Perhaps the most unique component of our lesson program is the
Children's Horse Program, which we offer on Saturdays and Sundays during the school year
and daily during summer vacation. In addition to fundamental riding
skills, students learn safe handling procedures, proper grooming
techniques and correct use and care of riding equipment. We foster a
sense of responsibility and love for horses by emphasizing the
importance of respect and appropriate care for them.
The 2016 Children's Progam will fun from June 28 through August 28. Basic details are below, but check in the Mill Creek office for full details.
General Information | Prices and Enrollment | Sample Schedule | Equipment, etc.
The Children's Program normally begins in mid-June and runs through mid-August. The Mill Creek summer horse back
riding program is designed to give our students “hands on” experience
with horses. Our Sunday class is
designed for children 6 years of age and older. For children 6 - 8
years old, the half day class is recommended (they ride for one hour
and have one-half hour of activities). The full 1st level classes are
for children 9 years and older. The activities vary to include some
grooming and tacking up of horses and emphasize proper care and
horsemanship. We also
offer 2nd through 4th level classes for students who advance through the
Our trainers plan lots of terrific lessons and activities for the summer and when the program ends, there are be riding lessons available in the
Fall for your child/children to continue.
Please make sure that you and your child are aware of Mill Creek's
general and safety rules listed on our Policies page.
If you have any further questions please call the
office at (310) 455-1116.
Prices & Enrollment
All students need to have our latest consent and release and registration forms filled
out and signed by their parents (this form is available on
our forms page).
Parents need to fill out the monthly schedule form and return it to the office with payment to confirm a space for their child in the summer program. Prices are listed below. We accept cash and checks (which should be made payable to your instructor).
|Children's Program (private horse)
|Children's Program (school horse)
|½ Day Children's Program (private horse)*
|½ Day Children's Program (school horse)*
|Sunday 1st Level (2 hours)
Below is a sample summer schedule:
- 1st level students: Tuesday, Thursday (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) &
Sunday (11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.);
- 2nd level students: Wednesday, Friday (9:00 a.m.
- 2:00 p.m.) & Saturday (9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.);
- 3rd level students: Tuesday, Thursday (9:00 a.m.
- 3:00 p.m.) & Saturday (10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.);
- 4th level students: Wednesday, Friday (9:00 a.m.
- 3:00 p.m.) and Sunday (10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).
Please realize we have a limited number of school horses. These horses
are reserved in advance and therefore we require that cancellations be
made to the office before 12 noon, the day prior, otherwise you will be
For your child's comfort and safety, please provide the following:
- Long pants or riding breeches
- Appropriate footwear (tall or short boots). Boots must have a hard sole and approximately 1" heel.
- ASTM- SEI Approved riding helmet with a chin strap (provided by
Mill Creek for those who don’t have their own). Helmets should be no older than 5 years.
- Safety vest recommended
- Riding crop
- Spray bottle with water
- Lunch, preferably in a small cooler
- Change for the vending machines (kept in their pocket)
- Layered clothing (everything should be labeled)
- Insect repellent
- Extra bottles of water or sports drink
- Baseball cap or sun hat
Visit our Resources page for information on
where to buy riding apparel and equipment.
There is a small refrigerator located in the school horse area to hold
drinks. There is also a vending machine with water, sodas and snacks
located near the big barn.