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Our latest Pony Racing Camp took place from 2nd - 6th April 2013.
It was a fabulous week and you'll be able to read the report from William Carver (pictured left), the winner of the British Racing School's Outstanding Contribution Award, very soon.
Award Winners Easter Camp 2013:
Outstanding Contribution - William Carver
(Sponsored by Tattersalls and Gibsons Saddlery)
Most Improved Rider - Hartley Crouch
(Sponsored by Weatherbys)
Best Turned Out - Yasmin Davies
(Sponsored by Gibsons Saddlery)
Report from Easter Camp 2013 - by William Carver
I was honored to have been awarded the "Outstanding Jockey Award". This was my second racing camp with my pony Tazfantastic; I absolutely loved every minute of both camps.
Each morning we were up early for morning stables, followed by visits to racing places in Newmarket and then in the afternoons we rode on the gallops. All our riding was videoed and then reviewed afterwards, which helped us to see were we could improve.
On the 2nd morning we visited Warren Place which was fantastic; it was great to meet Sir Henry Cecil. He was happy to share his own training programme and give us tips on how to get our own ponies fitter. He also enlightened us on Frankel's stable habits!
On the Thursday we visited Newmarket racecourse. We were taken on a tour of places that the general public wouldn't normally get to see including the Royal box and the weighing in room.
Thursday evening was mounted games night. We were lucky to have Martin Lane and Jimmy Quinn to come in and be our team leaders. I was on Jimmy's team and he rode each of our ponies in turn; Taz wasn't impressed! The funniest part of the evening was when Toby fell over and Jimmy picked him up and threw him over the finishing line!
The highlights of the week for me were riding up the gallops with William Buick and going on the racehorse simulators with Michael Tebbett to learn how to ride a finish.
The accommodation was second to none, food delicious and plenty of it! I didn't miss home at all. The staff at the BRS are absolutely great fun and knowledgeable. I have made lots of friends and would recommend this camp to everyone.
Thank you to everyone at the BRS; I'm coming again next year.