Thursday November 22, 2018

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Junior Pony club camp will be held at Littles farm, Shalford on Monday 30th July to Wednesday 1st of August 2018. The camp will be held over 3 days starting around 9am until 4pm every day. You will be expected to attend for all 3 days.

The camp is open to all junior members even our little ones on lead rein, your child will be placed in an appropriate ride depending on ability and age. They will have the same instructor for all 3 days.

**Please note once bookings are made no refund will be given without a vet or doctors certificate upto two weeks before camp. No refund will be given 14 days before camp starts**

Camp will involve many activities including instruction and competitions in Dressage, show jumping, x country, mounted games and stable management. There will be an opportunity to swim at the end of the day (strictly open to camp members only) and a presentation with prizes and rosettes at the end of the 3rd day.

The junior members will ride in the morning with a break for drinks and snack that we will provide and ride again after lunch. At lunch time the ponies are given a well earned rest and everyone brings a picnic and sits together on the grass. Camp is a great fun experience for all the children, ponies and parents. The children make lots of friends and their riding and confidence improves no end.

There will be a photographer present for the whole of camp & photos can be purchased afterwards.

We ask that your children have an appropriate person with them (16 or over) for all 3 days and are suitably mounted please.

So if you think you would like to join us in August and have some fun with your pony, please fill in the application form When we have received your form and payment of £90 an information pack will be sent out to you explaining exactly what you will need to do and bring to camp.

There will be a working party to get camp ready on Sunday 29th July so please keep this afternoon free to help. Thank you

Camp will be available for booking on webcollect from Monday 16th April.

Intermediate Camp is 22nd to 27th July 2018
Intermediate Camp is open to all members who are 11 by 31st August 2017 and up to and including any members aged 15.  No members who are aged 16 at the time of camp are allowed due to safeguarding rules and regulations.

For the new members you might want to know a bit more. This week-long residential camp for 10-15 year olds (parents can visit every day between 5-7pm) is something your children will remember forever – they make lifelong friends, learn a lot and have great fun. All children sleep in horse lorries or tents and the ponies in pop up stables. If you don’t know who to share with let us know and we can help. The ponies are really well looked after under the watchful eyes of camp instructors and stable girls / boys and your children are fed hot meals three times a day (food intolerances can be catered for) and watered regularly in the dining barn. Posh loos and a daily swim in the pool ensure hygiene standards are kept. Children are put in groups with an instructor for the week according to ability and get 5* training in all disciplines from dressage to show jumping to XC on the course at Littles. At the end of the week the children ride a quadrille to music for the parents to watch before the big clear up begins. There are a few photos from past camps on the Facebook page. The emphasis is for your child to learn to look after their horse to an excellent standard, they will improve their riding and learn essential equestrian skills. Most importantly they will return exhausted and happy. Book now on web collect.

We have to be mindful of child welfare and other issues that technology brings and as such we must STRICTLY forbid children or parents from posting any information on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram regarding camp.  It is very easy, these days, for outsiders to use this information to identify the location of not only all the children but their tack and for obvious reasons we do not want to advertise this – when camp has finished and all items of value (including children) have been packed away – then feel free to advertise what a wonderful time was had by all

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that all three forms below are printed off and read carefully.

Click Here for Camp Application Form


Click Here for Offers of Help Letter


Click Here for Letter to Parents

There is an Application form’ and ‘Offers of help at intermediate camp’ form.  BOTH of these need sending to Kate Beecroft ( address on application form). Payment this year will be by Web Collect and must be made before applications are sent off.

There is also a ’Letter to Parents’ form giving valuable information including the meeting date at Littles Farm on Tuesday 10th July at 7.00pm.

Please note that although in the last few years we have been able to accommodate all applicants, it is strictly on a first come first served basis and those people applying late or without enclosing the correct documents will be put on the waiting list. 

  1. Camp Kit List 2018
  2. FIRE procedure 2018
  3. Information sheet July 2018
  4. pony loan agreement 2018
  5. Registration form 2018
  6. When you arrive at camp 2018
  7. Worming Declaration 2018


Senior Camp

1st & 2nd August at Ely Eventing Centre

This will be open to our senior members first, we have 8 -10 places available but if not full by June 20th we will consider members who have their c+ test

if no interest by mid may then places will be offered to a neighbouring club

before booking please contact Hetta Wilkinson if you would like a space

will be on webcollect soon