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January 2018 school holiday camp dates announced

January 2018 school holiday camps

HPRA is offering two- and three-day camps in the January 2018 school holidays

Wednesday to Friday, 3-5 January;
Wednesday to Friday, 10-12 January;
Wednesday to Friday, 17-19 January.

The cost for the two-day camp is $250
The cost for the three-day camp is $300.
The cost is $120 per day for these camps.
All are subject to availability.

Drop-off is at 9.30am; pick-up at 4pm.

Horses, safety helmets, accommodation and all food is included.

Bookings are essential, and places are limited. Please text Sandie on 0404 868 846 if you would like to book or discuss the school camps. Or you can email horsepowerriding@bigpond.com.

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.

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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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.

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Summer holiday 2-day camps at HorsePower Riding Academy

HorsePower Riding Academy is offering 2-day camps during the 2016 January school holidays. Horses, safety helmets, accommodation and all food is included. The cost is $250 per rider.

Dates for the January 2016 camps are:

Tuesday-Wednesday, 5-6 January
Monday-Tuesday, 11-12 January
Thursday-Friday, 14-15 January
Monday-Tuesday, 18-19 January
Thursday-Friday, 21-22 January

Bookings are essential. Book now to make sure you don’t miss out!

Please text Sandie if you would like to discuss the coming school camps. Or you can email horsepowerriding@bigpond.com.

Featured image at top of post © Sandie Gleeson.