Save the Date – Wrangle & Ride Fall 2018

Horses

Do you love horses? Do you want to spend an entire day riding and learning all about them? This fall, we are hosting another group ride day at DuBois Center – Wrangle & Ride!

More details will be available soon, but save the date for Saturday, November 3! The event will start at 9 a.m. and will wrap up at 5 p.m. We hope to see you cowboys and cowgirls there!

Group Rides at DuBois Center

Group Rides

Is your youth group, family ministries program, scout troop or neighborhood playgroup wild about horses? Did you know that groups of six or more can schedule horseback rides at DuBois Center on weekends and mid-week school holidays?

Trail rides, with an orientation in the arena, last for one hour; the cost is $22 per person for day groups. Our Equestrian Team can also provide educational sessions related to badges for all ages and levels of scouts, or “Horse Sense” sessions for non-scouting groups.

For more information contact the DuBois Center office at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Registration Deadline for Wrangle & Ride

wrangle and ride deadline
There’s still time to sign-up for Wrangle & Ride, a horse-intensive day at DuBois Center! The registration deadline is THIS Saturday, April 7.
Wrangle & Ride is for enthusiasts ages 12 and older. Yes, youth and adults are all welcome! Groom, tack, ride and enjoy other horse-themed activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. The cost is $60 per person and lunch is included. Activities are geared for novice riders and those with more experience.
Click here for a flyer and reservation form or register online. Contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202 with questions.

Wrangle & Ride – April 21

Wrangle and Ride

Join our equestrian team on Saturday, April 21 from 9 am – 5 pm for a full day of fun with the DuBois Center herd! Designed for both beginner and experienced riders, this is a horse-intensive day of grooming, tacking, riding, instruction and other horse-related activities. Beginners will be introduced to basic skills, while experienced riders work on more advanced options.

The cost for this event is $60 with lunch included. Register by March 31 and save $5. Final deadline is April 7 – if space is still available. Space for this day often fills up fast! Click here for a flyer and reservation form or register online. Questions? Contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@duboiscenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Wrangle & Ride – April 21

Wrangle and Ride

Join our equestrian team on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a full day of fun with the DuBois Center herd! Designed for both beginner and experienced riders, this is a horse-intensive day of grooming, tacking, riding, instruction and other horse-related activities. Beginners will be introduced to basic skills, while experienced riders work on more advanced options.

The cost for this event is $60 with lunch included. Register by March 31 and save $5. Final deadline is April 7 – if space is still available. Click here for a flyer and reservation form. Online registration begins February 15. Questions? Contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@duboiscenter.org or 618-787-2202.

 

The DuBois Center Herd Grows by One

Lexi one

After traveling hundreds of miles, members of the DuBois Center equestrian team found a horse that seems to be a perfect fit for our program. They are excited to introduce the newest member of the DuBois Center herd – Lexi! She is a seven year-old Haflinger who stands 14 hands tall. She is shorter than many of our horses, but very sturdy, which makes her an ideal ride for a variety of campers and guests.

Volunteers spent the last two weekends working with her in preparation for summer – introducing her to the herd, riding the trails and getting her settled in the Deer Run pasture for a week with her new friends. By all accounts, Lexi is a gentle, easy-going horse who is quick to make new friends. She already seems like “just one of the herd” – which is often not the case initially for new horses.

NOTE: After recent retirements, the equestrian team is still looking for one more “perfect fit” to round out the herd. If you have any recommendations, contact Scott Kuether at sekuether21@gmail.com.

Lexi two

There’s Still Time to Sign Up for Horse Camp!

Horse 2
Our Horse Camps are filling quickly, but there are still great options for most age groups. Some mornings, it’s up and at ’em long before chow time – the horses need to be fed and groomed before breakfast. Some evenings, it’s untacking, feeding and barn chores before evening games. As long as the weather allows, horse campers have the option to ride each day! They spend more time with the ponies, but still have time for other camp favorites such as swimming, 9-Square and crafts. Younger campers can hop aboard the Pony Express for an introduction to horse camp. Older campers can choose from a variety of sessions.
Ready to register online? Click here. For more information, check out the camp brochure online or contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202 to have one sent to you.
PONY EXPRESS (completed grades 4-5) July 23-26
HORSIN’ AROUND (completed grades 5-7) June 11-16; July 9-14; July 16-21
SADDLE ‘EM UP (completed grades 7-9) June 25-30 – FULL; July 16-21
WRANGLERS (completed grades 8-12) – June 18-23

Register for Horse Camp

Horse 1

Git along… or you might miss out! Horse Camps are filling quickly, but there are still great options available. Horse campers still enjoy popular camp activities like 9-Sqaure and archery, but they also spend significantly more time around the barn and out on the trails!

Horse 2Some mornings, it’s up and at ‘em long before chow time – the horses need to be fed and groomed before breakfast. Some evenings, it’s untacking, feeding and barn chores before evening games. As long as the weather allows, horse campers have the option to ride each day! Depending on the skill level and interests of the group, horse times may include cantering, riding bareback, playing games on horseback in the arena or educational “horse sense” sessions.

 

For more information, check out the 2017 camp brochure or contact DuBois Center at dcinf@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202 to have one sent to you. Ready to register? You can register online today!