Sommersby Ranch Programmes & Camps

Horse-Inspired Enrichment Programme for Junior School Students

  • Let’s Be Friends
  • Going to Horse School
  • What is the Horse Trying to Tell Me? (Horse Body Language)
  • The Horse at Home (Herd Dynamics)
  • Working with Horses
  • Let’s Have Fun (Learning to Ride)


Horse-Inspired Enrichment Programme for Senior Primary School Students

  • Building a Relationship
  • Relationship Training
  • The Language of Horses
  • What It Means to Be a Horse (Herd Dynamics & Psychology)
  • Working with the Horse (Round Pen Training)
  • Learning How to Ride


Camp One – Relationship Building

  • Understanding the Horse
  • Horse Behaviour & Psychology
  • Herd Dynamics
  • Applying ‘Fruits of the Spirit’ to Relationship Building
  • How Horses Can Help Us Be Better Human Beings


Camp Two – Basic Horsemanship

  • Safety Around Horses
  • The Basics of Riding
  • Management of Horse Keeping
  • Handling Challenges
  • Groundwork
  • Round Pen Training


Camp Three – Principles for Life Enrichment

  • The Cowgirl Creed
  • Values That Sustain Us
  • Creating Your Own Circle of Life
  • Attitude Speaks of Authenticity
  • Patience Requires Discipline
  • Initiative Demands Vision
  • Change Becomes Possible Through Faith
  • Aspirations Give Rise to Belief
  • Personal Principles to Live By


Holiday Camps / Retreats (5 Days)

Our holiday camps/retreats are structured and planned over a 5-day period and encompass five levels of learning.
These are: Riding / Horse Management / Personal Enrichment / Life Skills / Crafts

Subjects / Topics covered in the learning areas are:

  • Riding – safety, handling, schooling, round-pen training
  • Horse Management – feeding, grooming, farrier, basic veterinary
  • Personal Enrichment – cowgirl/cowboy principles, values, interpersonal relationships
  • Life Skills – First Aid & CPR, public speaking, life management sciences
  • Crafts – leather work, cooking, art, hand sewing, creative writing, poetry


Costs per Child:

All 2-Day Camps are R300.00 per Child
Holiday 5-Day Camps are R200.00 per Child, per Day

The above costs include accommodation, all meals, course notes and certificates.
For craft days, parents will be notified beforehand of what the children need to bring as extras.