BATUK get into the saddle to support the Mount Kenya Pony Club’s annual summer camp

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BATUK personnel supporting the Mount Kenya Pony Club's annual summer camp. Photo: Facebook/BATUKofficial

Members of the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) recently provided support for the Mount Kenya Pony Club’s annual summer camp at the Borana Conservancy.

Just under 50 Children enjoyed a week of Riding in the fantastic Laikipia countryside coupled with lessons in bush craft and survival.

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The Mount Kenya Pony Club’s annual summer camp. Photo: Facebook/BATUKofficial

They also enjoyed a visit from the Lewa Conservancy anti-poaching team who brought with them their highly specialised working dogs and had an introduction to the horseback sport of Polo.

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A soaking for one of the volunteers at the Mount Kenya Pony Club. Photo: Facebook/BATUKofficial

Keen BATUK personnel not only taught the children how to ride but worked hard to set up tents and temporary stable for the horses.

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One of the young riders at the Mount Kenya Pony Club’s annual summer camp. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

The Borana Conservancy is a non-profit conservation organisation dedicated to the sustainable conservation of critical habitat and wildlife.

Borana’s mission is to provide a sustainable ecosystem, in partnership with their neighbours and community, for critically endangered species on the brink of extinction.

Borana Conservancy at night
Night falls over the Borana Conservancy. Photo: Facebook/BATUKofficial

Their holistic approach commits tourism, ranching and other enterprise to building local livelihoods and enhancing ecosystem integrity.

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