Happy participants pose for a fun photo during one of the 2016 summer holiday camps at HPRA

January 2016 holiday events at HPRA

Here are some glimpses into the summer holiday activities at HorsePower Riding Academy in January 2016:

Riding instructors, young riders and the horses in the arena before the day's equestrian events begin.
Sandie (back to camera) explains the morning’s riding activities to camp participants.

There were four two-day camps at HPRA during January, each with its own special flavour of fun, with Sandie providing enjoyable horse and other activities to suit the weather conditions – which included rain and very hot days. On the hot days, Sandie took the kids to the beach (without horses) and to Kincumber Pool. When the rain was heavy, Sandie took the riders and horses to a large indoor arena – pictured below.

HPRA riders bareback on grey pony, Snowy.
Four HPRA riders having fun with Snowy. Photo © Sandie Gleeson.
HPRA 2016 summer camp participants in their play area with table tennis table.
HPRA summer holiday camp participants enjoy the social side of the camp and activities like trampolining and table tennis as well as horse riding. Photo © Sandie Gleeson.

Highlights, apart from general horse riding and the fun of being together with other young horse lovers included:

Two horses, bay Roxy and palomino Bailey, eat birthday cake in celebration of Rocky's birthday. Bailey wears a golden birthday hat.
The girls held a birthday party for Roxy during one of the camps. Here, Roxy (left) and Bailey share Roxy’s birthday cake. Photo © Sandie Gleeson.
Roxy's birthday cake was healthy - made with carrots
Roxy’s birthday cake was healthy – made with carrots. Photo © Sandie Gleeson
The girls dressed the horses in party hats to add to the spirit of Roxy's birthday party.
The girls dressed the horses in party hats to add to the spirit of Roxy’s birthday party. Photo © Sandie Gleeson
Party-hatted Roxy enjoying his carroty birthday cake.
Party-hatted Roxy enjoying his carroty birthday cake. Photo © Sandie Gleeson
Girls throw flour at each other in one of the HorsePower Riding Academy's fun games during one of the 2016 January holiday camps.
Fun and games at a 2016 HorsePower Riding Academy summer holiday camp. Photo © Sandie Gleeson.
Sandie arranged riding in an indoor arena on rainy days during camp
Sandie arranged riding in an indoor arena on rainy days during camp. Photo © Sandie Gleeson
Sandie arranged riding in an indoor arena on rainy days during camp
Photo © Sandie Gleeson
Sandie arranged riding in an indoor arena on rainy days during camp
Photo © Sandie Gleeson.
Sandie arranged riding in an indoor arena on rainy days during camp
Photo © Sandie Gleeson
A young rider competes in a fun event that in an indoor arena during one of the HPRA summer camps
A young rider competes in a fun event that helps to improve horsepersonship during one of the HPRA summer camps. Photo © Sandie Gleeson.
A happy face after a flour chucking game
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A happy face after a flour chucking game
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A happy face after a flour chucking game
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A happy face after a flour chucking game
Four of many happy faces after a flour chucking game. Photo © Sandie Gleeson

Featured image at top of post © Sandie Gleeson.

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