The 2014 Summer Camp dates are now posted under the “Camp” section of our website. Please check there for more information.
Co owner of Kimberden, located in Ocala, Florida, a premier training and sales facility of domestic and imported hunters and jumpers recognized both nationally and internationally for their experience and quality of horses which perform at the highest levels of competition. Dennis Mitchell, with over 50 years experience in the equine industry, is a former Grand Prix rider and trainer of Grand Prix riders including Olympic hopefuls and qualifiers, Aaron Vale and Todd Minikus. Dennis has been the trainer of numerous USEF National Champions in both the hunter and jumper divisions. Over the past four decades his riding and training has taken him to all corners of our country…east, west, north, and south. Dennis’ enthusiasm and passion for the sport has remained constant through the years. At any given horse show he can be seen running between the short stirrup ring to the Grand Prix ring with equal enthusiasm and a smile on his face.
*Please see Clinic Enrollment Form for more information
Throughout a rainy four days at the Kentucky Horse Park, Punchestown’s riders put in great rounds and received excellent ribbons. Abbie Lockwood was second on Right on Red in two adult jumpers classes, Samantha Briggs brought home high ribbons in the short stirrup on Rio Grand Time, and Lilly Chamblin was champion in the w/t poles on Valentimes.
The Punchestown team had another successful Lakeside weekend! Claire and Gracie were reserve champion in the hopeful jumpers and Eddie and Moon were reserve champion in the special hunters at their first time showing in the 2’6. Haley got lots of ribbons including winning a class in the cross – rails on Blizzard and Lauren ribboned well in all of her 2′ classes at her very first horse show! We also had a couple of circuit champions awarded; one to Libby in the 15 and over eq. and the other to Silas in the low hunters. Libby won both of her equitation classes today and Silas was champion in the lows both days.
Offering a wide variety of horse related activities; Punchestown Stable’s summer camp will surely be a highlight in your child’s summer! We will go over all kinds of basic horsemanship skills; grooming, tacking, bandaging, and of course, riding. Campers will spend the morning on our show quality lesson horses and the afternoons learning everything they could possibly need to know to become well rounded horsemen and women! Camp will include veterinary and blacksmith presentations, horse related arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, and a mounted game day every Friday! Let your child spend a week of their summer at our magnificent farm with our friendly and capable staff building life and relationship skills both with their peers and with our horses!
June 18 – 22
June 25 – 29 *this section is closed*
July 16 – 20
July 23 – 27
Punchestown would like to express our appreciation to Dan Easley for the excellent job he did not only on the excavation for our new indoor, but also for the extra time and effort he put in to making the footing absolutely perfect for us. From day one he faced incredible adversity dealt to him by the massive floods during the spring of 2011. This made the project take twice as long and made the work twice as hard, but Dan remained great to work with and always put in the extra effort. We would highly recommend Dan Easley to anyone looking to build a new riding arena either indoor or out or to repair an existing arena. Dan has an excellent grasp of what is required to make an ideal riding surface.