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VVRC Camp 2019

It was great to be back at Berriewood for camp again in early July. Berriewood has such fantastic facilities and a lovely relaxed atmosphere, it’s the perfect location.
A few early birds kicked off on Friday afternoon with a clinic to get the party started while the rest of the gang started arriving. Once we’d got our horses settled in to their lovely large stables and before people had a chance to pop a cork, Emily Price gave us a class in exercises for rider fitness which was a lot of giggles.
Saturday started bright and early and we each had two lessons of either flatwork, polework, jumping or cross country schooling in small groups. Our instructors this year were Elspeth Carr, Ticky Fletcher, Kim Webster and Janet Green.
In the evening we had a demo from Voltora trick riders, which was very entertaining and we all fell in love with the rather gorgeous Brugie.
We then had the chance to practice trick riding on a vaulting horse.
Rather you than me!

Saturday night’s dinner was provided by The Fox and was tasty and generous as usual, followed by some socialising helped along with a drink or two.
Sunday started bright and early again with beautiful weather and we each had two more lessons of our choice and before we knew it camp was over for another year.
This year’s camp was particularly good, with everyone leaving with a smile on their face, good memories and everyone looking forward to a rest!
Thank you to all of our instructors for your excellent tuition, to Justine James and Sally Evans for organising and to Berriewood for having us
Looking forward to seeing you all next year.
Sara Wright

VVRC Camp 2018

This year we held camp on the weekend of 15th – 17th June again at Berriewood.

After various problems with lame horses etc., we had 21 members attending.

Lots of fun was had and everyone enjoyed lessons including flatwork, pole-work, grids, show jumping, and cross country.

We made full use of all the wonderful facilities Berriewood offers. Our instructors -Sally Jackson, Janet Green, Elspeth Carr, Sarah Warner, Ticky Fletcher, and Nicky Shipp- all got the most out of people and hopefully everyone went home having learnt something.

The demo on Saturday by the Perry Vaulting group was much appreciated and some members even had a go. A new challenge for them.

Kat Morgan kindly came and did a yoga/stretch session which went down very well.

The food was from the Fox Inn and as usual was delicious and there was masses of it.

Huge thanks to Justine for much of the organising despite having just had little Hallie. Also huge thanks to Penny at Berriewood for being so helpful and accommodating as usual. Watch this space for next year’s camp dates.