Adult Camp at Kingston Maurward College on the 1st-3rd of August 2008
Some photographs from the Camp.
Comments from people who attended the Camp
Fantastic weekend with first class tuition that really made a difference.
Always something going on, who would have guessed we would be vaulting!
Great time with lovely people and plenty of srummy food.
As a child I always wanted to do Pony Club camp but having an aged mare and a complete lack of confidence left me wishing and hoping whether one day I might achieve this dream.
Along came Gilly camp, a lot of trepidation but also heaps of excitement at the fun that was to come!
I was not disappointed... Gilly put me with a group of people who were very much like me, so we all helped and jollied each other along. In fact everyone on the camp was supportive of each other. We did flatwork, loose schooling and jumping (something I didnít think I or my pony were capable of!). We even had a vaulting display on the Saturday evening where we could all have a go, be it on the horse or wooden barrel, this was followed by a lovely BBQ expertly cooked by Gillyís parents.
Basically I left on the Sunday afternoon feeling sad that we had to go home and our weekend had gone so quick, yet on cloud nine, excited and with a whole new sense of confidence, enthusiasm and belief that I could achieve a new set of goals and most of all a deeper love for my pony (if that were possible)!
Thank you Gilly, definitely count me in for next year!
Having just returned from my second Adult camp I feel full of enthusiasm and energy to achieve my next goal. Having Gilly as an instructor is about far more than being taught how to ride. Gilly looks at the whole picture; the horses feed management, wellbeing, saddle fitting and exercise program offering help where ever I need it, producing a happier partnership between me and my horse.
Camp really brings together everything that you have been working towards over the year and gives you the opportunity to achieve just a little bit more, having a whole weekend to spend with your horse with no other distractions. Gilly also manages to bring together groups of individuals that are at various levels and have different goals but all have a great time together, balancing fun with achievement.
I am looking forward to the next year with Gilly helping me achieve my goals and I hope to be at next yearís camp having moved on and eagerly looking for more.
Many thanks for all your hard work and dedication.