Archive for March, 2017

Easter Pony Day (BootCamps)

Hello Saddle Clubbers

Very excited and looking forward to seeing everyone at Boot Camps this Easter.  Day camps are all about the children having fun. They are jam packed with fun things to do on and off their ponies!

Children and their ponies are dropped off at 9/9.15am and picked up at 4.30/4.45.

We usually start the day with a group chat with juice and a biscuit while we discuss what is going on that day. The children are then split into two groups depending on ability and we get started. I always have wonderful helpers on hand to help the younger children tack up but I feel its important that they try to do as much as they can themselves. While one group ride (usually flatwork first) the other group stay in front of the fire and do stable management quizzes and artwork.

Then after swapping groups its time for lunch. The children are always told they must look after their ponies first so after a hay, water and gate shut check its off to wash hands and have lunch. During lunch they are all encourage to get outside whether its playing games or building the afternoon jumping course or grid. After all the afternoon riding has been done the time left is used up doing either arts and crafts or stable management.

Some Riding Exercises That We Do:

Position Work
Suppling Up Exercises
No stirrups (argh) and bareback (yay)
Gridwork (Bouncing with No Hands a Saddle Club Favourite!)
Course Work
Figure of Eights
Related Distance
Arena Eventing

And Introduced Last Year

Polework…not just 3 poles in a row…exciting polework!


Pony and Jockey (very important)
Tack and Grooming Kit
Lunch for jockey and Haynet for pony
Hat and Body Protector (not compulsory but preferred)
Spare change of clothes

Please Fill Out The Consent Form and Read The Safety Rules, and Bring It With You On The Day.

BootCamp Consent Form

Safety Rules