F&D Hunt Branch of the Pony Club Annual General Meeting will be at Brookhouse Mill on Thursday 20th February at 7.00 pm. We hope to see all our members there.
I would like to thank all the parents & members that helped out with the winter league show jumping held at Celyn yesterday.
The day ran very smoothly and was very successful. It was also great to see the sun.
F&D teams were very well turned out and were in the ribbons in all classes. WELL DONE.
Bethan Jones DC
I hope to set up some extra SJ training at Tyddyn Farm, Mold (Lee William’s yard) with a new trainer called Rhys Jones. He has come highly recommended having past his BSJA UK Coaching certificate with flying colours. The training will be on the evening of 26th February starting at 6pm.
Cost will be £10 per hour for a shared lesson (4/5 in a group max).
Priority will be given to those competing in the winter league competition on the 28th if it is oversubscribed.
Suitable for members jumping 2’6″ minimum.
Please email me asap if you would like a space. email@example.com
Working Rally, Wednesday morning 26th February 2014, Ystrad.
A few spaces are left on Wednesday’s rally. Please contact Ceri to secure a place 07787378770 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Working Rally Sunday February 23rd at Ty Mawr Bodelwyddan
First group at 12pm with LR if enough interest. Cost is £5
Please let me know asap. email@example.com
Mini Pet Sense Badge
To achieve the Badge you will need to:
- Be responsible for the daily care of a pet for 1 month.
- Explain how and when you feed and clean its home.
- Take photographs of your pet during exercise, play and training if appropriate.
- Explain how you would recognise if your pet was unwell or injured and where you would get help and advice.
Members who would like to achieve the Mini Pet Sense Badge, please let me have your names, then keep a diary/ account of looking after your pet for 1 month. We will then arrange a day during the Easter Holidays for every-one to meet up and discuss before awarding the Badges. firstname.lastname@example.org
WINTER LEAGUE SJ
If anyone would like to enter the last Winter League Show Jumping competition for the season , Cheshire Hunt North is on March 15th at Somerford. Please send your cheques for £14 per class to;
Aloma Wyn – Wheway, Penanner, Ffordd Abergele, Betws yn Rhos, Abergele. LL22 8AF. I must receive your cheques / entries by Saturday, March 1st.
PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS LEAHY WITH ANY WL SH QUERIES FOR THE FLINT & DENBIGH HUNT COMPETITION ON THE
28TH FEBRUARY, AS I WILL BE AWAY.
CHRIS; 07715635089 / 01352710056 / email@example.com
Good luck to you all.
It all started well as I opened the curtains on Sunday Morning, and the sun was beaming from the sky above!!
The joint Waen Y Llyn & Flint & Denbigh hunt Winter League Show Jumping competition all ran smoothly, with thanks to many of our members who helped on and before the dy.
Class 1, and we had 3 teams competing. All 3 teams ended up on 0 points, which was a great team effort, with the Crunchy Nuts gaining 1st ,, Beatrice Blockley & Sunny, Orla Toner & Lucky Charm, Emily Mcparland & Charlie, & Harvey Boyd & Nina. Our Wl team Cocoa Pops in 2nd position, Emily Mcpharland & Maisey, Ceri Jones & Charlie, Sophie Williams & Elvet Lonestar & Beatrice Blockley & Tick Toc., and Honey Loops in 4th.Ceri Jones & Lily, Seren Parry Edward, Lea Jones & Bluebell & Sophie Williams & Polly. There were 10 teams competing in all and we also had individual placing’s Harve Boyd 1st, Beatrice Blockley 2nd, Emily Mcpharland 3rd, Emily Mcpharland 6th.
The teams continued to ride well in class 2, with another 10 teams competing. Our Wl team came in 1st with Harriet Williams & Flynn, Sali Wyn – Wheway & Wilma, Jac Cernyw & Gorgeous George & Megan Woodcock & Lucy Locket. Our Mars Bars team also came home with 4th prize, Zarah Bennet & Goldust, Tegan Houston & Solitare, Efa Davies & Jack Swift, & Ffion Thomas & Bally Bee. Individual placing’s also were 1st, Sali Wyn – Wheway, 3rd, Tegan Houston, 4th Jac Cernyw.
Class 3, and our non WL team Ellie Wilson & Lolipop, Abi Cocking & Summerhill, Georgia Jones & Simba & Heidi O’Brien & Miller came in 3rd position, with our Wl team of Ben Read & Dougal, Becky Sedcole & Baylass, Luci Roberts & Jake & Suzi Williams & Celstrial in 6th position. Individual placing’s went to Heidi O’Brien & Miller winning for us, and also gaining 4th place on her second ride Dotty.
