top of page



Barrel Camp 2024

Information and Schedule (outline plan)


Thank you for expressing your interest in barrel camp 2024 At Willow Farm NG32 3JA – Home of 4 Strides Equestrian UK Barrel Racing. 

3 nights and 3 full days.


Arrival from 12pm on Thursday 15th August to 5pm Sunday 18th 2024 inclusive. You are welcome to stay Sunday night before travelling home if you wish. 



Price per rider £320  (MEMBERS £290) . Non riders/spectators £120 (MEMBERS £90)




Included in the price:

  • Meals: Thursday evening, Friday breakfast, lunch and evening meal, Saturday breakfast, lunch and evening meal, Sunday breakfast.


  • 3 nights camping pitch (please provide own tents).

  • Corralling for horses (provide your own electric fencing, energisers & batteries)

  • All training/instruction.

  • Evening entertainment 3 nights.

  • Additional Horse Riding Activities Friday & Saturday Evening 

  • Competition entries worth £20 for the Sunday show. 


Schedule (outline plan) 



After 12pm arrival... pitch tents, settle horses. (New Camp Area for 2024)

Evening meal – At Racers Rest area 

Welcome meeting and briefing for the weekend at fire pit. 

Evening entertainment, Ice breaker games & social at the camp fire. 


Friday - 


Riding/ Training sessions 

Lunch available 

Riding/ Training sessions 

Dinner - Wood fired Pizza's made to order (New for 2024)

Evening entertainment involving activities on horseback (New for 2024) & social at the camp fire. 




Riding/ Training sessions 

Lunch available 

Riding/ Training sessions 

Dinner - BBQ Griddle serving kebabs, burgers, sausages etc served with chips (New for 2024)

Evening entertainment involving activities on horseback (New for 2024)

And social at the camp fire


Sunday competition/show day.


Arena available for riding before 8.00am

Competition show from 9am

Presentation of awards / prizes 15 minutes after the end of the last race. Est..2pm

Followed by packing away and departure.



Riders will be grouped according to ability, experience and nerve: Barrel Tuition is by Luke Burridge & Sally Heron. We may also bring in additional instructors.

Parking for trailers cars and lorries will be as directed.

You will need to provide your own sleeping equipment and tents or sleep in your trailers/lorries. You will need a flashlight for moving around the site after dark.

NOTE - There is no electric hook up. Water will be provided in bowsers. Generators not to run after 8pm.

You need to provide your own electric fencing/energiser and batteries for corralling your horse. You can corral your horse next to your horse box or by prior arrengement


Evening social activities:
We have additional activities in the evenings for your entertainment all included in the price.


Accompanying persons:

Non-riding people such as family of riders, parents, partners, will need to pay £90 per person if a member or £120 if nota member to cover their food/entertainment/camping costs for the weekend.


This is a closed event therefore not open to the public or public spectators, therefore anybody accompanying riders, attending camp needs to be declared at time of booking and additional charges apply as per above.



Please note there are toilets on site but not showers. You are welcome to bring solar showers. Please ensure you bring plenty of hand sanitiser and hand wipes. 



Dogs should not be brought to camp as there are no facilities for you to exercise your dogs.  however, if you must bring your dog, then please let us know.  Dogs will only be permitted only by prior arrangement/agreement. And must stay at your camp pitch for the duration of camp. You must pick up after your dog and dispose of it on the muck heap.

Participants are advised to ensure that their own horses are insurance for 3rd partly liability as a minimum.  Damages cause by horses to the premises/property will be charged for. 


Horse Welfare: 

Horses must be up to date with the flu vaccination as a minimum. Please bring your horse passports with you to camp.

Sunday Show:

£20 Show entry fees are only included for those attending camp. 

Additional runs above and over the £20 free entry limit will be charge at our usual show rates. £4 per run or 3 runs for £10 in any one class. 

The show will be open to others who have not attended camp. All, non camp participants will be on a pay-as-you race basis as normal on a show/competition day. 



All meals will be served from The Racers Rest & Refreshment Diner or the Pole Barn. Everything is planned to be in the open air/outside.


Additional info:

We will need to know in advance of any special food allergens or diets so please fill this in on the checkout process.


After 10am on Sunday 18th August, The Racers Rest & Refreshment Diner will be open for you to purchase drinks /snacks. 



This is an outdoor event. Please bring appropriate wet weather gear for you and your horse for the weekend and sun block. 


Terms and Conditions: 

Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable to any other of our services, however if you find yourself unable to attend, you are free to sell your place onto someone else and organise any transaction fees between yourselves. You are responsible for informing us of any name changes and updating contact information. 


In the event that we (4 Strides) have to cancel camp due to any unforeseen circumstances, then you will receive a full refund.



More info/questions:

In the event that this information doesn’t cover everything you need to know, please feel free to contact us.


We look forward to seeing you and having a great camp in 2024


Thursday August 17th - August 20th

WOW ! Barrel Camp 2023 was A-M-A-ZING ! 

Our biggest ever camp was a fantastic event. 2 full days of training, followed by the biggest Barrel Racing Event in the UK on Sunday. 

Lots of fun and laughs had along the way from team bonding games on Thursday (Congratulations on Mikey being crowned the ‘Ultimate Barrel Camp Champ’), a LIVE Country & Western band on Friday & Line Dancing on Saturday. 

Couple all that up with plenty of food and BBQ cookouts, a camp fire each night and of course the annual ‘Spoons’ Tournament.

The laughs and smiles were seen all weekend long. A brilliant camp if we may say so ourselves. 

George Parish was able to capture a lot of these activities with his camera and they can be seen on THIS LINK as part of his catalogue of shots.

The big summer show on Sunday had some amazing prizes donated by our sponsors. (CHECK THEM OUT HERE) including rope halters, a western headstall, horse first aid kit and many more vouchers and discounts. There were also the usual 4 Strides Awards & Rosettes. 

Lots of entries for the show on Sunday had 15 riders + in each class, so the competition was fierce and close, take the international class where just 0.8 seconds made the difference between 6th and 11th. 

Susi on Wilma bagged the Hi Point show award. She also snagged the fastest barrel time and Jen walked away with the fastest poles time. Thanks to all that attended either for the weekend or just the day. 

We had many riders trying Barrel Racing with us for the first time, they did brilliantly and both instructors commented how much the riders improved over the days. 

Check out all the times and results on the attached spreadsheet. 

Planning for next year's Summer Camp is well underway and more details will be announced soon. 

Barrel Camp 2022 Flyer.jpg


Thursday July 28th - Sunday 31st

A HUGE thank you to all riders and companions in attendance for making CAMP 2022 the best one yet !

2 Days of intensive training, horse ball, horse football, fun & games, socialising by the fire with a drink or 3 ! and much much more !

Your support as always was incredible and we look forward to welcoming you all back next year for CAMP 2023 ! Preparations are already commencing and more details will be here soon ! 


2021 saw over 35 people attend the largest barrel racing extraveganzer this side of the pond ! We had a quiz, a singer, line dancing instructor, sales stalls,  enough food to feed an army and of course 2 days of intensive training followed by the biggest show of the year on Sunday. 

Take a look at some of the pictures below. 

Ollie organised a special message for Sally from Fallon Taylor as a thank you for all her hard work. 


Register your interest now for Barrel Camp 2024

Thanks for submitting!

Cowboy at Work
bottom of page