.

“Our barn is a big mix; you could call us a pot luck of riding styles. Students train anything from English, hunters, western, centered riding, dressage, eventing, to pleasure riding. We are proud of our good students and pleasant atmosphere. Good minds make for great horses and that is what we strive for at Eddis Farm.”

To learn more about Eddis Farm, click here.

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