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Camp session: Whitchurch Riding Camp (Whitchurch Riding Academy)

Whitchurch Riding Camp

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Whitchurch Riding Academy

Program and Sessions Details:

  • Day Camp
  • Age 7 - 15 (Coed)
  • Specialized in Horseback Riding/Equestrian, offers 5 activities
  • 0 session dates to choose from
  • Cost starting from $369
  • Busing available
  • Special needs support not available


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19480 McCowan Road, Mount Albert, Ontario, L0G 1M0

Whitchurch Riding Academy is the longest running equestrian academy & summer riding camp in the GTA (since 1979), with qualified instructors accredited by the Ontario Camps Association, Ontario Equestrian, and Equine Canada. We teach English riding from beginner, intermediate  to advanced, with a positive, hands-on approach to horsemanship. Facilities include large indoor & outdoor rings on 10 rolling acres, in-ground pool with certified lifeguard, arts & crafts barn, plus 24 horses! Daily busing is available from 5 stops in Toronto & York Region.

Free tours of facilities are available during spring open house dates, or email us to arrange a free visit!  Secure summer camp registration can be completed online from our website.

Trust WRA for a positive learning experience. There is a difference!

Beginner Riders

Campers start their one-hour formal English-Riding lessons with leaders, soon mastering the fundamental skills of riding on their own in a safe environment. With a focus on safety, additional hands-on horsemanship activities include grooming, tacking, bathing, feeding, and general horse care.  Rounding out a full day is a supervised recreational swim in our in-ground pool, plus horsemanship games, fun rides, singsongs, and arts & craft activities!

Intermediate & Advanced Riders

Experienced riders are challenged with advanced horsemanship activities that include nutrition, show grooming, basic first aid for horses, and much more! Equestrian disciplines include dressage, jumping, mounted games, and musical rides.

A Second Lesson?

Experienced Riders (able to canter comfortably) may sign up for a second lesson each day, although most find that one full intensive lesson along with the rest of our busy equestrian schedule is plenty! (additional fee applies).


Qualified riding instructors are certified in First Aid & CPR and horses are fully schooled to ensure your child's safety. A certified NLS lifeguard is at the pool at all times. For daily busing from Toronto & York Region, a certified school bus & driver are used. We are fully accredited by the Ontario Camps Association, Ontario Equestrian and Equine Canada.

Session Discounts

Did you know that you can save by advance booking multiple sessions, or by booking additional family members? Save 5% when you book two sessions, or 10% when you book three sessions!  Register securely online from our website!

Don't Forget!

Pack a lunch and snack (no nuts), and bring plenty of fluids. Campers will need a hat, protective sun lotion, swimsuit, and long pants for riding. An approved ASTM/SEI riding helmet is mandatory, and can be rented. Boots with a heel and smooth sole are required for riding (rain boots work fine).  We email a list of reminders on the Wednesday before camp.

Risk Awareness Form

A Risk Awareness Form is included with the online registration form. Please read carefully. The form must be completed and signed by the legal Parent/Guardian for each camper attending camp.

Ontario Camps Association (OCA)

WRA Riding Camp is fully accredited by the OCA, and adheres to over 400 standards dealing with all aspects of camp operation, including health & safety, leadership, training, staffing, service, maintenance, programming, and administration.

Ontario Equestrian & Equine Canada

Whitchurch Riding Academy is the longest established riding academy in the GTA (40 years), and teaches riders of all ages and levels all year round. WRA is a proud member member of Ontario Equestrian and Equine Canada and offers Rider Level Programs.

Trust Whitchurch Riding for a positive, safe, and inclusive learning experience!

Session Dates and Locations:

Date TBD
Newmarket, ON
19480 McCowan Road

Time TBD
Cost TBD

Character Development:

  • Independence: Horseback riding is a great form of exercise which has both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning benefits. Although it may seem the rider is not engaging in much physical exercise, an hour's activity can burn similar calories to that of a 30-minute jog or bicycle ride.
  • Physicality: Developing a relationship bond and sense of trust between yourself and your horse is truly rewarding. And learning to control and care for an animal much larger than yourself builds confidence and self-assurance.


Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

Arts & Crafts
CIT/LIT Program
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
Strength and Conditioning
Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive


Location Address Pick up Drop off
Bus 1
Stop 181 Ranleigh Ave, Toronto, Ont (Bedford Park Community Centre)7:50 am5:05 pm
Stop 2396 Spring Garden Ave, Toronto, Ontario (St. Gabriel School)8:05 am4:50 pm
Stop 3230 Calvert Rd, Markham, Ontario (Ashton Meadows School)8:30 am4:25 pm
Stop 4Aurora/Wellington Rd at Hwy 404, Aurora Ont (Carpool Lot)8:45 am4:10 pm
Stop 5Davis Drive at 404 Hwy, Newmarket Ont (Carpool Lot)4:50 pm4:05 pm

Hands-on riding camp for beginner to advanced. Operating 40 years with qualified instructors accredited by OCA & OE.


Whitchurch Riding Academy  
Contact name:
Terry O'Brien

Phone number:
(905) 473-5260
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