Sunday May 28, 2023
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Junior & Senior Camps: Sam Tweats – 07762 809151 
Mini Camp: Louise Cairns – 07779242029

Page updated 21 Mar

East Cheshire Camps

We run three camps for our members in the Summer. All three camps are brilliant fun and all are welcome. 

2023 Dates

Mini Camp: Sat 13 – Sun 14 May at Higher Farm, Byley – Application Form
Junior Camp: Thu 3 – Sun 6 August at Somerford Park – Application Form
Senior Camp: Wed 2 (evening) – Sun 6 August at Somerford Park – Application Form

Area 5 Senior Camp (run by area 5) & open to members age 16+: Tue 12 – Fri 15 July at Somerford Park – Details and Application Form

Camp Details

Mini Camp – 10yrs and under*

Mini camp 2023 will be at Higher Farm and will run from Saturday 13th May to Sunday 14th May. It will consist of 2 days starting at 9.30am until 5pm (approx)
On both days, there will be instruction in small groups, jumping, games, Polocrosse, badges, treasure hunt and much more. Children will be expected to be left with us for the duration of the day – there are plenty of older members to help. Ponies will be ridden twice on both days and a trailer/ lorry will be required to be left for ponies over lunchtime and while doing on foot activities. A packed lunch will be needed on both days but snacks and drinks are provided throughout the day.

Junior Camp  – 10 and 11 year olds*

Junior camp 2023 will be at Somerford Park in the camp blocks on the 80 acres and will run for 4 days from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th August.  Junior camp is non-residential for the children but residential for the ponies. Children will need to be dropped off every day by approx 8.30am and collected by approx 5pm (confirmed times will be detailed in letters). The days will consist of mounted and un-mounted instruction in small groups in SJ, XC, dressage, polocrosse, efficiency tests and achievement badges. There will also be a trip around the farm ride and a friendly competitions day including games, handy pony, show jumping etc. Lunch and snacks throughout the day are provided for all children.

Senior Camp – 12yrs and over*

Senior camp 2023 is as Junior to be run at the same time, but is residential for both children and ponies, and will start from Wednesday evening, Wednesday 2nd August from approx 6pm (time to be confirmed). Will include all the above as Junior camp with the addition of evening entertainment and all food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and all snacks). Children will sleep in groups of no more than 4, in either their own lorries or tents.

*NB all ages on 1.1.23


Mini Camp Application Form 2023

Junior & Senior Camp Application Form 2023 
Please note Junior & Senior Camp applications MUST be submitted by post on the form provided to the Camp Organiser,  

Samantha Tweats 
Twillow Heath
Stile House Lane
ST13 7NE 

 by Wednesday 28th June 2023

Camp Selection Policy

All members are welcome at our camps and we hope to see lots of you there.

In the event of oversubscription, members will be selected based on our Camp Selection Policy. 

Camp Selection Policy 2023