Equestrian overnight and day camp options for the Austin horse lover

So she thinks she wants a horse?  We parents all know what those baby blues or big brown eyes are begging for.  When your kiddo bats her eyelashes at you every time she talks dreamily about her perfect steed, you think “Uh oh…”

Smiling little girl on cute flaxen mane pony standing in the water with mother, mounted on gorgeous black and white paint mare for sale in San Marcos, Texas
Parents can opt to visit their children and partake in a riding lesson with them during summer camp

Your horse lover has been day dreaming, night dreaming, pleading, plotting and planning since she could walk about how she’d be able to spend a life riding if only… If only she had her own.  But what is the reality of horse ownership like, and what’s it really like to own and care for an equine?  Perhaps you can give her the opportunity to get a taste for it all, at Maverick Riding Stables.

Our Central Texas Dude Ranch offers children (and adults) of all ages the chance to get personal with our horses.  At equestrian camp, children can learn about horse care, horsemanship from the ground up, and take quiet time with their favorite horses to give them some TLC.  These simple moments of solitude are a special time for a young lady who dreams of owning her own horse, but the care for the horse and gear are also a great reality check for kids who may think that riding is just about hoping on and riding into the wild blue yonder.

From the rear shot of two horseback riding campers getting ready to cross into the water of San Antonio river, mounted on grulla mare and between the ears shot of equine photographer, not pictured.  Riders are wearing helmets
Summer camper sets off to a river crossing in San Antonio based equestrian camp

We offer day camp options for the Austin local, as well as overnight campers for children from Texas and beyond.  Our overnight accommodations enable us to board a horse for your child if she already has one, or for your (currently) horseless loved one to stay overnight and get the full horsemanship and ranching experience.  Children are bunked according to age AND gender, with small groups and lots of individualized attention from our experienced and friendly staff.

Bunking accommodations are clean, simple and comfortable.  If you’d like to get more information about overnight horse camping options in Central Texas, please contact us and we’d be happy to answer any questions you have.

Young boy in bright green shirt standing in front of flea bitten great percheron arabian cross, Maverick, at boarding facility in Austin Texas
Summer campers love Maverick, pictured, who is the star of our unicorn creations!

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Looking to fill that summertime with some equine fun?  We have two spaces remaining for overnight camp the week of June 18th through the 24th and five spaces total remaining for the week of July 10th-14th for both day and overnight camp options for the horse lover in your life. Overnight Camp Summer campers arrive 1-3pm […]

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