VWH Annual Autumn Camp 2013
Saturday 28th September - Wednesday 2nd October
With the popularity of camp every growing the proof resulted in 19 members and their horses making their way to Stockland Lovell near Bridgewater for five days of fun with their horses at the end of september.
Due to very last minute change of plan as poor Sophie Dickinson was too ill to be one of our trainers Kerry Smith BHSAI and BS Coach and Sian Brown BHSAI both very kindly stepped into the breach alongside Anne-Marie Taylor BE Trainer and Fellow of the BHS to train us for the duration of our stay and what a fantastic time every-one had.
A huge thank you goes to Jude Matthews for her tireless organisational skills that enabled every-one to achieve their goals and more whilst at camp all your efforts were very much appreciated.
So with dressage lessons, show jumping and the weather being kind enough this year to allow us onto the cross country course it was a fabulous for every-one from those who ventured over a fence for the first time, to those gaining confidence on new horses, some more seasoned characters tuning their skills and some longterm battles solved. In addition with Anne-Marie staying on site we also had the benefit of some unmounted master classes including 'seeing a stride' and 'how to beat the judge'. A new addition was also the opportunity to judge each others test riding and comparing our scores to Anne-Marie who is a International FEI Dressage Judge - and we didn't do too badly!
Looking forward to 2014:
Spring Camp - 14th - 16th March with Anne-Marie Taylor and Kerry Smith, a new format starting with a lesson friday afternoon! Details of cost and booking forms will be added here soon.
Autumn Camp - 27th September - 1st October
For more information and to book your space please contact Jude Matthews
SPRING CAMP 2013
Stockland Lovell Equestrian Centre, Nr Bridgewater, Somerset.
22-24th February 2013
Training provided by Sophie Dickinson.
Back by popular demand, the spring camp hosted ten riders with 13 horses of all abilities and great fun was had by all despite the chilly wind.
Members who attended were thrilled how four lessons amongst friends and ample wine could set them up so well for the year regardless of standard and ambitions. In many cases far more was achieved than they had ever hoped for!
Camp is all about having fun whilst gaining confidence and experience with your horse wether it be dressage, show jumping, cross country or simply getting over a pole on the floor and Sophie brilliantly instructed every horse and rider combination to their best ability within the four sessions with improvement and smiles to been seen by all.
A huge thank you to Jude Matthews for once again organising a fabulous weekend away for every-one!!