National Horse Camp:
Choose from a one or two week
Resident Horse Camp designed for New Beginners to Intermediate Riders ages
8-10 & 11-15.
Each student is assigned their very own Guest Ranch Horse
at Check-In...this horse will become your child's faithful companion during their National Horse Camp adventure!
This week long or two week long is a 'horse power' experience your kids will never forget! With only eight
to ten campers allowed per session, parents can rest at ease and know that each child will receive all of the personal attention
they need during their stay at our Tennessee Guest Ranch.
Students ride twice daily under the National Horse Camp Director. Each
morning starts out with an in depth horsemanship class, followed by a two
hour formal riding lesson in hunt seat, dressage or western pleasure. Each student
progresses at their own pace during the week while learning a variety of riding disciplines. After the formal morning
lesson, it's time to pack our saddlebags and hit the trail! Don't forget to pack your Bibles for Bible
Study on the trail! Our young equestrians learn all about what the Bible
has to say about horses and all of God's magnificent creation surrounding the ranch! Afterwards, it's time for
a little bareback riding through the river!
at the Tennessee Guest Ranch learn about horses from the ground up! During this incredible program each
young equestrian will acquire an enormous "in depth" knowledge by caring for their horse daily, participating in
feeding and nutritional programs, hoof care and ferrier education and medical care. For those serious horse
enthusiasts who are considering becoming a veterinarian, there's even more to learn in our pre-veterinarian courses!
Learn how to give shots, float teeth, administer medications, treat and prevent leg injuries, how to use ultra sound machines,
and lots more!
Some of our pre-veterinarian
courses take place in our On-Site Science Lab for their Equine Research Lab Studies Course!
Students prepare equine blood cell slides for use under the microscope to begin discovering more about God's intricate
details of his wonderful creation...the horse! Parasite research, food & nutrition, and much more are uncovered
in depth in the Science Lab! Microscopes and other lab equipment assist us in our equine studies, and may even
spark a future career in veterinarian medicine and research for your child!
Evening time brings mounted
fun, bareback games, cook outs, marshmallow
roasts, night time swims, a moonlight ride, and a Southern
Bell Etiquette Dining Course !
National Horse Campers sleep in the 7000 Sq. Ft.
Guest Ranch in the 'horsey themed' Bronco Bunk House Room! All rooms are of course air conditioned and campers can even see
the horses from their Bunk House window! Meals take place in a variety of places: saddle bag style on the trail, chuckwagon style by the camp fire, on the spacious deck overlooking the Sequatchie
Valley, pool side on the patio, in the dining room of the main ranch house, or at quaint local country restaurants such as
the Cookie Jar Cafe.
on a Sunday afternoon and depart on a Friday evening. Airport or Express Shuttle pickup and drop off is provided for
children who will be arriving or departing by plane or who will be arriving or departing by Groom Transportation from
Atlanta or Nashville.
The National Horse Camp is only for those who want to eat, sleep
and breath horses every minute of the day!
For this years National Horse Camp session dates, price,
or registration packet, please E-mail or call the Guest Ranch Office (see info below).
Registration Process for National Horse Camp:
1) Please call 423-554-HORSE (4677) or e-mail from our
Contact Us page and
a Registration Packet.
2) A $100 Deposit by credit card will secure your space instantly by phone.
Return & the completed registration forms within 10 days of receipt. Or mail your $100 check and space will be reserved
upon arrival of deposit.
3) A camp confirmation will be sent to you via e-mail or mail, along with a list of all
of the items your child will need to bring to camp.
We look forward to having your child at 'A Tennessee Guest Ranch'
National Horse Camp Testimonials:
much for all your work at Horse Camp with Abby and the other young people. What a ministry the Lord has given you!
We know Abby has had a great time and learned so much. We thank our Lord for you and pray He will continue to guide
and bless your ministry! Colossians 1:9-14
~John & Annie,"
"As a rising senior and a hopeful for
the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, this is my last official summer. With that, I have been thinking about my life and realized
that my relationship with Jesus would not be as strong if it was not for the summers I attended Horse Camp. The lessons I
learned were enduring and have helped me become a strong Christian woman. Without them, the success I have today would
not exist. I know I was not the easiest person to teach and I could be a real pain. The negative attitude I had
is virtually gone. I am sorry for the immature way I acted back then and know that I could have learned a lot more if
I had had more faith in myself, my teachers, and in what I was doing. I just wanted to formally thank you for opening
my eyes and my heart to a relationship with God. Thank you and God bless!"
"My favorite thing about
Horse Camp was the trail riding. I loved my pony, Mist, and riding him is just like being free! Swimming in the river was
my second favorite, but really I loved it all ~ even geting up at 5:30 AM.!"
"Staff and counsdesors are so dedicated to guiding each camper. The individual
attention really helped my daughter grow. I felt so confident leaving Jessie at camp (her first overnight camp) with the great
folka at the Tennessee Guest Ranch and I was not disappointed. The best was following her daily activities on Facebook. We
are definitely returning every year!"
Mom, Tracy, Tennessee