Monday February 26, 2024
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Camp Information

CAMPS 2021 –

To attend either camps you must have attended 2 rallies in the same year as the camp! This is so we can assess your riding and ensure you are in the right group for you to get the most out of your experience πŸŽπŸ˜€

Senior Camp – Boomerang 23rd July till 27th July 2023

Senior camp is available for children who are around senior school age. There is an expectation that they will stay overnight in lorries etc so they need to be self sufficient. The children need to be competently jumping 80 cm to gain the most from the experience and have a good knowledge of caring for their pony.

We have some very experienced and enthusiastic instructors to help your children increase their skills and horse knowledge and they will enjoy two sessions of two hour group riding a day as well as unmounted activities throughout their 4 night stay.

There may also be outside speakers and presentations this varies year to year. 

What the kids say about senior camp:

“I particularly enjoyed everyone being encouraging to one another even when riding doesn’t go as well as planned! I also enjoy making memories with my friends (including the four legged ones!!!)” 

Please contact the organiser Victoria Cobden/ Sarah Mosse if you are unsure which camp your child should attend. 

Mini and Junior Camp – Lower Peake

This year there will be a lead rein/ just off lead rein camp held on the 7th and 8th of August and off lead  camp on the 9th, 10th and 11th August. 

 

Mini and Junior Camp now available book on Online bookings

Mini Camp:

Date: 7-8 August inclusive – can be on the lead rein or just off.

Price: Β£95

Timings: 9.30 – 3.30

Agenda: Ride from 9.30 – 11.30 with drink/biscuits at around 10.45, then stop for lunch and some stable management lessons/points of the horse/mucking out/work towards tests, then ride again from 1.30 – 3.30 – more details to followLocation: Lower Peake

Junior Camp: 9-11 August inclusive, must be capable of walk, trot, canter independently and jumping a small round of jumps.

Price: Β£140

Timings: 9.30 – 3.30

Agenda: Ride from 9.30 – 11.30 with drink/biscuits at around 10.45, then stop for lunch and some stable management lessons/points of the horse/mucking out/work towards tests, then ride again from 1.30 – 3.30 – more details to follow

Location: Lower Peake

It is intended that we put a bit more of a focus on stable management and working towards badges this year, so the minis will do E and D tests and the juniors will do their D+ tests if they haven’t already done them. We will also try and get some badges done. This can all be looked up on the www.pcuk.org website if you want to have a look but more info will be given out in advance of the camps.

We would really appreciate it if the parents can leave children for the day (this does not apply to the minis), we will have plenty of senior helpers to help with the ponies. We do understand that this may not always be possible so we would urge you to stay in the lorry park or at least away from the activities so the children can really focus on the lessons. We will also be asking for the children to eat with the instructors in the barn at lunchtime so please ensure that lunches are packed separately for them. This is quite a normal thing, other pony clubs do similar and we want to move more to this way of operating.

We don’t intend to have a One Day Event this year but more a round of showjumping, X Country or gymkhana games for parents to come and see how they have progressed and to also attend the prize giving for most improved, best turned out, badges and tests etc

A Β£50 NON REFUNDABLE deposit secures you a place. Please ensure you pay by BACS:

Name: Hambledon Hunt Pony Club

Act: 73782654

Sort: 20-69-40

Please do not use Paypal as Paypal takes a percentage of the payment. Please put the name of the child as the reference

More information will be sent out in due course but if you have any queries please direct them to Sophie – e mail: sharris79@hotmail.com

 

There is also an Area 16+ Camp in July if any of you are interested in that – details on the Area 13 website.