Pony camp with Sally Holden
06 - 09 April 2020
20- 23 July 2020
27 - 30 July 2020
Age 6-8 Day - £299
Age 8-11 Residential – £495
Based at Casterton, Sedbergh Preparatory School
Casterton Sedbergh Prep school is now an active Pony Club Centre and during the course children can work towards badge achievements and efficiency tests, making the learning fun and rewarding. Once camp is over, Pony Club members can attend any centre in the country and continue their Pony Club journey.
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.
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. Dressage, show jumping, cross country, mounted games, and lunging are all on offer whether at the beginning of the learning curve or as an accomplished competitive rider.
We have a number of safe but fun ponies to suit riders of all abilities however we can accommodate riders that would like to bring their own pony. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
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 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.
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
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