We run non-residential pony camps, Tuesday to Friday during all school holidays, and whenever the children are off school.
These pony camps are suitable for children aged 7-14, of any ability. We offer pony days & pony weeks for beginner and intermediate riders, and pony day plus days/ weeks for the more advanced riders.
Pony Days include 2 hours of riding lessons, and 2 hours of practical horse care lectures under the supervision of qualified and experienced instructors. Those children attending for the week will cover different aspects of horse care each day, and depending on ability may progress in their riding to hack and/ or jump.
These pony days/ weeks are an excellent way to develop riding skills and progress, are great for building confidence on and around the ponies, and a fantastic way to make lots of ‘like-minded’ friends.
Pony Days run from 9.45am -3.45pm each day and cost £75 per day or £260 for the week (4 days)
Pony Day Plus
Ideal for the more advanced, older children (12yrs+), the pony day plus days/ weeks give the children the opportunity to experience what is involved in the day to day care of the ponies.
A longer day, the children will get involved with all aspects of pony care, including mucking out, grooming, feeding, plaiting, bathing, tacking & rugging up, as well as riding for 2 hours each day. Riding may include, flat work, jumping, hacking, gymkhana, or even preparation for a competition at the end of the week. Like the Pony Days, the children will be supervised throughout the day by our qualified and experienced staff.
Pony Day Plus runs from 8.45am-4pm.
Cost: £85 per day or £300 for the week (4 days)
We also offer ‘tiny tots’ mornings or afternoons for children 4-6yrs old. To include: up to 1 hour riding on the lead, pony grooming, arts & crafts and snacks.
Times: 10am till 1pm or 2.30am till 5.30pm.
Cost: £45 per session.
Pony Camp Kit List
Children should arrive with:
- Packed lunch or money for the cafe
- Plenty of drinks
- Riding hat (or borrow from us)
- Riding boots (or borrow from us)
- Body protectors for jumping or if you would like them to wear them for
hacking or flatwork
- Jodphurs or long comfortable trousers
- Appropriate clothing for the weather
- Long hair tied back with no grips or clips
- No jewellery
All children must be signed in and out by a parent in the room above our cafe, and registration forms must be completed before the start of the pony camp.
“I learnt to ride at TPEC many years ago, now I’m very lucky to have my own horse and I have been a livery at Trent Park Equestrian Centre for two years now, I have to be truthful I don’t know what I would have done without the help of all the staff at TPEC. They look after my horse as if he was one of there own, he’s so happy and it really does show. We had a difficult start in the beginning, I got injured and six months later my horse was injured – to this day I can’t thank the staff at TPEC for everything they did for him that awful night. The team were my saviours, they brought my beautiful horse back into work with care and patience and today I’m having the best time of my life with him.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for all the hard work the staff put in every day.
TPEC truly are an amazing team, thank you for everything.”