We Cater to What Kids Love!

JL Performance Horses offers a private Summer horse program for children where they can live among horses all day, every day. Our Summer program is the perfect place for fun and learning, for challenge and adventure, and for living in an environment that is geared to your child's needs and interests.  

At JL Performance Horses, participants don't just have fun, but they learn about horses, while discovering the importance of integrity, respect, hard work and the value of community.  

Our Summer Horse Program was developed to meet the needs of 4 to 14 year old children who want to ride horses. Our qualified staff helps to train and develop riding skills for all participants. Through a mixture of riding, demonstrations and hands-on experiences, our horse lovers leave feeling they are a total "horse person". 

We offer Summer Day and Overnight Horse Camp programs. 


Summer Fun, Learning & HORSES!

Our Summer Horse Program is designed to build your child's confidence, self-esteem, responsibility, leadership skills, communication and team work abilities. 

Our Summer Horse Program has been featured in USA Today as one of the 'Most Affordable Quality' Summer programs and ranked as one of the TOP Summer Horse Programs by Hulafrog.  

Children will learn both English & Western styles of horseback riding in a positive, fun environment. Children will learn safe horse handling skills, grooming, the art of Showmanship, ride our custom obstacle course with sensory activity stations, learn about equine nutrition, stable/horse management, basic veterinary care and much more!    

Children who attend our Summer Horse Program have the opportunity to try new things, make new friends and challenge themselves. In addition to Horseback Riding our Summer participants enjoy activities that include: Scavenger and Treasure Hunts, Arts and Crafts, Music and Dance, Photography, Woodworking, Camping Skills, and more.


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Our Summer Horse Program offers more actual hands-on horse time than anywhere. Instruction in basic skills for English and Western disciplines, riding at all gaits, horsemanship, equitation, stable management, lunge lessons, anatomy, basic veterinary and first aid, safety, horse handling, showmanship and more. 

Your children are teamed up with well-trained horses who are proven confidence builders, excellent school masters and great best friends. Your children learn from professional instructors who are themselves accomplished equestrians and passionate about sharing their love of horses with your child.


We Give Your Child a Leg Up!

 We strictly limit the number of children to make sure EVERY child has a fabulous time, plenty of attention and saddle time!  In addition to horseback riding, lessons and camp activities, we include 3 sessions per week of professional, academic tutoring with a Certified, masters level educator/teacher to encourage your child's full potential. 




And their official equine ambassadors, Apple and Snapple, at the 2020 Camp-A-Palooza in the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall on March 22!



You and your child will have the opportunity to meet the PONYSITTERS, collect all the Team PONSITTERS personal autograph cards and interact with their official equine ambassadors, Snapple and Apple while learning about horses PLUS your child can enjoy a hands-on 'horsey' art project and participating in the PONYSITTERS Stick Horse Rodeo. 

Enter Hudson Valley Parent Magazine's contest at Camp-A-Palooza to win a $350 gift certificate from JL Performance Horses for your child to attend our 2020 PONYSITTER'S Summer Horse program.



Take advantage of early bird savings at Camp-A-Palooza and register your child for our PONYSITTERS Summer Horse Program. 

Sign your child up for a day, a week (or two), a month or the whole summer and receive your FREE official PONYSITTERS backpack and PONYSITTERS program bracelet at Camp-A-Palooza. 

Day or Overnight Camp Programs


Summer Day Program


9am-5pm, Monday- Friday (early drop off and late pick up available


June 29-August 21, 2020

5 fabulous days a week at JL Performance Horses! 8 hours a day of horseback riding, creative projects, arts & crafts, fun games,  stable/horse management, equine nutrition, basic veterinary care, picnics, treasure hunts and more! 


Overnight Summer Camp

Looking for a great sleep away camp in the North East this summer, that is easily accessible from New York City?Look no further!  

Overnight Summer Horse Camp! 

 June 29-August 21, 2020 

Open to children 7 years and up. Campers spend their days with the horses, participating in horseback riding lessons and in the evenings campers enjoy having dinner together, participating in sing-a-longs, making s'mores, assisting with nightly barn checks and  bunking with their barn buddies.    

Campers arrive Monday mornings 9am and are picked up by their parent by 6pm Friday evenings to share their 'pony' tales over the weekend with their families. 

(early drop off/late pick up available


2020 Summer Camp Pricing

2020 Summer Day Program Fees: ADVANCED REGISTRATION ONLY. 

(Deposit must be received by March 22, 2020 for Savings price)

ANY 1 single day - $100.00 per child

ANY 1 week session - $450.00 

ANY 2 week sessions $800.00 ($400 per week- SAVE $100! You pick which week sessions you want to attend)

June 29- July 3 - First program week - This week fills VERY fast! Register Early! $450.00/week

SAVE $300! - July 6- July 31 (4 weeks) - normally $1,800.00 - Your price $1,500.00 (Just $375/per week)

SAVE $100!  - Aug 3 - Aug 14 (2 weeks) - normally $900.00 Your price $800.00 (Just $400/per week)

LAST WEEK! August 17-21- This week fills FAST, register early! $450/week

Whole Summer Horsemanship Program - (8 weeks/day) - normally $3,600.00  

SAVE $800! Your price $2,800.00 (Just $350/per week)

A non refundable deposit of $100 is due with registration form for any of the above day camp enrollment options.  Yes, we offer multi-child discount rate for families with more than one child attending same session camp. 

2020 Summer Horse Overnight Camp Fees: ADVANCED REGISTRATION ONLY.

(Deposit must be received by March 22, 2020 for Savings price)

1 week session - $850  - Overnight

2 weeks of Overnight Camp $1600  ($800 per week) 

(you pick which week session(s) you want to attend)

June 29- July 3 - First Camp week - This week fills VERY fast! Register Early! $850.00

SAVE $220 IN 2020! July 6 - July 31 Overnights (Monday-Friday/4 weeks) - normally $3,400.00

Your price $3,180.00 (just $795/per week - Overnights)

SAVE $100! Aug 3- Aug 14 Overnight Camp (Monday-Friday)- normally $1,700.00

Your price $1,600.00 (just $800/week)

LAST WEEK OF CAMP! August 17-21 $850 - this week fills FAST, REGISTER EARLY!

SAVE $600! Whole Summer Overnight Camp - (8 weeks/overnight) - normally $6,800.00

Your price - $6,200.00 (just $775/per week)

A non refundable deposit of $250 is due with registration form for any of the above overnight camp enrollment options. 

We will happily customize your child's summer  program, just give us a call or send us an email


Children who have been actively enrolled in our PONYSITTERS program during the 2019-2020 school year can apply for our LOYALTY REWARD rate for the full summer program.  

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2020 Child Health Form (pdf)


2020 Summer DAY Program (pdf)


2020 Summer OVERNIGHT Camp (pdf)