JL Ranch Horse Camp
A Unique Collaborative Experience
JL Ranch is a 250 acre ranch on Richland Chambers Reservoir. Our size and adjacency to the lake make us the perfect place for camp! Just over an hour South of Dallas - we are easy to reach.
JL Ranch is proud to offer JL Ranch Horse Camp. Our camp is a collaboration between your barn and our ranch. As the ONLY barn staying at JLR during a session - the focus is on you! In addition, this gives your barn a chance to really bond. Options for individual campers as well!
Sessions are typically 6 days, 5 nights. With Sunday arrival and Friday departure. Length of stay and dates can be customized to fit your scheduling needs. Food and lodging are all provided by JLR.
You will trailer your horses to camp Sunday morning. They will be checked in and settled into our stalls. Bring up to 10 horses. In an effort to minimally disrupt their normal care - you will provide feed/grain. During your stay at camp, we will keep stalls clean and filled with water and shavings. Your campers will need to feed their own horses morning and night.
Days generally consist of lessons taught by your trainers after breakfast and dinner. Lessons are broken into groups of 4 riders. One group will lesson while the other has a camp activity and then vice versa. See link below for possible schedule - but we can modify to fit your needs! If you prefer an outside trainer - one can be arranged.
Afternoons and non-riding times will be spent enjoying more conventional camp activities. All activities provided by and completely run by JLR staff. More info below!
Cost is $2250/camper plus $200/night stall fee - TOTAL $3250. This fee includes trainer fees for lessons. Tuition is paid directly to JLR. Refunds are available until 2 weeks prior to the start of camp.
Barn partners bringing trainers will paid their portion at the end of camp. Contact us for more details on this breakdown.
SPACE IS LIMITED - CONTACT US TODAY TO RESERVE DATES FOR YOUR BARN BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!!!
Spaces available for individual campers as well!
More About JLR Horse Camp
JLR Bunk Room
Our upstairs bunkroom has 10 beds - 8 twins (for campers) and 2 fulls (for trainers).
Please note - there are cats on site. Campers with cat allergies are not advised to attend.
The community bathroom next to the bunk room has room for all! 3 sinks, 2 toilets, and 3 showers!
Lake swimming area
Arts & Crafts - bracelets, lanyards, lead ropes!
Water feature - trampoline, slide, and rope swing coming!
Campfires & S'mores
Games - kickball, 2 pickleball courts, more!
Special events like roping workshops and rodeo
Camp founder was YMCA Camp Grady Spruce camper and counselor for years and a girl scout!
Our arena is covered! Being so close to the lake - there is even always a breeze. We currently have sand footing with a full course of jumps. Barrels and roping sleds are also available for Western riding camps.
One evening - we will saddle up and take your English horses on a good old fashioned trail ride through the property! The ride will end up at the water where all (horses too!) will have an opportunity to swim!!
One option for activities is a sunset photo shoot for each of your campers with their horse. Images are free for download. Campers should be notified to bring attire for the shoot.
Stay Worry Free
All our staff has been certified by Youth Camp Training in prevention of sexual abuse. ALS lifeguard certified staff will be running waterfront activities. THHS Youth Camp Licensed. Camp Director is American Red Cross Emergency Responder Certified. Level 2 Certified Archery Instuctor.
FAMILY RUN - Mom is director, Grandmother is chef, kids are counselors!
NOTE - All trainers participating in camp must also be Youth Camp certified in sexual abuse prevention.
Indoor feed storage
tack stalls and cross ties