55 - ALL CAMPED OUT!!!!!
All the tents are packed away now for another year and I am “all camped out” It has been such a busy time as adult camps are now as popular as Pony Club ones. Mums just can not wait to get away from it all and spend quality time with their horses and friends, and who can blame them?
Our BHS camp this year took place at Darknoll Farm with Louise and Charles Huxley, who everyone will agree were the best hosts you could wish for. They worked very hard making their home into a campsite for us and made us so welcome we did not want to leave; especially me as I had my own double room with en suite in their lovely home, which over looked such beautiful countryside. I nearly forgot why I was there!
Thanks to Elaine Mcduff for the side saddle demonstration. Well done to Debbie Hill and the lovely Fern for having a go and even jumping within their first 5 minutes. Is that a record?
My mum and dad have become residential chefs at both camps and what a spread they put on for us. I have had so many texts, emails and cards from all the campers saying thank you and even putting their food orders in for next year. Mum cooked on an agar for the first time and got carried away cooking pot loads of spaghetti, enough to feed the whole of Italia.
My own camp still took place at Kingston Maurward and we were lucky that the weather was fairly kind. Tamzen and I got a little soggy on Saturday afternoon along with some of the more seasoned campers, whilst Louise stayed pleasantly warm and dry in the indoor arena, with a big smile on her face!
We had a fun exercise class with Caroline Johnson who got everyones heart rates racing by hula hooping around the arena- not on horseback, that’s next year!!
Thanks to our expert trainers Louise and Tamzen, everyone had a great learning experience and fun time. Thank you to Alicia Anderson for judging the dressage competition and to Tracy Upshall for coming all the way just to add up the scores. The BIGGEST Thank you goes to my Mum and Dad otherwise known as Ollie and Frank for keeping us fuelled up.
29th of August 2013