Tuesday June 25, 2019
Summer Camp

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Dates : – June 29th – July 2nd 2019

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

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:

Checklist
Rider
Accommodation ( tent, caravan,lorry)
Cutlery, plates, mugs
Tea towels
Personal washing items.
Towels
Suncream
Swimming costumes for any water activities
Tagged riding hats ( jockey skull for x country)
Riding boots
Jodhpurs
Tack cleaning equipment
Schooling stick, jumping stick
Back protector
Please remember no hoods for riding.

Horse
Corralling ( electric preferred)
Hay, feed buckets
Grooming kits
Plaiting bands
Sponge and sweat scraper
Boots if worn
Fly spray
Mucking out tools
Spare numnah, saddle cloths

Some pictures from last years camp showing all the fun we had.

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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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