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MONDAY 31st JULY- Friday 4th August 2017   … By kind permission of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn

Camp for many children is the highlight of the Pony Club year. A mixture of horse-related activities and other fun activities. The members sleep in a large marquee while horses are stabled, penned or turned out in a field. Members bring forage for their animals but food and drink for the members & instructors are supplied.

There is a lot of intensive work associated with camp and help from older children and parents are always very welcome.

ALL PARENTS – must agree to do duty rota or pay the £100 fee for non helping.

FINAL DAY PRESENTATIONS will not take place until all ride sites and camp field has been cleared, the Hall and toilets cleaned, and all trailers loaded.  Presentations are expected to  take place after clearing away camp equipment. Dismantling starts at 12.30 pm onwards.


INFORMATION

AGE: 10 to 16 years as at 31st August 2017

FEES:

  • Resident:      £165
  • Daily:             £135

Cheques to be made out to “Flint & Denbigh Hunt Branch Pony Club” or preferably pay using this facility.

  • ACCOMMODATION: Will be in marquees.  Marquees will be split into age groups, which must be adhered to. Boys will be in a separate marquee.
  • All boxes and trailers must be removed from the camp field on the day of arrival.

POCKET MONEY AND VALUABLES:

  • Please do not bring any valuables to camp – we cannot be held responsible for their safe keeping.  A small amount of pocket money may be brought to spend at the Tuck Shop.
  • NO MOBILE PHONES OR IPODS

MAIN CAMP ENROLMENT NIGHT

  • Tuesday 20th June 2017.   Cefn Village Hall 20.00pm
  • A Parent/guardian of each member who is coming to camp must attend this meeting.
  • This is an informal evening where parents and children get together and prepare for camp.
  • You will need to bring your vaccination certificate and riding hat to be tagged if it needs.
  • You will have chance to discuss any aspects of camp that you need to.
  • Duties need to be fine tuned and the various people in charge of those roles will be on hand.
  • Iona usually brings her Tack Shop with her and there will be sweat shirts, manuals for sale.
  • Members may also bring along any second hand tack and equipment that they have to sell.
  • Pay on LINE BY 31st  May 2017
  • PARENTS DUTIES TO BE ORGANISED ON ENROLMENT NIGHT

PARENTS:

  • If you are going to be away from home at any time during camp it is ESSENTIAL that you leave an emergency contact with full written details of the person responsible for your child whilst you are away with the DC and a signed form permitting hospital treatment and anaesthetic in any emergency.
  • Whilst every effort is made regarding the safety of your child accidents do occasionally happen and someone has to be available to come and deal with them instantly.
  • Camp, is by and large run by volunteers.  Helpers give up their time and often their hard earned holiday allocation to give your child a week of pony soaked fun and instruction.  The onus is therefore on parents to do as many sessions of duties as possible, be it looking after ponies who are ‘on lines’ at breakfast and lunch time, preparing, serving and washing up after meals, night watch – which is a difficult spot to fill, but particularly at setting up and dismantling time at the end of the week.  Some people will have been there full time looking after your children and their ponies.
  • In these times of Health and Safety the running of camp gets harder each year, but the more help we have the better.

VETERINARY ATTENTION:

  • Should your pony in an emergency need any veterinary attention during camp week then Mr. Richard Owen MRCVS will be called out unless otherwise stated on your application form.
  • Parents will also be contacted so that they can take charge of the situation.
  • Parents on duty on the lines will only administer simple first aid in any situation.  Parents will be expected to pay for any treatment their pony may need.

PONY REQUIREMENTS AND RULES FOR CAMP

Stalls – Ponies on the stalls will be turned out at night in fields.

The following are required for a pony on the camp field stalls – Please mark everything carefully

  • Saddle
  • bridle
  • neck strap
  • head collar
  • haynet
  • feed tin or two buckets
  • lead rope
  • grooming and tack cleaning kit
  • bandages for tests
  • rugs if necessary for cold weather
  • forage for feeds and hay for week
  • salt licks if very hot
  • bring N.Z. rug if you have or jute rug as stalls can be cold and wet

For Daily Ponies

  • Same as above.   Kit can be left in camp at night.

For Stabled Ponies

  • Same as above plus a LARGE bucket
  • LARGE haynet
  • yard brush
  • shovel
  • skip or carrier sheet.   (Cleaning out kit can be shared between two members).
  • wheelbarrow if possible
  • enough bedding and forage for the week, i.e. at least 5 bales or straw for stables.

Stabled horses will be on camp field in stalls during the lunch time recess.   Therefore, a second lot of equipment would be needed by members to be kept undercover at night. i.e. 2 buckets, feed, haynet, N.Z. rug if cold, grooming kit and head collar.

