Girls from all over the world travel to the Can-Do-It Farm Summer Riding Camp, located on a hundred and twenty-five acres in Jefferson, Ohio, to participate in weeklong equestrian sessions for beginners through advanced riders alike. A private farm, established by owners Norm and Candy Stokes in 1975, the Can-Do-It Summer Riding Camp was started to give girls ages 8-18 a summer camp strictly about horses.
Each week of camp gives riders an opportunity to learn different activities with horses. Safety and horsemanship are the most important aspects, and ground lessons on medical care, tack and equipment, feed, braiding, and jump courses are taught to encourage a well-rounded equestrian. Each camper is assigned her own horse, along with everything she will need to take care of that horse. Campers may also bring their own horse. Can-Do-It Farmsí twenty-five horses available to campers accommodate all ability levels and sizes.
Skilled counselors, many of whom have participated in the camp themselves over the years, supervise ten campers, guiding them in lessons twice a day, along with several hours of open riding, trail riding, games, and bareback riding to round out a full day of horses. The indoor arena keeps campers riding even during bad weather. Activity weeks include dressage, jumping, polo, trail riding, bareback riding, equitation, combined training, and swimming with the horses, as well as a hunter pace and beginner rider week.
Campers enjoy life in the bunkhouse and the campís home-cooked meals. A clothing list is available, and Can-Do-It Farm provides all tack and safety helmets. An on-site tack shop is stocked for all of the campersí needs. For more information, to schedule a tour, or sign up for Camp, visit www.cdifarm.com or call (440) 858-2244.