Summer at the stables

We’ve got lots of fun filled days ahead down at the yard.  Make sure you get your diaries out and book our Pony days and Pony Camp over the summer.

PONY CLUB DAY – 31ST MAY    10am until 4pm

£30 per person (to be paid on the day)

Join us for our summer Pony Club day.  We’ll be working on learning how to plait to gain a Pony Club badge this time.  The day will run from 10am until 4pm and you’ll need to bring a packed lunch.

NORTHINGTON STUD AND STABLES SHOW – 1st june

This is a great opportunity to compete in our showing and show jumping classes.

The show is open to all Northington Stud and Stables clients.

The day will start at 10am and run until 4pm.

Entry is £5 per class and can be paid on the day.

Refreshments will be available and all proceeds from these will go to charity.

Pony camp

Our Summer Pony Camps are now available for booking.  The camps are a great way to have fun with horsey friends, practise your riding skills, play games and learn new things.

Places go very quickly so if you’re keen to join us on the following dates then let Fran know and secure your place with a deposit.

PONY CAMP DATES

17TH – 20TH JULY   £395 PER PERSON      &     31ST JULY – 3RD AUGUST  £395 PER PERSON

Join us on either of our Pony Camps for four days with three nights camping.  Pony Camp is for riders who are 10yrs and over.  We’ll be working towards our Pony Club Camping badge as well as the D and D+ tests.  There is swimming onsite in a local pool and we’ll take care of all the food.  Fran’s breakfasts are legendary!  So all you need is a tent if you have one (not to worry if you don’t) and be ready for plenty of pony and campfire fun including a talent show, tidy tent competition and much much more.  Do bring a friend as it’s always nice to have a friend to join you on the Camp.

To book, ring Fran on 07970 717093 or email northingtonstudandstables@gmail.com

We can’t wait to see you this summer!

 

 

 

Northington Stud and Stables Newsletter – May 2017

We’ve got lots to share with you in this newsletter.  Make sure you’ve got your diary at the ready so you can join us for our various events down at the yard.

Pony Club Training Day

Have you booked your space on our first Pony Club Training Day on Thursday 1st  June?  All welcome for a day of Pony Club fun from 10am – 4pm – bring a packed lunch and swot up on Native pony breeds and Parts of the pony to earn a Pony Club badge.

Thursday 1st June – 10am until 4pm

£30 for the day

PACKED LUNCH REQUIRED

SIGN UP TO PONY CLUB MEMBERSHIP HERE OR GRAB A FORM FROM FRAN

PONY CAMP DATES

Our Summer Pony Camps are now available for booking.  The camps are a great way to have fun with horsey friends, practise your riding skills, play games and learn new things.

Places go very quickly so if you’re keen to join us on the following dates then let Fran know and secure your place with a deposit.

SUMMER PONY CAMPS

11th – 14th July

1st – 4th August

Contact Fran on 07970 717093

or email: Northingtonstudandstables@gmail.com for more details.

OUR FUTURE

Some of you will know that we are hoping to transform Northington Stud and Stables.  We hope that our proposed new venue, which is currently in the planning stages, will enable us to offer a full range of services as a riding school and equestrian centre.  We believe that riding should be a sport that is open to everyone – we’ve seen so many young people and adults come through our yard over the years and we want to see many more get involved with horses and ponies.  We’d love you to help us realise our dream.  You can see what we are planning here.  As clients and friends of Northington Stud and Stables, we’d be delighted if you’d like to add your support to our application.

Anyone wishing to make representations about this application should do so online, or by email: planning@southdowns.gov.uk or in writing to South Downs National Park Authority, South Downs Centre, Midhurst, GU29 9DH, quoting the case reference SDNP/16/05360/FUL by 30th May 2017.

We’re hiring

We’re looking for another member to join our team.  We’re looking for someone who will be able to help us with maintenance of the yard – job description includes driving a tractor, poo picking and mending fences. Salary offered – £10 per hour.

All enquiries to Fran on 07970 717093 or email Northingtonstudandstables@gmail.com for more details.

Looking for ponies

Fran is looking for ponies to loan who are between 13hh and 15hh.  If you have a pony who you would be looking to loan out or know someone who might be able to help, then please get in touch with Fran on 07970 717093 or email Northingtonstudandstables@gmail.com

And finally

We have some sad news to share with you.  Our gorgeous boy, Eddie, passed away sadly over the weekend.  We are devastated at his loss and hope that he is jumping clouds up there in the sky. With his pink eyes, pink nose and squeaky neigh, we shall all miss him terribly.  RIP lovely Eddie.

 

Become a Pony Club Member

We’re now a Pony Club Centre!

Being a member of the Pony Club isn’t just for those who own or loan a pony.  Anyone can take part  – all you need is a love of all things horsey and get ready to enjoy the fun!

 

There are plenty of activities to join in with and you can complete a range of Pony Club Tests and Achievement Badges.  It’s all about improving your riding, taking care of ponies, learning more about them and having fun with your friends.

 

BECOME A MEMBER

We’ve been really looking forward to becoming a Pony Club Centre.  It’s a great way for us as a riding school to get more young people involved with horses and ponies, without them needing to own their own pony.  Pony Club Membership works out at £29 per year and with so many fun activities on offer, it’s well worth it!

earn badges

From Mini Achievement Badges for Horse Clothing, Beach Riding, Camping, Pony Behaviour, Points of the Pony and many more for younger riders, all the way through to Progressive Tests and Competition Badges for those who are a little more advanced, there are plenty of badges to work towards.

Our first Pony Club Training day will be on 1st June 

We’ll be holding our first Pony Club Training Day on 1st June and we’re keen to share the fun with you all.

So download a Pony Club application form by clicking on the link or grab a form from Fran to sign up for our training day to find out more about being in the Pony Club!