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!
Members have had lots of success at Area competitions securing places at both the Pony Club Championships and the Regional Championships in dressage, show-jumping and eventing!.
The Senior Mounted Games team & Burton Pairs are off to zones hoping to secure themselves a place at the Championships too!
The Horse and Pony Care team are practicing hard for the Champs so it’s going to be a busy summer of competition.
Pony Club summer camp is fast approaching and we are looking forward to lots of activities and fun!
Photo - Lilly & Honey in the XC – securing a hat trick of qualifications to the Champs.