The highlight of the year for many members is the annual Summer Camp, which is held during the summer holidays. It is a special time when members can really progress in their riding and develop new skills both on and off their ponies. As members have to work in groups all week, they learn life skills. For some members it is the first time that they have stayed away from home for several nights. Camp can take many forms:
At the end of the Summer Camp there will be an Awards Ceremony where trophies and rosettes are presented, the previous recipients can be found here: Annual Summer Camp Awards
We had a super Pony Club Camp at Brandicarr Farm. Members had a busy schedule utilising the fantastic facilities with instruction in flatwork, jumping and cross country, jumping hedges and rustic fences. In addition there were dismounted training sessions in pony care.
We were extremely lucky with the weather as members were camping in tents and most of the ponies corralled in the field. Evening activities included wild swimming in the spring fed lake and fun outdoor games which were enjoyed by all members from the youngest to the oldest.
Big thank you to our hosts at Brandicarr Farm and our super instructors, Sarah, Rosie, Nikki and Helen.
We had lots of fun, members made great progress in their riding and we all have lots of fantastic memories to look back on!
Its been a busy year so far! We had lots of regular training and rallies, great fun at Pony Club Camp plus team and individual success at Area 6 competitions with members heading off to the National & Regional Pony Club Championships in mounted games and dressage! Take a look at our news page to see what we have been up to.
We are planning some fun summer activities before we resume regular training in the Autumn. Grassroots for beginners and novice riders continues through the Summer
The schedule for our Autumn Hunter Trial is now available (click here)
Burton Hunt PC Committee