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The North Wind Stables Riding Academy Philosophy

North Wind Stables is dedicated to making your horseback riding and driving experience satisfying, challenging, fun and safe. North Wind will tailor the right program for you as a beginner just starting out or an experienced rider seeking the highest levels of competition.

All North Wind Stables Riding Academy instruction is individualized and focuses on building strong teams-rider, horse and trainer. Whether you are riding one of North Wind's well-trained, safe lesson horses or your own performance or equitation horse, teamwork is our number one goal.
North Wind Stables teaches the fundamentals of good horseback riding that lead to success in the show ring or safety on a trail ride. The skills you learn will open the door to fully enjoying all of your horse activities wherever they may take you.

Come share your love of horses with the North Wind Stables family and Join Us For Our Summer Camps 2014!

July is our camp month. This year we will be offering a 4 day Project Rescue Weekend at Saddlebred Rescue for teens and adults and a Kids Camp with a new Academy Horse Show option that you can add to make this summer the best camp yet. Also we are pleased to announce that North Wind Stables has again been selected as the headquarters for Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco for the scouts to earn their Horsemanship merit badge. To register for camp or for more information call Erin at 815-790-2575 or email at

A Project Rescue Experience
July 11-14, 2014

Based on many requests for another rescue weekend, NWS has agreed to host for Saddlebred Rescue a special experience for you this year. The cost is a simple. Its the average price to save a horse from slaughter or $300 and you will have the opportunity to do just that. The last day of our schedule will be Monday July 14th where we will be going to the auction in Pennsylvania. Before that though there will be three days of learning about our rehab, rescue care and our evaluation system that starts the rescues to finding a new forever home. We have set up a program that gives you a first hand experience. You will be working individually or in teams. The VIDEO below gives you an idea of the SBR Evaluation system that you will be working with. You do not have to ride to participate. Further details about the schedule for this weekend will become available. It begins at 10am on Friday July 11th and concludes at approx. 6 pm on Monday the 14th. Breakfast and lunches will be provided by the rescue. North Wind will host one evening dinner and the other nights you are on your own or we can plan group dinners. We are looking in to arranging special accomodations so more on that later. If you are flying Newark International is probably your best bet and you do not have to rent a car. We can pick you up on Thursday and get you back to the airport on Tuesday. Riding experience not required.

This is also your weekend so let us know if some or all of you want to add a day for a New Your City visit, see a Broadway show or visit historical Philadelphia.


Registration closes June 1st. Payment of your "save a horse" fee gets you a spot for this worthwhile weekend.


Kids Care Camp with a competition experience option
July 21-24 Camp and July 30-Aug 2nd Show Option

1Kids Care is a unique camp experience for children ages 6-16. This is not your ordinary horse camp! The camp is run by North Wind Stables, a nationally recognized show stable, in conjunction with Saddlebred Rescue an award winning 501c organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing horses in danger of going to slaughter and other perilous situations.

In addition to your daily riding lessons, on dependable well trained North Wind lesson horses, the campers will learn the basics of horse care and will be exposed to the concept of giving back to those in need. They will have an opportunity to work at age appropriate tasks with rescued horses under the supervision of our knowledgeable staff. Of course it will not be all work and no play. The schedule allows plenty of time for fun with buggy rides, craft projects and games.

1Kids Care is run as a day camp, Monday through Friday. Hours are 9:00 am – 3:00pm. Tuition is $400 per week long session. Campers are to bring a bag lunch. Extended hours are available at an additional cost by prior arrangement.

Campers may enroll in our overnight program option which includes all day time activities and lessons as well as planned evening activities and meals. The cost for overnight camp is $700 per week long session.
The week will wrap up with a recital and parents reception on Friday evening. Enrollment is limited to ensure a high quality experience for all campers.

1For the first time North Wind is offering a show competition experience the week following our summer camp. For those riders who excelled during their riding at summer camp and have qualified with their instructor the kids have an option to compete on the North Wind Academy Team. Make this a family weekend as we encourage your family at attend and participate. The competition is held at the Big E Fairgrounds in West Springfield, MA. Your competitor needs to be on the grounds by Wednesday July 30th and the show concludes on Saturday August 2nd. For the family there are many activities to do in the region to include Six Flags New England located just down the road from the show grounds. The all in package cost to be a competitor on our team for this event is $850 which includes lease of the horse, its care and transportation, rental of equipment and your show ground entry fees. There will be a charge for room and board if the family is not in attendance. Further details will be availalbe and limited spots are available.

Registration closes June 1st with payment arrangements for your fees. If you secure a spot by June 1st we will discount your camp fees by $100 and your show experience also by $100. Fees are nonrefundable.