A report from Claire Wall who kindly leads our stable management activities and does a superb job in teaching and encouraging our members to care for their ponies independently, which importantly makes everyone’s lives easier at annual summer camp!
“The stable management group has had a busy year. I try to fit in as many sessions as I’m free to do, especially on the run-up to a competition. In February we had the area quiz which is always very challenging. Such a range of questions and activities to get our teeth into. Then April brings area horse and pony care. We took one mini team and two junior teams this year. The mini team of Dylan Walsh, William Morris and Elenna Lewis did a great job and came 10th The junior teams of Bertie Wall, Pheobe Breen, Holly Morris Came 15th and Matilda Wall, Emily Walsh and Abigail Bradley came 1st place, 1st place qualified them for the national championships. This was unfortunately cancelled due to rain, but the horse and pony care championship were rearranged. Our junior team came a fabulous 4th. I’m really pleased with the progress and dedication of all the children who attend these sessions, learning very valuable lessons on how to care for their beloved 4 legged friends.”
Congratulations and keep up the hard work to all of our badge winners!
Hoof Care: Amber Beverley-Smith
Poisonous Plants: Matilda Wall, Bertie Wall, Abi Bradley, Emily Walsh, Dylan Walsh, Ellena Lewis, and Pheobe Breen
Grooming: Clara Mountford, Amber Beverley-Smith
Parts of the Horse: Amber Beverley-Smith
Working Dogs: Matilda Wall, Bertie Wall, Abi Bradley, Emily Walsh, Dylan Walsh, Ellena Lewis, Pheobe Breen, Clara Mountford, Amber Beverley-Smith, William Morris and Holly Morris
Tack Cleaning: Clara Mountford, Amber Beverley-Smith
Plaiting: Bertie Wall
Equine Behaviour: Matilda Wall, Bertie Wall, Abi Bradley, Emily Walsh, Dylan Walsh, Ellena Lewis, and Pheobe Breen
Field Safety: Matilda Wall, Bertie Wall, Abi Bradley, Emily Walsh, Dylan Walsh, Ellena Lewis, and Pheobe Breen
Public Speaking: Matilda Wall
Understanding Training: Matilda Wall