Booking requires payment in full in advance
Weeks available in August commencing 14th and 21st of August
PONY CAMP HALF DAY 10am-1:00pm: €280
PONY CAMP FULL DAY 10am - 3:00pm: €350
***Limited Spaces so please book early***
We have a super pony camp running Monday to Friday every week of the summer. The camp day is split into two options, a half day and a full day.
Half Day Camp
The half day is from 10am-1:00pm and includes one hour riding, stable management and lots of fun. The half day camp costs €60 per day or €280 for the week (when paid in advance). Both 5 and 6 year olds are welcome to take part in the half day but would not be suited for the full day camp.
Full Day Camp
The full day is 10 am to 3:00 pm and includes two hours riding, one of which is a fab ride into the mountains, stable management and games throughout the day. The full day camp costs €80 per day or €350 for the week (when paid in advance).On Friday afternoon the campers have a jumping show that family and friends are welcome to watch and support.
Children are asked to bring their own lunch, snacks and drink, as food is not supplied. We also recommend that children bring rain jackets and a change of clothes. Riding hats and boots are available for campers to borrow. Early drop off and late collection available upon request.
Please note that children who are under 5 years of age are unable to take part in camp, but may book a private session. Both 5 and 6 year olds are welcome to take part in the half day but would not be suited for the full day camp.
****To book a place in the camp, please drop up to the Paddocks to fill out registration forms, confirm availability and pay in full. ****
We are looking forward to seeing everyone for what is going to be the most fun week!!!
Advanced Camp - for livery riders
We hold the best advanced camp for our livery riders! An advanced lesson every morning and an outing every afternoon with a massive end of week show. The date of the advanced camp is to be confirmed.
Children are asked to bring a full packed lunch everyday. Paddocks jackets or jumpers are required for outings. Please call 087223798 for further details.
How Campers spend the day:
Every morning campers are divided into groups according to riding experience / age. If campers have come along with friends, we will try to keep them together where possible. The morning session includes a one hour lesson with qualified instructors and stable management. The afternoon session also covers stable management and an exciting one hour ride into the forestry in the Dublin Mountains. Campers are under supervision by staff at all times.
Lessons are super fun and campers are learning to ride with fully qualified instructors. Riders are matched to ponies of suitable standard and size. Campers may give requests for certain ponies, and staff will endeavour to make this happen. Lessons are tailored for the varying standards of the group. For beginner lessons, campers will learn to control their ponies, learn to trot and receive an introduction to jumping. For more advanced riders, the group will learn more technical riding on both flat and jump in a fun, relaxed and safe environment. All lessons will have the opportunity to play some pony games.
Through the morning and afternoon, campers will doing stable management. Stable management is an opportunity for campers to familiarise themselves with horses and ponies in a safe environment and to learn all about them and caring for them. Stable management can be so much fun. The stable management is adapted to the standard and age of the group. Some topics covered include:
Walkout / Ride out
Campers doing the full day will be riding into the mountain in the afternoon. It is amazing up there. The campers of novice standard do a walkout were there are helpers walking alongside and holding the riders and ponies. They trek up and down through forest and telling stories of what they've seen and heard, singing songs, playing games and having so much fun. But learning about balance and control of the ponies. For riders of more experience, they do a ride out so they can do some trotting. On both ride outs and walk outs, campers are accompanied by instructors.
What to bring
We have riding hats and boots that the campers can borrow. Alternatively, we have a shop where you can buy your own equipment. Should they wish to bring their own, wellies are ideal or any boot/shoe with a flat sole and definite small heel. No runners please.
Riders are more than welcome to bring along their own equipment. Please ask a member of staff to check equipment to make sure it is up to the latest safety standards.
Comfortable clothes can be worn, such as leggings, fitted jeans, tracksuits bottoms (not too baggy) or jodhpurs. Warm clothing is a must during the winter and spring months. Every camper should bring along a rain jacket and rain trousers if possible. We recommend that campers also bring along a change of clothes. During summer months, please also include sun screen.
Campers should bring along a full packed lunch. They have a break for a snack around 11am and lunch is at 1pm. Food is not supplied by the Paddocks. A drink should also be brought. Horse riding can be thirsty work. Lunch is had in the box room where there is a fire lit on those raining, cold days. Children are supervised at all times during lunch.
Any medication should be reported and given to a member of staff and details of same with instructions should be written and signed by guardian.
--CAMP HELD EVERY WEEK OF SUMMER AND ALL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS--
GREAT FUN FOR ALL!!
Places on pony camp will not be secured unless the full amount is paid in advance.
HALF DAY CAMP - 10 AM - 1 PM
INCLUDES 1 HR RIDING LESSON
AND 1 HR STABLE MANAGEMENT AND TACKING, GROOMING AND FEEDING ETC
Half day Camp - €60 per day
€280 for full 5 day camp (when paid in advance)
FULL DAY CAMP - 10 AM - 3 PM
INCLUDES 1 HR RIDING LESSON AND 1 HOUR RIDE OUT OR WALK OUT
PLUS 2 HOURS STABLE MANAGEMENT AND TACKING, GROOMING, FEEDING ETC
Full Day Pony Camp - €80 euro per day
€350 for full 5 day camp (when paid in advance)
FRIDAY INCLUDES A LESSON OR RIDE OUT IN THE MORNING FOLLOWED BY JUMPING SHOW WHICH PARENTS / GUARDIANS ARE WELCOME TO VIEW, FOLLOWED BY PRESENTATION OF PRIZES (ONLY FOR THE FULL DAY CAMPERS)
Cancellation 4 weeks in advance of start date
Cancellation 2 weeks in advance of start date
Cancellation less than 2 weeks in advance of start date
Full charge applies
Please print and complete the following Registration Form and Waiver Form and hand into office prior to your riding session.