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Camps

We run camps throughout the Summer for adults, teenagers and children.

 

Accommodation is in large tents, or adults are welcome to bring a caravan or horsebox/trailer if they prefer. Alternatively, you can opt to return home each night.

 

Our ethos is to be as friendly and supportive as possible. Everyone is treated as an individual and there's no pressure - just plenty of encouragement!

 

Children use our ponies, but adults and teenagers are welcome to either bring their own horse or use ours.

 

Children's Camps

 

Children’s camps are designed to be fun! There’s riding, horse care, games and activities with the focus on inclusion and achievement – whatever level the child is. We realise that it can be a bit daunting for some children to have an overnight stay and so, that is optional. That said, most children who opt to go home have to be dragged away! And, usually with the promise that they will be allowed to stay on the second night.

 

We also understand that some parents can be anxious about leaving their children but there is always a responsible adult sleeping in a next-door tent and Mary, our proprietor lives on site too. Children are allowed mobile phones and we have free wifi.

 

All food, drinks and snacks are provided and we are happy to cater for special dietary requirements.

 

Ages 7-12 and children must be off the lead.

 

 

Cost: £195.00 for club members         £215.00 for non-members

 

£65.00 deposit due on booking with the remainder due the Friday before the camp (may be paid in installments)

 

 

 

What clients have said about our children’s camps:

 

“I must admit I was quite worried about leaving my child camping for two nights but she has had the most amazing time and would like to say a big thank you to all the staff concerned."

 

“{}  is already asking us to book her on the next camp!"

 

“{} has had a fantastic time at CFH kids camp! The staff are always friendly and helpful, the  activities have been fun and educational, including the evening social time. Absolutely brilliant, when is the next one?"

 

2019 dates:

 

Tuesday 28th May-Thursday 31st May 2019

 

Tuesday 20th August-Thursday 22nd August 2019

 

To book your place, either complete our online booking or call the office on 01782 505664

Adult and Teenager Camps

 

 

We run separate Adult and Teenager camps. They are both relaxed affairs with no pressure. The ethos is to progress people at their own pace and make the sessions as bespoke as possible. There are two rides a day and we cater for all levels (we do require riders to be proficient in walk and trot). Lessons are a mixture of individual, paired and group (max 4 riders) and we ensure that all riders are matched on ability/experience.

 

Broadly-speaking, we offer one flat ride and one jump each day, including cross country jumping (ground dependent), For those who do not wish to jump, we offer two flat-work lessons or one flat work and one poles session.

 

These camps can be with your own horse or one of ours. The cost is the same but we do require people with their own horses to bring top-up bedding, hay and feeds. (Or they can be purchased from us if needed.) Stabling is in our Monarch stable block with automatic waterers. Mucking out equipment is available but you will need to bring buckets (including water buckets if your horse doesn’t normally drink out of an automatic waterer).

 

In addition to riding, there are talks, demos and practical sessions. Typical subjects are horse conformation and action, the scales of training, body balance, mental training and lunging/long-reining. We are very happy to add other subjects! It's a packed timetable and much more than just riding sessions. Activities finish at 5.00pm. On the first night of Adult Camp, we go to the pub for a meal and for teenagers, it's pizza night! There's a BBQ on the second night.

 

All food and soft drinks are included in the price (excluding the pub meal) and adults are welcome to bring alcohol to drink if they wish. Special dietary requirements are catered for if required.

 

 

Cost:

 

£205.00 for members              £225.00 for non-members

 

 £65.00 deposit due on booking with the remainder due the Friday before the camp (may be paid in installments)

 

 

 

What clients have said about our adult camps:

 


“Really varied content in the lessons and lecture/demos. Flexible to groups’ needs. An excellent camp!”

 

“I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THIS CAMP! It was nice to have different levels of experience. The camp was well varied which made for an exciting and thrilling time.”

 

“Absolutely brilliant adult camp this week. I have done other camps previously and none have been as good as this one. Excellent mix of education and riding. Lots of fun and new skills for each rider no matter what level of rider. Instructors were brilliant! Organisation was excellent and some pretty marvellous cakes!! When can I book up for next year?"

 

2019 dates:

 

ADULT CAMP    Tuesday 30th July- Thursday 1st August 2019

 

TEENAGE CAMP Tuesday 13th August-Thursday 15th August 2019

 

To book your place, either complete our online booking or call the office on 01782 505664