Pony Camp: Childvision @ Drumcondra

Back in April, when we visited ChildVision in Drumcondra, we signed up Maebh for a pony camp in August. Seems like forever ago when we signed her up – yet today was her last day.

As with all the pony camps in the area, the three day camp teaches them all aspects of a pony.  They groom them, muck out, ride them, learn about all the tools like the plastic curry comb, the metal curry comb, the body brush, dandy brush and a hoof pick – all of which we looked up online together :)It was by far Maebh’s favorite hobby so far …. and apart from riding, she LOVED scooping the poop. LOL – I will have to remember that for when she is older!

She and two other smaller girls, had a pony name Todd. But she also said some of the equipment said Toad (I think the letter ‘a’ was really a ‘d’ but she didn’t realize it …. she was adamant it was named both so we left it as that.)   Also he was either 8, 10 or 9 years old – ha!

On the third day, the kids all took turns riding on their specific pony/horse and in the end got a certificate and rosette – huge deal for the kids!!

And here are two videos showing her “skills”.

She already wants to sign up for the October Halloween Vacation week camp and Soren does too!!

Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

I am an American currently living in the Netherlands. I enjoy snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journey as we moved from USA to the UK for a couple years then onto Ireland for three & half years and now in our next adventure in the Netherlands where the kids and are are learning Dutch. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is half American & half Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! I seen ’em do it man, they fuckin‘ drown ’em in it. When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family – essentially a journal of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring with our two amazing kids.

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