Two more sleeps and Wicklow Pony Camp 2020 will be here! What a challenge it has been to arrive
here, our venue has played massive role in our ability to proceed with camp as we have an
abundance of space for parking and our activities in the beautiful grounds of Rosanna Estate, by kind
permission of John Wilding. Please respect our venue and leave no trace. Huge thanks also to
committee and Covid officers for all they have done in setting up and helping to make us all
compliant so that we can proceed with our camp.
Camp this year will be a new format for us all, committee, instructors, parents and members, we
would like to remind everyone to ensure that they adhere to IPC guidelines regarding social
distancing for themselves and their children.
Our Irish Pony Club Covid guidelines are as follows:
There must be at least 5m between each vehicle in the parking area
You must keep 2m between you and other people not of the same family unit.
There is no sharing of equipment
Members must provide their own refreshments at 11am break and lunch
Members must be supervised at lunchtime, no gatherings, no football, no games. Maintain
social distance at all times.
Parents must check tack, and ideally be first port of call in event of a fall
No non riding siblings or relations unless by advance permission of DC
As few people as possible to attend with members, ideally only one person.
Portaloos available, use hand sanitizer on way in and way out, and leave as you would like to
Bring home rubbish.
Bring your own folding chair for stable management
Gates will be locked one hour after start of day, ring number on gate if access required after
Covid form must be completed in advance of camp, by 8pm Sunday evening. One form will
do for the week unless details change, please inform Bria if so, on 087 2806203
Coughing and sneezing etiquette to be observed
If a member feels unwell, has been in contact with anyone not feeling well or experiences
symptoms of Covid 19 in lead up to the activity, DO NOT ATTEND
It is absolutely vital that we are compliant in all areas of the IPC Guidelines including social distancing
as failure to comply may result in suspension of camp and any further activities.
There will be a number of COVID-19 Compliance Officers on-site throughout the week, please
connect with any of them if you have any questions / concerns.
The compliance officers are:
Bria Speakman, Emily Morrissey, Lorraine Mannion, Niamh Cherry and Ed Cherry. Please follow their
directions at all times.
Things to Bring
Please bring drinking water for you, your children and ponies, and washing water for your ponies.
Sun cream and fly spray.
Please bring snack and water for 11am break.
Cream or white jods if possible, aertex tee shirt or white shirt, pony club tie, long hair in hairnets,
back protector level 3 2009 or later revision, hats: pas 015 with BSI, ASTM F1163 or Snell 2001 or
VG1 with BSI or AS/NZ 3838.
Camp starts mounted and ready to ride 10am Monday morning, 9.30am thereafter. Tuition
continues to 12.30 with a break around 11.
Lunch is from 12.30-1.30, with afternoon sessions finishing approx. 3.30pm
In an effort to prepare members for pony club exams within camp week, we will be working towards
you child’s next exam and will be devoting time to stable management each day. We plan to hold E,
D, and D+ Thursday of camp, and prepare for C, C+ and B and with a plan to conduct these exams by
end summer or Sept.
All going well we hope to will hold competitions on Friday.
We are hosting Area 1 Senior Camp from Tues – Thurs. This camp is made up of 15 members from
Bray and Wicklow who are all working towards their B test or above this year.
Groups and Instructors
We are extremely lucky to have an excellent panel of instructors next week, and we cannot express
how important it is that you leave these instructors to do their job. NO OUTSIDE INSTRUCTION
(INTERFERENCE!!) FROM PARENTS as per the code of conduct signed on membership. Please
ensure that your children are polite and respectful to their instructor. Parents of children not
adhering to these simple rules will be asked politely to leave.
Riders have been assessed over the past 4 weeks and a lot of work has gone into forming groups
according to ride ability, age and test standard, making appropriate rides. Any issues with rides must
be done through your relevant DC.
Mobile phones are not permitted during session work and we ask parents to take responsibility for
their childrens devices during training/riding.
Dogs are not encouraged but if brought they must remain on a lead at all times.
While we are delighted to be able to have camp, we appreciate it is going to have a different feel
than previous years, from the social side, unfortunately these are the guidelines we must adhere to,
and if we don’t, we will not be allowed continue with our activities. Members not obeying
guidelines will get a warning, and after that, if they continue to disregard the guidelines, they will
unfortunately be asked to leave.
We sincerely hope you and you children have a great week, any problems during the week please
don’t hesitate to contact us.
Carol 087 0523239
Amanda 087 6125124
Sarah Ní B
Lily Mae G
ORLA – (Roped Arena)
HANNAH (Roped Arena)
Skye H H
TAYNA (Roped Arena)
Eabha D H