Greenville Foothills Pony Club members experience campPublished 3:51pm Friday, July 12, 2013
Greenville Foothills Pony Club (GFPC) kicked off summer activities with a weekend long camp in June held at Riverbend Equestrian Park.
Twenty-seven GFPC members participated in mounted lessons, unmounted sessions and lots of fun activities.
Mounted instruction was under the tutelage of Anne Haller, a USPC National Examiner, Graduate A Pony Clubber Eliza Culbertson (Greer SC), and current H-A Pony Clubber Reesie McGuigan from Rocky River Pony Club, with support from upper level GFPC members. Guest speakers included USPC National Examiner Janna Ritacco (Riverbend Equestrian Park), who spoke about the Training Pyramid, and Libbie Johnson (Polk County Director of Economic and Tourism Development), who educated members and their parents about land conservation efforts and their importance for maintaining the equine industry.
Saturday evening included a well-attended GFPC sponsor’s meeting, a communal dinner a rousing team-based race/scavenger hunt. Plus what camp would be complete without smores just before bedtime?