The programme had a variety of activities based around a set of core training sessions, offering the option to pick and mix to design a personalised programme.
Core training consisted of:
- a one to one lesson with UKcc coach Andrew Williams on the Saturday – to work on what each participant wanted
- a demonstration of schooling/basic dressage movements driven by an experienced club member and facilitated by Andrew
- designing and building a cones course and obstacles
- practical driving session (Sunday) driving the cones and obstacles built by participants – instructed by Andrew
Pick and Mix – Design Your Own Programme:
- Artificial surface dressage arena for personal use including the option of help and guidance
- rein handling machines with help/guidance on hand
- a long reining area based on gamblers choice
- a practice cones area
- a drive out on the lower fields and lanes of Lincomb Estate
A table top sale area was available where participants could bring driving/horse items they wish to sell – labelled with a name and the price wanted.
Arrival was from 14.00 onwards on Friday and the camp closed at around 15.30/16.00 hours on the Sunday.
The Shed kindly agreed to provide the food on the Friday night. Saturday evening was a DIY BBQ starting at 1900 hrs. – this was open to all club members and colleagues.
Non-participating club members were welcome to come and watch any part of the camp and indeed to help out – it didn’t have to be the whole day or the whole weekend. That in itself was a great way of gaining knowledge.