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Hear what former campers have to say about Camp Leaping Horn!

"CLH is the most fun I have had in years! Wonderful group of women who will infect you with a love for the tradition of riding aside and rekindle your love of everything equine. Do not miss this opportunity to cross riding sidesaddle off of your personal bucket list! Attendance at CLH is my new annual tradition."

Angela Greer 

CLH Camper since 2014

CLH Instructor since 2019

"If you are looking to learn to ride sidesaddle, improve your horsemanship, attend fantastic lectures, demonstrations AND experience wonderful instruction, Camp Leaping Horn is the place for you!"

Jill Howson

CLH Camper since 2014

"I look forward to CLH like a kid anticipating Christmas. Over the last three years, (two years with my partner in crime and one year auditing) I have learned a tremendous amount of not only sidesaddle but horsemanship skills. CLH is a must on your bucket so expect to make lasting memories with old and friends- it's like gaining a new family!

Tammie Conway

CLH Camper since 2013


Virginia Hankins

Founder of Sheroes Entertainment, LLC

CLH Camper since 2018

"Camp Leaping Horn offers feminine comradery, intensive topic-specific learning opportunities, and breathtaking vintage surroundings to its annual campers, showing riders from around the world why the Northeastern USA is renowned as a summer playground for camps, retreats, and vacations. The camp's hand-picked staff of international horseback riding instructors offer a variety of learning methods, field trips, and ability-specific classes, designed to be appropriate and appealing to both competitive show-ring sidesaddle equestriennes and those who don't even own their own saddle. Whether you bring your own horse or hire from the camp you're sure to enjoy riding in the epitome of equestrian luxury facilities and indulging in the camp's iconic history with a delightful group of avid equestriennes."

Heidi Opdyke

ISSO Certified Instructor

CLH Instructor

"CLH, where to start, this is really a one of a kind side saddle event, there really is nothing like it anywhere else in the world. An action packed 3 days, with like minded people. Great instructors, great students. We all learn from each other. With a lovely show at the end to show off our newly learnt talents. Shelly Liggett, and her band of merry helpers have done a magnificent job of this event for years."

Jenny Kobilinski 

CLH Camper since 2009

"Camp Leaping Horn is full immersion Sidesaddle. You can learn by taking lessons, watching other people ride, and soaking up the knowledge being passed on in the lectures and hands-on demonstrations. A fun challenge is to work through the 4 Grade Examinations: there are sidesaddle riding and general knowledge goals to each level. By working to master each level you will be a better rider, horsewoman and learn a lot about sidesaddle--and you can do it over time at Camp Leaping Horn!"


"Riding lessons twice a day with world-class instructors, non-mounted classes and activities, delicious food (yum), and the chance to meet and become friends with the most supportive, helpful, and friendly people you’ll find anywhere — all in a gorgeous location. I can't wait to return this year!"

Barbara Drogo

CLH Camper since 2018

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