Jenny Viner is responsible for Mini Camp this year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further information.
For those from the age of 2 1/2 – 8 years
29th – 31st July 2021, daily from 10.30am – 4.00pm (to be confirmed).
Mini Camp will be moving to Hoes Farm in Shipley in 2021. We are very lucky to have been invited to run camp at the family farm of Sophia Burrell, and are looking forward to a lovely new venue. Hoes is a beautiful safe environment for children of this age and will be able to provide many fun and exciting experiences for members who will really benefit from having something to aim for this Summer after the last year of being so limited with their riding. We have been so lucky for so many years to be able to hold Mini and Junior Camp at Balcombe Estate and are hoping that we can develop Hoes into a similar venue. Closer to the time we will be advertising work party days and we will require parents to show their support and offer help setting up for this event, so please do not be shy about coming forwards
A Typical Day
A typical day involves preparing your pony for the day and meeting with your instructor. This will be followed by a ridden activity in both the morning and the afternoon. Each session is different, and will include games, flatwork, jumping, cross country, treasure hunts and hacking out in the beautiful countryside. Campers are asked to bring their own picnic and in the lunch break children often work towards an Achievement badge or watch a demonstration. Past years demonstrations have included side saddle and gun dogs.
The day will include a swim in the beautiful outdoor pool and an ice cream and normally comes to a close at around 4pm.
Parental supervision is required for younger members and for swimming sessions.
Unfortunately until we know more about Covid rules for the Summer we are leaving the exact details of what the day to day running of camp will be like, but can assure you the venue has the space and scope for members to have a wonderful few days with their ponies and friends.
Children and Ponies must be smartly turned out.
HAT to standard PAS 015:1998 or 2011 with BSI Kitemark, VG1 with BSI Kitemark, Snell 2001 onwards with official snell label and number, ASTM-F1163 2004A onwards with SEI mark, AS/NZS 3838 2006 onwards and tagged.
PLEASE NOTE THAT HATS ARE CHECKED AND TAGGED ON ARRIVAL AND IF NOT TO THE ABOVE STANDARD YOUR CHILD MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RIDE.
Body Protector 2009 or newer – ALSO CHECKED ON ARRIVAL
Named Pony Club Sweatshirt, Long-sleeved shirt and named pony club tie.
Beige Jodhpurs (and a spare pair)
Dark hat silk
Jodhpur boots, can be worn with chaps if not, with jodhpur clips or long boots
Long hair tied back with a hair net
Swimming costume, towel and sun cream (Swimming with parental supervision only from 2.45pm daily)
Packed Lunch and picnic blanket
Passport/ Vaccs Cert (if pony staying overnight)
Saddle/Bridle with black, brown or white numnah
Head Collar and lead rope
Tack cleaning kit – children will be cleaning tack
Haynet and hay
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