This year’s summer camp was once again a great success.The evening entertainment was superb.
We started the week with Karen Potten’s excellent quiz. On Monday Jeannine March demonstrated western riding on her competition horse. This
was quite a sight to behold with spinning turns, lassoing, galloping and stopping dead – amazing! On Tuesday we had
a very informative talk by Caroline Briggs on long distance endurance riding.
Wednesday evening started with the team captains and vices give out prizes. This was followed by karaoke and a water bomb fight! One event marred the week, the theft of
several member’s tack by persons unknown. What was amazing to see was how
the members and their parents rallied round to bus in extra tack and offer each other support. The members were all really
brave and carried on as usual; by lunch time the next day everybody was back in the saddle with the minimum of disruption. It was a great example of true Pony Club spirit.
A big thank you must go to Tamsin Luff who was our stable manager. This
year she had to inspect 50 sets of tack and 50 stables every day!! Anna Stone was of great assistance to Tamsin. A big thank you as well to all the parents who came up either during
the day or stayed over night; without your help camp wouldn’t happen. The musical rides were excellent again this year
with music and costumes from Peter Pan, Bay Watch and the Wedding March. Japes Michalski
kindly brought up a proper
sound system and speakers so that
riders and spectators could hear the
music. Diane Hunt DC
Camp Presentation Results 2006
Most Improved Rider to be chosen from each instruction group.
Simon Roffey: Nicole Glover
Chris Thompson: Vicky Smith
Beverley Carr: Charlotte Hopkins-Dann & Becky Robson
Katherine Gardener: Georgia Garlick
Janeen Shepherd: Zak Michalski
Vicky Mann: Jenny Potten
Stephanie Soskins: Stephanie Gibbins
Jane Oeppen: Debbie Potten
The Cooper Cup for the most improved rider with potential for the future:Olivia Palmer
Camp Spirit Trophies For the
most helpful camper, top stable yard: Natasha Harding, field stables: Rosanna Spence & Libby Daniels.
Newcomers Cup For a 1st time rider who survived all aspects
of camp life. Sarah Thompson
Bravery Award Trophy: Natalie Jepson & Maple
Team Combined training
Stable groups team competition.
are gained throughout the five days for turnout of horse & rider, stables & tack.
The Munn Plate
awarded to the Red
stable team 1st
1084.4 REDS: Debbie
Potten, Abi Mustoe, Debbie Daniels,
Harriet Price,Michele Orchard, Sarah
-Jane Lee, Sarah Taylor, Ellie Mitchell and
1050.2 LILAC Kat Daniels, Natasha
Harding, Leah Garvey, Lorna Chambers,
Oliver Rowling, Kayla Bryant, Zak Michalski,
and Emma Stone.
1045.6 TURQUOISE: Caroline Bellin
Olivia Palmer, Sarah Jenkins, Sarah
Thompson, Nicole Glover, Abi Ruff,
Tsarin Pike and Sophie Gibbs.
1034.8 PINK:Sarah Begley, Alex Morris, Emily Humphreys, Natalie Jepson,Sophie Vaughan, Jessica Bradding,
and Louise Hunt.
1031.1 GOLD: Libby Daniels, Stephanie Gibbins, Hannah Richardson, Becky
Robson, Jenny Potten, Victoria Smith,
Hannah Mustoe, Holly and Jessica Fraser.
Katie Bennitt, Rosanna Spence, Sophie Richardson, Charlotte
Hopkins-Dann, Eleanor Humphreys,
Georgia Garlick, Izzie Fernandes and
This year we had 16 of our younger members attend with instruction from Katherine
Gardener, Janeen Shepherd & Kat Daniels. The event included instruction, combined
training competition and a handy pony course. The weather was very kind and everyone enjoyed themselves. A big thank you to
Debbie Fogden and Kate Michalski
for letting us use the field and facilities
and organising the event. Thanks also goes to the members who gave up their time
to come up and help.