Be the horseman your horse needs you to be! Strengthen your relationship with your horse at the UK's first ever Savvy Camp. This 2 day intensive is taught by some of the UK's top Parelli instructors. parelli Savvy Camp is designed for students at all levels, with or without a horse, who want to ensure they have a solid foundation and who have the desire to take the next steps in their horsemanship journey.
Over this highly educational, inspiring and fun weekend, students will participate in demonstrations, theory sessions and workshops, designed to grow their horsemanship knowledge and skills. And of course there is plenty of time with your horses, both on the ground and in the saddle, to help students increase their savvy.
In fact you will get to choose how much learning time you do with your horse or without. One month prior to the camp, we will send all riders a list of the different sessions, going on simultaneously, you will then be able to pre select your choices, so you know which you will be doing when!
The Savvy Camp will be held at Willow Fields, Organised Equestrian's lovely and informal home facility, which includes a Martin Collins arena, honeycomb, covered barn with round pen, large playground with obstacles and large spectator viewing tent. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided in abundance all day and we love to sit down and all have lunch together! There will also be a Camp Night on Saturday, complete with food and music, to complete the whole experience.
Whether you are just beginning your horsemanship journey or are well advanced, you will find the group activities with the individual attention from some of the UK's top Licenced Parelli Professionals, invaluable. And your horse will appreciate your new-found savvy!
Pat's Top Twelve Things to do with Excellence
Picking up all four feet
Mounting and dismounting
Nine step back-up
Soft feel at halt
The 7 Games in Four Savvy's Level 1 - 4 and beyond!
The Seven Games
The Eight Principles of Horsemanship
1. Horsemanship is natural
2. Make AND teach no assumptions
3. Communication is two or more individuals sharing and understanding an idea
4. Horses and Humans have mutual responsibilities:-
Four for the human
Act like a partner, not a predator
Have an independent seat
Think like a horse before you think like a human
Use the natural power of focus
And for the horse
Act like a partner, not like a prey animal
Look where you are going
5. The attitude of justice is effective
6. Body language is universal
7. Horses teach riders and riders teach horses
8. Principles purpose and time are the tools of teaching
The 10 Qualities of a Horseman
1. Heart and Desire
The Four Savvys
Alison is the UK's longest standing Parelli Professional, a certified 4*. She has travelled the world studying with the very best, including of course, Pat and Linda Parelli as well as noted instructors such as Walter Zettl. Alison's passion is horsemanship for sport - how to have a great foundation for the competition horse. Two of her horses are currently affiliated and she and she regularly competes in Dressage and Eventing. Alison runs The Horse Place in North Devon, with her husband, David.
David is originally from Switzerland and moved to the UK to be with Alison. Now married, they lead The Horse Place together and are the UK's two longest standing professionals. David is a 4* and Parelli certified Young Horse Development Specialist. David has started well over 500 horses around the world, mainly working in the UK, Switzerland and Germany.
David's goal is to help everyone get closer and achieve their dreams with horses.
Claire is a 2* Parelli Professional based in Essex, who has trained under the personal supervision of Pat and Linda in both Florida and Colorado. Claire's aim is to give her students the confidence, knowledge and inspiration to progress through the programme and have fun with their horses every day! Claire will be assisting the lead instructors at the Savvy Camp as well as running a number of lessons and workshops.
Liz is a 2* Parelli Professional, based in Derbyshire. Her positive and progressive attitude towards both people and their horses, has helped many students develop as a partnership. Liz will be assisting the lead instructors at the Savvy Camp as well as running a number of lessons and workshops.
The cost to ride on the Savvy Camp is £270, or £250 for Savvy Club members. All levels are welcome!
Please download, complete and return the booking form below
Each day will start at 09.30 and finish around 17.00.
The venue is very open, so please bring clothing for all weathers, from sun cream to raincoats! There is a large viewing marquee for spectators, should it rain.
Spectators, there is no need to bring your own chair as we have seating at the venue.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided all day, but please bring your own lunch and anything else you might need. Should you prefer to go out at lunchtime, the Three Horseshoes pub across the road serves good food, or there is an Asda superstore two miles away that has a range of hot and cold food options. Additionally, the nearby town of Marlow has a variety of shops, delis and supermarkets.
For the Camp Night there will be hot food available to buy on site. There will also be a camp fire so bring your marshmallows!
Respectfully, we ask that spectators do not bring dogs to the venue. This is because we have our own dogs that will be on site throughout the weekend.
There is plenty of parking for horseboxes and cars on-site.
Friday 12th June 4.30 pm. We will be onsite to greet you and direct you to your stable/pens at this time.
Stables or pens are available at a cost of £20 per night. (Stables are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis). Please bring your own hay and water buckets. Shavings bedding is provided in the stables, which also have rubber matting and are 12 x 12 ft.
You are welcome to stay on-site in your lorry or pitch a tent, but please note there is no hook-up. There are toilet facilities and a lovely pub across the road for your dinner (we recommend that you pre book)!
There will be tea and coffee and lots of biscuits available throughout the day. Please bring your own lunch and anything else you might need.
Willow Fields, Pump Lane North, Little Marlow, Bucks SL7 3RA
You are welcome to camp onsite in your horsebox, or caravan, but please note that there is no hook up.
Below we have comprised a short list of local hotel/B&B options and there are many more in the area:-
Premier Inn Marlow
Buckinghamshire SL7 2AA
Crowne Plaza Marlow
Buckinghamshire SL7 1GJ
Glade End Guest House
2 Little Marlow Road
Buckinghamshire SL7 1HD
Holiday Inn High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire HP11 1TL