Pony camp with Diane Hull

Course Dates:

03-06 April 2023

24-27 July 2023

31 July - 03 August 2023 

Age 6-11   Day - £329

Age 8-11   Residential – £549

Based at Casterton, Sedbergh Preparatory School

Over Easter and summer the Pony Club Centre at Sedbergh Prep School will once again play host to the amazing Pony Camp, led by the inspirational Diane Hull.

After a brief assessment the children will then be led on a fun filled adventure where they will take part in stable and tack management, dressage, show jumping and all-round pony care. The course offers the opportunity to bring your own pony or the use of the charismatic resident Prep School ponies.

If you wish to bring your own pony, then please contact Events Manager to discuss further:- [email protected]

During camp week we will have demonstrations by a selection of equine professionals, giving the children experiences they may never have had before. The dentist, farrier, vet and physio can offer an insight into how we care for our ponies beyond their day-to-day routine.

The facilities include a 40m by 20m outdoor arena, a jumping paddock with cross country and show jumps and 25 acres of land used for field based tuition and trekking.

We aim to offer a variety of experiences, tailored to individual ability, which will help Children to develop their independence in and out of the saddle.

Please note as a minimum requirement children need to be able to walk and trot confidently off the lead rein.

The experience doesn’t stop there. With a comprehensive evening programme to further enhance our core values we have introduced a residential option for 8-11 year olds on courses based at Sedbergh Preparatory School. This unique opportunity allows children to taste the full boarding experience. The course will be based at Casterton, but will be residential at Sedbergh along side all our other courses.

The Pony Club

While not essential, we recommend children attending camp take membership with The Pony Club for riders to experience the full benefits that being a member brings.

Membership benefits link




Achievement badges and Test Certificates

The Pony Club Training structure encourages members to take tests which enables them to learn progressively about horse and pony care and riding. The tests are taken at recommended ages and are designed with certain objectives in mind - see below for the order in which tests are taken.


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Pony Club Objectives

  • to encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding
  • to give instruction in riding and horsemastership and to educate Members to look after and to take proper care of their animal
  • to promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty to create strength of character and self-discipline


“The Coaches were excellent and worked extremely hard to make sure everyone was catered for. This was not easy with different standards, new children and horses.“


“My Daughter’s confidence has come on enormously and she has had the perfect taster of different disciplines. She couldn’t wait to attend every day.“


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