Miller Horse Farm is now offering a horse program for children ranging in ages from
3 – 18 years old! During “Horses 101” emphasis will be stressed on fun with horses while maintaining the highest standards of safety. Miller Horse Farm boasts one of the finest equestrian facilities in the greater El Paso/Las Cruces area. It has large arenas for the experienced student and smaller riding areas to help promote a safe learning environment for beginner riders.
“Horses 101” is a program centered around horses. Our horse enthusiasts will be exposed to top level instruction both on and off the horses. Each participant will learn how to care for their horse through grooming, tacking and riding daily. The decision to ride off lead line will be at the discretion of the instructor. They also will participate in a wide range of horse themed activities and also learn basic horse dietary and medical care. The children will enjoy the experience of watching Douglas Hogue, an AFA Certified Journeyman Farrier, trim and shoe a horse.
They will also get the opportunity to create many exciting keepsakes from their time at Miller Horse Farm such as, a personalized picture frame with a picture of their horse. On Friday, the children will have an opportunity to demonstrate their horsemanship skills they have acquired during their time at Miller Horse Farm.
Schedules and Cost
We are offering 2 schedules during Spring Break.
The “Horses 101” Week Program will run Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 1 PM.
Extended Care is available from 8:00 to 9 AM and 1:00 to 3:00 PM for an additional fee ($200 week; $50 day). This is supervised, less structured time in a relaxed atmosphere. Children can eat snacks, play games, and support with daily barn chores.
Note: “Horse 101” begins promptly at 9 AM and ends promptly at 1:00 PM. If children are dropped off anytime BEFORE 8:30 AM or picked up AFTER 1:15 PM, they will automatically be enrolled in the Extended Care ($50 per day). Children remaining after 3:00 PM will be charged an additional $20.
For an additional $5 per day, children can have some bouncin’, slidin’ fun in our new Combo Castle Inflatable Bouncer/Pool, after the morning horse activities.
“Horses 101” Week Programs (sold by the week) – $275
Monday thru Friday (daily)
Book Week Camp
“Horses 101” Day Programs (sold by the day) – $85
Monday thru Thursday
Book Day Camp
• Reservations must be secured by deposit or full payment.
• Major credit cards accepted – credit card fees apply
• Cancellation policy*
*If you need to cancel camp, we will transfer your payment to another camp date or exchange it for riding lessons or trail rides within 60 days of the scheduled camp in case of emergency or illness. However no refunds are given.
Items to Bring to “Horses 101”:
• Sun block (enough to use every 2 hours daily)
• Close toed shoe & Flip-flops
• Mosquito Repellent
• Change of clothes
• Sack lunch, plenty of snacks, & LOTS of Water*
*The children can purchase sodas, water, and frozen treats at Miller Horse Farm.
“Horses 101” Staff
Lori Smith is the owner of Miller Horse Farm. She grew up in El Paso and began riding at the early age of 5 years old. She has always had a passion for horses and has worked with young horses throughout her life. She has hands on experience with training and working with young riders as well as beginners.
Joy Conard is also an instructor. She grew up in the Las Cruces, El Paso area and learned to handle horses at a young age. She has also had lots of experience teaching young children how to care for and ride horses. She has directed all summer programs as well as daily teaching the proper way to tack and ride.
Make your Reservation today!