Learn the Best Ways to Work with Horses at our New Horse Camp Session

Please note – see date changes below!

At our new Horse Camp you’ll have a chance to learn from avid horseback rider and wrangler, Diane Starin. Starin, who is blind, has owned, ridden, taught and cared for horses for more than 30 years. She has an Associates of Science degree in agricultural business, a Certificate in Horse Husbandry and is a certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor.

This camp session is for blind or visually impaired riders, ages 16 through 24. It is geared for those that have ridden before, but not a lot. Starin has a wealth of knowledge about the proper care of horses, and students will have a truly unique chance to learn from a blind professional how it’s done with little or no sight.

Diane told us, “Horses have been my passion since I was about two and I have wanted to teach a horse camp for as long as I can remember. This is especially important to me, because blind people don’t have as much of a chance to ride and handle horses.”

NEW DATES: Monday, August 3 through Sunday, August 9
Where: Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind near Napa, California.
Cost for each camper is $300.
Space is limited to eight participants,
so sign up while spaces are available. We expect this session to be very popular.

A separate application is available for this session. Campers must have independent mobility skills.

Objectives are to:

Teach safety
Teach grooming
Teach tacking up
Teach good care and maintenance
Expand each camper’s knowledge of different kinds of equipment and their different applications
Riding and lessons as time and skill level allows

To find out more about this session, contact Camp Director Tony Fletcher at afletcher@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7319, or visit enchantedhillscamp.org.

Diane Starin rides Jester