YMCA CAMP MINIKANI

Inspiring Love of Horsemanship

Our programs are progressive and custom designed for you. We offer a fun hands-on experience with expert instruction and horses that are temperament- and schooling-appropriate for your riding level. Our talented instructors are experienced in all aspects of riding and horsemanship and promote an emphasis on safety. The Minikani Equestrian Center features:

  • Insulated indoor arena
  • Two outdoor arenas
  • Viewing room of indoor riding arena
  • Heated & air-conditioned lounge
  • Tack room
  • A 20-box stall stable
  • Cross-country course
  • Riding trails throughout 150 scenic acres

 

Lessons

Our experienced staff provide a safe and nurturing environment for students to achieve personal riding and horsemanship goals in a way that fosters their confidence. Year-round lessons focus on English or Western riding, dressage principles, trail courses and minor jumping. Students are encouraged to participate in the preparation and care of their lesson horse and may choose to ride their own horse. Minikani offers a fully inclusive program for ages 5 and up. Students who regularly take lessons have the ability to lease a horse for extracurricular riding. Minikani regularly hosts in-barn shows and attends off site shows with riding students.

Lessons* with head instructor:

Lesson Type Y Member Rate Non Member Rate Package: Buy 10, get one free
1/2 hour private: $32 $37 $320/$370
1 hour group: $32 $37 $320/$370
1 hr private: $55 $60 $550/$600
Schooling fee: $65/ride

*Please provide 24 hour notice if you need to cancel your lesson. Lessons not cancelled in time will be charged in full.

Boarding

A variety of indoor and outdoor boarding options are offered at YMCA Camp Minikani. Boarding space is currently full. If you are interested in being put on the waitlist, please email Equestrian Director Emily Lundquist at elundquist@ymcamke.org.
Indoor Board $475.20 per month, tax included.
Outdoor Board $264 per month, tax included.

Group Outings

From trail rides, birthday parties and Scout Merit Badge opportunities, we provide many options for your next group outing. Visit the Equestrian Center for the day or stay overnight. We will customize the experience for you and your group. Group pricing varies based on number in group and length of activity. Please contact Equestrian Director Emily Lundquist at elundquist@ymcamke.org for more information.

Summer Camp Programs

YMCA Camp Minikani offers a range of Day and Overnight Camps for children of every riding level. Our Equestrian Summer Camps foster responsibility and a love for horses with hands-on, play-based equestrian instruction.