Fire Fly Stables

1374 5th Concession West Flamborough, Ontario, L0R2H2 (view map)

Ages:
6 to 18 (Coed )
Type:
Day camp, Overnight camp, After-school / weekend classes, Family programs
Specialty:
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
Cost:
$350

ADD TO SHORTLIST  

Request Info

  Jennifer Bruner
  Phone Camp

About this camp

Fire Fly Stables
 

Fire Fly Stables is a riding academy, dedicated to the well being of the horse and rider. We offer day camps to suit the horse enthusiasts in your family. Our stable offers a safe and positive place for riders to excel. We offer weekly lessons for children and adults, beginner/advanced. We balance learning new skills, achieving goals, from grassroots to competition.


The Our Kids review of Fire Fly Stables

 

When we think of camps, we often think of activities and stuff: the things that kids will do and the resources available to help them do them. Fire Fly has all of that, offering riding in a compelling setting. Still, what we don’t think of often enough is the people that kids will come into contact within camp settings. At Fire Fly, that’s Jenn Bruner, owner and head coach. As she notes, the program is a labour of love for the sport, but also for what it can bring to young people. Her life was changed through an opportunity to grow into riding, and that’s something she set out to offer with Fire Fly. The fees are absolutely reasonable, and the environment geared around mentorship, compassion, and personal development. Kids enter a setting populated with coaches and peers of a like mind, of similar passions, and who experience the same challenges and the same joys. That, very rightly, is what draws families here, year after year.


Session Calendar

Choose the right sessions for your child. Filter by activities offered or search by dates below.

Activity filters:

Activities available at this camp: (Currently showing 3 of 3 sessions)

Available Sessions:

Name
Type/Gender
Specialty
Location
Date
Bus
Cost
Email
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 6 - 18+
Horseback Riding/Equestrian $185 to $945
Hamilton,ON
1374 5th Concession West
Oct 01-Dec 28$185 - $945
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 6 - 18+
Horseback Riding/Equestrian $185 to $945
Hamilton,ON
1374 5th Concession West
Jan 01-Mar 28$185 - $945
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 16
Horseback Riding/Equestrian $350 to $350
Wilderness Skills|Acting Film & TV|Circus|Vocal training / singing|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Nature/Environment|Zoology/Animals|Mindfulness Training|Strength and Conditioning|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training

Camp Address
1374 5th Concession West , Flamborough, Ontario

Fire Fly Stables
Fire Fly Stables
1374 5th Concession West Flamborough, Ontario, L0R2H2
contact_phone
Call
Contact name:
Jennifer Bruner

Phone number:
(226) 972-3632×
Camps.ca logo

Request information from: Fire Fly Stables
please provide your first name
please provide your last name
please provide your email address
please provide your phone number
×

Reviews & Testimonials

  • New Rider Off To A Good Start
    Parent — Parent

    I would definitely recommend Fire Fly Stables. My daughter was a newbie to riding and the instruction that she received there was patient and encouraging. Fire Fly Stables gave her a great introduction to the world of horses/riding and it has brought a lot of positive things into her life. So BIG thanks to Fire Fly Stables!!!

  • Lesson Program Review
    parent — Parent

    We have been with other barns and by far this is the best one. The instruction is amazing, the instructors have great patients and are really good at reading their students comfort level, but able to encourage the student to step out of their comfort zone.

  • Camp Review
    Abby — Camper

    Miss everyone there I had so much fun at camp give broady a hug for me love Abby.

  • Lesson Review
    K. — Camper

    Best stables ever. Definitely would recommend to and level of rider. Beginner, novice and advanced. Everyone is very friendly and makes you feel like you’re right at home!

  • Adult Student Returning To Riding
    Rose — Camper

    Thank you so much, for spending last Saturday lesson with me. You created an understanding with me of horses and to create a mutal partnership with student and horse. You reopened my heart and to allow the love that horses are so capable of giving back. My heart has been closed for some time. Each week it reopens to the person I am. Thank you for your expertise and sharing your live of horses. As a youthful mature adult responsible I would recommend Firefly Stables owners and all the trainers to anyone that is curious in learning or reentering equine you are all amazing. ❤❤❤


Accommodation & Property Details

Property details

Sleeping Accommodations

  • Dorm or Building

Amenities

  • Electricity in Sleeping Area
  • Shower in Sleeping Area
  • Toilet in Sleeping Area

Washrooms Facilities

  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers (indoor)

Sports facilities

  • Horseback Riding Arena (indoor/outdoor)

Landscape

  • Forested Area
  • Lake/Pond/River
  • Nature Trails
  • Open Field


Upcoming Events

upcoming events
  • December 21, 2019Stall Decorating Contest
    Fire Fly Stables, 1374 5th Concession West , Flamborough, Ontario
    Join us Saturday, December 21 from 12:00 pm

    It costs $25 to play, that money goes directly into the horses fund, in previous years it was put towards rescues but this year it will be put towards items our current horses need.

