Wednesday June 19, 2019
Junior Camp 2019

Junior Camp 2019


Thorpe Meadow Equestrian Centre




















This year the mini camp will be at Thorpe Meadow, Eastoft Road, Crowle DN17 4LR

The cost will be £150 for the 3 days, the dates are Monday 20th and 21st August

There will be stabling available with 1 bag of shavings pet stable

Toile and washing facilities are available there may be a queue

See schedule for food 1 adult meal per paying child

What to bring for your pony

Water bucket, Hay net, hard feed, hay will be provided. Tack, light turnout rug, grooming kit, tack cleaning equipment.

What to bring for you

Somewhere to sleep, sleeping bag, pillows, duvet, air bed,

There is room for caravans and tents.

Change of clothes, Pony Club jumper, Pony Club tee shirt, jodhpurs, smart jacket, jodhpur boots/chaps/long boots

Toiletries, towels, wellies, riding hat, body protectors,  sun cream.

garden/folding chairs, picnic table, torch,pen, paper.

Picnic for Monday lunch time

The aim of the camp is to encourage the children to have fun riding and to have good tuition from the instructors. There is an outdoor school and an indoor school

Arrival is Monday  August 8.30 to 9.30am

Stables will be allocated and will be shown where to get hay.

The riding school is closed for the 2 days but their horses will still need looking after, so please respect the other liveries and we must leave it as we found it.

Depart Tuesday 21st August 6pm

Please secure your place on mini camp by paying your deposit of £20 per child.THE FULL BALANCE IS DUE BY SUNDAY 22nd JULY.

Cheques made payable to Scunthorpe and District Branch of the Pony Club ( SDBPC) or direct in Pony club bank account 209898 a/c no 

stating members name and camp and let Helen or Emma know

Provisional schedule 

Monday  August

8.30 to 9.30 Arrival

10-12 noon 1st lesson

12.30 – 1.15 Dinner own pack up lunch

1.30 – 3.00 Stable management

3.00 – 5.002nd lesson

6.30 Evening meal BBQ

Evening Demo

Tuesday August

7.30pm feed ponies

8am Breakfast Sausage or bacon baps

9-11am First ride.

11-12noon Stable Management

12- 1pm Dinner – Picnic provised by camp

1.15 -3-15pm  2nd ride

3.30 – 4.30 games on foot

4.30 – 5pm presentation

5pm Evening meal – chip shop


6pm home time

Parents are responsible for their own children and ponies

To enable camp to run smoothley everyone is expected to help

Thank you look forward to seeing you there

Helen Ritchie and Emma Rowland.




If you would like more information on mini camp please contact.

Helen Ritchie  01302 842859 or 07746858886 email

Emma Rowland 07894806501 or email


CAMP 2017



What an amazing week we had at our annual mini camp! 16 junior members attended and achieved so much over the two days.

Day 1 saw members split into 3 rides, with each ride having a designated instructor. Flat work and jumping sessions occurred in the morning both in the indoor and outdoor arenas. We also had a musical ride and did the ever popular games on foot. Pictured are members faces after an apple bob and a search for sweets in icing sugar
In the afternoon each ride worked through some pony club badges together, learning everything from recognising pony behaviour to what a perfect paddock would look like. We then did games on ponies, with super team spirit shown by all riders. Tack cleaning was even made fun, with all members sitting in a group and helping each other.
In the evening we played with the Shetlands doing handy pony activities and even had a dressage to music demonstration

Day 2 was also great fun and no members let the horrendous weather dampen their spirits. In the morning we did a yard safety and mucking out badge, followed by learning how to properly turn out your pony (including grooming, plaiting and how to dress). Emphasis for this was on the effort made by each member, with super teamwork being shown by all. When one members was struggling, there was always another who would come and show them how to improve.
Members were then given a choice of activities, and one half of the group were very brave and went out to showjump outdoors, while the other half stayed dry and played games in the indoor arena. Design a rug or rosette competitions also occurred.
We then had a fish and chip lunch followed by our presentation of all the badges earnt, the efficiency test passesd, a goody bag, grooming kit and some treats for the fantastic ponies.

A massive thankyou has to go to Bridget for her super organisation, to Lucy for being an amazing lead instructor, as well as to Jess, Katie and Anna for their instruction over the two days.
A big thankyou as well to all who attended, can’t wait to see you all again next year!