Information on Camps
We run camps up to 12 children, which I like to keep very personal and informative because they gain personal growth and thrive through working as a team 24/7.
That is developed through riding, games, and activities which some are non-horse related.
They sleep as a group in the American Barn and occasional have ponies staying in with them!
They start the day with a cooked breakfast, a good lunch and a substantial dinner with dessert.
In the evening the play games that involve teamwork and watch a movie as they go to bed. There is no T.V or own technology like cell phones or ipads because we want them to communicate with each other, not through technology.
Some feedback we have had because of the technology been restricted, is they have gone home more confidence within themselves, stronger, happier and content, they feel like they have achieved personal goals.
On arrival they are given a pony where they are 100% responsible for, during the whole camp period.
Like feeding, mucking out, riding, wellbeing and general care.
Camps are broken up into Advance / training or beginner's Camps depending on their ability.
Each camp as a specific aim that each child works towards, like preparing for a show/turnout, leading, general riding, dressage or jumping. We have outside instructors that come in at times, like Debbie Biles who worked on balance, body and core training of the rider. Jennifer Howard who worked on Telereign. Alisha Hutton who is a grand prix show jumper, and worked on the technique of jumping.
Every camp has horsemanship, and it is only taught through camps as it can’t be taught quickly.
Next Due Camp Dates for 2014 / 2015
- September 29th to 3rd October Advance improving riding skills
- October 6th-8th Beginners camp
- Dates for 2015 camps
To find our more about our next horse camp call on 03 302 6870 or 0276 836 461
or email email@example.com
Craig and Annabelle Read
703 Grahams Road, RD 4, Ashburton, New Zealand
Phone +64 3 302 6870
Mobile 0276 836461
Fax +64 3 302 6879