I went to Kiah Park over the Australian autumn holidays (in my country it was spring) and it was the best!! I am only ten and I live in Hong Kong and me and my family travel to Australia lots since one, my dad is from there, two, my mum is renovating houses there and three, we are going to move there in 2018. So one day my mum was googling horse riding camps and she found Kiah Park, so we decided that in autumn/spring we would go to Australia to go on a beach holiday with my friend in Noosa and then go to Horse riding camp! So I went, the food was amazing, if I was a teacher and it was some sort of assignment I would give it an A+++++++++++++ it was soooooo good! On the first day they teach you horsemanship (how to act around horses grooming and so on) and how to ride even if you already know (so they know how advanced you are, you tell them how many times you have ridden and they will give you a test horse, mine was Demo and he was gorgeous. The next day I got assigned my horse and I got a sweet, lazy, clumsy pony, called Chris. I love him then we got told who wast to have another proper arena lesson and who was to go on the trail ride. I had another arena lesson and learnt how to trot really well, then I had canteen, that’s where have fruit and snacks then in the afternoon I had my first trail ride, they told me I was ready my new best friend was ready too, so we went together. The staff give enough lessons until you are ready. At Kiah park we have a daily routine and sometimes it changes, you can find this out at their website if you search it up and it will be in camp information, I went on the 7-Day camp and I’m glad I went, I can tell you it is not snooty!! You just have fun!! I am coming back in winter/summer and I might even go for two weeks, I loved it!!!
Maybe it’s sunny outside; or maybe there’s rain to dance in. Maybe the wind is strong enough to make a kite soar; or maybe there’s a soft breeze perfect for racing paper aeroplanes. To so many children, those factors are irrelevant. They are living life with only their fingers: tapping things into existence, swiping things into extinction, creating their childhood in front of a flat screen. Maybe your child’s “farmville” harvest is ready; maybe their “base” is being attacked; maybe a friend has just notified everyone that they are having pancakes for breakfast, but to some children those things are irrelevant. They are experiencing life outdoors and loving every moment of it.
Who loves the smell of a shiny chestnut horse who has been basking in the sunshine of a hot summer day? Who would like to run their hands over her smooth, warm coat? Who would love to be horse riding that day, soaking up the sunshine with her? It is more than a fun experience when children can live their holidays outdoors. It’s the picture of health when they go to bed tired every evening and wake up bright-eyed and full of new energy each morning. Enjoying the vigour and beauty of the rolling countryside alongside friendly farm animals and lots of new friends is a breath of fresh air not to miss out on.
Now is a great time to get your booking in for our upcoming 7 Day Camps in the Christmas holidays, as we currently have availability in each of our scheduled camps.
The spring camps are now full to capacity – full with excited campers, anticipating a week of horse riding fun these holidays! We are still taking details in case of cancellations, but if you have missed out this time, take a look at our upcoming weekend camp dates in mid October, or secure your position early in one of the summer camps.