July 6, 2001, Newsletter Issue #45: Horseback Riding Vacations - Riding Camps & Quarter Horses/Arabians

Tip of the Week

Point Check For Children`s Camps

1) Day or Residence.
2) Do they belong to or know of a youth group; boy scout or girl guide, YMCA or YWCA for referrals. Christian Camping International is at www.gospel.com.net/cci
3) Is the Camp accredited, and by whom. ACA ensure a high level of standards for day and residence camps. ACA is at www.acacamps.org or 1-800-428-CAMP.
4) Ratio of Campers to the Counsellors. Younger children should have a fewer number of counsellors per number of children...6/8 yrs.=6 per; 9/14 yrs.= 8 per.
5) Length of Camp, 5-7 days is the normal length. Go to the full article at www.horse-tips.com then under the section, "Shows-Trade Fairs-Schools-Colleges-Camps, this article will provide you with the 12 point Camp Checklist!

For a complete list of What To Pack For Camp, go to the Discipline of the Week Revue 07/06/01 here at http://communities.msn.com/goodgofarm

Breeds of Horses Most Frequently Found At Camps

The American Quarter Horse (from Breed of The Week 01/12/01 at Good GO! Farm site)

The American Quarter Horse originated in the United States in the Colonial Era. The American Quarter Horse Association was formed in 1941, and is currently the largest recognized breed in the United States. The Quarter Horse`s fame began with the Colonists who favored racing, and the Quarter Horse proved himself in the short, quarter mile distances, and quickly became known as the "Quarter Pathers". The remainder of this article is from the Breed of the Week from 01/12/01 at http://communities.msn.com/goodgofarm

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