Class 4, and our success continued with our WL team of Lois Roberts & Chilli, Heidi O’Brien & Johnson, Brier Leahy & Echo Park, & Sophie Wilson gaining team 1st. Individual placing’s and double clears for Lois in 2nd, Heidi in 4th and Brier in 5th position
Thank you to John Wheway for writing all the results for us in class 1& 2, and Penny Read / Chris Leahy in Classes 3+4.
Thank you also to all the helpers behind the scenes who helped throughout the day, making it another successful Wl competition for area 5.
Aloma , Chris & Kathi
DATES FOR WORKING RALLIES
Sarah Williams former National Dressage Champion will be giving flat rallies that will incorporate some pole work. Each group will be an hour and there will be four in each group.
First group starts at 5.30 then through to 8.30 and will cost £12.50 each. At Tyddyn Farm Mold.
Dates are Tuesday 18th March, Tuesday 29th April and Tuesday 20th May.
Please contact Kathy to Book In. firstname.lastname@example.org
Event training clinic with Louise Shepherd, Paul Davies & Jane Gough – Roberts at Mostyn Farm on Aprl 14th/15th ( 2 days). This is a chance to improve on all the above abilities. Clinics include Dressage, Show Jumping, XC and Gridwork We will also have guest speakers at Lunch time to discuss Correct Dress code for Horse & Rider.
Horses must be jumping 85cm, and riders must be 13 yrs & over.
Spaces are limited , please contact Aloma : email@example.com, or speak to Louise for more information.
RIDER DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY
The Pony Club is rolling out a new scheme this spring supported by the Sport England funded BEF Excel Talent Programme, to help develop its Members that show the ability to progress in their sport. The initiative will help to provide a stepping stone for young riders working towards the talent pathways of the Olympic disciplines, the British Equestrian Federation’s Sport England funded Excel Talent Programme and the UK Sport Funded World Class Programme. Together these initiatives form an athlete development pathway set out for equestrian sport towards the creation of future Olympians.
Nine regional assessment and training days will be held across the country during the Easter holiday, open to all Pony Club Members aged 12 to 18 years who meet the specified criteria in dressage, SJ or Eventing.
Further information about the Rider Development Pathway, including criteria and application process, can be found at www.pcuk.org/training/riderdevelopmentpathway or by contacting Jenny Yates: firstname.lastname@example.org or 02476698305
Applications are now open online at http://events.pcuk.org until Monday 10th March. Please read the Application Information carefully before applying.
Riders should apply directly to attend, their Branch DC or Centre Proprietor will then be contacted to verify that the rider is a current, active Member and the details supplied are accurate.
LOTS OF DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES
- 23rd Feb WL Dressage. Llanymynech. Tanatside
- 2nd March WL Dressage Bryn Derw. Gwynedd.
- 2nd March Triathlon. Neston
- 8th March WL Dengie Dressage
- 9th March Quiz. Eirias Park. Aberconwy
- 15th March WL SJ Final Somerford
- 16th March Winter Triathlon. Milton Keynes
- 6th April Mounted Games. Somerford EC
- 16th April PC Racing Day. Bangor on Dee
- 18th April Dressage Glynllifon College. Aberconwy
- 19/20 Mounted Games Erddig B&D
- 26th April Tetrathlon Mostyn
- 26/27 April Mounted Games Whichurch Sir WWW
- 3rd May ODE Smallwood CHN (also Tetratlon tbc)
- 11th May Mounted Games CHS
- 18th May H&PC Comp Sir WWW
- 18th May Hunter Trials Aberconwy
- 24th May Area 5 Mounted Games. Trefnant. F&D
- 26th May SJ Tushingham. Sir WWW
- 7th June Beg ODE Smallwood (also Tetrathlon tbc)
- 8th June ODE Berriewood. Tanatside
- 21st June Rosebowl ODE with Area 3 Riding Club Kelsall Hill.
- 29th June Combined Training Oswestry SG B&D
- 6th July Area 5 HT Somerford EC
- 12th July Area 5 Dressage Bowlesworth Castle CHS
- 13th July Area 5 SJ Bowlesworth Castle CHS & WYL
- 12/13 July Area 4/5/7 Tetrathlon Warwickshire.
- 26th Aug B Tests Smallwood
- 6/7th Sep Hunter Trials F&D (with Tetrathlon)
- 5th Oct WLSJ EC
- 26th Oct WLSJ Sir WWW
- 8th Nov WLSJ B&D and TAN
- 30th Nov WLSJ Dwyfor
- 6th Dec WLSJ BCF
- 25th Jan 15 WLSJ Aberconwy