With many children attending pony club camp this summer, we’ve rounded up a few essential kit items for packing. With both junior and senior members of centre or area clubs, make sure to check your grooming kits, tack and riders wardrobe to avoid any stress or panic in the run up to the annual camp.
Rider – Junior Camper
Don’t be caught out by not bringing enough jodhpurs, make sure you bring lots of pairs, as it’s amazing how quickly they can be outgrown from one year to the next.
This pair by Mountain Horse are available in a range of colours, with black, sand, dark navy all ensuring the wearer will look super smart for their first inspection. By mixing cotton and spandex, the breeches are soft and comfortable to wear, whilst still being fitted. The textured knee patches also ensure a secure grip against the saddle.
For pairing with breeches, the Harry Hall Atlanta Junior Jodhpur are designed to be worn for schooling and competitions. Available in beige, canary, and white, these are perfect for show day.
The knee patches are reinforced to protect against chafing, and an elasticated waist mean they are perfect for wearing all day. We’d suggest paring these with our Caldene Show Jackets and Harry Hall Junior Jodhpur Boots to create a practical and stylish competition look.
The Zeus body protector ensures protection of the upper body and is lightweight enough to also be comfortable in all weathers.
The reflective piping also ensures that any riding in low light will still make pony and rider visible during camp and when hacking at home.
These durable leather boots have been designed with a cushioned insole for maximum comfort and a leather lining for breathability.
Conforming to Pony Club Dress Rules, they have a small block heel and a natural plain leather, ensuring they’re perfectly smart for rallies and competing.
In order to keep your riding boots as clean as possible, we’d highly recommend wearing wellies at camp as much as possible. This pair from Aigle ensure the same great quality the brand is renowned for, just in a smaller size.
The wellingtons are a dark green rubber with the distinctive red Aigle branding, fully waterproof and are available in a wide range of sizes, (UK Childrens 4½ to 12½).
Rider – Senior Camper (Boys)
For boys, this smart show jacket would be perfect for competition day. As featured in the ‘Horse and Hound Competition Edit’, the comfortable stretch fabric really makes this jacket a winner. Designed to allow freedom of movement in multiple disciplines, the Cadence also has subtle buttons carrying the Caldene branding.
It’s important to remember that the Pony Club advise a navy show jacket for competing, as you don’t want to be marked down for wearing the wrong colour after all your hard work.
Available in white, navy, and black, the Mountain Horse Mens Breeches are perfect for camp rally days or competing. They have special Mountain Horse Grip Technology, with silicone knee padding for grip against the saddle when riding and longevity.
Made from a combination of nylon, cotton, spandex and bamboo, they are anti-bacterial and stretch-fit for ultimate comfort when wearing.
Rider – Senior Camper (Girls)
With the ever changeable summer weather, make sure to also pack a lightweight but warm jacket. The detachable hood with faux fur makes this jacket for wearing in and out of the saddle.
The Lauren Down Jacket is available in either deep blue or dark brown, and a filling of 80% down and 20% natural feathers mean you’ll stay perfectly warm with a fitted silhouette. This stunning jacket is perfect for wearing during and after camp with the distinctive Mountain Horse branding on the arm, and has been designed to be water repellent.
The Caldene Sawdon Pinstripe Show jacket has been crafted with British cloth, and is amazingly affordable. The navy blue colour conforms to Pony Club guidelines, and makes a statement in the show ring. A navy velvet collar and fox head buttons create a timeless elegance, ensuring the jacket will be stylish for years of competing.
Available in Girls, Maids, and Ladies sizes, the breadth of choice ensures you can find the perfect fit.
Also, make sure to bring at least two pairs of gloves for them inevitably getting lost.
This Mark Todd pair are smart and machine washable, and offer a suede effect on the palm guards for extra grip on the reins.
Horse & Pony
An important part of camp, tack cleaning takes place every day. Make sure you’re prepared with a supply of Mars Saddle Soap.
The blending of lanoline and glycerine will ensure your leather saddlery and boots remain supple and shiny. The formula has been designed to help protect against cracking so you can enjoy your saddlery for years to come.
This handy 7-piece grooming kit contains a coarse curry comb, stiff grooming brush, soft grooming brush, mane & tail brush & comb and a hoof pick, all handily fitted into one easy-to-carry case. For a touch of personality, it’s available in blue or pink.
For any further questions or advice, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our team who will be delighted to help.