One of New England’s premier horseback riding programs

At Nashoba North we pride ourselves on providing a wonderful summer riding experience by offering quality lessons to all levels of young riders with a strong emphasis placed on developing their horsemanship skills. Our two spacious stables can accommodate up to 28 horses and ponies that all live in box stalls. Nashoba North riders enjoy our prized and well-mannered horses and ponies who return to camp each summer. They are known for their dependability, suitability and calm manners. Unlike most programs, we own all our horses and ponies. The riding program focuses on hunt seat equitation and the balance seat style of English riding. Riders may choose to ride either one or two hours a day and have a third hour at the stable for a hands-on horsemanship lecture. Our talented equestrian staff can teach beginners learning to steer through advanced riders that compete at the jumping level. All lessons are scheduled according to ability.

Nashoba’s hands-on stable management program allows riders to learn all about horses, including: grooming, feeding, conditioning, saddle fitting, bridling, ailments/illnesses, conformation, first aid, bandaging, breeds, course design and much more. Classes are small, personalized and interactive. Our program is a perfect preparatory program to the Interscholastic Equestrian Association team experience during the school year. Looking for a shorter one week intensive riding experience check out the Toppers program.

My daughter attended Camp Nashoba North for 5 summers. For our family, the experience was fantastic. CNN fosters a supportive environment for campers to try new activities and a chance to excel at the ones they like. It encourages communication skills and independence that enriches their adventures and further allows them to make lifelong friends. As a USEF Judge and Horse Trainer, I have always been impressed with the camp’s comprehensive riding program. The campers have access to many quality lesson horses and ponies and the counselor’s create interactive lesson plans coupled with an important emphasis on stable management and horse care. CNN is indeed a magical way to spend the summer!

– Andrea Wells, USEF Judge

What to bring

Riders must bring their own approved harness helmet, riding boots (tall or paddock style), half chaps are acceptable, and breeches/jodphurs.

This program is offered at an additional fee which includes all lessons, lectures in and outside of camp, special seminars, horse show entry fees and camp invitationals. Campers may bring their own horse or pony if space is available for an additional fee.

Riding fee for half season $900.00 Shorter session is $480.00 for two weeks.

Want a more intensive riding experience?

Then consider the Toppers Riding Program for girls and boys ages 9 to 13, moderate riding ability is required. Please contact camp to discuss ability needed to participate.

Learn About Toppers

Welcome Grand Prix rider Tricia O’Connor

Camp Nashoba North is thrilled to work with Tricia O’Connor, Grand Prix rider who has conducted training clinics for enrolled campers at Nashoba North.

Tricia is an accomplished rider and coach who has competed in Grand Prix classics in Germany, the East Coast and Mid West in the United States. A two-time North America Young Rider and Olympic Festival competitor, Tricia will bring insights to Nashoba North’s developing riders. No stranger to the winner’s circle, Tricia has successfully coached junior and amateur riders in the Equitation, Hunter and Jumper finals.

A native of Massachusetts, Tricia resides and coaches in Ocala, Florida. Tricia actively trains and competes Hunter and Jumper prospects while coaching her students in Florida and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Tricia and partner Michael Kirby continue to offer some of the finest sale and lease horses on the East Coast.