Washing ponies and water balloons – beating the heat at Arcadia Pony Club

Sophie washing Jade…and the wash bay
Sophie washing Jade…and the wash bay

One of our recent rally days was held on a very hot Sunday. So, after a morning of flatwork and sporting we enjoyed an afternoon of horsemanship with a washing and grooming session and water play to beat the heat!

All of our riders first hosed their ponies down then with them all safely tied up against the fence; they all got a good shampoo and wash down, followed by another hose. There also may have been one or two riders that were as wet as some of the horses but what would you expect on a warm spring day?

Once the ponies were hosed off and scraped to remove the excess water, they were rugged and returned to their yards for a drink, hay and a break. And then the next round of fun started….

We weren’t sure of the relevance to horse riding (or anything else!) but our riding members thought it was hilarious to race against each other in very big bras (worn over their clothes!) filled with water balloons. And it was not at all a surprise that it ended up with a water balloon fight. A big thanks to our wonderful instructor Giselle for organising the day and we do hope that you had a change of clothes after being targeted with the water balloons!

And let’s not forget the final activity for the day – apple ducking! After a few sessions our members became quite skilled at this so we’ll be sure to do this again another rally day. And there were a lot of happy ponies munching on the many apple cores as well. Just another fun day at Arcadia Pony Club with tired and happy kids and ponies.

Save the date for our AGM!

Remember to save the date for our Annual General Meeting and award’s presentation which will be held on Sunday, 10th December at The Galston Club from 4pm. A number of riders will be recognised at this event and most families stay for dinner to celebrate the end of another wonderful year at our Club!

Want to join us in 2018 for fun, friendship and competitions?

Our registration day will be Sunday, 4th February 2018. Registration and rally day set up will be from 8am to 10am, the rally day will commence at 10am!

Arcadia Pony Club has a “come and try” programme for riders aged between 4 – 25 years with their own horses or ponies where you can come along to a Rally Day and gain some riding instruction, meet new friends and have a lot of fun. To find out more about Arcadia Pony Club and to see our instructor profiles, please visit http://www.arcadiaponyclub.org