Casanova-Warrenton

Summer Camp

WHERE: Carpenter’s Game On Horse Sports, 35805 Allder School Road, Round Hill VA

WHEN:  Monday, June 28, 8:00AM—Wednesday June 30, 4:00 PM, 2021

Trailer in daily OR camp and hot pen with your parent or chaperone. 

Instruction and activities daily 8:00 AM— 3:30 PM.

Evening activities for overnight campers.

Move In: Sunday, June 27 after 4:00 PM

Move Out: Wednesday 4:00 PM

WHO: Junior (under age 18) and Senior (age 18 and older) USPC members, and prospective members.

Participants under 18 must have a parent or designated named chaperone on site for the camp duration.

CAMP REGISTRATION FEES:

$275 Casanova-Warrenton Pony Club member

$300 CWPC non-member

FEE INCLUDES: 

2 Mounted and 1 unmounted Instruction Sessions daily; Crafts & Games; camp water bottle; Awards Party

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS FOR RIDER, CHAPERONE, AND PONY:

On Site Tent or RV Camping with some electric hookups

Hot Pens encouraged!

Learn to Hot Pen! Most liberating horse management skill you'll learn for life. Go any where with your pony!
USPC HM Rulebook permitted depending upon event site allowances.

See Materials list, link to purchase, and instructions that follow for hot penning.

WHAT TO EXPECT: 

Mornings: 90 minutes instruction in groups of 5-7 riders by certification or ability

60 minutes horse management instruction and activities.

Afternoons: 90 minute mounted instruction—choice of Mounted Games, Polocrosse, Riding In the Open, Dressage Drill Team, Bareback riding, Joyful Jumpers

Bring your certification checklists and questions for your instructors.

MOUNTS:
Trailer in daily or hot pen on site your own, borrowed or leased mount appropriate for your current ability; properly conditioned, groomed, and shod for activities described. Valid Coggins required to complete registration. Horses, ponies, tack, and equipment are not provided. 

Refer to the “What To Bring to Camp For Your Horse and For Yourself” info sheet that will be emailed to registrants and available below.  

CAMP ORGANIZER:
Jennifer Carpenter 703-475-7832, cwpcdc@gmail.com

INSTRUCTORS: 

Sally Batton was Director of Riding at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and Head Coach of the Varsity Equestrian Team for thirty years, American Riding Instructor's Association 2008 Instructor of the Year, an APA certified coach, and awarded the 2013 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association(IHSA) Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hannah Schofield grew up in England riding with PCUK. She joined CWPC May 2018 with her daughter and retested the undocumented certifications of her youth thru the C+. Hannah is still a USPC member with her 2 daughters now, FEI eventer, instructor, and co-owner of Milestone Sport Horses, Lovettsville VA, where she produces event horses and instructs both juniors and adult amateurs.

Kate Aytes has a strong background in hunt seat equitation and eventing. She competed on the Virginia Tech equestrian team under Teresa McDonald (and earned and earned a BS in biology and a masters in education), and has ridden with many great instructors including Steven Bradley and Colleen Rutledge. She has taught kids and ponies on and off for the last 20 years and is a current member of CWPC with her son and daughter.

Janice Binkley's 35-year professional career started at age seven, taking weekly lessons at a local stable. She soon joined Pony Club, eventually achieving the “A” certification, the highest attainable Pony Club level. One of Olympian Jim Wofford’s first students after his brief retirement, Janice completed seven long format three-day events while under his tutelage. Clinicing with high-caliber equestrians such as Lucinda Green, Donnan Monk, Eric Herbeman, and Eric Smiley, Janice remained one of Jim’s top students for six years.

At the pinnacle of her eventing career, Janice reached the advanced horse trials in one and two star events. Training all of her own mounts, Janice placed fifth at the Radnor Horse Trials One Star event, with a horse that had only 18 months of formal eventing training. Janice continued to train off the track thoroughbreds, many of which have gone on to have highly successful second careers in eventing.

