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HorsePower gift certificates – a great Christmas gift idea

The perfect gift for the horse lover

HPRA gift certificateYou can purchase a HorsePower Riding Academy gift certificate* for anything from a single riding lesson to a group of lessons (half hour or hour, individual or group), a school holiday camp, horse-themed party or event.

Check the prices in Hours and charges and then contact Sandie Gleeson by texting her on 0404 868 846, and she can tailor an HPRA gift certificate to suit your needs and budget.

A rider takes a jump on Rosie the thoroughbred
A rider takes a jump on Rosie the thoroughbred

*Gift certificates are non-refundable and expire after six months.

HPRA riders and ponies off to Morrisett for camp

Abbie hugging Ace after washing and grooming him
Abbie hugging Ace after washing and grooming him. © Irma Havlicek
HorsePower Riding Academy was abuzz with excitement and activity this morning as riders arrived to ready their ponies for a two-day (and two-night) camp at Morrisset.

Ponies were washed, brushed, plaited and painted to make them beautiful for the show and camp.

Jaffa is in pony-bliss-heaven as he kisses his girl, Holly
Jaffa is in pony-bliss-heaven as he kisses his girl, Holly. © Irma Havlicek

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January 2017 HPRA camp dates

Jaycie, happily riding her pony, Tommy, over a jump
Jaycie, happily riding her pony, Tommy, over a jump at a recent HorsePower Riding holiday camp. © Irma Havlicek
Check the posts below to find out how much horse riding experience and fun Sandie provides at HorsePower Riding Academy school holiday camps. The following three-day camps are on offer in January 2017:

Monday to Wednesday 16-18 January
Monday to Wednesday 23-25 January

The cost is $300 per rider for the three days.
Horses, safety helmets, accommodation and all food is included.

The single day-rate cost is $120 per rider.
Drop-off at 9.30am; pick-up at 4pm.

How good are Sandie’s HPRA holiday riding camps….

The riders lined up, and their instructor just before jumping commenced
The riders and their instructor just before jumping commenced. © Irma Havlicek
The last camp of the September/October 2016 school holidays is on now. The next camps will be held over the summer school holidays. Details will be on this website closer to the time.

Meanwhile take a look at how much fun the riders had today in the jumping session, before heading off in the afternoon on a riding race challenge, where they have to find hidden hints to find the prize. They will go home tomorrow, happy and tired from a fantastic camp.
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A great three-day camp

The smile on this rider says she made a lovely partnership with the bay pony, Trixie
The smile on Keira says she made a lovely partnership with Trixie. © Irma Havlicek
Friday 30 September was the last day of the three-day camp held last week. In the morning, the camp attendees decorated their ponies with paint and by plaiting their manes. Then there was a morning gymkhana, with riders practising their skills by riding around different competition courses and trying to be fastest back to the starting point. Competitions were mostly two riders at a time, which meant ponies and riders could be matched for experience. For those who weren’t yet confident enough, they were either led with a lead rope or followed a more experienced rider. This enabled everyone to enjoy the gymkhana at their own level.
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A great first day at camp

Sandie talking to one of the mounted riders
Sandie having a word with one of the riders. Rosie (the chestnut) seems very interested either in what Sandie is saying, or in the pup, Lolly, in her arms. Photo © Irma Havlicek
It was a perfect day – sunny, mild and without wind – at HorsePower Riding Academy for the first day of the September school holidays three-day camp.

Riders arrived early, and were mounted and in the arena at 10am, where they got acquainted with their ponies and horses, and rode until lunch time.
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