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Cornerstone Farm 2012 Summer Horsemanship Camps Offer New Options

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By Jen Shannon February 28, 2012

Cornerstone Farm (, a local business offering horseback riding lessons and horse training services to area residents for 15 years, has announced its 2012 summer horsemanship camp schedule. This summer brings new options to younger children, those with little or no riding experience, and accomplished equestrians. Cornerstone Farm specializes in hunter/jumper instruction for beginning through advanced riders and offers camps, lessons and training at Triple Creek Ranch.

Four types of camps are offered:
Introduction to Horses & Riding, ages 7+ with little or no riding experience
Horse Show Camp, ages 7+ for all levels of riders, a Saturday horse show caps the week
Dressage Camp, ages 7+, riders must be able to walk and trot
Ponies for Preschoolers Pony Camp, ages 3 to 6 years

2012 Cornerstone Farm Summer Horsemanship Camps
June 4-9 – Horse Show Camp
June 11-15 – Introduction to Horses & Riding
June 18-20 – Ponies for Preschoolers Pony Camp
June 25-29 – Dressage Camp

July 9-13 – Introduction to Horses & Riding
July 23-28 – Horse Show Camp
July 30-August 1 – Ponies for Preschoolers Pony Camp

August 6-11 – Horse Show Camp
August 13-15 – Ponies for Preschoolers Pony Camp

Instruction is tailored to each student’s needs and riding ability, and enrollment is limited. An indoor arena allows riding rain or shine. Introductory, Horse Show, and Dressage camp sessions run Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pony Camp runs Monday through Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost for camp is $400/week (plus show fees for Horse Show Camp), while Pony Camp is $250.

Camp with Cornerstone Farm is designed to teach English riding and stable management skills in a safe, friendly and fun learning environment. A time-tested program teaches not only horsemanship but also teamwork, confidence and self-reliance. Knowledgeable instructors guide campers to develop new skills, both on and off the horses. Cornerstone Farm school horses are trustworthy and kind, and come in a variety of sizes and ability levels.

Cornerstone Farm is run by Head Instructor Jennifer Shannon, a graduate of the Colorado State University equine science program ( and a certified English and Western riding instructor. She has been riding for more than 29 years, and has taught riding and trained horses for 21 years. She specializes in hunter/jumper instruction, and offers private and group lessons, as well as horse training services. Lessons can be taught on one of Cornerstone Farm’s trustworthy horses, or riders can take lessons atop their own horse.

For more detailed information on lessons, training or camps, contact Cornerstone Farm at (303) 828-9040, email, or visit Find Cornerstone Farm on Twitter at

From Longmont, take Nelson Road west approximately five miles from Hover Road and look for the Triple Creek Ranch sign on the north side of the road. For more information, visit

About Triple Creek Ranch
Triple Creek Ranch, at 4255 Nelson Road in Longmont, was established in 1991 and is one of Colorado's premier equestrian facilities. The 64-acre facility is along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just north of Boulder on the west side of Longmont. Triple Creek Ranch is owned and operated by Lynn McChesney, and features two outdoor arenas and one indoor arena, access to trails and a cross-country course. Full-service boarding and training is available, along with western, dressage and hunter/jumper lessons for children and adults, beginning through advanced levels, in private or group class settings. Lesson horses are available. For more information, call 303-444-4291, email or visit

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