Riders ages 8-14 are invited to saddle up for a week of half-day riding camps at Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center. Each student will have their own horse for the week and will learn the fundamentals of horsemanship, grooming, tacking, safety and riding skills in preparation for a horse show each Friday.


After unprecedented demand, limited capacity remains for Tahoe Donner summer camps. Some camps, such as horsemanship camps are sold out. Remaining camps are available now through ShopTD. Demand is very high and we anticipate most camps will sell out quickly. Below is information to help ensure the best possible online shopping experience.

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Days: Monday-Friday
Time: Mornings 9AM-12PM, Afternoons 1-4PM
Cost Per Session: Member $599, Guest of Member $699

Horsemanship Camp Sessions

Session 1: June 21-25: SOLD OUT Session 6: July 26-30: SOLD OUT
Session 2: June 28-July 2: SOLD OUT Session 7: August 2-6: SOLD OUT
Session 3: July 5-9: SOLD OUT Session 8: August 9-13: SOLD OUT
Session 4: July 12-16: SOLD OUT Session 9: August 16-20: SOLD OUT
Session 5: July 19-23: SOLD OUT

(4) Level 1 spots available
(2) Level 2 spots available

(4) Level 1 and 2 spots available


This camp is for beginners with little or no riding experience. Students will learn the basics of handling, grooming, tacking up and riding at the walk and trot.


This camp is a continuation of Level 1 and is intended for beginner/intermediate riders with some experience and confidence under their belt. To qualify for this level, students should be able to fully control their horse at the walk and be comfortable at the trot. When students are fully in control at the trot, they will begin learning how to lope/canter. This camp is the most popular and covers the widest range of riding abilities. Students generally take Level 2 multiple times; in each session, their instruction will be suited to their ability and confidence levels.


The horsemanship camp is one of our most popular summer programs, and spots fill up quickly. If the session you want is unavailable, join the waitlist by emailing equestrian@tahoedonner.com. Please provide the camper’s name, the desired session and contact information.


All cancellations must be made 14 days prior to the first day of camp for a full refund. For more info, email equestrian@tahoedonner.com.