Friday July 3, 2020
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WCPC Camp

Dates for the 2020 Camp at Addington are 10 – 14th August.

Pony Club camp – The absolute best week of the year!!!  

WCPC Camp 2020 Application Form will be posted here soon…

Camp is open to all WCPC members who have attended a minimum of three rallies with their camp pony prior to camp.  All ages and all abilities catered for.  Payment can be in full or by 5 monthly installments, cheques payable to Whaddon Chase PC or BACS (Natwest, sort code 60 04 09, account 85543039).

Mini and junior children go home each tea time, ponies can stay or go home, seniors sleep at camp.  The price includes all catering, instruction and accommodation for horses and ponies.  There are albums of pictures from 2017 on our Facebook page.  Any questions – please don’t hesitate to contact any of the committee.

Pony Fitness – To be fit enough for camp, here is a suggested fitness plan. field to fit


campers ‘flossing’

Whaddon Chase Camp 2019 took place at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre from 5-9 August, and it was full of fun, friendships and more fun.  Oh, and great riding too!

The pre-camp meeting – at Addington Equestrian Centre.  Date to be set nearer the time.

Arrival at camp – You will be asked to trot-up your pony so we can check for soundness and your pony’s passport will be checked to ensure it’s vaccinations are up-to-date.  Your pony will not be allowed at camp if it’s vaccinations are not up-to-date.

Party night – TBC – Thursday evening, from 6:30pm.  NOT TO BE MISSED !   Admission is free for all campers.   Adults, family and members who did not attend camp are also invited.  Tickets can be purchased from Emma Myatt at Friday rallies, or at the pre-camp meeting, so we know how many to cater for.
Adults and children over 12yrs – £4;
Children – £1;
Under 2 yrs – free.

Disco ✓   Karaoke ✓   Bouncy Castle ✓    Food ✓    Bar ✓    

We look forward to seeing you all there.  It’s going to be great!

CAMP KIT LIST – All items must be named.

RIDING CLOTHES: Jacket, Jodhpurs (beige, blue, brown or black), Riding boots / chaps;
White shirt with sleeves or Whaddon Chase sweatshirt, polo shirt or eventing shirts.  You are not permitted to ride in a hoody.
Gloves (2 pairs); Hair nets; Body protector BETA 2009 Level 3 standard (purple label; Tagged riding hat with black or navy silk; WATERPROOF CLOTHING.

Plus, for your tests (Thursday) and last day show you will need – Hacking Jacket; White, beige or cream jodhpurs; white shirt with sleeves; Pony Club tie and badge.

Other equipment – Stick and/or schooling whip,  Manual of Horsemanship (can share), Pen and paper, Folding chair, Water bottle, SUN BLOCK & SUN HAT, Wellington boots/muckers.

All tack for riding and at least 2 numnahs, Neck Strap, Grass Reins, Horse boots, especially if needed for Arena XC.  Head collar & rope, Rugs (must have a sweat rug).

2 Hay nets, 4 Buckets (2 for water, 1 feed, 1 tack cleaning), Tack cleaning kit, Small saddle horse or similar, over the door or hanging bridle hook (can share hook with neighbour), Grooming kit, Sponge, Sweat scraper, Fly spray, Plaiting bands.

Feed for your pony – can be measured out for each meal and stored in individual freezer bags.  Please make sure they are labelled with rider’s name.  Electrolytes. Any medication your pony needs.

Hay and 1 bale of shavings per pony will be provided.  If you require more shavings, please bring them with you.

Wheel barrow/muck skip, shavings fork, broom.

FOR SENIORS – somewhere to sleep (tent, lorry, caravan). At least 2 campers per accommodation, so please find someone to share with and let the committee know your arrangements.  You can park a trailer near your tent for storage space if necessary.
Some people like camp beds which are raised off the ground or airbeds. Sleeping bag & duvet (nights can be chilly), pillow, nightwear.
Comfortable shoes/trainers, casual evening wear, mucking out clothes, toiletries, bath towel.  Disco/karaoke outfit.  Torch.  Bin bag for wet and used clothing.

All equipment and clothing must be clearly marked with the owner’s name.  You would be amazed how much lost property is generated at camp!