Tuesday June 19, 2018
Summer Camp

 

Dates : – JULY 2-5th 2018

Summer camp will be held at Craigendhill Farm, Hamilton, courtesy of Susan and Don Frame.

We are in the process of finalising details for camp 2018 any members who would like to attend please gives names to our secretary Susan Frame  susan@craigendhill.co.uk . The cost this year will be £120 which includes tuition, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Members need to provide their own accommodation either horsebox/trailer or tent. Horse and ponies are corralled  in the field or alternatively there are a limited number of stables available at an extra cost by arrangement with Don and Susan. Due to camp being on a working farm no dogs are allowed.

You will need to bring: Corralling, mucking out tools, Plates & Cutlery, Tack & boot cleaner, Hay & Feeding if required.

Further information will follow once we finalise the itinerary.

 

Pony Club Camp, aka the Family Pony’s Annual Conference (FPAC), is where you are your little colts and fillies get to play big time with other family ponies and their herds. In fact it is just one big mad herd of horses and humans staying up late, dancing and playing games – ‘Dump your Child’ is the favourite among the ponies! The FPAC and Pony Club rallies are the best training ground for humans and a great opportunity for family ponies to compare training notes and methods, pick up tips and share experiences.

 The FPAC also provides and opportunity for you and your youngster to try new disciplines: e.g. long-distance riding (where you trot and your youngster can’t stop you for several miles), Polo (you run up and down looking for a mint with a hole for your youngster to pick up with a stick) and Racing (just an excuse for a flat-out gallop!)  At the end of a long days training you have the satisfaction of happy little humans hanging round your neck with undying love and gratitude, burying their little heads in your fur coat and pleading, ‘Please can I sleep with Willy Wonty Buckmeoff, please, Mum, please?’ And you can smile to yourself, safe in the knowledge that you have done a good job and there are extra carrots in your feed bucket!     

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