Abernathy Farm

2019 Camps

Join us for lots of learning and fun during our camp dates! Campers will always be under the supervision of an equine professional. They will also have camp helpers to help individually. Campers will ride at least 2 hours everyday. They will learn proper form, safety, ring etiquette, navigating obstacles, and even riding through water. Riding time alone is a significant value! They will also learn how to care for their mount and tack (bathing, feeding, cleaning, etc.) We will also have educational games and crafts, relating to horses and their care.

Please Download, Print, and Mail all three forms with your payment to: Abernathy Farm, 1000 Harper Road, Gastonia, NC 28056

2019 Camp Sign-up Form    Camp Medical Release Form         Riding Release Form

Spring Empowerment Camp:

$70 per day or $200 for all 3 days


8 and up

Parents use your discretion if your child is mature enough to attend

April 16, 17, and 18th


April 23, 24, and 25th

This is an opportunity for students who need to learn what goes into owning a farm or a horse and the practical knowledge needed for both.We will ride for 2 hours every morning. After lunch we will focus on what it actually takes to own a farm. Activities may include things like building jumps/saddle racks, how to clean and maintain paddocks or stalls, how hook up to a trailer, and basic equine medical care. This is a great way to build up confidence, responsibility, and independence in our youth! Owning a farm requires a great deal of practical and mechanical comprehension that you will never learn in school. Give your child the gift of Empowerment! They will use it their entire lives!

9 am-2pm

Summer Camps: Costs vary per camp

***Early Bird Special*** If paid June 1st $50 off total weeks price

Summer camps are week long camps offered throughout the summer to accommodate differing school schedules and vacations

Summer Camp Dates:

What Camp is right for my child?

Fundamentals Camp

June 24th-28th


Has taken at least 4 lessons previously at Abernathy Farm. Has grasped being able to walk and trot (sitting, posting, and 2-point). Looking to become comfortable cantering, jumping 18 inch cross rails, going through water and other trail obstacles. Lots of fun and games too! Will also learn basic horse care like bathing and wrapping legs. Great camp for beginners or students who need to refresh their basic horse knowledge!

Mon and Wed -Western

Tues and Thurs-English

Fri-Rider Choice

Cost is $350 for the week. Only $300 if paid for before June 1st!

Full Day Camp  

Liberty/Trick Training Camp

Ages 10 and up with riding experience

July 8th-12th


Students will ride for at least 2 hours in the morning and will spend the rest of the day focusing on liberty and trick training their horse. Liberty training is when a horse listens to only your body language and voice to respond to commands versus using a halter or bridle. Some tricks we may teach the horses are smiling, shaking their head yes or no, coming to pick you up off the mounting block, bowing and laying down

Students can choose to ride english, western, or bareback all week

Cost is $450 for the week. Only $400 if paid before June 1st

Trail Camp 

Ages 10 and up with riding experience

July 15th-19th 


Riders aged 10 and up wanting to go on more advanced trail rides this year. Working on skills to further their competency out on the trail.  Learning how to pack and attach saddle bags, trail safety and etiquette, crossing varied terrain and obstacles.  

Planning for an off site trail ride during the week depending on the weather. Trail ride day will last from 8 to approximately 4pm.

Limited to 5 riders for the trail ride.

Cost is $450 for the week and includes an offsite trail ride day. Only $400 if paid before June 1st

Show Camp

Any Age with riding experience

July 29th-August 2nd 


Riders planning on showing this year. Riders will learn arena etiquette, what the judge is looking for in each class, and how to show off their horse to the best of their ability. Riders are not required to attend the show on the following Saturday, but this camp is recommended for any riders planning on attending the Summer show.

Cost is $350 for the week. Only $300 if paid for before June 1st

Summer Show: $125

***Camp Discount*** If attending Summer Show Camp you get $25 off show fees

Any Age August 3rd

Show will be held at 1222 Ponderosa Rd. Lincolnton NC 28092. Please go to www.lchashows.org for additional information and class fees.

English riders need to be ready at the show grounds by 9am.

Western riders need to be ready at the show grounds by 12pm.

Abernathy Farm show fees are $125 for the day (Only $100 for the day if rider attended Show Camp the week prior)

Please Download, Print, and Mail all three forms with your payment to: Abernathy Farm, 1000 Harper Road, Gastonia, NC 28056

2018 Camp Sign-up Form        Camp Medical Release Form        Riding Release Form

To contact us:
Abernathy Farm
1000 Harper Rd.
Gastonia, NC 28056

Lisa Abernathy
Phone: 704-718-6165 Texts are Welcome   

E-mail: AbernathyFarm@gmail.com

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