Accelerate your kid’s future with the #1 summer camp for developing character, horsemanship and building life skills in an awesome, fun and nurturing environment, with horses. We mix life skills with nonstop equine assisted activities, nature interactions, and tons of fun.
Through each ranger’s daily responsibilities and activities, participants develop problem-solving skills, honesty, empathy, self-confidence, and independence that will be applied in their home and school lives while forging lasting friendships.
Located at High Star Ranch
Geared for kids
8 – 13 years old
4 day program
Spring / summer 2019 schedule will be posted soon.
6 camper minimum, don't wait to sign up!
To register please complete the Registration Form below and pay the tuition on the Upcoming Events page under Summer Camp.
We will send more information and directions to the barn after the registration is completed.
*Daily riding and horsemanship lessons
(horses and equipment included, no prior riding necessary)
(full service facilities with indoor arena)
*Arts and crafts
*Lots of fun
…. And much more
We mix life skills with nonstop equine assisted activities, nature interactions, and tons of fun. Through each ranger’s daily responsibilities and activities, participants develop problem-solving skills, honesty, empathy, self-confidence, and independence that will be applied in their home and school lives while forging lasting friendships.
Alejandra is a native of the mountains of Chile, where her lifelong partnership with horses began. She brings ten years of experience in the equine based learning field in the United States combining an eclectic bag of tools from different horse inspired modalities.
She is founder and owner of Park City Horse Experience LLC, as well as founder and Coordinator of the Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) for the last 10 years at the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah.
Certified through the nationwide program of EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association), and has been ascribed a special merit for an additional U.S. sanctioned Military Distinction for her EAL work with thousands of U.S. War Veterans.
Alejandra is a credentialed Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL) and a certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor from the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Intl. and Equine Facilitator Learning and Coaching Level One and Two through the Academy for Coaching with Horses.
Life at High Star Ranch is a little different. Yes, you can build your dream home—but instead of being packed in alongside a golf course, you’ll have 2.2 million acres of pristine Uinta wilderness right in your backyard. Enjoy the serenity of wide-open spaces and endless adventures outside your front door, in a unique mountain community that’s more country and less club.
Thanks to 16 miles of professionally built singletrack trails, onsite equestrian facilities, and Rhodes Valley Outfitters just up the road, you’ll enjoy year-round adventures like hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, snowshoeing, and much more. At the nearby DeJoria Center, you can take in a concert or grab a drink and a bite to eat. And just minutes away from Park City, you’re always close to skiing, snowboarding, dining, shopping, and entertainment.
High Star Ranch offers six distinct residential neighborhoods currently under development, with exceptionally crafted homes thoughtfully designed by local architect Rick Brighton. It’s truly a living experience unlike any other. Contact us today to learn more about available properties and to get started planning your ideal mountain escape.
Dana Breuer’s experience and education is dynamic and diverse in the equine industry. She started as a child working in exchange for riding lessons in english and rode in 4-H and the United States Pony Club. Where she rode as a three-day eventer, and hunter. She also worked on a farm where they drove teams and used horse power for much of their farming needs.
As a teen she started working on cattle ranches stocked with well over a 1,000 head. Day working on ranches from MT to ID, AZ, NM, CO and UT has given her many years and miles in the saddle. Within these years she was able to ride at University of Findlay English Equestrian program and gain her level 3 in Parelli Natural Horsemanship in western riding. Dana doesn’t care to name drop, and the list is too long to share but she has studied under or worked for many world-renowned horse trainers and instructors that range from colt starting to performance in a number of disciplines.
She has also acquired her membership as an Equine Specialist in EAGALA and certification as an instructor in english and western riding with Certified Horsemanship Association. In more recent years Dana has been competing and developing her earnings in URCHA and NCHA. She continues to teach others, train horses and fit in a few clinics throughout the country. As her students say “She doesn't assume anything. She trains rider and horse with patience, reasoning, and reinforcement in a timely and encouraging manner. If you have the fortune of crossing her path, walk along with her for a while and enjoy the journey.”
Horses are naturally social animals with personalities, attitudes, fears, and moods, and they are very sensitive to the energy around them. They will respond appropriately to human interaction, allowing kids to experience a sense of connection and participation. Horses and kids are seeking the same feelings of trust and connection, and once a child realizes this similarity, he or she is able to form a connection that is uplifting and inspiring. Horses are able to teach kids about themselves and their interaction with others around them.
There are many reasons why horses are such effective teachers. Their ability to read emotional and environmental cues, subtle body language, and sensations help kids focus their attention, improve their concentration, maintain self-awareness, and practice being consistent. They assist kids in becoming aware of the effect their emotions and behavior have on others. They also help kids appreciate the positive aspects of being part of a group, such as family, friends, and classmates.
Kids also benefit mentally from developing a connection with a social animal known for being responsive to human emotional states. Instructors say that kids can improve their emotional expression and self-regulation, as well as reduce anxiety. Research bears this out, including studies conducted by Ellen Kaye Gehrke, Ph.D., on heart rate variability between humans and horses, whose outcomes point to the mood-boosting effect of the horse.
Developing effective communication and cooperation skills are an essential part of every relationship, affecting everything from school, social, and family interactions.
Whether verbally or nonverbally it's important to understand how we share information, ideas and emotions with others.
Out in the world on their own, our kids will encounter many strangers – teachers, coaches, neighbors, store clerks, and friend’s parents to name a few.
Our kids need to know how to look these people in the eyes, clearly communicate with them and possibly even advocate for themselves if need be.
The Rangers Equestrian Kids Program teaches communications skills kids can directly apply to their lives at home. By communicating, negotiating and collaborating with a thousand plus pound animal like the horse our kids learn effective communication skills and much more.
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