Kids and Horse Play Day Program- Winter Recess

  • Event Timing: February 18-22, 2019, 9am-3pm
  • Event Address:  The Riding Academy by Michael Celso at Castle Creek Farms 3760 Rush Mendon Rd, Mendon, NY14506
  • Contact: Calls/ Texts to (585) 433-5882 or email:


  We invite your children to join us during their winter recess break February 18-22, 2019! The focus will be on learning all about the horse, grooming, and of course, riding!  Each day will be filled with fun activities, crafts, and learning all aspects of barn life with horses.

COST (payment button below)

  • Register $250
  • Walk-in Registrations accepted (if space is available) week of camp $275

    Open to 10 Participants.  Early registration is encouraged. Spots will fill quickly. 

    This Winter Recess program will also help to prepare students for weekly riding lessons also offered by The Riding Academy by Michael Celso, should their interest extend beyond the recess session. 


•Boys and girls ages 6 - 16


  • Program is held rain, snow or shine at indoor or outdoor arenas
  • Please dress for the weather because portions of program will/may occur outside
  • Participants need to wear jeans/fitted pants and hard-soled boots with an one inch heel 
  • Participants should bring a sack lunch and drink each day, labeled with child’s name
  • Riding helmets will be provided but students are welcome to bring their own helmet approved by The Riding Academy. 
  • Each day will be filled with horse activities, horses related arts/crafts and indoor/outdoor games.

February 13, 2019  

 Dear Parent/ Guardian of Campers, 

   We are days away from the Horse Play event!! We are finalizing the fun activities we have planned for your child/ren and wanted to provide additional information.

   The program begins 9am Monday morning. Please arrive a few minutes before to complete a release form for each child if we do not have one on file. You will need to provide insurance/dr information as well.

   Here are a few things you will want to bring with you:

  • A bag lunch/snacks for your child- we have a very small fridge and microwave.
  • Multiple gloves- We have a dryer to dry wet clothing items but we will want to keep your child comfortable in the cold weather should clothing items get wet. They should also have gloves they can comfortably hold reins with.
  • Change of clothes. Weather related clothing/footwear.
  • Have your child/ren dress in layers. They will be able to warm up in our heated lounge, but many activities are outside or in the barn/indoor riding arena.
  • If they have their own riding helmet/riding apparel (not required), we will provide your child with an approved helmet. Jeans or fitted pants are also okay to ride in.
  • Boots to ride- should have a small heel and provide coverage above the ankle.
  • Items you bring should be labeled with your child’s name.

   We are grateful you are sharing your children with us for the week. If you have any questions at anytime, you are welcome to reach out to us (585) 433-5882.

   Adria Posman

   The Riding Academy by Michael Celso at Castle Creek Farms