    What you get is a stall front of your very own to decorate, there are 13 stalls currently occupied by horses but if we have more than 13 people wishing to play we will allow outdoor horses to have their own "stall" for competition purposes. This is a contest so entries will be judged by the coaches on Saturday Dec 21. To sign up put your name and the horse's stall you are doing down on the sheet in the front hall of the barn. Entry fee must be paid before decorating may begin, but the contest starts... now! (perhaps I am selfish for loving when the barn is festive, but I really do love this time of year!) First and Second place will receive a $60 gift certificate that can be put towards a private lesson on a horse of their choice, a liberty lesson, or towards upcoming clinics (we are hosting at least three this coming year which will be announced shortly). 

     

    Judging Criteria:

    • -Joy it brings
    • -Personality (you and/or the horses)
    • -Creativity and Originality 
    • -Safety (Very important no fire hazards or choking hazards, horses are like toddlers)
    • -Cleanliness (careful, cobwebs won't generally get you extra points)


Director's Message

director

Jenn Bruner, Owner/Head Coach

My name is Jenn Bruner, I am the owner, the full time barn staff, the head coach, a horse rescuer, a horse trainer, classical dressage rider (and student of course) and basically the sticky glue that holds this barn together. I’ll admit it, it’s all me, this is my dream, and my passion. I started out as a kid taking weekly riding lessons at an affordable barn. If I hadn’t found that affordable barn I wouldn’t have been able to start back then. I wouldn’t have made it to where I am today. I am thankful for my parents for getting me involved, and for the barn that was able to offer lessons to kids who really couldn’t afford this luxury sport. This is why, regardless of the quality of lessons I bring to the table we aim to keep our prices as affordable as possible. Many of my clients are young students who pay for their lessons themselves and are just thankful to their parents for driving them each week. These are the students who try the hardest and who get the most out of riding, they try so hard and they want to be there.

Riding is excellent exercise, and it is a great confidence builder. Often when you get on a horse it feels like nothing else matters, the worries of your day are gone and you are able to focus on the now. I want everyone who wants to experience it, to be able to.

I am passionate. In many ways. I want to bring along students who understand the horse, and who are able to think like trainers themselves and help the horses they ride improve with each ride. I strive to bring up great horses as well. I teach my horses manners and ground work so they know what is expected of them, they understand their role thoroughly and they can be happy and enjoy their job, just as I enjoy mine.


Cost & Financial Aid

highlights

Cost: $350 /week

Discounts

Discount for 2nd child $25

Stories

News

Stalls. expand

I will never be able to describe the power of time spent cleaning stalls.

During this time I have made some of the biggest decisions in my life. I have silently thought my way, step by step, through some of the biggest disasters of my life. I have ugly cried my way through heartbreak all while cleaning stalls. I’ve thrown bags of sawdust in range as I thought about all of the shitty things going on in my life. Each stall has oddly given me a place of comfort as I stood, fork in hand, feeling empty during the times I’ve felt so alone. It has taught me to appreciate the serenity of the quiet. Realizing the ones in my life I can count on and the numerous fake people who are only present when convenient for themselves. I’ve enjoyed a free gym membership, as I’ve sculpted my back and shoulders into “he man”, just sifting away. I’ve stumbled my way, dry heaving, with sunglasses ....cleaning stalls through last night’s hangover, because god forbid my best friend be forced to stand in a dirty stall. Today I spend my morning, cleaning stalls and processing my life. I’m mentally making life changing decisions, as I write this post, knowing that whatever I decide, it will be the right one, as it was made in a stall.

I understand that there are those who think us horse people should get “real” jobs. And that all we do is spend our days “playing” around. I’m genuinely sorry that you have never been exposed to a lifestyle that teaches you discipline, how to love unconditionally, put something other then yourself first, bust your ass for the things you want and need, kept humble by a 1200 lb animal, the real meaning of “hard work”, early mornings and late nights spent caring for something other than YOU. Those are things a “real job” will never give you.

Some of you haven’t cleaned stalls .....and it shows.

...



In the News

News

June 9, 2019 - New Facility for the 2019 season.

We are so excited to have a new facility. ...

June 9, 2019 - Counting Down the Days

Moving in just over a week! ...


Social Feeds



Get more info

Contact Name
Jennifer Bruner

Phone Number:
click to view number

Website:
visit website

logo     Fire Fly Stables  



Camps.ca logo

Go back to profile
Camps.ca logo

Go back to profile