FAQ for Year Round Horsemanship Camps

Frequently Asked Questions

What can my camper expect?

Equine Life Solutions (ELS Stables) offers camps that are designed to provide your child a safe, clean, facility with qualified experienced instructors, horses, and helpers who love to teach. Horses and other four-legged critters are our passion at ELS Stables. Your camper will benefit from the authentic love and nurturing environment our furry friends enjoy.  

Our goal is to give your camper a solid foundation to become a safe, confident, and compassionate student, while they are handling horse on the ground. Our unmounted lessons are unique and individualized to meet the wants, needs and desires of each student, whether it’s their first time around a horse or they are an experienced horse person.

Why choose ELS Stables Summer Camp?

ELS Stables has qualified experienced instructors, horses, and helpers who are skilled and passionate about teaching.  Our year-round riding lesson program is testimony to the long-term commitment of students, staff and assistants-in-training.  Our focus is on safety and fun in learning the art of horsemanship.

Where is ELS Stables located?

Equine Life Solutions (ELS Stables) is a premiere equestrian riding center residing at beautiful Holly Farm in north Bothell, Washington near Mill Creek, Clearview, Everett, Snohomish.  Holly Farm is a 17-acre farm conveniently located just 40 minutes from downtown Seattle, and 30 minutes from Bellevue off Hwy 405.  Watch a video of our beautiful facility!

What will my child learn with horses at camp?

Campers will have one unmounted groundwork lesson as well as weekly horsemanship themed lessons. During unmounted lessons, your child will learn safety around horses, grooming, leading and more.  Additional lessons cover horse care while profiling a selected horse. They learn inter-relational skills such as Effective Communication.


What other activities will my child learn with at camp?

Our Camp Instructors are creative & talented in arts and crafts.The animal farm at Holly Farm has alpacas, a llama, sheep, goats, as well as our fine feathered flock of friendly chickens to meet.  Fun and fit in the fields is an opportunity for campers and staff to play games and burn off some calories.

What are the camp requirements?

ELS Stables accepts Day Campers ages 8–12 on Mondays and 13–18 on Wednesdays. 


What are the camp session days and times?

Monday 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM (ages 8-12)

Wednesdays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (ages 13-18)

What is the cost?

$75 per session for 8 – 12 year olds.  

$85 per session for 13-18 year olds.

How do I enroll my child in the ELS Stables camp program?

Download and return the Registration Form for the camp(s) you wish to enroll in or complete the On-Line Registration.

You will receive a confirmation email with camp information and instructions for payment. We advise you select a first and second choice. Our camps fill up quickly.