Sotogrande International School runs an equestrian camp in Andalucia, which is an area of particular tradition and passion with regard to horses. Santa Maria Polo Club is the equestrian centre where the camp’s training takes place and is located only 5 minutes from the campus where the students are based.
The camp is open to children from 11 to 18 years old who can enjoy their passion for horses for a minimum of two weeks between 3 July and 13 August.
Very dynamic programme of activities
50% of the participants are foreigners
Teachers are native English speakers
Participants have to travel each day to attend the horse riding classes
The accommodation in the Junior Camp could be improved
The Sotogrande School puts its facilities at the disposal of the camp participants, who can spend the summer practising their favourite sport and studying English or Spanish with teachers who are native speakers.
There are two programmes available, according to age:
- Junior Camp: For young people from 10 to 13 years of age. Participants will have 15 hours of sport and 15 hours of language study per week.
- Master Camp: For young people from 14 to 17 years of age. Participants will have 12 hours a week of sport and 14 English or Spanish or lessons.
The is also the option to take the course as a non-residential student.
Training. Sotogrande Horse Riding Camp
Participants receive 12 or 15 hours of instruction per week in the Santa María Polo Club Equestrian Centre which is located just 5 minutes by car from the school and the boarding house. The younger students will be in a group of between 11 and 14 participants while the older students are in groups of 15-18. Sotogrande offers training for all abilities, from beginners to advanced. Instruction comprises care of the horses, trotting, cantering, galloping and jumps.
Participants will also be able to enjoy a number of trails in the natural landscape and on the beach. The horses belong to Santa María Polo Club, to which the riding instructors who supervise the participants are also attached. At beginners level, there is one instructor for every two students, whereas at the higher level, the ratio will be one instructor per group of up to 6 students.
English classes. Sotogrande Horse Riding Camp
Students can take Spanish or English lessons, according to their nationality. At the Sotogrande school, teachers are native speakers of the language and there will be 15 hours of lessons per week for the Junior Camp students and 14 hours for Master Camp students. Classes are held in the afternoons except on Sundays and on days when excursions take place.
Language classes at Equestrian camp
On arrival at the camp, participants take a level test so they can be placed in the appropriate class. There are a maximum of 10 students in the language classes and at the end of the course students are given a certificate to accredit the level they have reached. Sotogrande International School is a prestigious educational centre which delivers the ESO and Bacallaureate curriculum to boys and girls all year round,
Programme and activities. Sotogrande Horse Riding Camp
Camp participants are involved in a wide range of activities together with their camp mates and teachers. The day begins at 9.30am with breakfast, followed by the sports programme. Lunch is at 2.00pm, after which students have some free time until 4.00pm, when they go to English/Spanish class. During their language lessons they have a short break with snack. After class students have some free time until dinner at 8.30pm. To round off the day, the camp organises a social programme so students can enjoy some fun activities before bed time.
Every Wednesday the camp organises an excursion to an interesting place in the area surrounding Sotogrande. These include the attractive tourist cities of Malaga and Cadiz, the beaches of Tarifa as well as Gibraltar and the Isla Mágica theme park in Seville. Marbella is another of the destinations visited, where the young people can enjoy a day at the Marbella Amazonia Adventure theme park and its fantastic rides.
Accommodation at the Sotogrande Horse Riding Camp
The teachers provide 24 hours’ supervision of the students and speak English and Spanish.
The Junior Camp participants are accommodated in the school’s own residence, the “Gaudi” residence. It has six rooms with bunkbeds which accommodate a maximum of 12 students. All have air conditioning and access to the bathrooms in the same building.
Sotogrande Horse Riding Camp camp Accommodation
Distance between facilities
The boys and girls changing rooms are located in the school gym, in the adjoining building. The equestrian centre is situated just 5 minutes from the residence and students can enjoy the 20 metre swimming pool, table tennis, basketball and tennis facilities.
Master Camp students are accommodated in the boarding house of Sotogrande International School, located in the town of San Roque, which is only 5 minutes from the school. The students sleep in individual or double rooms and there are separate sections for boys and girls. Students have a common room with television. The equestrian centre is only 5 minutes from the boarding house. There is also the option to choose this programme on a non-residential basis.
Students do their horse riding activities at the equestrian centre which is located only 5 minutes from both the residential campuses. The centre is equipped for a wide range of activities for all levels of horse riding ability, together with the horses, which the participants will look after and on which they will practise their riding skills. The facilities form a part of the Santa Maria club, but the students will also ride on trails in the surrounding area, one in the Alcornocales and another on the beach at Alcaidesa.
The school is located in San Roque, the address is: Avenida La Reserva, s/n,11310 Sotogrande, Cádiz.
The nearest airports to San Roque are:
- Gibraltar Airport, only 9 km away
- Jerez Airport, just over 100 km away
- Malaga Airport, 115 km
- Seville Airport, 195 km
The nearest railway stations are:
- San Roque
- Málaga - María Zambrano
- Seville - Santa Justa
Prices and dates. Sotogrande Horse Riding Camp
The official rate of this camp is determined in EUROS, so the final amount in US DOLLARS may vary slightly due to the fluctuation of both currencies.
Included in the price
- English classes
- Horse riding classes
- Full board accommodation
- Backpack and tee-shirt from the camp
- WiFi connection
Not included in the price
- Airport transfers
- Travel Insurance
- Cancellation insurance
Transfers to the Camp are included in the price if participants arrive within the camp’s established arrival time, as follows: 10.00-13.00 and 18.00-21.00. If arrival is outside these times, a taxi can be organised for a cost of 120€. The transfers service is available from Malaga Airport and Malaga Renfe Railway Station.
Services de Insurance
Through an international insurance company, we offer two different types of insurance:
Camp cancellation insurance
If you want to rest assured that you can recover your money in the event that your child is unable to attend the camp because of unforeseen circumstances - our cancellation insurance policy may be of interest to you. More information here
We also offer a travel insurance policy that also includes medical assistance. Details of the full policy coverage can be found here
Steps to make a reservation for the camp
- Step 1: Make a payment of 50% of the total cost of the program. (If you reserve after May 31st, you must pay 100% of the cost of the program to reserve.)
- Step 2: Turn in the required documents duly completed.
Once you have completed steps 1 and 2, we’ll send you a confirmation of your reservation.
Once you have received the confirmation, you can buy your transportation tickets. If you have reserved the transfer service, be sure to send us an email regarding the details of your trip so we can successfully transport you to the camp.