Junior/Mini Day Camp 2019

First and foremost camp is about having fun, improving your riding and creating new friendships.

Junior camp has traditionally been intended for those aged 11 and under and Mini camp for those aged between 4 and 8, this being the minimum age for reasons of welfare and safety.

These camps have now been incorporated to run on the same week at Plumpton Racecourse with Junior camp running Monday 5th August to Friday 9th August and Mini camp Tuesday 6th August to Friday 9th August. The day is usually 9.30am – 4.00pm. Riders and ponies go home every night as unfortunately it is not possible to provide turnout either at the racecourse or nearby.

Junior campers must be riding independently off the lead rein at all paces. A senior helper will be on hand to assist with each group of junior campers. Mini campers will each be allocated a helper for riding and for help with grooming, tacking up, yard duties etc.

Every horse is allocated a stable for the week within the secure yard when not being ridden – we will provide hay unless your horse needs haylage in which case you will need to bring that with you.

It is racecourse regulations that every horse must have a passport and up to date vaccination record to be allowed on to the yard – there can be no exceptions to this rule.

Rides/yards are organised according to age/ability with a qualified instructor per ride. You will need to have attended a minimum of 3 working rallies, with 2 of those in the current year, to allow you to be assessed for this.

Each morning you will prepare your pony for the activity allocated to your ride – flatwork, show jumping, cross country, stable management. After riding, you will have lunch in the centre racecourse bar. (Packed lunch + drink to be brought into camp each day). In the afternoon you may ride again, do mounted games, watch a demonstration or take part in unmounted team building events.

Once you have paid your deposit, to secure your place, you will receive forms to be completed asking for details of both you and your horse, medical information, photographic permission as well as a list of equipment that you will need to bring.

If you would like any more information or help to decide which camp you may be better suited to please contact the Camp Secretary, Candy Robbins  or 0781 658 0322