Registration is now open for our 2016 Scottsdale Police Mounted Unit desensitization clinic, which is always a popular event, so be sure to register soon! The clinic will be held Saturday, October 22, with two sessions: 8 AM – 11 AM and 1 PM – 4 PM. The cost is $110 per session, and each session will be limited to 18 horse/rider pairs. Auditors are welcome for a $25 donation. Proceeds from the clinic benefit Camelot. (September 8, 2016)
Be sure to check out the Fall 2016 issue of our Camelot Chronicles newsletter, available online now. This issue’s feature article is “The Camelot Experience”, a moving testimonial by Camelot parent Beth Suarez about her son Diego’s experiences at Camelot, and how Camelot has not only positively affected how he perceives his disability, but how others perceive him. We also have “The Value of Volunteering” by 5-year volunteer Sharon Phillips, notice about upcoming events, an introduction to our newest 4-legged staff member, and lots more. (September 3, 2016)
Tickets are now available for Starry Knights in Black & White! Our seventh annual evening fundraising event will include a feature presentation, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert along with silent & live auctions—plus the return of our “Trip to Sip” California Wine Country raffle. Our featured students this year are Paolo Contu-Owen and Sydney Morrison. Event and raffle tickets are now available at sk2016.auction.bid.org. Buy early and take advantage of our special pricing through October 10. (August 24, 2016)
The 2016–2017 lesson season calendar is now online. Lessons start September 26, and we have some exciting events in the fall, including another wonderful desensitization clinic presented by the Scottsdale Police Mounted Unit on October 22, the annual fantastic Halloween party hosted by John & Sharon Ames at a date to be determined, and—of course—our Starry Knights fall fundraiser on October 29. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up with the latest news. (June 17, 2016)
Camelot’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through programs of horsemanship and outdoor education, which develop self-worth, independence, and active participation in the community.
What We Do
Since its inception in 1980, Camelot has offered one-on-one education, with instruction tailored to the individual needs of our students. Camelot specializes in serving riders with physical disabilities, and our students learn riding, driving, grooming, training, vet care, and stable management.
Camelot Ranch is located on 14.25 acres of the Sonoran Desert in the Pinnacle Peak area of Arizona. Our barrier-free, wheelchair-accessible facility makes it possible for students to saddle, ride, and groom our horses with minimal help.
The Camelot philosophy is that everyone faces personal dragons, yet every person is a potential dragon-slayer. The most intimidating obstacles can be vanquished with love and courage. Camelot provides the opportunity and support to succeed.