3 and 4 Day Camp
Our 3 and 4 day camps are very similar however
- 3 day is favoured for the younger and more nervous of riders who may be reluctant to leave their parents for too long.
- 4 day is favoured for the more confident children spending three nights away from their parents.
- Riding ability is not an issue on either camp as we divide our girls and boys into appropriate level groups.
Pitch your tent with the rest of the campers on the day before because the days whilst on camp are full and fun!
You will ride for at least two hours each day and these will be a mix of hacks, dressage, show jumping and cross country spread throughout the days. Additional learning is through a series of practical and theoretical work where you will understand the daily routines ponies need in their lives from mucking out, feeding, picking out hooves, grooming, tacking up, rugs, catching / turning out, etc., etc. Other lectures start to explore the different aspects of ponies in general – points of the pony, colours, bones, breads, etc.
As well as the above, both the morning and afternoons include team games, for example dressing the pony, ‘find me’ race, quizzes, orienteering, etc., and then each evening has one of the following built-in – loose schooling a pony, cinema trip, dog agility, disco, etc.
For the hands-on work or riding, we will always try and keep you on your preferred pony however this may be changed if sickness or injury occurs.
As you can see, the days and nights are designed to be full, fun and educational where our instructresses have something going on all the time.
This is for the advanced rider with their own ponies or loaned ponies. (Very occasionally, we can accommodate the hire of one of our ponies however normal riding lessons are running and they have first priority.)
The riding will be much more intense than the 3 or 4 day camps where you will be riding for a minimum of three hours a day. Your work in the indoor and outdoor arenas will be both lateral/dressage and show jumping: offsite the hacks are longer for example up through the Wolds, and our cross country jumping is challenged in our own international sized water complex (this one feature has no less than twelve different complexities for entering/jumping/exiting).
The days are long, full and fun! You work completely with your own horse doing everything from mucking out, catching / turning out, grooming, cleaning tack, etc., etc. For the more practical and theoretical aspects we work on areas such equine first aid, bones of the horse, bandaging, lunging, shoeing and showing. Our two evenings usually include karaoke, loose schooling a pony, trip to the cinema, disco, etc.
As you can see, the days and nights are designed to be full, fun and educational where our instructresses have something going on all the time…
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