Horse Camp 2024

Calling all horse-loving kids ages 7-13, join us this summer for Horse Camp! Campers will learn all aspects of horsemanship and riding.

Mornings are spent with the horses and around the barn. After lunch and a break, campers will have fun with water activities, crafts and games.

What to Bring

Bring a water bottle, lunch, swimsuit or change of clothes, and towel. Short riding boots with heels and a riding helmet are helpful, but not required.

Costs & Registration

Camps are limited to 18 kids per week and will fill up on a first come, first serve basis

  • Available for campers 7-13 years old
  • $500 per week
  • $200 non-refundable deposit required to hold space
  • $300 due by the first day of camp

Payment Information:

Reserve your spot by completing registration form on-line AND securing payment, ($200 non refundable.)

Mail a check:
Whistlejacket Farm
PO Box 3776
Burleson Texas 76097

Or Venmo:

For questions, please email Camp Director Melissa Pederson at or call 817-985-8885.

Melissa Pederson — Camp Instructor

Melissa heads the summer camp program at Whistlejacket. She hails from California via Kentucky and Iowa!   She was born and raised in California and has 34 years of experience in training, lessons, clinics, and camps.  She is especially passionate about colt starting, problem solving and horse psychology, she recently moved to Texas with her husband and two children.

Melissa started taking riding lessons when she was 10 years old.  She worked at multiple barns across California training, giving lessons and furthering her education by attending clinics and taking lessons herself.   In 2010 she relocated to Kentucky with her husband where she worked and studied as a Vet Tech.  During that time she took lessons from top trainers of many different disciplines including western pleasure, reining, and dressage.

In 2014 she and her husband moved to Iowa where they started a family and built their own horse facility. Their program was a huge success and they built deep and lasting personal relationships with their clients. Summer camps were Melissa’s biggest focus and she found them to be a huge hit within the community.

Melissa loves teaching children and making learning fun. She is excited to share her passion for horses and great horsemanship!

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