A highly sought after clinician and instructor on the East Coast and beyond, Janice has over 35 years of teaching experience. She has taken over Dodon Farm, the former home of the Retired Racehorse Project, turning the focus to a teaching facility for amateurs and professionals alike, as Dovecote Equestrian. 

James Lindamood is a USPC A grad, long time instructor, eventer, and trainer. He grew up in Dominion Valley Pony Club of the Virginia Region founded by his mother.

Val Hoke grew up in all disciplines Pony Club in Maryland. She trained rescue ponies each year starting 1995 for rally and attended 11 USPC Championships with 6 first place wins. She is the only competitor to win Price Philip Cup and President’s Cups multiple times. She toured Canada in 2000 on team USA PCIMGE. She met husband Jon playing mounted games and they continue to compete, coach, and organize with MGAA and USPC along with their young son and daughter who rode ponies before they could walk.

What to Bring to Camp For Your Pony

Mark all belongings with your first and last name with a permanent marking pen.

  1. Completed Stall Card posted where your pony is tied to trailer.
  2. 2—5 gallon water buckets at trailer to offer pony drinking water frequently
  3. Hay—enough for the day fed in properly hung hay bag
  4. Leather halter or breakaway halter and cotton lead rope or lead with breakaway to tie to trailer
  5. Pitch fork and muck bucket to pick up muck and hay and take home from your trailer area daily
  6. Grooming Kit in tote, as described on HM equipment list in the USPC Horse Management Rulebook: curry comb, dandy brush, body brush, sponge for face, sponge for dock
  7. Wash bucket, sponge, and sweat scraper
  8. Tack—clean and in good repair with necessary pads, including an extra saddle pad for second ride of the day if the other is wet. 
  9. Crop, dressage whip if desired.
  10. Optional—Tack Cleaning kit, as described on HM equipment list in the USPC Horse Management Rulebook: cleaner or saddle soap, oil or conditioner, metal polish, tack sponge, cleaning cloth, pail, soap for hand washing
  11. Tack hooks, saddle rack, at/in your trailer

What to Bring to Camp For You

  1. Water bottle to fill from water coolers.
  2. Bag lunch and snacks.
  3. Pony clean, shod, and well conditioned/fit for camp
  4. USPC approved helmet and arm band with current USPC Medical Card or bracelet complete to be worn at all times
  5. Please wear correct riding attire: britches/jodhpurs with a belt if belt loops, polo shirt (shirts must have sleeves, no tank tops or camis at any time during camp)
  6. Appropriate riding boots and barn shoes, must cover the ankle when around horses.
  7. Camp chairs for rider and chaperone and shade tent if you have one.
  8. Your pony club notebook with your flow charts for certification you are working to achieve, paper, pencil
  9. Pony Club members should ask instructors to sign your flow chart. 
  10. USPC Manual of Horsemanship for the certification you are working toward.
  11. Cross country vest, if you use one.
  12. Polocrosse racket, ball, breast plate, if you have your own.
  13. Polo wraps

CAMP Etiquette

  • Please be respectful of our instructors time and expertise; the grounds; equipment; and each other so that camp will be safe and pleasant for everyone. 
  • Courteous sportsmanlike conduct is expected at all times. 
  • Please follow the schedule and arrive on time to activities throughout the camp. 
  • Camper or chaperone please notify the camp organizer to be excused from a scheduled activity or to leave camp.
  • Approved riding helmets must be worn at all times when mounted. 
  • Workmanlike clothing and footwear suitable around horses is required for all campers, volunteers, and chaperones at all times.
  • Horse care, conduct, attire, equipment and safety standards during camp will be run in accordance to the current USPC Horse Management Rulebook. 
  • Possession or use of drugs or alcohol is forbidden. Smoking, possession or use of tobacco at any time is forbidden. 
  • Chaperones are asked not bring children that are not registered for camp, extra horses, or pets so that focus remains on registered campers and their safety.

Please pick up trash, your own or trash left by others, and report any damage to property to the organizer.
It’s my pleasure to host and facilitate Pony Club experiences and advancement of skills.
Jennifer Carpenter, CWPC Camp Organizer, member, sponsor; 703-475-7832, cwpcdc@gmail.com