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Ontario's Premier Horse Riding Summer Camp
 
 

Our Story

Saddlewood has been a dream-come-true for girls who love horses. In 1965 our parents purchased 400 rolling acres in the beautiful Bethany Hills. They founded Saddlewood Riding Camp in 1968 with only ten horses and a handful of campers. Fifty years later, Saddlewood welcomes horse crazy campers from all over Canada, the United States and the rest of the world. Our small group of horses has grown into a herd of over 100 well-schooled horses and ponies who call Saddlewood home. Saddlewood is family owned and operated.

 

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Our Facilities

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.

 

Our Riding

It’s all about the riding! When campers arrive at Saddlewood they participate in a short riding evaluation. Along with this evaluation and the questionnaire filled out by campers before their arrival, all campers are put in one of up to fourteen riding groups according to ability and interest.

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Our Activities

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There’s plenty to keep you busy at Saddlewood! The archery programme at Saddlewood follows the programme set out by the 'Ontario Association of Archers'. This is a step-by-step progression through a colour-coded system of levels. At all times, campers are instructed in safety precautions as well as skill development.

Arts & crafts are very popular at Saddlewood. From bracelet making to tie-dyeing, plaster of paris and woodworking, campers learn new, valuable skills.

Our afternoon sports programme features soccer games, beach volleyball (on our lush green-grass beach), tennis, golf, basketball, field sports and other activities designed to keep our campers healthy and active even when they are not riding.