October 2018 Goss


This month at The Saddle Camp there's been a buzz of excitement! Spring is in the air and new aspiring riders are coming out of the woodwork to enjoy all the Camp glory!
We have also Re-Vamped our Website; see the new look HERE!!

Our monthly FEATURE ARTICLE is The Difference Between a Dream and a Goal; how we made our Dreams Come True and how you can too!  We also hear from Gilberts Equestrian on how their dream equestrian business came to life!

All your favourites can be scrolled to in this order: What you can get involved in, What's been happening, Competitions, FEATURE (including How I Got into Horses), Shout outs and For sale. 

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What you can get involved in this October!

School Holiday Weekend Camps 1 place left for a Sleepover on the last weeekend.   But there are plenty of places available for Day Camps and Mini Adventure Rides. You'll have your own horse for as long as you stay, for magical adventures!  But they're filling fast so BOOK NOW

Halloween Spooks Camp! October 27 & 28 weekend camp will be a fabulously spooky camp, featuring a trick or treat spotlight tour on Saturday night and Fancy Dress Show Day on Sunday (so pack your costume!) BOOK NOW

Saddle Club After School Horse Riding returns in the school term. We are also accepting Active Kids vouchers when you prepay for an 8 week term! You can reserve your place in the Club online HERE or book direct via email to use your Voucher!

Christmas Holiday 4 Day/3 Night Camps are filling fast. If you want your horse riding dreams to come true this Christmas we highly recommend BOOKING NOW!  If Santa doesn't bring you a horse for Christmas, maybe he could bring you a Gift Certificate for your own horse at Saddle Camp!  So much easier than squeezing it down the chimney :)

14th October: Be a Steward for the day for Bungendore Riding Club's Trail Riding Challenge at The Saddle Camp. You'll learn about stewarding a course, vetting a horse before & after the Challenge, and you'll receive a special rosette for your efforts!  Enjoy a delicious complimentary picnic lunch while watching the beautiful horses complete their challenge before your eyes. No minimum age and families are welcome - we need at least 14 keen stewards! Email [email protected] to confirm your spot. 

3rd November: Kate Fenner Engagement Clinic and Demonstration hosted at The Saddle Camp - poster above (Contact Michelle Ridley for Bookings and any questions)

17 & 18 November: our Champions Challenge, Saddle Camp Sleepout and Aboriginal Cultural Day is on again!  All our trophy winners from 2018 will compete for the coveted Saddle Camp Champion Rider '18 Trophy and Polo Shirt, with prizes for everyone and trophies to 3rd place.  Aboriginal Elder, Noel Butler, will take us on a Bush Tucker Walk, and stay late for a Cook Out over the coals.  We'll sleep under the stars, and wake up to a day full of horse riding - trails, side saddle riding, driving the pony & gig, an archery comp, a wildlife photo comp and party games on foot.  It's $85 for a single day, or $150 for the whole weekend.  Book in now via email to save your place!

Pony and Gig

What's Been Happening:

During September The Saddle Camp has been a herd of activity! Below are just a few of the highlights that could be you on your next visit!

Horsewyse Magazine competition winners Caitlyn and her friend Alexandra (above) had a FANTASTIC time on their weekend camp! Thank you to Horsewyse magazine for organising their stay! You can enter to win any of Horsewyse Magazine's competition by purchasing it at your local newsagent or online. Check out www.horsewyse.com.au

We also had the pleasure of helping the Air Scouts from ACT complete their World Environment Badge by planting some native trees here.  They compliment our Sheoaks we've planted for the Glossy Black Cockatoo. Adam Shipp from Yurbay took the scouts out for a Bush Tucker Walk, and we all sampled the rice plant, and Black Wattle Tree sap that's growing here, along with some beautiful teas and mountain peppers he'd brought along.

Adam was a wealth of information about our native bush foods, and we filmed tidbits of his knowledge. Helen's working on putting them on QR codes around the property, so very soon you'll be able to go for a "Technology" Bush Walk or Horse Ride.  Stay tuned!

If you're interested in your own tour - Aboriginal Elder, Noel Butler, will be taking us out on Saturday 17 November, and staying with us till late as we cook up dinner in the fire coals.  Email [email protected] to book your place!

We have had many people come and stay (and other show up and upgrade their accommodation!) to our New Tiny House!! We are stoked you all love it as much as we do! and encourage those who haven't checked it out yet to do so through the link or come and visit for a walk-through! You can book our tiny house directly through www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/27033779 Our latest visitors can be seen on a family trail ride in the pictures!

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