Harrogate Hills Riding School and Summer Camp offers children the chance to spend their summer totally immersed in the world of horses. Our safe and friendly school horses are owned by Harrogate Hills. Our counsellors create a welcoming, encouraging atmosphere where all participants are encouraged to reach their potential. We hope you'll join us for our 32nd summer!
After graduating from the University of Toronto I went to England for a year and a half and studied to become a riding instructor. I've ridden all my life and I started Harrogate Hills Riding School in 1985. In the past thirty years, my confidence in the ability of horses to empower young people has never wavered. So many of our former students have excelled in many different walks of life and all of those successful young people remember fondly their experiences at Harrogate. They acknowledge that to some extent it is through working with the horses that they learned self-discipline and self-awareness. The riding tested their perseverance and empathy and even just handling the horses taught them to take on many of the attributes of a leader. As we prepare for our 30th summer we look forward to meeting a new group of young people and once again having the opportunity to share our passion for what horses can teach us.
Harrogate Hills brings out the best in its students...the students are encouraged to be hardworking, independent and to take responsibility for themselves. Harrogate Hills is a great place to ride, and a wonderful place to grow.