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Fun and games at action-packed Caithness Pony Club camp


By Jean Gunn

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Some of the riders who took part in the recent camp held by Caithness Branch of the Pony Club with their new hi-vis vests, along with coaches and committee members.
Some of the riders who took part in the recent camp held by Caithness Branch of the Pony Club with their new hi-vis vests, along with coaches and committee members.

Over 25 riders from the Caithness Pony Club recently attended a training camp weekend which was held at the indoor riding centre in Halkirk.

The three-day camp, held on April 30 to May 2, was part funded through the generosity of a donation from the Achlachan Wind Farm Community Fund.

Magnus Southall gets a helping hand from his mum Scye in the games session.
Magnus Southall gets a helping hand from his mum Scye in the games session.

The funding helped contribute towards the action-packed weekend of training sessions, stable management and support towards tests.

Pony Club accredited coaches Louise Shepherd from north Wales, and Dunfermline-based Robert Howden provided the invaluable instruction over the three days, which saw the riders being put through their paces both on the flat and jumping.

The Caithness Pony Club committee members were extremely grateful to receive the funding towards the camp which proved to be a successful weekend from start to finish.

Erin Hewitson (left) and Rachel McGregor enjoy a quiet moment at camp.
Erin Hewitson (left) and Rachel McGregor enjoy a quiet moment at camp.
Pictured with visiting instructor Louise Shepherd are (from left) Alysha Holmes, Elle Martin, Kloe Smith and Caitlin Flavell.
Pictured with visiting instructor Louise Shepherd are (from left) Alysha Holmes, Elle Martin, Kloe Smith and Caitlin Flavell.
Liam Mackenzie was among the riders to benefit from a jumping lesson on grass.
Liam Mackenzie was among the riders to benefit from a jumping lesson on grass.

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