Over 120 well-schooled horses and ponies call Saddlewood home and campers return year after year to ride
and care for their favourite four-legged friends.
Horses are stabled in one of three barns containing box stalls and separate tack rooms. Each box stall is labeled with the horse's name and each horse has its own saddle and bridle.
Cross Country Courses
There are three cross-country courses on Saddlewood's property. An entry level course (2'6"), a pre-training course (3'), and a training course (3'3"), as well as small, practice, cross-country, teaching fences designed to give campers their first taste of riding cross-country
Throughout the hundreds of acres of Saddlewood land, groomed riding trails have been developed to provide campers with interesting and challenging trail rides.
The three outdoor jumping rings provide beginner show jumping courses and a more advanced show jumping course.
The other two outdoor training rings are used for dressage and equitation classes.
The hunter field contains natural jumps of various sizes that provide many campers with their first experience of riding and jumping in the open.
The large, bright indoor arena is 70' x 200', large enough for a full jumping course or a 20m x 60m dressage test. Two lessons at a time can be taught in the arena on rainy days and the attached, heated viewing lounge can be used for stable management lectures and other horse related activities.
Campers sleep in one of three, two-story, chalet-type residences. The upper level and the lower level of each residence are two separate cabins. Groups of 8-14 campers make up a cabin and each of the six cabin groups are arranged by age. A counsellor lives in each cabin with her campers. Campers sleep in metal bunk beds with new foam mattresses. Each cabin has a four piece bathroom, plenty of hot water and electric heat.
Campers enjoy homecooked meals sitting with their cabin mates. Special dietary needs can be accomodated.