Camp Peniel’s horse programs are unique in that we want to teach our students about horsemanship but more importantly want to help them root their identity in Christ.

Horses can be very beneficial to both children and adults in all different walks of life. I know firsthand that God uses horses to heal, build character, and ultimately to shape his children into whom they were created to be.

In a busy, stress filled world, we desire to use what God has given Camp Peniel to reach out to the families in our community and offer a place of rest, peace, acceptance and love, from us, and ultimately from God. It is our hope to meet our riding students where they are at and from there work towards building a solid foundation both in horsemanship, as well as their personal relationship with Jesus.

Bridles & Bibles

Camp Peniel uses the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) standards for the outline of our program. Our instructor is Certified through CHA in both English and Western riding. The horsemanship portion of Bridles and Bibles focuses on Western riding and overall horsemanship.  We want our students to know how to handle horses both on the ground and in the saddle, how to care for horses (including barn chores), understand horse behavior, colors and markings, breeds, horsemanship terminology, etc. We also take the kids through Bible studies, often relating the studies back to something we have done that day with the horses. Bible studies and riding classes are planned and tailored for each class. If you have any questions or would like samples of our Bible studies feel free to contact us.

Bridles and Bibles will consist of 2 Levels

Here are the main skills needed for completing Level 1:  This is the Tuesday Class. Students should be able to handle their horse on the ground, groom, and saddle with minimal help. As well as confidently riding a horse at the walk and trot with good position and control. If your child has minimal to no horse experience please register for this class.

Here are the main skills needed for completing Level 2:  This is the Thursday Class. An accomplished level 2 rider will be independently able to catch, groom, saddle, bridle, ect, have good understanding of horse behavior,  and confidently ride a horse at the walk, trot, lope with good position and control. Please understand it takes time and practice to get through level 2. It is not often completed through one semester of Level 2 classes. If your child has participated in Bridles and Bibles before they are most likely to enjoy Level 2.

Feel free to contact Emily if you have any questions about the class levels.

Students will begin saddling at 4:00 p.m., and parents can pick up their child at the Camp Peniel barn at 6:00 p.m. If it is raining, we will still do horse activities under a shed or in the barn. However, if the Marble Falls area is expecting severe weather we will reschedule.

Camp Peniel offers after school pick up to local Marble Falls Elementary students. Please fill out the online form and let us know if, where, and what time to pick up your child, and please make arrangements for them to be picked up with the school.

The last week of Bridles and Bibles we have a little show. This is a great opportunity for families to see what their children have learned during the semester. You don’t want to miss it!

Level 1 -Tuesday      Level 2 – Thursday

FALL 2024 Session: September 24- November 21

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM – $375 for 9 Weeks

Please contact Emily Hammond  830.385.2209 or the office 830.693.2182 to check available time slots or with any questions or concerns

          *Tuition fees remain the same regardless of holidays, breaks, or absences.

Payment in full is due at registration.