Bates Equine Recreation

It's more than a ride. It's a lifestyle.


Summer Camp

Bates Equine Recreation and Zarb Equestrians have teamed up to bring Camp Nature Horse to your community.  This series of summer camps which is offered in July and August is open to kids age 4 - 14.  Join us for interactive horsemanship, crafts, games, physical activity, education and fun.  There's nothing more exciting than horses and the great outdoors!  Full week or single day camps available.  Meals included.

2017 Camp Dates

July 10 - 14

July 24 - 28

July 31 - August 4

August 14 - 18

August 21 - 25

Time: 9am-5pm daily

Full Week: $250.00

Single Day: $55.00

Birthday Parties

Say "Happy Birthday" country style!  We offer a 2.5 hour birthday party which begins with rides on the horses, followed by a country cook out on a bon fire.  Full use of the property is available.  Washrooms on-site.

Party Package Includes:





Horse Rides

Petting Zoo


$25.00 per person

$5.00 per person (food cost) for those only in attendance to supervise.

Learn 2 Ride Program

This 8 week program is designed for beginner riders.  It has been tailored to those who are new to horses and also to those who want to ride without a heavy commitment to their schedule. 

The goal of this program is to bring people into the world of horses and introduce them to the basics, thus giving them a newer level of understanding and appreciation for horses.

Topics Include:




History & Anatomy

Tack Fitting


Feed & Nutrition

Basic Western Riding

Program Fee: $200.00