CIT Program


Salko Farm's Counselor-In-Training Program is available to our students ages 11 – 13 who aspire to work with children and learn leadership skills. CIT’s will assist Summer Riding Academy Staff in providing a variety of activities to the children attending, helping to create a fun experience for the campers. Additionally, CIT’s must be friendly, outgoing and great role models. CIT’s must be mature, responsible, enthusiastic to work and interact with  the campers. We will provide you with leadership training to assist you in developing the skills and knowledge needed to teach, guide and provide a safe positive environment for younger campers. CIT’s will also be responsible for helping with camper activities and barn responsibilities. All CIT's will ride in the Gymkhana Show each Friday of camp. 


REQUIREMENTS: You must have at least 1 year riding experience, be able to lead a horse with ease in and out of a stall and or paddock, be able to halter, bridle and tack a horse independently.  Training will also be given but the camper must have basic knowledge and the capability to do these tasks on their own.  


Summer Riding Academy


The hours of this fantastic program is 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On the first day the riders will be evaluated and either be placed in a private lesson or group lesson depending on level. The first three days of the week will be intensive riding lessons. Thursday will be Show Day, when everyone will receive ribbons and experience the thrill and excitement of being in a horse show! Finally Friday will be Gymkhana Day when the children play games on horseback in the riding ring. We will also bring in new elements to excite and surprise everyone at what they can achieve with horses. Our summer curriculum is always exciting and we know that it is an experience unsurpassed with our beloved horses, our spectacular location and our old-fashioned family atmosphere.

Typical Day

8:30 Arrival of campers

8:30-9 Grooming and tacking of horses

9-10  Barn Activity 

10-11 Riding lesson

11-11:15 Snack

11:15-12 Horse care lesson

12-1pm  Lunch and group activity/game

Salko Farm and Stable

Please email for more information and registration forms.

IEA Riding Academy

Our brand new IEA Riding Academy is built for new and returning IEA team members.  Each week riders will be assigned a horse to care for, ride, and work with.  Riders will be learning advanced horsemanship techniques, IEA show format, and even have clinics with local vets, farriers, and judges.  

REQUIREMENTS: Riders must in grades 6-12 (jn the fall), have atleast 1 year of riding experience, and have basic equine knowledge.