This month Saddle Camp has been has been a herd of activity with the October school holidays been and gone for another year and after-school riding kicking off for another term!
This month we FEATURE Equestrian Sports: There are sooo many more than just dressage and jumping to pick from! This feature is starring April Newman - 2015 Australian points, distance, one horse/ one rider lightweight champion and on the way to becoming the 2018 middleweight NSW distance champion
You can scroll straight to your favourites in the following order; What you can get involved in, What's been happening, Competitions, FEATURE (including how I got into horses), Shout outs and For sale.
What You Can Get Involved In this Month!
Now - Wed 19th December:
Saddle Club afterschool group riding - get picked up from Braidwood Central or St Bedes (or catch the bus to the gate) for afternoon tea followed by trail riding, group lessons or arena games! We also accept Active Kids Vouchers when prepaying for 8 weeks. Book Here or via email to use your voucher!
Champions Challenge, Saddle Camp Sleep Out and Aboriginal Culture Day. All trophy winners from 2018 will compete for the coveted Champion Rider '18 trophy and polo shirt, with prizes for everyone and trophies to third place. Aboriginal elder, Noel Butler, will take us on a Bush Tucker Walk and stay late for a Cook over the Coals. We'll sleep under the stars and wake up to a full day of horse riding - trails, side saddle, driving the pony and cart, an archery competition, a wildlife photography competition and party games on foot. $85 for the day or $150 for the weekend with bookings by email only!
Kate Fenner's Science in the saddle and Engagement Zone Clinics at The Saddle Camp - Be sure to contact Michelle on 0413 011 128 to book your spot (or ask any questions you may have). Helen can't wait - she's working with Callie in the Clinic!
What’s Been Happening?!
This past month at The Saddle Camp there has been SOO much happening! The school holidays were jam packed full of action as you will see from the photos with everyone living their dreams and kicking their riding goals, leaving with happy tears and longing for their next visit without even leaving the driveway!
The Bungendore Riding Club held their annual Trail Challenge at The Saddle Camp this month and we are thrilled with the days success thanks to all our Stewards in Training! We hope everyone involved had just a fantastic time like we did!
Our Halloween Spooks camp was a gouling success! Check out our spooky spread and scary costumes - can you tell our favourite show class is the dress-up class? If you have a special occasion during your visit that you'd like to get a bit crazy with, let us know when you book and we'll do our best to make your dreams come true!
We also had a special guest in our Tiny House this past weekend;
Brooke came to celebrate her 24th Birthday with her mum, sister and the horses.
We first met at her 6th Birthday - 18 years ago - when I brought Pebbles the Party Pony to her party in Sydney!
Brooke went on to complete our formal riding lesson program on Comet, and then joined our Show Team, competing in Hack Classes with the Macquarie Hacking Club. She's now gone on to be a Marine Biologist, working with the Dugong in Sydney Aquarium.
Happy Birthday Brooke!!! It was WONDERFUL catching up and seeing where your own dreams have taken you!
For those of you who have had the pleasure of experiencing our new Tiny House you have raved about it soo much that we felt it might have too many bookings over christmas, so to not disappoint those looking to try it out - on Wednesday 31st October we had a SECOND one arrive!! We will have more photo's released to our facebook and website real soon! Click HERE to secure your dates!
We have also been on the look out for some fabulous new Saddle Camp merchandise for you to show off to all your friends post camp! Let us know your preference and thoughts by replying to this email:
1. Charms (for school bags/ bracelets/ purses)
2. Hair Bows
6. Other (you name it, we'll look into it!)