Green Spring Valley Hounds Pony Camp
GSVH Pony Camp Facebook page covering the years 2011 to the present.
For more than 40 years, the Green Spring Valley Hounds Pony Camp has been developing young riders into lifelong horsemen capable of riding both in and out of the ring. Camp is geared to boys and girls, ages 7 and older who ride now. The goal of Pony Camp is to further an interest in all equine sports with an emphasis on fox hunting, pony racing, and riding cross-country. The program's focus is horsemanship, sportsmanship, land conservation, and the traditions associated with fox hunting.
Time: Camp days typically run from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. ( ready to ride at 9:00)
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THE START OF CAMP. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THE START OF CAMP. All proceeds to benefit the Green Spring Valley Hounds.
Q. Who takes care of the ponies?
A. Ponies are turned out with water etc. If a pony requires extra grain it is the Camper's responsibility to feed their own pony. In the morning at tack up time, or later in the afternoon at the end of the camp day usually work. Ponies on stall board will receive full care. Campers are responsible for a.m. grooming.
Q. What forms are required?
A. A negative Coggins test within 12 months must be presented. Recent tetanus shot & flu vaccinations are recommended. The attached release must be signed.
Q. What does my child need to bring?
A. Children should provide their own lunch and a drink each day. A checklist is provided below. Please mark all clothing and equipment clearly for identification.
Q. What is the attire?
A. Casual riding attire is fine. Chaps and half chaps are acceptable. Safety vests are encouraged.
Q. What else do I need to do to get ready?
A. It is your responsibility to be sure your child's pony is in condition for camp, even if it is a borrowed pony. The pony should be fit enough to be ridden in and out of the ring for 2 hours each day for five days in a row for two weeks in the heat of the summer. The older your pony is the more he needs to be ridden ahead of the camp. Your pony will be much happier and healthier and your child will have more fun. Please note: Tack must be in good, safe condition, and properly fitted or child will not be permitted to ride.