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Horsemanship Summer Camps for Kids in Marin and Petaluma

Riding camp at Marshall Hall Riding Academy in Nicasio

Photo: Marshall Hall Riding Academy, Petaluma

Is your child fascinated by horses? Has she always wanted to learn how to ride a horse, or if she already rides, would she like to improve her skills? Horseback riding is always a popular summer activity, and a number of horsemanship camps throughout Marin for horse lovers to choose from.

Marshall Hall Riding Academy, Petaluma

At Marshall Hall Riding Academy, young campers will learn the basics of safe horse handling, grooming and tacking of mounts, comprehensive instruction for beginning and returning riders with plenty of daily saddle time. 10 one-week sessions will be offered in 2024, with at least two rides a day guaranteed! Camps take place at San Antonio Stables in Petaluma. For more information or to register, visit

Morning Star Farm, Novato

Morning Star Farm in Novato offers both half- and full-day camps for kids ages 8–12. Activities include daily riding lessons, grooming, saddling, games on horseback, trail rides, and bareback riding. The certified instructors and assistants will guide your child through the process of learning about horses. Camp details TBA. For more information or to sign up for a camp check out the Morning Star Farm website.

Halleck Creek Ranch, Nicasio

Halleck Creek Ranch in Nicasio offers inclusive summer horsemanship clinics for youth with special needs ages 5 and up and their typically-developing siblings and peers. At Halleck Creek Ranch, children learn tolerance, compassion and respect for differences while improving their horsemanship skills. Campers will experience grooming and tacking horses, daily riding in a covered arena and on the trail, vaulting, arts and crafts and team-building games.

Dickson Ranch, Woodacre

Dickson Ranch in Woodacre offers summer camps that include learning safety around horses, horseback riding and horse handling, learning to care for horses and equipment, as well as swimming, art and other fun activities. Camp status for 2024 TBA. Call (415) 488-0454 or visit for more information.

Strides Riding Academy, Petaluma

Strides Riding Academy offers of equestrian camps for kids ages 6–12 with activities that include horse care, handling and grooming horses, outdoor games, crafts, painting, coloring, sewing, and more. Extra activities include archery, line dancing, and more. A counselor-in-training program is available for children ages 12 and up. Visit their website at for more information and to register.

Miwok Equestrian Center, Mill Valley

Miwok Equestrian Center (formerly Miwok Livery Stables) offers summer camps at their historic location in Tennessee Valley near Mill Valley. In 2024 they will offer a Teen Camp for ages 12–17 and Shetland Camp for ages 6–11; camp details TBA. For more info, visit