For Penned Ponies

  • Bring electric fence,
  • battery and electric fence posts (12),
  • wheelbarrow or skip, shovel or poop-a-scoop,
  • water bucket,
  • feed bucket,
  • hay/haylage/feed,
  • New Zealand Rug,
  • fly repellents.
SPECIAL NOTES:
  1. Be sure YOUR SADDLERY IS IN GOOD REPAIR and your saddle is not down on withers or spine.   Particular attention should be paid to stitching, especially leathers, and your stirrup irons are wide enough to fit your boot.
  2. See your pony does NOT REQUIRE SHOEING while in camp.
  3. A three year old may not come to camp and a four year old must have special permission from the DC.
  4. Ponies over 14.2 hh must be stabled or penned
  5. A pony that is known to kick cannot come to camp
  6. All ponies must be accustomed to being tied up
  7. A pony with a cough or cold or other infection cannot come to camp without a Vet’s certificate.   No pony can come to camp without an up to date EQUINE FLU INNOCULATION CERTIFICATE to be produced on arrival, or may be refused entry to camp.
  8. Bring soft or cottage Craft girths (two) for fat ponies.   Please make sure your hay is of good quality.

Dress for Rides

  • Tweed jackets or red F & D sweatshirts only.
  • (Body Protector if required), preferably all the same in any one ride
  • Plain black jods can be worn at camp
  • Beige jods to be worn for tests at camp

The committee cannot be responsible for any injury to a Member’s pony or person or their properties.

Arrival Day Outline timetable

  • 9.30a.m.          LEAVE PONY/HORSE IN TRAILER/LORRY
  • 9.45a.m.          CAMP INDUCTION TALK by DC for all campers and parents/guardians
  • 10.15a.m.      MOUNTED PARADE ON CAMP FIELD
  • 10.30a.m.     MOUNTED INSTRUCTION

While the campers are riding the parents may move the trailers & lorries from camp field and unload belongings into tents and tack tents. STABLED  HORSES – Please can parents take the feed etc to the designated stables either prior to arrival at camp or preferably the previous day.

FOLLOW DAILY TIME TABLE FOR REST OF DAY

Above is a timetable for the first day of camp.   If you have to make changes e.g. pony gone lame, please let me know as soon as possible.

NB: EQUINE VACCINATION CERTIFICATE RULES
  • Two primary injections no less than 21 days apart and no more than 92 days
  • A booster not less than 150 and no more than 215 days after the 2nd primary and not more than 12 months apart thereafter.   (The pony must have 2-3 days rest).   Horses foaled before January 1980 may have missed the 1st booster.   The certificate will not be valid at racecourses until 10 days after the last injection.
  • Please bring these along with you on Enrolment Night for checking.

 Please read these carefully and confer with parents or guardians.

  • Campers are expected to be polite and considerate to everyone at all times.
  •  No alcohol – anyone found with alcohol or bringing it in will be sent home immediately.  Fees non-returnable.
  •  Campers are expected to keep marquees and stable areas clean and tidy at all times.   Checks will be made and acted upon.
  •  No bicycles allowed.
  •  All non resident members and visitors must be out of camp by 9.00 p.m.
  •  All campers should be in their tents by 11.00 p.m. and lights out at 11.30pm Any noise or disruption after this time will be dealt with by the appropriate offender’s parents being telephoned and asked to remove their child until morning.
  •  Campers should report immediately if they do not feel well or have any injury or any other problems.
  •  If members leave camp field, it is not the responsibility of the PC Committee except for rides with an instructor or to use the telephone having written your name clearly in the book lodged with those in charge.
  • CLEARLY  LABEL ALL CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT YOU BRING TO CAMP
  • riding clothes, (tweed jackets for tests, sweatshirts for daily rides)
  • jodhpurs – beige or plain black. Beige to be worn for tests
  • badge and tie
  • gloves and hairnet
  • change of riding clothes
  • waterproof anorak
  • wellingtons
  • coat hangers
  • soap and towels
  • swimming kit
  • camp bed, bedding
  • torch
  • storeage box
  • Pony Club Manual
  • notebook and pencil
  • back protector
  • Pony Club badge and tie.
  • fluorescent tabard

 Anything left behind that is not named will be sent straight to the charity shop!!!!

DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMITTEE CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY TO A MEMBER OR A MEMBERS HORSE OR PONY, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR THEIR PROPERTIES (including mobile phones!!)

July 31, 2017Day 1
August 1, 2017Day 2
August 2, 2017Day 3
August 3, 2017Day 4
August 4, 2017Final Day
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Denbighshire

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July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Resident £165.00
Daily £135.00
Unable to assist Fee £100.00