A new horsemanship camp will be available for the community starting July 18.
The weeklong event begins bright and early at Engler Farm and lasts from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day.
There are openings for six campers ages 5 to 18 and six wranglers ages 11 to 21.
Campers will have a 1½-hour horsemanship lesson that covers safety, grooming, groundwork, leading, riding, and more.
Wranglers will monitor campers to make sure they follow safety procedures and control the horses and ponies if necessary.
All will be asked to help with chores, play horse games, and participate in equine studies.
Marion Parks and Recreation will sponsor the event. By offering the camp through the Marion Parks and Recreation, director Margo Yates said Belinda Engler hopes parents will be able to carpool so more Marion children can take advantage of this opportunity.
Engler Farm is located about 20 minutes from Marion just north of the reservoir on 260th Rd.
Once accepted to the four-day camp, cost is $180 dollars for campers and $90 for wranglers. Wrangler and camper buddy coupons are available for a $35 discount.
Deadline to sign up is May 20. Hillsboro Recreation Commission will sponsor a camp the week of May 23.