We have both half-day and full-day program options. Mornings will be dedicated to chores, learning horsemanship, and riding lessons. After lunch, we have activities, crafts, and games. The more experienced horsemen become helpers to the newer students. And we really do have the kindest, sweetest, and most patient horses ever!  

Families are welcome on Friday mornings to watch riding lessons and see what their children have learned.  It is always a surprise to see how far they've come in such a short time!


In 2019, we will be running summer horsemanship programs for kids from 6 to 12 at the UMass Hadley Farm.  These programs provide a fun, horse-filled, and educational hands-on experience. Students have riding lessons and learn horsemanship and horse care in addition to participating in more traditional summer camp activities. 

Camp Deposits
Full Day Session Payment Options

Summer Program Information

Half Day Session Paymet Options

Heartland Farm

​Our online application is now available below.  A $100 deposit is required to reserve a space for each session you'd like. If you are sending multiple children, a deposit is required for each child. Payment can be made online below.

If you prefer to print and mail a copy of the application with a check, the print version is available here. Checks should be made payable to University of Massachusetts. The address is Summer Horsemanship Programs, UMass Hadley Farm, 111 North Maple Street, Hadley, MA 01035.

We will be running summer sessions on the following weeks:

     ​June 24-28

     July 1-5

     July 8-12

     July 15-19

     July 22-26

     July 29-August 2

     August 5-9

     August 12-16