HOOF KY partners with the Louisville Equestrian Center to provide:
• Weekly summer Equine Academies each serving 30 at-risk youth ages 9-18. Academies run from 10 AM- 4:00 PM daily.
• Horses, ponies, and their tack chosen for safety, manners and suitability to riders.
• Safety riding helmets.
• Highly qualified American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) certified instructors who have years of experience working withall ages and abilities of riders.
• Rotating stations whereby participants learn riding, equine education and barn management. Competitive equine games and horse themed crafts are included.
• Daily recorded individual participant competency evaluations.
• Spacious indoor and outdoor arenas.
• Logo T-shirts for each participant.
• Awards Ceremony with certificates, individual pictures, and equine mementos.
• Safe facility, First Aid trained counselors, and liability insurance.
• Follow all counselor instructions to ensure safety for participants and horses.
• Wear appropriate clothing, shoes, and safety gear.
• Refrain from aggression and bullying.
• Learn to respect and care for other living creatures and mother earth.