“Horse Sense” Summer Camp
Campers ages 10 – 14 will enjoy this summer day camp, which offers hands-on experiences with horses and an introduction to the day-to-day activities of a working stable.
“Riding Sense” Summer Camp
A summer day camp for campers ages 12 – 14 with all the fun and activities of “Horse Sense” Camp, plus a one hour riding lesson daily.
Click here for more information on 2014 kids camps.
Horsemanship Courses and Tours
Danada Equestrian Center is in the process of re-establishing our lesson program for small group, private and semi-private lessons. Lesson programs will begin in July with a 6-week session. Additional 6-week sessions will follow.
Danada offers horsemanship for students to gain hands-on experience by grooming, saddling and bridling horses and enrolling in classes that teach basic to advanced riding skills. Fees for select programs are listed below. A signed application and waiver are required for enrollment. For more information, view the Danada Program Guide or call the center at (630) 668-6012.
Horsemanship I and II Group Lessons
Six two-hour lessons with six students per class
$300 for DuPage residents
$396 for nonresidents
Intermediate to III, IV and V Group Lessons
Available to Horsemanship II graduates or individuals who have successfully completed the advanced placement exam
Six one-hour lessons with six students per class
$185 for DuPage residents
$263 for nonresidents
Private and Semi-Private Lessons
These 1/2-hour lessons are tailored to the individual's horsemanship skill level.
$40 for DuPage residents
$48 for non-residents
Private Package of 6 Lessons:
$216 for DuPage residents
$260 for non-residents
$30 for DuPage residents
$35 for non-residents
Semi-Private Package of 6 Lessons:
$162 for DuPage residents
$189 for non-residents
Group Trail Rides
Available to Horsemanship I graduates or individuals who have successfully completed a placement exam. Trail rides will begin in July.
A package of six 60-minute rides
$150 for DuPage residents
$240 for nonresidents
Guided Group Tours
Danada’s one-hour guided tours offer groups and organizations with members of all ages tours of the Danada Barn including information on horse behavior, types of feeds, different saddles and tack and an introduction to one of our horses during a grooming demonstration. Tours are $35 per group of 20 for DuPage residents and $65 per group of 20 for nonresidents. For more information call the center at (630) 668-6012 or download the application. Download the Barn Guided-Group Tour Application.
For Teachers and Their Students
Danada offers programs that meet state curriculum standards for grammar school and high school classes. For more information, view the "Teachers Guide" or call the center at (630) 668-6012.
For Scouts and Scout Leaders
Learn more about opportunities for Scouts and other youth groups at Danada. For more information, view the "Scouting Guide."