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At Camp Red Cedar, the “freedom to ride a horse” is available to individuals of all abilities.  So, saddle up and prepare to ride!

Whether you’re an experienced rider looking to sharpen your skills or have never been within 10 feet of a horse, our year-round horseback riding and therapeutic riding programs offer something for everyone.  All you need is a love of horses, the desire to learn or improve your equestrian skills, and a good attitude.

Camp Red Cedar is a PATH, Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Premier Accredited Center member of the Certified Horsemanship Association.

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General Information

  1. Private and Therapeutic Riding Lessons are weekly, 1-hour lessons for 12 weeks.

  2. Age Requirements:

    • Private Riding Lessons - ages 6+

    • Therapeutic Riding Lessons - ages 4+

  3. Camp Red Cedar has a weight limit of 175 lbs.

  4. Riders will need to participate in a phone assessment to ensure that they are a good candidate for therapeutic riding and meet the riding requirements of PATH Intl.

  5. A PATH Certified Instructor will oversee the riding program. Our qualified instructors have undergone substantial training and are held to the highest standards.


Private Lessons – Ages 6+

Are you looking for a little more one-on-one time with the instructor? Private lessons are available based on staffing.  Choose from individual lessons at $55 per lesson. 

*Lesson times are subject to change each session.

**Camp Red Cedar’s staff will call to schedule times for all riding programs.

Therapeutic Riding – Ages 4 and older

For some, riding a horse may seem impossible, but at Camp Red Cedar, anything is possible. Our therapeutic horseback riding program helps children and adults with disabilities improve their physical, developmental, and emotional well-being. Camp Red Cedar’s PATH, Intl. certified therapeutic riding instructors, along with a team of volunteer horse leaders and sidewalkers, ensure the rider’s safety as they learn new skills on horseback. 

*Lesson Times are subject to change each session.

**Therapeutic Riding is available on a first-come, first-served availability.  Lessons are held every week, and sessions are scheduled every 12 weeks.  Camp Red Cedar accepts the Indiana Family Support Services Medicaid Waiver, the Community Integration and Habilitation Medicaid Waiver & Private Pay for individuals seeking Therapeutic Riding services. Please get in touch with Camp Red Cedar for available funding for 2024.

Program Requirements

  1. Online registration

  2. The Riding Program Coordinator will be in contact to schedule days and times for all riding programs.

    • Complete all paperwork on the Camp Red Cedar registration portal once your rider has a scheduled time and date.

    • Signed physician’s statement, updated annually.

    • All riders must sign up for no less than 12 lessons.

  3. Camp Red Cedar “Waiting List” Policy

    • An online registration must be submitted to be placed on the waiting list.

    • All applications will be held for a maximum period of one calendar year.

    • New registrations can be submitted on an annual basis.

    • The amount of time spent on the waiting list can vary depending on program/placement availability.

  4. Payment Policy for all Riding Sessions

    • Private Lessons and Therapeutic Riders who pay privately will be scheduled for 12-week blocks.

    • The first month’s payment of $220 is due on or before the session starts. Payment should be made through the registration portal.

    • The total amount due for 12 lessons is $660.

    • A processing fee of 4% will be added to credit card payments.

    • Payments will be processed on the 1st of each month. The credit card used to register will be charged for the monthly balance. If you prefer another payment method, please get in touch with the office to make arrangements.

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  1. Helmets are required. Camp Red Cedar provides helmets to share, or you may provide your own ATSM/SEI-certified riding helmet.

  2. Long pants are preferred; shorts or skirts are not recommended for the rider’s comfort.

  3. Closed-toe shoes are a must; boots with a heel are preferred. Sandals, flip-flops, clogs, or crocs are prohibited in our barn area.

  4. Dress for the weather; layering is always a good idea.

2024 Session Dates

Session 1: January 8th – March 29th

Session 2: April 1st – June 22nd

Session 3: July 1st – September 21st

Session 4: September 30th – December 21st

*Lesson times are subject to change each session*


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