Arriving at 1 p.m. after been told the day before that the
clubhouse would be clean and ready for us to use at that time -
it was full of workmen plus all their tools and plaster dust
1 p.m.? No such luck - in my dreams maybe . . . in fact it was
. . . no stables . . . no sink . . . no water . . . no showers .
. . plunge pool miles away and empty : (
I just stood there
and thought 'shall I just go home?' after all this is ALW! I
should have known better!
stables flew in on cranes, unfolded and dropped down, talk about
Next Tom arrived with
an oven; a sink was put in the new kitchen and water connected.
The plunge pool was rolled over fields and into place by lovely
Tom who filled it with water. Meanwhile I swept out the main
room, washed the dust off the sofas etc. Bronners and Jemima
set up the tables and put my flowers and candelabras in place.
We moved into the kitchen and got the dinner on, NORC punch made
ready for the evening demo with Rebecca Cowderoy and her fab
horses, job done.
We had some new NORC
members this year, seasoned camp members, new trainers and
seasoned trainers. Delighted to say that seasoned and new
campers had a camp ball.
I came away with
visions of laughing happy girls . . . all getting on and
bonding, chivvying each other on, and feeling the fear and
‘doing it anyway’.
Thank you girls for my lovely pillow, which I managed to have
forty winks on when I arrived home and Tara (my new grey pony)
really enjoyed her treats.
My only regret is that I
had not taken more photos of the training and all goings on, the
Irish Dancing, Polo Princess, Water Babies.
I can’t wait until
next year 29th /30th June and 1st July.
2018 ALW Camp. Here
we come, and may it always be an annual event.
Hard work but totally
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Such a fantastic camp. NORC 2017 you hit the ball out of the
park this year!!! X
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Well that was a weekend like no other!
Thank you NORC for
inviting me to teach at your camp and work with some awesomely
The food, laughs and
great achievements from all involved has been a pleasure to be a
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A BIG BIG THANKYOU Sue & the gang for the most incredible
Camp from me too, with a big shout out to Ian for brekkies. Had
the most fantastic time this weekend, we all achieved something
special and made some great new friends. Miss you all now. After
years of looking I finally found my brave pants in the knicker
drawer this weekend thanks to you all. Trouble is I don't want
to take them off now
eek. Thanks guys for so much fun. Love all the pictures!
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I just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a fabulous
weekend and how much I appreciate the amount of work that goes
into all the organisation.
Blue and I both
learnt so much and all the trainers we had were superb, the food
was delicious and everyone made us feel so welcome.
Can't wait until next
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I've had a fabulous weekend, spending time with the most amazing
group of ladies. I've never laughed so hard and achieved so much
in the space of 3 days.
Thank you Sue, thank you to the fantastic instructors and thank
you to all the ladies for making it such a memorable little
holiday! Roll on #camp2018.
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Oxfordshire riding club had a 3 day camp
With my new pony Eric I went.
To make friends and have lessons, read the advert I saw
but I wasn't gonna sleep in a tent.
My horse settled in and my car all unpacked
I proceeded to drink and to mingle.
There were no men about, not one could be found
which is sad if you're young free and single.
So the lessons began and the horses behaved
although I had the naughtiest pony.
The teacher said "Can't you control that big beast, as you
soften and trot?" - oh if only!
We learnt jumping and corners and how to ride nicely and baked
as the day heated up.
Then collapsed in a heap after stables were swept and some fizz
was poured into my cup.
The prosecco did flow and the laughter was loud
and the stories went into the night.
Next year when I come with the practise I've done a jump at
cross country I might!
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What a weekend!!!
Julie (or should I say Dec!!) and myself weren't sure what to
expect, and I have to say were a little on the nervous side
arriving on Friday! We needn't have worried at all..... everyone
was absolutely lovely from the moment we got there. It was so
well organised, both horses and humans were catered for
fabulously -we didn't want to go home!
Please can I sign up for next year??!!