Young Pony Club Camp wraps up for its 71st year in the saddle

Over 170 kids plus their parents and siblings braved the wet and cold conditions traditional with Young Pony Club's annual camp.

Kids from all across NSW, ACT, Victoria and Queensland jumped on their ponies on Sunday afternoon for the start of five days of fun in the saddle at the Young Pony Club grounds.

Over the week there was plenty to keep the kids occupied with showjumping, equitation, dressage, showcraft, campdrafting, polocrosse, sporting, cross country, trail riding and much, much more.

Out of the saddle there was just as much entertainment with Young Pony Club organising events each evening including demonstrations, a talent quest and on Friday night there will be a disco.

"It's been a fantastic week," Young Pony Club vice president Rebecca Hewson said. "Despite the rain the kids have always had a smile on their face and have taken part in some fantastic activities with lots of very impressive instructors."

The camp, now in it's 71st year is run completely by volunteers and members of the Young Pony Club committee.

"The instructors and group leaders have given of their time to teach the kids skills that will stay with them for a lifetime," Rebecca said.

Young Pony Club camp wraps up on Friday with a dress up day, disco and Zone 2 showjumping and cross country grading.