Keysoe International

Summer Adult Camp


Join us this August at Keysoe International for an exclusive adult riding camp, with premier teaching from leading British coaches – Claire Darwin,  Jane Dawson, Claire Holt, Kate Pegrum and Jemma Whitlam.

Clinics will be held in small groups of 4 covering a range of disciplines including Show Jumping, Cross Country and Gridwork, alongside hacking, workshops, free weigh-ins and evening entertainment.

Rubber-matted barn stabling with shavings, fabulous food, evening entertainment and unlimited tea/coffee all included, with electrical hook up as an optional extra.

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Final timetable and further details will be provided closer to the date, but will roughly be:

Arrive from 12pm | Hacking | Welcome drink | Dinner

Breakfast | Clinics | Workshop | Lunch | Clinics | Dinner | Games night

Breakfast | Clinics | Workshop | Lunch | Competition | Departures before 4pm

Our Keysoe Café and Farrier’s Bar will also be open throughout your stay, serving additional food, drink and alcohol, served at cost.


About the trainers:

Claire Darwin
Claire is a UKCC Qualified British Show Jumping Coach who teaches all ages and abilities. Delivered with the individual in mind, Claire works with each person at their own pace to help them achieve their potential – specialising in confidence building and technical development. Claire is also a member of British Showjumping and has produced and competed horses successfully up to 1.30m level, competing at all the major championships around the country.

Jane Dawson
Jane was Head of Equine and Animal Science at Writtle College teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in Equine and Veterinary Care and working her way up to Head of Department. Jane is a qualified lecturer holding a PGCE, a Masters in Education as well as her BHS AI. Jane enjoys coaching a wide range of ages and abilities in her sessions ensuring that participants get the most out of their session in a safe and supportive learning environment.

Claire Holt

My coaching philosophy centres on working with both horse and rider to further develop their skills, while ensuring they have fun, regardless of their ability or age. Having been around horses all my life, I’ve enjoyed a long and rewarding career in the equine world. Early in my career, I worked with pre-training racehorses, hunt horses, and breeding stock. I then expanded my knowledge and skills by working in international Eventing, Dressage, and Show Jumping yards. These experiences have enhanced my ability to support both horse and rider in my coaching practices. Additionally, I have worked at Moulton College as a supportive coach in Equine Studies on a consultancy basis.

Kate Pegrum
Kate is a BHS stage 3 Accredited Professional Coach who competes BE up to intermediate level and has produced many of her own horses and clients horses up to this level. She enjoys teaching a wide range of riders, helping to build confidence and working through any difficulties horse or rider maybe experiencing. Kate also coaches Pony Club’s in Northamptonshire and surrounding counties and is Eventing Coach for the Woodland Pytchley Branch.

Jemma Whitlam
Jemma is a UKCC level 3 BS Coach and a graduate of both the Young Professionals Development Programme and the National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence.
She has produced and competed many horses through the levels eventing, competing up to what is now 3* level. She then turned to showjumping for a while before having children and taking a bit of a break. Jemma has coached for many Pony Clubs in the area including having been team trainer at various times for the Burghley, Fernie and Pytchley branches. She was also lead coach for British Showjumping Northants Academy and has been involved with a few local riding clubs. She loves coaching people of all ages and abilities and as well as having lots of technical knowledge is empathetic, enthusiastic and encouraging.



  • Arrivals from midday on Friday 2nd August
  • Departures before 4pm
  • Unlimited tea, coffee, squash and water are included. Any other drinks can be purchased at the café
  • 1 welcome glass of prosecco & pimms will be provided on the Friday, but all other alcoholic beverages can be purchased separately at the bar. Please note – alcohol purchased offsite may not be consumed onsite due to alcohol license
  • Stabling Friday-Sunday and 4 bale shavings will be included
  • All shavings to be supplied by Keysoe International (sold separately), please do not bring your own
  • Stables should be left empty and clean of shavings & droppings.  Failure to comply will result in an additional £25 charge.
  • Further details and a timetable will be emailed out closer to the date


Terms & Conditions:

  • All prices shown include VAT
  • A non-refundable administrative booking charge of £2.00 to cover transaction fees will be added to each order at checkout
  • Cancellations for this event will not be refunded
  • Should not enough bookings be received for the camp to go ahead, the event may be cancelled and you will be refunded or offered an alternative date
  • Please see here for our full Terms & Conditions