Horsemanship Camp

Summer 2022

Date: June 6 - July 22
NMSU Equine Education Center
750 Stewart Street
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Horsemanship camp will concentrate on learning horsemanship skills and techniques, with an emphasis on safety and fun! It will be a great week with lots of time in the saddle. Camp is geared toward youth will include hands on activities learning about equine health, nutrition, anatomy, and how to ride.

NMSU has 15 well-trained, gentle horses suitable for riders ranging in ability from beginning to advanced.

Several camps to choose from:

  • Level 1 Camp – Geared toward ages 5 – 9. This half-day camp will include learning to groom, tack, and ride horses. Campers will be provided drinks and snacks.

  • Level 2 Camp – Geared towards ages 10 – 14. This full day camp will include learning to groom, tack, and ride horses plus afternoon educationally workshops on equine anatomy and nutrition. Lunch will be included.

  • Level 3 Camp – Geared towards ages 10 -14 with previous riding experience that are able to jog independently. This exciting new camp will teach games and competition such as barrel racing, pole bending, and fun gymkhana games where campers can improve their skills in steering and loping. Lunch will be included. Campers have the opportunity to bring their own horse or use one of ours. If you plan to bring your own horse please contact us before registering so we ensure we have enough space and can reserve a stall.

Registration: Online registration available to be paid with credit card or the mailing of a check.

  • Level I Camp - $125 | 9 AM - 12 PM
    • June 6 - 7
    • June 9 - 10
    • Closes: May 30 at 5 PM
  • Level II Camp - $200 | 9 AM - 4 PM
    • June 20 - 21
    • June 23 - 24
    • Closes: June 13 at 5 PM
  • Level III Gymkhana Camp - $200 | 9 AM - 4 PM
    • July 14 - 15
    • July 18 - 19
    • Closes: July 11 at 5 PM
      Note: Must have previously attended a camp or have previous riding experience and able to jog unassisted.

MAIL your check payment to address below. Make checks payable to NMSU. Checks must be received by one week prior to the start of camp.

Refunds: Requests must be received in writing to Hannah Bilovesky at by July 15.

Kids at Horse Camp

Girls with horse at Horse Camp

Boy with horse at Horse Camp

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If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service, please contact Hannah Bilovesky by May 20 at 575-646-2929 or email at

New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. NMSU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperating.

ATTN: Hannah Bilovesky
NMSU-ACES | Animal and Range Sciences Department
MSC 3I, PO Box 30003
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Phone: 575-646-2929