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June 1 @ 9:00 am - June 7 @ 5:00 pm



Alycia is planning many more Youth Retreats throughout the USA. Sign up here to register interest in your state and you will be the first to know when an event is available near you

Yes i would like to be sent email if Alycia comes to my state
Event Name – Alycia Burton Youth Retreat
Date – To be advised closer to the time
Duration – 1 Week
Venue Name – To be advised closer to the time
Venue Address – To be advised closer to the time


The Youth Retreat is a live-in mentor program designed to impact youth; helping inspire them to overcome life’s challenges to be the very best they can be.
Each day we have multiple sessions on Horse & Rider Training, and Career Choice/School & Personal Development. We also have daily activities which bring everyone together for lots of laughs and healthy interaction.
A healthy dose of work ethic & team work is also given daily.

Everyone’s journey is unique and there are many different reasons for coming. Some are wanting to know more about the horse industry and how to train horses & riders, others suffer from anxiety, fear or depression. Some are being bullied at school, some have low self-worth and others just need help deciding what career path to take in life.
Everyone is welcomed in like family. When you arrive you are part of the “Free Riding Team”.

This program is very personal. We learn together, work together, sleep together and LOVE LIFE together.
Each Youth Retreat’s activities are slightly different depending on what location we are based at.

In addition to the daily sessions we visit different local attractions such as: wild life parks, Beaches, National Parks, Movies, Markets, Horse Shows, Bowling, Ice-Cream parlours, museums, laser tag, pools and much more.
Team work is essential here and everyone is expected to help out from, setting up for the events, lessons, packing up camp, cooking, cleaning, looking after the horses and other daily chores. Everything is a learning experience.

The On Tour Stay sessions dive deep into MANY topics effecting teenagers that are put under 3 main categories. We do not guarantee to cover every sub- topic listed but do our best.

  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Bullying
  • Confidence
  • Self-Worth
  • Gaining friends
  • Loosing friends
  • Not fitting in
  • Peer Pressure
  • Work Ethic
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Dangerous Relationships
  • Failure
  • Pain
  • Loss
  • Stress
  • Forgiveness
  • Personal Strengths
  • Home Life Struggles
  • How to be successful

  • Horse Care
  • Jump Training
  • Gaining a bond with your horse
  • Fixing problem horses & issues
  • Free Riding
  • The reality of the horse industry
  • Bare back balance
  • Trick training
  • Rider confidence
  • Jump setup and striding


  • What school subjects to take
  • Wanting to leave school early
  • University
  • Not knowing what to do with my life
  • Becoming self employed
  • Creating a brand, logo, clothing
  • Making it in the horse industry
  • How to get work experience
  • Finding my strengths

The On Tour Stay is not for everyone.
We do not take anyone who has a history of physical violence, drinking, drugs or school expulsion.
We DO NOT take anyone who does not want to be here.
Please DO NOT send your child unless they are beyond excited and want to come.
We cannot force anyone to change or to take help. We can only give information and guidance.

The On Tour Stay is a safe environment.
We have a ZERO tolerance policy on bullying which is very strictly monitored.
Our rule is that if anyone is caught bullying they are sent home.

Every school we have worked with so far has 100% been on board and counted the Youth Retreat as valuable work experience, So you don’t need to worry about ‘missing’ school. There is also time for study or homework during the week.

For reasons of participation phones are only allowed for 1 hour per day. We have a phone that your child can use at any time to call any family. The Free Riding Team are also available on call 24/7.

Anxiety and panic attacks are VERY common and we are here any day or night to help them through it.
Weather it is 1pm or 1am we are committed to helping your teen develop and mature their coping skills not only with Anxiety but all emotions they will face that affects their quality of life.

While our intention is not to discriminate we have rules and guidelines to follow for obvious reasons.
We currently do not have the facilities to have boys on tour.
Please feel free to contact Alycia directly if you would like to discuss your case further.

Dates and locations are found on the free riding website www.freeridingnz.com
Your space is ONLY reserved once payment has been made (partial or full)
Payments are non-refundable regardless of any reason however they can be used at a later date if needed or passed on/sold to someone else.
If you leave early for any reason the booking is non-refundable however you are allowed to come back at any time for the remainder of your stay.


Please note- This is not a horse riding camp where your teen will be riding however there is a lot of horse interaction and learning from Alycia directly as she demonstrates and covers many horse topics. For an in-depth information pack or to ask a question please email info@freeridingnz.com


Alycia is planning many more Youth Retreats throughout the USA. Sign up here to register interest in your state and you will be the first to know when an event is available near you

Yes i would like to be sent email if Alycia comes to my state


June 1 @ 9:00 am
June 7 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:


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Alycia Burton


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  1. Landon says:

    Can u come to Mobile Alabama please

  2. Melinda says:

    Will you be offering adult retreats or clinics?

  3. Robin says:

    I don’t love to do a retreat with you Alicia
    How about a 55 and older?
    I’m 62 years young

  4. I would love to have the tour to come to me in Langley BC, Canada I have 5.5 acres and huge arena
    I have a 14 year old very talented daughter who is thriving in her sport and is getting a 2 year old and would love to have a clinic or retreat would help so many youth in our area, Langley is the biggest horse per capita in BC

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