About Us...

The Painted Bar Stables offers camp programs to children, teens and adults of all levels.
Camps offer a unique way to have fun, while cramming a whole lot of education into one week. 
Our goal is to mingle the fun of horseback riding with learning about riding skills, horse behavior and general riding information.
Our camp programs give a complete education, from barn management and equine care to groundwork and riding.

What kind of camp program are you looking for?

Endurance Camps

Youth Camps

Adult Camps

The focus of our programs is not shows, ribbons or external success, but the ability to ride safely in the arena and on trail in real life situations and to independently navigate obstacles. While our lessons do instruct using classic riding techniques, the goal of our program is to develop confidence, real-life skill and the knowledge necessary to ride or own your own horse.


Endurance and Distance Riding Clinics

Distance Riding Bootcamp
Teens & Adults
Intermediate to Advanced Riders

$500 per person using Painted Bar Horses
$450 to bring your own horse
May 13-15, 2022

BYO Horses Encouraged

This endurance camp is a jam packed 3-day weekend full of riding and learning.

You will spend a time in the saddle every day going through both technical and athletic bootcamp as well as knowledge seminars in order to prepare you for distance sports.

This camp is a perfect intro to understanding the logistics, training, and ways to succeed in distance sports with your horse. 

Endurance Race
Endurance Riding Clinic CampEndurance Riding Clinic Camp at Painted Bar StablesDrinking Water at Endurance Riding Camp at Painted Bar Stables


Youth Camps

Youth Horsemanship Spring Camp Youth Adventure Horse Camp

Ages 10-17
Riders of all levels are welcome.
No experience is necessary but first time riders should be brave and willing.

April 3 - 7, 2023
9:00am to 4:00pm.
Early drop-off or late pick-up may be available but only for added cost.

Sibling Discount of $50 for each additional child.

Learns the ins and out of true horsemanship - because it isn't all about riding.

This camp is designed to give youth the opportunity to work with horses and fully understand what goes into their maintenance, care and ownership.
Each day in addition to riding lessons will also be learning opportunities on in training and horsecare.

All Youth Campers get a horse of their own for the week and will learn both in the barn and on horseback


Ages 10-17
Ridaers of all levels are welcome.
No experience is necessary but first time riders should be brave and willing.

July 3 - 7, 2023
July 24 - 28, 2023

8:30am to 4:30pm.
Early drop-off or late pick-up may be available but only for added cost.

Sibling Discount of $50 for each additional child.

If you're looking for FUN, this is the camp for you!
An intensive adventure for youth, this camp is one that focus on fun and adventures from the ground up.
Our adventures are geared towards encouraging our riders to develop the following skills:
Relationship Building with their Horse, Problem Solving, Pushing Boundaries, Barn and Stable Management.

All Youth Campers get a horse of their own for the week and will learn both in the barn and on horseback .

Miri lunging Vanzi Youth Adventure Horseback Riding Camp


Horseplay Pee Wee One Day Camp

Age 6-9
Riders of all levels are welcome.
No experience is necessary but first time riders should be brave and willing.

Monday May 29th, 2023 (Memorial Day)
9:00am to 3:00pm.
Early drop-off or late pick-up may be available but only for added cost.

$150 per day

Gallop on over to join this exciting horse filled day of camp!

The Horseplay Pee Wee Day Camp is an intensive day of horses for youth. This camp hits on all aspects of the horse experience in just one day!

Jen and Young Riding Students


Adult Camps

Immersion Retreat Adult Camp
Beginner to Advanced Riders
$2950 for Single Registrant
$5000 for Couple sharing a Room
$2100 for Commuter (if available)

June 4 - June 10, 2023
Check in is at 6:00pm on Sunday and Check-Out is at 11:00am on Saturday.
Dinner is not provided Sunday evening so please eat prior to arrival.

The best way to learn to ride, is to immerse yourself in riding. Come ride with us in lessons, game nights and sunset trail rides and really immerse yourself in the world of horseback riding.

This camp is all inclusive of riding, housing, meals & drinks, and shuttle service between the lodge house and the barn. Between classes will be additional opportunities to visit the wineries, breweries and beautiful hiking paths in the area.

Spend each night in private roome at the beautiful Gathering Hill Farm farmhouse eating a variety of locally sourced meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Gathering Hill Farmhouse is a glorious 5 bedroom 19th century farmhouse with a lake view and walking path to local wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Only a 5 minute drive to the stables, you will have the option of taking our shuttle or driving yourself.

Prior experience is not necessary - just motivation to learn, the sense of adventure in doing something different, the willingness to work hard and the stamina and wit to put it all together. Whether you are a gutsy and athletic novice rider or a seasoned equestrian, we will help you hone your skills through a variety of lessons, lectures, games, trail rides and on-the-ground training with our horses culminating in an all day trek into the National Forest. We will help you master the biomechanics of horseback riding and give you life-long skills that will take you to the places you wish to go.

Horseback Retreat for Adults Adult Horse Camp



Grownup and Almost Grownup
Adventure Day Camp
Ages 16 - Adults
Beginner to Advanced Riders

Not all the fun is for the kids! Immersion is often the easiest way for adults to move forward in their riding. Lessons are augmented by demonstrations and lectures covering everything: barn management and nutrition, basic equine medical care, biomechanics and form, and more.

For novices we will get you up and rolling so that you can hit the trails with the best of them without being a burden to your horse companion.

For more seasoned riders we will dig deep into your technique in how to help you and your horse. We will also get you out on the trails and help you learn how to control your horse at a gallop, and more.




Things that campers will need every day:


2+ Water Bottles or Juice - no soda, please!

Generous Snacks!!!!!


Bug Spray

Boots - no sneakers or sandals allowedSpare pair of Shoes

Gloves (for working in the barn and perhaps riding)

Proper attire: pants, comfortable shirts, good socks. Please tell your kids to dress intelligently!

We have helmets if you don't have your own.

Please remind your children before they come that working with horses requires horse care as well as riding. We are firm believers that if you don't take care of horses they won't take care of you and at the stables and chores is a large part of this experience. The better their attitudes and the more efficient focused, and responsible they are the more they get to ride. 
Please also remind them that this is not a competition in terms of their riding and none of them have anything to prove - this is supposed to be fun and an opportunity for personal growth as well as growth as an entire group. 

Lastly, they may or may not get their first choice in horses - some horses are coming off of pregnancies, some may be lame or injured, and a variety of other factors. One of these factors is that we want to select the horse that will teach them the most throughout the week and offer them the best learning experience. The mantra I will be telling the kids is "There is no bad horse, only mistaken riders."

Cancellation Policy:

If a cancellation is needed before the start of the event for ANY reason (whether because of a COVID19 diagnosis or symptoms, a death in the family, an injury... any reason) a transferable but non-refundable deposit of 20% will apply. This deposit will be added to your account as account credit to be used towards future programs or rides.

Starting on the day of the event, there will be absolutely no refunds. Please be sure to coordinate with us prior to the start of the program if there are any concerns.

Anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID19 may be asked to leave with no refund. Please make sure you are symptom free before arrival. We strongly suggest testing if you are prone to "mock symptoms" such as allergies that may be confused with COVID19.

Painted Bar Stables is a smoke free, alcohol free and drug free environment. We reserve the right to refuse any potential rider.

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4093 Lake Street (Rte. 79) Burdett, NY 14818