Pony Camps

Pony Camps

At our pony camps, children spend a minimum of two hours each day in the saddle.

This includes riding instruction in lessons and on treks, and during mounted games.

The rest of each day is spent learning about ponies, including how to groom, feed, lead, tack up and care for them. We emphasise and train children in the importance of body language and positive reinforcement in the handling of horses and ponies. We also teach campers about tack, in particular the parts of the saddle and bridle, and how to clean them. Children are also expected to help with stable management, including mucking out and sweeping the yard. Older riders can also achieve one of our Equine Skills awards as a record of their participation in the camp.

Each camp ends with a gymkhana on the final day, when campers can compete in races, obstacle courses and jumping with the chance to win rosettes and other prizes.

Our Pony Camps are geared to teaching riding through the use of natural horsemanship techniques. We focus on developing a bond with your pony in and out of the saddle. We also focus on teaching good riding techniques from the start, particularly in relation to developing balance and an independent seat.

Each camp ends with a gymkhana on the final day, when campers can compete in races, obstacle courses and jumping with the chance to win rosettes and other prizes.

Our Pony Camps are geared to teaching riding through the use of natural horsemanship techniques. We focus on developing a bond with your pony in and out of the saddle. We also focus on teaching good riding techniques from the start, particularly in relation to developing balance and an independent seat.

Upcoming Camps 2022

Upcoming Camps

EASTER

Mon 11th – Thurs 14th April

Times – Age 9 plus: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Age 6 to 8: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Price: €70 for 1 day, €240 all four days

JUNE CAMPS

ADULTS' PONY CAMP

Tuesday 7th - Friday 10th  June. Bring your own horse or hire one of ours. On-site or local  accommodation.

YOUNG PERSON'S CAMP

Sunday 27th June - Friday 1st July. Suitable for young people age 12 and over. Price: €520 to include 5 nights’ accommodation, full board and all lessons, treks etc.

 

JULY & AUGUST

1. Mon 4th – Fri 8th July Price: €70 for 1 day, €280 all five days, €520 residential.  

2. Mon 18th – Fri 22nd July Price: €70 for 1 day, €280 all five days, €520 residential. 

3. Mon 8th – Fri 12th August Price: €70 for 1 day, €280 all five days, €520 residential. 

4. Mon 15th – Tues 16th August Price: €70 for 1 day, €120 both days. 

Times – Age 9 plus: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Age 6 to 8: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

 

AUTUMN AND WINTER 2022

Samhain and Christmas camps –
Dates coming soon

ALL CAMPS: 50% BOOKING DEPOSIT. 10% SIBLING DISCOUNT

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The Association of Irish Riding Establishments annually inspect and approve our facilities, horses and staff. We are proud to have been approved since the year 2000. So you can horse ride or pony trek with us knowing we have a track record of high equine welfare and rider safety standards.

Who can come?

  • Children aged 5 – 18 of all levels of ability will enjoy these camps, from lead-rein novices to competent jumpers.
  • Riders are divided into small groups, based on their age and experience.
  • Pony-owners can keep their own ponies at the camp for a small additional charge.
  • Children should bring a packed lunch and snacks unless they are staying with us.
  • Young people aged 12 and over can stay residentially.
  • Parents with younger children can stay over for the week if there is accommodation availability.