Horse Lessons and Trail Rides

Take the reins on an exciting experience at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin’s Horse Lessons and Trail Rides.

 

Whether you are looking to take a relaxing beautiful trail ride through the fields and forests at camp or looking to improve your skills and well-being, we have something for everyone.

 

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Trail Rides

Immerse yourself in nature while enjoying a quiet, relaxing walk-only guided trail ride through forests and fields at Camp.

AVAILABILITY

Sessions are offered year-round on weekends only by appointment. Call 888.909.2267 to schedule your trail ride today.

AGES

8+ years

PRICING

$20 for a half hour per person (Maximum 10 people).

Appointment Only Call 888.909.2267

Riding Lessons

Whether beginning or advanced, all campers are encouraged to develop and refine personal horsemanship skills. We offer lessons in English and Western Riding. Lessons are offered during the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

AVAILABILITY

Sessions are by appointment only. Stop by Member Services at your Y, or contact us at: Link to email address or Contact Form

AGES

5+ years

PRICING

PRIVATE LESSONS – $40 per hour and $25 per half hour

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS – $35 per hour (2 Students)

GROUP RIDING LESSONS – $25 per hour (3-4 Students)

Appointment Only Call 616.855.9622

Driving Lessons

Experience the strength and power mixed with pure fun and freedom when you grab the reins, sit in the cart, and learn to drive one of our miniature horses! During our driving lessons you’ll learn, as a handler, about driving equipment, develop basic driving patterns, and how to drive safely in every situation. Lessons are offered during the Spring, Summer, and Fall!

AVAILABILITY

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

AGES

12+ years

PRICING

$40 per hour

Appointment Only Call 616.855.9622

Therapeutic Riding Lessons

Therapeutic riding exposes a person with special needs to the joy and benefits of horseback riding while simultaneously providing the opportunity to achieve goals that enhance physical, social, cognitive, behavioral and educational skills through therapeutic interventions.

AVAILABILITY

Offered during the Spring, Summer, or Fall

AGES

5+ years

PRICING

PRIVATE LESSONS: $40 per hour or $25 per half hour

GROUP LESSONS: $25 per hour for a group of 3-4 students

Appointment Only Call 888.909.2267

Spirit Farms Horse Club

Immerse yourself one Saturday every month in the YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin Spirit Farms Horse Club. Advance and improve your skills with the chance to participate in the fall horse show. Horse Club begins in February.

AVAILABILITY

Meets once per month (excluding July) from February – September.

AGES

8+ years

PRICING

$200 per year