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Events Schedule - Autumn 2019

Kids Summer Camp

23, 24 & 25 August - Lessans famous Kids Summer Camp is back once again! Join us for a series of practical and theory lessons including flatwork, jumping and cross-country, as well as games, camping out and, of course, loads of fun with friends!
Open up to age 18 and all abilities (riders will be split into appropriate groups) and everyone is more than welcome, whether you're a Lessans livery or not! Confirmed instructors so far will be Philippa Auret, Margie Lowry and Ron Schaeffer.

Thursday 22 Aug (PRE-CAMP PREP EVENING): Come to the yard from 6pm to pitch your tent! You will then head home to get a good night's sleep before the Camp proper kicks off the next day.
Ponies are welcome to stay over during Camp - turnout space will be made available (you will need to help construct turnout pens) and haylage for the duration can be purchased from Lessans. If you intend your pony to stay, please contact Philly to inform her in advance.

Friday 23 Aug: Day One will kick off from 9am, for a full day of Camp activities, including two lessons and a lecture, as well as a fun evening activity.
For those parents who wish to, you are welcome to come and stay in the tents overnight with your kids (possibly an option for our younger Campers).

Saturday 24 Aug: Day Two will be another full day of Camp activities and a BBQ dinner; we are also hoping to plan an evening trip to the Let's Go Hydro Water Park at Carryduff (this will require an extra charge for entry and wetsuit hire). If you wish your child to take part in this activity, please contact Philly in advance as we will need to know numbers for booking purposes.

Sunday 25 Aug: Day Three will see Campers taking part in a fun mini-show to demonstrate all their new-found skills!

Ann in our on-site Nosebag Cafe will providing a meal deal option for Campers, which will include Friday lunch and dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch and BBQ dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch, at a cost of £10 per day (menu details will be posted separately on the Lessans facebook event page). If you would like to choose this option, please book with Philly or Ann in advance. Alternatively, you can make your own eating arrangements - the Nosebag Cafe will be open as normal for the duration of Camp.

Tent, mat, sleeping bag, etc.
Riding clothes
Casual clothes
Swimwear (plus wetsuit if you have one)
Towels & any toiletries you will need
Eating utensils - plate, bowl, knife, fork, spoon, cup, etc. (non-breakable please)
Water bucket for pony
Food for pony (plus haylage if you wish, or can be purchased on-site)
Sinker for tethering if possible AND/OR electric fencing to make your own turnout pen

For any questions or to book any of the additional activities/options, please contact Philly ASAP.
£120 per participant. Own horse/pony required; spaces MUST be booked before Friday 9 August by phoning Philly on t: 07808923894.

Adult Summer Camp

31 Aug & 1 Sept - join us for our annual adult (or, as we like to call ourselves, 'big kids' camp! Participants will be split into groups according to ability, and will receive two lessons per day in flatwork, showjumping or cross-country with our experienced instructors, plus a practical lecture or demonstration each day. Our on-site Nosebag Cafe will be open for food and refreshments. If enough demand, a Friday evening lesson can also be arranged.
£100 per person. Open to all abilities, age 18+ and MUST be booked in advance by phone or facebook message before 16 August.

Hunter Trials competitions

Sundays 22 & 29 September @ 12.30pm - ever wanted to experience the excitement of Hunter Trials? Well, now you can! Two weeks of exciting competition will take place around our extensive cross-country course, and all classes will include a timed section.
Classes will be:
Novice (max. 80cm)
Pairs (max. 80cm)
Open (max. 95cm)

£15 per class (pairs pay £10 per rider). Entries on the field.
Skull caps and body protectors highly recommended for your own safety.

For more information on events, contact Philippa Auret at Lessans Riding Stables on 07808923894. And don't forget to follow us on facebook for our most up-to-date news!