Sunday September 24, 2023
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Camps for 2023

Camps are held for each age group during the summer holidays for many of our members it is the highlight of their pony club year. Parents are encouraged to stay and help while their children are at Mini Camp (indeed this is required if they are on the lead rein) but for Junior and Senior camps it is a parent-free zone!

All abilities are catered for at each of the camps, and they are great opportunity to for children to get to know other riders of their age, as well other children riding at their level. We encourage all children to go to the camp appropriate to their age however there is some flexibility on age if your child feels they are not yet ready for the next camp, space permitting.

Trotters  3-7 years
Mini – 5-10 years
Junior 9-13 years
Senior 12+ 
Which Camp is right for my child?
We hope that every member will join us for the summer camps. All camps cater for every level and we intentionally have a big age crossover between camps so your child can choose when they are ready to move to the next camp. 
Bursaries are available if there is a financial barrier to attending Summer Camp. Contact Katherine or Lisa Heneghan for details.

Summer Camps:

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Booking Summer Camps

Ideally the child / pony combination should attend 3 rallies or the Big Rally or a camp prep day before camp so that we can ensure that they are in the most suitable ride.

Mini Camp and Trotters Camp – Lyford Stud

  • 2024 dates to be announced soon with applications open in the spring
  •  3 days (shorter days for Trotters), non-residential.
  •  Children aged 3-7 years (Trotters Camp)
  •  Children aged 5-10 years (Mini Camp) 

Any questions contact Clare Mangan or Angela Ryan

Junior Camp – Boomerang 

  • 2024 dates to be announced soon with applications open in the spring
  •  4 full days, ponies stabling on site
  •  Riders aged 9-13, any riding ability

Any questions contact Margaux:

Senior Camp – Rectory Farm

  • 2024 dates to be announced soon with applications open in the spring
  • 4 full days, horses and riders stabling and camping on site.
  • Riders 12 and over, any riding ability.

Any questions contact Claire or Ros or Joy: or

Eventing Camp

Two day, two night camp early in the eventing season with groups jumping 80cm upwards.

B Test Bootcamp

Residential two day camp for members aged 15 or over intending to take their B Test within the next year, held immediately before the late August B Test date.

Intensive training for riding and stable management.

Flu vaccinations

Pony Club Camps and many competitions require complete up to date Flu Vaccinations. Even if you have an old pony who has had an annual booster for many years the Flu vaccination Record may not be complete. To be complete the Vaccinations must start with 3 primary injections, this may be at the start or even in the middle of the recorded injections.

Your pony cannot attend camp if there is a discrepancy on his vaccination record so please check it well before camp; at least 1 in 6 had discrepancies last year all of which could be resolved in time by checking records EARLY.

If the annual booster is late then the process must start again and include all three primary injections.

A horse/pony may compete or go to camp 7 days after the second primary vaccination, it must then receive the third primary to make the record complete there after annual injections.

1st Injection – X

2nd Injection – between 21 and 92 days after the first.

3rd injection – between 150 and 215 days after the second (7 months)

Annual booster within the 12 months of the third, it must not be after the date of the last injection ie Last injection 03/03/22 next due on or before 03/03/23.