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WHAT RIDING LEVELS ARE THE "OWN YOUR OWN PONY" CAMPS SUITABLE FOR?

Own Your Own Pony camps are suitable for beginners through to children who can walk and trot independently. We have other opportunities for more experienced riders. If siblings or friends wish to come to a camp together and one is more advanced we can accomodate that.

HOW MANY CHILDREN IN EACH CAMP?

Our camps are limited to just 4 children so that we can ensure everyone has a quality learning experience at the level that's right for them, the support they need, and lots of fun. 

MY CHILD WANTS THEIR OWN PONY.  WILL THIS GIVE THEM AN IDEA OF HOW MUCH WORK IT IS?

It will, but we can't guarantee it will dissuade them. They'll have too much fun! 

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?

We have plenty of shelter, including a covered riding area, stables, barn and hay shed, so camps will go ahead if it rains. 

WHAT IF MY CHILD FINDS SOMETHING OVERWHELMING OR IS NERVOUS?

We encourage children to participate in all activities, however no one is forced to do anything they feel uncomfortable or unsafe about. We have enough staff and quiet spaces for children to do an alternative activity for a while, if helpful.

WHAT DO WE NEED TO BRING?

We provide:

  • helmets if required 

  • water and fruit for breaks

  • sunblock

You need to bring:

  • a helmet if you have one

  • a hat for sun protection when not working directly with a pony

  • sturdy, enclosed boots with a small heel (no runners, gumboots or sandals for riding)

  • jodhpurs, riding tights or comfortable pants with a stretch (no slippery active wear)

  • if it's wet gumboots, raincoats and a change of clothes

  • gloves can make working with hay more comfortable 

HOW DO I ENROL MY CHILD?

Use the link below and complete the 3 steps listed.

 

PREFER TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE FIRST?

Call Jacqueline on 0484 240 648 

PHONES

All parents will be provided with a phone number should they wish to check how their child is throughout the day. For safety reasons we do not allow our riders to have their phones wth them when working with horses. Children may bring phones but they will be collected when they arrive and returned when they leave. 

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