SANTA CRUZ COUNTY PONY CLUB
July 28-30, 2017
Graham Hill Show Grounds, Santa Cruz, CA
Description: D Camp is a fun and educational experience designed for newer Pony Clubbers, D1-D3, who do not have Rally experience. Mounted and unmounted campers are welcome! Friday and Saturday the mounted participants will receive lessons in Dressage, Show Jumping, and Cross Country. The unmounted participants will be placed on teams with mounted participants and receive unmounted lessons in each of the disciplines as well as horse management topics. Sunday the mounted participants will practice everything that they've learned in the form of a 1-day Eventing Rally: riding a dressage test, a cross country course, and a show jumping course. Unmounted campers will help their team on Sunday and receive Horse Management lessons. Horse Management is judged and taught throughout the weekend with the goal of teaching new members about the Horse Management portion of a Rally and keeping the participants safe and happy.
Location: Graham Hill Showgrounds, 1145 Graham Hill Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Team Composition: The teams will be a mix of participants from different clubs to encourage meeting new friends from throughout the region. Rally organizer will try to compile teams so that they are all a mix of skill levels and/or ages so that no one team has an apparent advantage or disadvantage. 1 Big Sister/Brother will be assigned to each team to serve as a Stable Manager and mentor for the team. Teams will be scored in Horse Management throughout the weekend and riding on Sunday.
Accomodations: Participants camp with their horses on-site and enjoy group meals. Tent camping is encouraged. RVs/Campers are allowed but no generators are allowed and no hook-ups are available. RVs/campers must park in designated areas.
- Mounted Competitor: Includes stabling + 2 bags of shavings, - $245
- Unmounted Competitor: $100
- Additional Shavings: $10/bag must be purchased ahead of time. No extras will be provided on site for purchase.
General Info: Stabling is uncovered pipe paddocks. If horse is on site, a responsible adult must stay on site. Mornings and evenings can be foggy, bring warm clothes and possibly blankets for horses. Feed rooms and tack rooms are in trailers. Each team must provide two trailers. Any club sending participants must send 1 member as a Big Sister/Brother and 1 adult volunteer for every 3 camp participants. In addition each team must designate a Chaperone, see the USPC Chaperone Rules/Duties form if you have questions. If your club cannot meet this requirement please contact Nichole. Meals will be provided for free for Big Sisters/Brothers and HM Staff.
Registration: Registration will close on July 1st.
To Register: Complete the online registration, then send your check made out to "Santa Cruz County Pony Club" along with Waiver and Chaperone Form to
395 Del Monte Ctr #164
Monterey, CA 93940