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campersMeadowlark Horse Camp (previously Bucklebury) is an educational camp for horse-crazy kids specifically designed to give them as much hands-on time with the horses as possible. We offer camps for englishriders of all levels, whether you're looking for a great place to send the kids for an introduction to horses or to spring-board your young equestrian's riding up to the next level. We also have a low student to teacher ratio, with only six campers per instructor, and either a two-to-one or one-on-one camper to counselor ratio, depending on experience levels. This allows your camper to get the best experience out of their week spent with us.

Camps are $350 a week, and run from 9AM-2PM, Monday through Friday.  

We will be introducing a new instructor this year and can't wait for you to meet her! Keep an eye on our Meadowlark Horse Camp Facebook page for more details!

campersCamps for Young Riders - Our young riders camps are a great hands-on experience where your child can spend quality time learning to horseback ride and handle horses, creating awesome crafts, building leadership skills and making great new friends! Young Rider camps are $350 for the week, and include at least an hour of time in the saddle each day, as well as several hours working with the horses on the ground. We aim to have one group of beginners and one group of riders with experienced each week of camp. Our campers get the best hands-on experience, hands down!

Adult Camps - Each summer we like to change things up a bit by scheduling one week of Adult Evening Camp. Adult camp is a great way for older riders to start fresh into riding, or come back after some time off. It's even a great way for parents and teens to have some outdoor fun together! If you're interested in this, please shoot us an email and we will make sure you are informed as soon as we have our week scheduled!

Specialized Seminars and Classes - Each summer we find a few specialized equestrian topics that we choose to bring to our students and campers and part of a special seminar or class. Stay tuned to our Meadowlark Equestrian Center Facebook Page for updates on seminars and classes.


To reserve your child's spot in Meadowlark Horse Camp click here to pre-register!

If you have any questions, please contact us at meadowlarkhorsecamp@gmail.com or (734) 776-8103


Camp Dates

Each of our camp weeks has a "theme" but don't worry - every week includes the same amount of riding and hands-on horse time!

  • June 19th - Exploring Equestrian Disciplines - 9AM-2PM, Monday-Friday - $350 *Registration Closed for this week*
    • Every horse-crazy kid wants to try it all. With this camp, we will! Campers will spend the week learning various equestrian disciplines including dressage, western pleasure, vaulting, hunter jumper and may even have an opportunity to see side saddle and historical riding demonstrations!

  • June 26th - Horses as Art- 9AM-2PM, Monday-Friday - $350 *Registration Closed for this week*
    • We will spend ground lessons this week focusing on observing our horses and creating arts and crafts inspired by them. Activities include learning more subtle communication and expression in the saddle through dressage, field-drawing and collaborating on a group art piece!

  • July 10th - Horses in Nature - 9AM-2PM, Monday-Friday - $350 *Registration Closed for this week*
    • We will spend ground lessons this week focusing on how horses exist within nature. Activities include learning horse body language (and how to use it yourself!), trail riding, identifying beneficial and poisonous plants and more! 

  • July 17th - Exploring Equestrian Disciplines - 9AM-2PM, Monday-Friday - $350 *Registration Closed for this week*
    • Every horse-crazy kid wants to try it all. With this camp, we will! Campers will spend the week learning various equestrian disciplines including dressage, western pleasure, vaulting, hunter jumper and may even have an opportunity to see side saddle and historical riding demonstrations!

  • August 7th - Horses as Art- 9AM-2PM, Monday-Friday - $350 **TWO SPOTS REMAINING!**
    • We will spend ground lessons this week focusing on observing our horses and creating arts and crafts inspired by them. Activities include learning more subtle communication and expression in the saddle through dressage, field-drawing and collaborating on a group art piece!
  • August 14th - Exploring Equestrian Disciplines - 9AM-2PM, Monday-Friday - $350 *Registration Closed for this week*
    • Every horse-crazy kid wants to try it all. With this camp, we will! Campers will spend the week learning various equestrian disciplines including dressage, western pleasure, vaulting, hunter jumper and may even have an opportunity to see side saddle and historical riding demonstrations!


A Day in the Life at Meadowlark Horse Camp:

  • Campers are dropped off at 9AM (with bag lunch and water) and the first part of our Monday is spent participating in games to determine riding ability and level of experience. The campers are then assigned to their horses for the week. While campers may have a partner who shares their same horse, their horse is definitely "theirs" for the week.

  • Horses are brought out by our experienced counselors and campers learn to groom, saddle, bridle and lead their horses safely. Meadowlark is happy to provide ASTM helmets for our campers, and all campers must wear boots of some sort (no tennis shoes!)

  • Campers spend at least an hour in the saddle working on building their skills as riders. We play games, do obstacle courses or work on more formal exercises to develop rider skills, depending on the level of the riders in each group.

  • When not in a riding lesson, campers are in ground lessons which include: horse first aid and nutrition, horse behavior and body language, nature walks, stall mucking races, horse drawing lessons and more!

  • After our lessons for the day, campers eat a bag lunch and work on a camp craft including things like tie-dye, workbooks, painting horse shoes and more!

  • If we have any time at the end of the day we play camp games until parents come for pick-up at 2PM.



To reserve your child's spot in Meadowlark Horse Camp click here to pre-register!

If you have any questions, please contact us at meadowlarkhorsecamp@gmail.com or (734) 776-8103


-- Meadowlark Equestrian Center -- 9585 East Joy Road -- Plymouth, Michigan --