Main Camp

Flint and Denbigh’s annual camp has been confirmed as Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2019 at Somerford Park.
Two days of lessons for all levels of horses and riders and two evenings of fun with friends.

Included in the cost are at least three lessons, as well as unlimited use of the farm ride and xc course, 2 dedicated arenas, a stable, haylage and bedding for your horse and all your food for the weekend.

We will be at the new camp facilities located near the cross-country complex, This is the usual setting for the Somerford camp and is fabulous. The camp is aimed at riders of all levels wanting to improve, or for people just wanting to have loads of fun, You will definitely go home with a smile on your face…. it’s just FANTASTIC! It’s not just for jumpers, non-jumpers are welcome, even the farm ride has optional jumps so you can always just go around for a chill-out at any time, or warm-up before a lesson!

Deposit will be required at booking with final payment due 2 weeks before.  A booking form will be added to this page soon.

The Venue

Somerford Park probably needs no introduction. The equestrian centre boasts extensive facilities including stabling, parking, indoor schools, numerous outdoor arenas with show jumps and a cross country course catering for complete novices to intermediate eventers. There is also a 6.5 mile farm ride with numerous jumps and even a river crossing if you fancy a paddle! At camp we will have access to a kitchen, dining facilities, showers and toilet area. Somerford Park is located on A54, three miles south of Holmes Chapel and two miles north of Congleton.

Accommodation, stabling, food

The camp includes stabling for your horse from Friday 6pm, to Sunday 4pm sharp, by which time the stables should be completely evacuated and cleaned out. Two bales of shavings are provided. Should you wish to purchase extra bales you can do this on the first day, but you will have to pay for them then by cash or cheque. You will need to provide your own hard feed as well as buckets, nets and mucking out equipment.

Accommodation is either your horsebox, trailer, caravan or tent: An electric hook-up is available at £31.50 for the weekend, which has to be paid for in advance and is in addition to the cost of camp. Everyone camps on a field adjacent to the stables. There is a lockable tack room for storage of your tack. You will be expected to bring your own cutlery, plates and glasses, mugs etc as well as much wine as you like! We are lucky to have Linda back again this year catering so we know the food will be good. Meals included in the cost of camp are: Friday evening; Saturday cooked breakfast, lunch and evening meal, Sunday breakfast and a Sunday lunch. There will be free access to coffee/tea making facilities and soft drinks will be available. Linda will also bring choccy bars etc for those needing a sugar rush! If you have a guest for the weekend (non-rider), they may be catered for at an additional cost.

Tuition

The cost of camp includes tuition on Saturday and Sunday. We will try to cater for all abilities and preferences. We are aiming to provide bespoke training packages to cater for everyone from the absolute beginner to the competition rider. If you prefer not to jump there will be options of flatwork and pole work with leisurely farm rides thrown in. If you prefer the standard option there will be a flatwork, show jumping and xc lesson and of course unlimited use of the farm ride and all facilities for extra practice outside lesson times. If you prefer all jumping that is also no problem. You will be in small groups working at a similar level.

Instructors

The trainers we use are all well-seasoned, approachable and familiar to most of you. We have provisionally booked Paul Davies, Neil Fox, Lottie Williams and Adrian Wong.

Cost

Total cost for horse and rider will be £260 for FDRC members. If not full, this will be opened up to non members after Christmas, at an additional cost. There are a maximum of 26 places. Booking must be accompanied by a £50 non refundable deposit with a further £100 at the beginning of March. The balance will be due in the middle of May.
Please note NO DOGS are allowed at camp.