Page updated 27 April
Junior Camp 2013 - Tues 23 to Fri 26 July (Somerford)
Senior Camp 2013 - pm Mon 22 to Fri 26 July (Somerford)
Mini Camp 2013 - Sat 27 to Sun 28 July (Smallwood)
As the “camp season” approaches, we have been giving considerable thought to how best to manage the applications we expect to receive in the light of the likelihood that, once again, both Junior and Senior Camps are likely to be oversubscribed.
We want to ensure that all applications are dealt with as fairly as possible and, in an ideal world, no member would be disappointed. We do, however, live in the real world and therefore have decided that this year we will work to a publicised selection policy. This will remove the “scramble” for places as soon as the application forms are released and ensure that every application is considered on exactly the same criteria.
The camp application form will be published in the next few weeks and an initial closing date for applications announced. This will give all members the same opportunity to be considered for a place without the need for hand-delivery of forms at 3 a.m.! Late applications will be considered but will have to defer to those submitted on time. A waiting list will operate once available places are filled, with in time applications taking precedence.
I attach a copy of the Camp Selection Policy for your information.
You will note that the same strictures do not apply to Minis Camp.
Camp Selection Policy 2013
Dressage Tests for Camp
Junior Camp - Introductory Test 2007
Introductory 2007 Test Sheet
Senior Camp - Novice 2009 Test
Novice 2009 Test Sheet
Mini Camp this year will be held at Smallwood Livery for members 10yrs and under at any level of riding ability (lots of helpers and leaders )Both days will start at 10am and finish at 4pmThe days will consist of instruction in small groups both am and pm, stable management, treasure hunt, handy pony, mounted and unmounted games, achievement badges and tests, a packed lunch will need to be provided each day and ponies will be corralled or placed on lorry/trailer over lunchtimes, the cost of the 2 days will be £65 .Letters will be sent out to every member in the next few weeks to book your place.
Junior Camp - 11yrs and under
Junior camp this year will be at Somerford Park farm in the new camp block down near the 80 acres and will run for 4 days from Tues 23rd July to Fri 26th July. Junior camp is non residential for the children but residential for the ponies, Chidren will need to be dropped off everyday by approx 8.30am and collect by approx 5pm (confirmed times will be detailed in letters) The days will consist of Instruction in small grps both am and pm, in SJ, XC and Dressage,mounted games, handy pony, polocrosse, farm ride and a competitions day, tests and achievement badges. Lunch and snacks throughout the day are provided for all children. Price TBCLetters will be sent out shortly to book your place.
Senior Camp - 12yrs and over
Senior camp is as Junior to be run at the same time, but is residential for both children and ponies, and will start from Mon evening 22 July from approx 6pm (time to be confirmed). Will include all the above as Junior camp with the addition of eveining entertainment and all food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and all snacks) Chidren will sleep in groups of no more than 4, in either there own lorries or tents. Price TBCLetters will be sent out shortly to book your place.
For information on all camps please contact Louise Cairns preferably by email: