Fri, 08 Jul|
Moreton Morrell (Warwick College)
MORTON MORRELL CAMP - RESERVE YOUR PLACE!
Due to lame horses, we now have 2 spaces available. Please email Debs if you would like to attend. We are delighted to announce we will be back at Morton Morrell for Camp 2022. Friday 8 July - Monday 11 July ....
Time & Location
08 Jul 2022, 13:00 – 11 Jul 2022, 16:00
Moreton Morrell (Warwick College), Moreton Morrell, Warwick CV35 9AL, UK
About the Event
About the camp
Camp will run over 3 days this year, following the same format as last year.
When and where we go:
Arrive Friday afternoon 8th July any time after 3pm
(Riding Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
Leave approx 4pm Monday 11th July
Moreton Morrell College CV35 9BP
The campus is 64 miles from Naphill but a very easy journey of around 1hr 15 min in a trailer or lorry.
It’s a friendly, grown-up Pony Club camp, offering training, a relaxed social atmosphere and time to enjoy all things equestrian, but with definitely no tack or stable inspections!
For those who haven’t been before, the College offers excellent facilities, with two covered arenas, so we can plan a varied programme and all work on good surfaces, whatever the weather. The horses will be stabled in permanent ‘American barn’ facilities and riders can opt for individual college rooms (NOT ensuite this year though) or use their lorry or trailer to ‘camp’ on site. There will be a campers’ room so a shower is available and we will have access to a common room area with fridges etc.
NB it is possible to graze horses in hand but there is no grass turnout option.
What we do:
There will be two sessions each day and there will be a variety of training options. As well as flatwork lessons, we can offer sessions on:
- Jumping – from ‘crossed cocktail sticks’ upwards
- Pole work /pole physio – ridden flatwork exercises with poles.
- Arena cross country jumping (the ground on the cross country course at Moreton Morrell is not always suitable for training).
- Dressage and arena craft – working to refine test movements for the best possible marks..
- Other things may be possible – ask and we’ll try!
Our instructors Liz Neal and Sue Weatherburn are ex-WCA staff and are available for two teaching slots each day.
Before we go everyone will complete a preference form and from this we work out a programme to suit as many individual wishes as possible. This means that, over the course of three days (six sessions), you will be probably be riding with different instructors and campers.
Everyone will have a session scheduled both morning and afternoon each day, the exact format or length of lessons will be determined by your preferences and you will get the programme in advance of camp. The sessions may vary from larger groups doing flatwork, jumping or pole lessons to paired shorter sessions on any more specific requests.
We will try our very best to meet everyone’s requests but it is quite tricky to sort out so please be aware some compromises may be needed to give everyone the best possible time.
In previous years we self-catered for breakfast and lunch; you can bring food with you and use the fridges/microwave in the common room and there is Sainsbury’s in Lighthorne for top-ups. The college canteen MAY be also open as there will be foreign students on campus too, we will confirm that when we know.
In the evenings we will eat out in local pubs.
There is always plenty of time for watching others ride, drinking (tea and wine/beer) and eating cake, hopefully while sitting in the sunshine.
What will it cost:
We have worked out costs, but please be aware they are subject to some adjustment depending on numbers.
Hostel room £360 and Camping £300 (any excess will be refunded)
BUT if we have optimum numbers there will be a refund (as we have managed for past three years)
These costs do NOT include hard feed for horses, or any human food.
We plan to have 12 riders, but it might be possible to accommodate more depending on instructors / arenas.
To secure your place please let Debs know and pay a £50 deposit.
Payment must be made to the NRC account quoting ref MM2022.
Account number 70668605, sort code 20-40-71. You need to let us know if you are camping in your lorry / trailer or require a college room.
Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01844 347972
Once you have booked and paid a deposit we will send out more information, preference forms etc.