CAMP DATES 2023 - 4-8th August
Residential camp bookings will open next monday (6th Feb) at 7pm, with residential booking on first. Residential is for members aged 12 years old and over only.
Day camp deposits will open the following day (7th Feb) at 7pm, this is for the 2, 3, and 5 day camps. You will be asked to indicate your preference on the booking form but we will place people in camps/rides, taking, as far as we can, your preference into consideration. Bookings are made through webcollect
Please do not book on unless you are able to make all 5 days, we will not hold places for those wanting to arrive late due to holidays/competitions.
We have done our best to open a few more spaces in camp this year, but we have to be realistic as to how much the committee, as volunteers, can manage. We hope this format works well, and that we can fit everyone in, but please join the wait list if you do not get a space intially.
The DAY camp will be split into;
5 day - Members must be 8yo & over. Capable of largely independently caring for themselves and their pony.
3 Day - Members will be supported by volunteers with stable management & on rides, but off lead rein. Parents to help with morning muck out
2 Day camp - Parents to attend and assist, suitable for those on, or recently off lead rein. Min age 5 yo on 1st Jan.
All members MUST have completed their three rallies on the pony they intend to bring BEFORE final payment on 1st July, otherwise they will forfeit their place at camp to those on waiting list.
The committee reserve the right to refuse any horse/pony they consider unsuitable for camp. Horses/ponies must be 5 or over and stallions are not allowed
We are thrilled to be returning to Wellington Riding Centre this summer. Set in 300 acres of parkland we will have exclusive use of both indoor and outdoor areas, the canter track and fabulous hacking. We also have access to their fantastic clubhouse, showers and facilities.
Camp will be divided into the following sections, we have subsidised them in part to keep the prices as low as possible.
RESIDENTIAL CAMP - £475.00
Ponies/horses stay and so do members! Members will be provided with three meals a day with a cooked supper in the evening. Riders will be grouped according to ability, and must be over 12 years of age, capable of riding and magaing their stable independently. Riders will need to provide or share sleeping accommodation (Horsebox or tent). Max group in accomodation is 4 people please!
5 DAY CAMP- £410.00
Members must be 8yo and over and capable of largely looking after themselves and their pony. Ponies/horses stay and will be looked after for you through the night but members go home in the evenings. Members lunch is included. Riders will be grouped according to ability, and must be confident off the lead rein.
Day campers arrive at 8am and leave after tack cleaning at about 4.30pm
3 DAY CAMP - £250
This will be a shorter camp for our members who require assistance but are off the lead rein. Members to arrive at 8am & leave at 4.30pm. Parents to help muck out in the morning and then volunteers will be on hand to help members throughout the day. Ponies stay and will be looked after for you through the night but members will go home in the evenings. Lunch is provided for member.
2 DAY CAMP - £175
A shorter camp for those on the lead rein, or recently off. Parent must stay for the duration of camp to lead/assist. Members to arrive at 8am, but can leave a bit earlier after their second ride if required. Ponies stay and will be looked after for you through the night but members will go home in the evenings. Lunch is provided for both member and parent.
Camp is the highlight of the pony club calendar and enormous fun for members, parents, ponies and volunteers. It is a HUGE undertaking for the committee and we are entirely reliant on parents helping so please do sign up HERE to help!
Payments & Refunds
Deposits will be taken early in the year on a first come, first served basis for places. This is refundable untill balance is due. Balance will be due at the end of June. After the balance is paid we will only offer refunds if we are able to fill space.