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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.


Participants will:

• 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.


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