summer day camp
Sue is a wonderful person and talented instructor….She conducts her classes in a professional, yet warm and relaxed environment, which is great for beginners.
— Janine Mastrangelo


Registration for 2024 begins January 1, 2024

Each week at our horseback riding summer day camp in New Hampshire focuses around a theme. We have designed a program consisting of five Levels in which the campers learn about proper horsemanship and develop their riding skills while they also study horse terminology, history, first aid and more!

On the first day of camp each camper receives a notebook containing all the information they need to learn in order to complete the first level. Both riding and horsemanship goals are set and throughout the week the campers practice and study their skills through games and hands-on experiences.

Each camper is assigned a “horse of their own” for the week.  The camper is responsible for the general care of their horse such as grooming, tacking, bathing, watering, and preparing meals as well as other elements involved in horse ownership.

On Friday afternoon, the campers present to parents and relatives a riding “show” to music that they have designed to demonstrate what they learned during the week. Following the show is a graduation and goodbye ceremony.

Horseback Riding Summer Day Camp

Weekly camp sessions run Monday – Friday from 9:30 – 3:30 from June through August. Registration opens in the beginning of January. Space is limited so sign up early!





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2023 Horseback Riding Summer Day Camp in New Hampshire Dates: (mouse over dates for details about themes on desktop, tap on tablet/phone)


Week # 1: Pirates vs. Aliens Week (June 19 – June 23);

Week # 2: Mystery Week (June 26 – July 1);

Week # 3: Disney Week (July 3 – July 7);

Week # 4: Animal Olympic Week (July 10 – July 14);

Week # 5: Carnival Week (July 17 – July 21);

Week # 6: Holiday Week (July 24 – July 28);

Week # 7: Horse Birthday Week (July 31 – August 4);

Week # 8: Wild West Week (August 7 – August 11);

Week # 9: Superhero Week (August 14 – August 18);




Please complete and sign the Medical, Helmet and Horseback Riding Release Forms and Spectator Release Form (if appropriate) and mail them to:
Sue Ballentine
High Meadows Farm
P.O. Box 892
Wolfeboro, NH 03894

Camp Help Wanted!

High Meadows Farms is looking for a creative person to assist with out Summer Day Camp.  Must be comfortable organizing, supervising and working with children of all ages. Must be comfortable around horses and knowledge of horses is preferable but not necessary. For more information contact Sue at 603-539-6052.



$500 Per Week (includes level book and camp t-shirt)


Sue requests that each new camper take at least two private lessons prior to attending day camp. This enables her to get to know the camper and to make sure the camper is comfortable around horses before being put into a group situation.

Buying riding attire is not necessary before attending camp. All supplies can be purchased here.

Typical Day Schedule
The schedule for a camp day typically consists of:

  • 9:30 – 10:00: Arrival and camper “pow-wow” to discuss the plan for the day
  • 10:30 – 12:30: Grooming, tacking, barn chores, learning games, arts and crafts and morning ride
  • 1:00 – 2:00: Lunch
  • 2:00 – 3:15: Afternoon activity and games on the horses
  • 3:30: Pick up

What to Bring to Day Camp
Recommendations of what to bring to camp every day:

  • Level Book
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Lunch, drinks, and snacks (a microwave is available for use)
  • Water, juices and snacks for sale for $1.00
  • Change of clothes (some activities involve getting wet!)
  • Sunscreen

Proper footwear must be worn at all times. No open toed shoes!

All riders must be outfitted with riding boots and riding helmets. All riding equipment – boots, pants, helmets, half chaps, gloves, etc. are available for sale and can be purchased at any time. No refunds after April 1. 




Riding Lessons

We offer horseback riding lessons year round in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.  In the Winter and Spring we are at 100 Acre Woods in Moultonboro, and in the Summer and Fall we are at High Meadows Farms in Wolfeboro.  Both locations are offer beautiful riding arenas, miles of trails and breathtaking scenery.  Come visit us anytime!

Trail Rides

This is the place to come whether your a first time rider looking for a great first experience on a horse, or if you're an experienced rider looking for something more then just your "typical trial ride." All trail rides are custom designed to fit each person's needs and are created to give you the "full experience" of horseback riding. Our trail rides are like no other around!


Pony Parties

Looking for the perfect birthday party or group gathering? High Meadows Farms offers a hands-on learning environment where you will get an in-depth introduction to horses and horseback riding! All ages are welcome!  There are many different options to choose from and we will customize everything to fit your specific needs. Both locations provide an ideal environment to have a party that the kids will be talking about for years to come!


Contact Us

If you would like to make a reservation please call us at 603-539-6052. To get information on lessons, parties, trial rides or more, fill out the form below and one of our staff members will get back to you.

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