PONY CAMP - 2020
Unfortunately due to Covid 19 our camp will not run this year
NB: The Irish Pony Club guidelines to tack are be upheld for the week.
On Monday please wear Carlow Pony Club sweat shirt, white / blue shirt with pony club tie,
cream / beige jodhpurs. Black silk (hat) covers. No jewellery allowed. Hair tied back.
Please keep car park clean at all times and stay safe.
Most importantly stay safe and have fun!
Monday morning arrive 9.00 am and the following applies for the week.
Riding: 10.00am to 12.30pm (including break for bun run)
Lunch: 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Stable Management: 1.30pm to 2.15pm
Afternoon Riding: 2.30pm to 4.00pm
Tack Cleaning and Care of Pony/Horse: 4.00pm to 4.30pm
Parents: Please do not interfere with instructors unless asked.
On Tuesday, Kate's Tack Shop will be on site from 12.00pm TBC
RIDERS CHECK LIST
Check list of essentials that each rider must have
NB: See dress code above
Packed lunch for rider!
Wet gear & change of clothes
Tack cleaning equipment, saddle soap, sponge etc.
Headcollar & lead rope
Hay net for ponies lunch
Pony Club Manual
Note book and pen
This year every ride will be assessed on tack/turn out. There will be some other assessments added including stable management & horsemanship. There will be a daily tot up and at the end of the week a prize for the highest score!
** Please note that this year a strict dress code applies throughout the week. **
PARENTS CHECK LIST
Check your child’s stirrup irons are wide enough, about 1cm either side of widest part of your child’s foot
Check ponies feet in case you need the farrier
Check passport to ensure all vaccinations are in order and bring passport with you.
Parents. - Help is needed every day in the tent, with the bun run, moving arenas etc. Please contact Eileen Brennan 086 3777354 as to what day you are available and please feel free to help at any time! It is the best way to get involved.
If Eileen has not contacted you already please call her to arrange your day to bring buns, and either a salad or dessert for the tent.
U10’s will need a suitably experienced person available all week.
Please ensure that you have your children at Camp on time and prepared as there is a timetable and delays can cause upset to the other members of the ride and instructor as well as to your own child.
Remember we have a lot of new members so look out and bring people to the tent once the morning rides have started for a social cup of coffee! Everybody is welcome.
OUR LOVELY CHANGEABLE IRISH WEATHER: Needless to say we cannot influence this, however we can come prepared!
Sun cream, wet-gear (waterproof pull-ups and jacket), a towel and a change of clothes are all advisable.
NEW FAMILIES AND MEMBERS: If you have any questions or if there is anything you would like to know please feel free to call Emma on 087 6357807 who will be happy to help!
FAMILY TENT: This year we hope to provide a Family tent as well as the Instructors tent. Families can then bring their tables and chairs at the start of the week and leave in the tent for the week. (Please label first!) We also hope to provide hot water for teas/coffees etc. We hope this will make the week a little easier for everyone with regard to packing the car in the mornings whilst at the same time providing a place for everyone to have lunch together. Please come in for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat once your child has gone out with their Instructor.
SECOND HAND SHOP: Have you outgrown any Carlow XC shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, jodhpurs, shirts, boots, ties etc. or have you any tack that you would like to sell? We will provide a space in the tent where you can display them. Attach a label with your name, number and price on each item so that people can contact you directly. Suggest that items be brought on Monday!
BAR-B-Q: Wednesday will be Bar-B-Q day, weather permitting, and so no need to bring a packed Lunch on this day! This will be all hands on deck and all offers of help most welcome!
FIRST AID: There will be a first aid kit and a pony care kit in the tent for the duration of the week. Please contact Ivan Hatton or Emma Kelly if anybody is in need of first aid during the week.
IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT: There will be a doctor on call, First Aid will be administered as appropriate and an Ambulance will be called if necessary.
VET ON CALL: Parents are advised to contact their own family veterinary practice.
FARRIER ON CALL: TBC
SPORTSMANSHIP SHIELDS: A shield for 'Sportsmanship' will be awarded to one child in each ride. This award recognises the child who is a great sport, who shows great respect for their Instructor and indeed all officials as well as their peers. The child who tries their best across a range of disciplines regardless of the outcome, who is magnanimous in victory and gracious in defeat as well as showing camaraderie and support for fellow competitors. These shields were kindly sponsored by past members and friends of the Pony Club with the aim of seeing the Pony Club going from strength to strength by fostering the above qualities in today's members. It is a great honour for any child to be awarded this shield.