Sorry for the delay in notifying members, but maybe it’ll make you misty-eyed for the summer now the nights are drawing in! Photos from Main Camp can be viewed by following the links: http://fndponyclub.org.uk/main-camp-2014-beth-evans/ and http://fndponyclub.org.uk/main-camp-2-beth-evans/

Please also take 5 minutes to read this article (http://fndponyclub.org.uk/2014/10/09/massive-thanks-on-behalf-of-catrins-fund/) about Jane Gough-Roberts’s fundraising event in aid of Catrin’s Penguins.

IMPORTANT REMINDER

Please remember to book into rallies and training in plenty of time, but more importantly, if you have booked in and are unable to attend, please let the organiser know in plenty of time. There is often a waiting list for rallies and training, and if organisers are notified in time, then places can be filled. Please treat our volunteer organisers with respect, and help them deliver a great service to all members by giving them consideration.

If less than 24 hours notice is given for a cancellation, you may still need to pay.

Winter League Dressage: Change of Date

Please note Flint & Denbigh’s Winter League Dressage competition will take place on 4th January 2015, at Maelor Equestrian Centre.

Flint & Denbigh Branch Fun Show

Please find attached the PC Fun Show Schedule for Friday 31st October. Entries can be made beforehand or will be taken on the day.

Winter League Show Jumping – Gwynedd

Here are the names and groups for the Gwynedd Winter League Jumping Competition at Bryn Derw on Sunday, 19th October.

Class 1: Winter League: Scarlets

  1. Emily Mcpharland, Charlie
  2. Twm Cernyw, Tululah
  3. Leah Jones, Koda Dakota
  4. Orlagh Toner, Lucky Charm

Class 1: Ospreys

  1. Scarlett Owen, Minnie Me
  2. Amelia Clemence, Frazer
  3. Ophelia Godbeford-Orton, Trevictor

Class 2: Winter League: Welsh Dragons

  1. Sali Wyn-Wheway, Toosie
  2. Lois Williams, Jim
  3. Jac Cernyw, Gorgeous George
  4. Tegan Houston, Solitaire

Class 2: Welsh Blues

  1. Ceri Jones, Owen
  2. Jac Evans, Calvin
  3. Beatrice Blockley, Splash
  4. Hermione Williams, Spike

Class 2

  • Georgie Elvin, Pippa
  • Ceri Jones, Charlie

Class 3: Winter League

  • Olivia Daulton, Bam
  • Harriet Williams, Flynn
  • Mary Jane Braughton, My Ellie May

Class 4: Dengie

  • Olivia Daulton, Bam
  • Sali Wyn-Wheway, Toosie

Winter League – Forthcoming Competitions

Here is the list of competitions until Christmas (changes in bold):

If you would like to be part of a Flint & Denbigh team, please send your cheques to Aloma Wyn-Wheway, Penanner, Ffordd Abergele, Betws yn Rhos LL22 8AF:

  • Before Saturday 18th October for the WWW competition
  • Before Wednesday 29th October for the Berwyn & Dee competition

Don’t forget Flint & Denbigh’s Winter League will take place on 10th January 2015 at Northop, and helpers will be needed!

Cefn Area Working Rally

There are spaces available for Cefn area working rally (all abilities) at Ty Mawr, Bodelwyddan on Sunday 19th October. Cost £6. Names to Lindsey Howatson ASAP (07796 893300 or cefnarea@gmail.com).

Stable Management/ C + Theory

At Cae Melwr Llanrwst, Tuesday 21st October at 6pm. for more information please contact, Ceri Hughes 07787 378770.

Cefn Area Mini Badges

There are a few spaces left for Mini badges on Thursday 30th October at 10:30 am with Helga. Cost £5. Suitable for children aged 10 years & under. Venue: Llansannan. Names to Lindsey Howatson (07796 893300 or cefnarea@gmail.com).

Paul Davies Dressage Clinics

Spaces left for these lessons at Fferm, Bodelwyddan on 19 and 29 October, 23 November, 14 and 21 December and 11  and 25 January. Please e-mail Marian Owen asap (marianne.owen@btconnect.com) if you would like a lesson. Cost £15.

Novice Show Jumping

Please find attached Novice Show Jumping schedule for October the 31st at Kelsall Hill.

Area Show Jumping

Everyone interested in show jumping at our area show jumping competition on 13th July please email Chris Leahy ASAP (leahymc@btopenworld.com). Classes start from 90cms.

For Sale: 14.1 skewbald (bay tobiano) mare

Lulu has done a bit of everything at pony club (Berwyn and Dee) and is an excellent all-rounder. She loves cross country, fun rides, jumping, rallies and hacking out. She has competed with success at both pony club events and local shows. She has taken part in PC rallies and been to PC camp, hacks on her own or in company. Will live in or out (rugged in winter). No vices. Good to shoe and load. Will stand at a show all day long. Travels well. She is good in the stable and good with other horses and has a gentle, kind temperament. A very sad sale due to rider going to university. She has been a much loved family pony for 3 years and is 17 years old. She would either suit a pony club/riding club home or as a mother/teenager share or as a hack. CHAPS registered. No dealers. View full advert.

The Horseracing Certificate

If you haven’t yet signed up to the Horseracing Certificate at QIPCO British Champions Day, don’t panic – there’s still time to register!

Taking place at QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday the 18th of October, this is a chance for Members of The Pony Club to learn more about the amazing equestrian sport of horse racing.

  • You will be able to meet a racehorse, learn what breed they are and find out what makes them such special athletes.
  • Go to jockey school and have a bite size lesson on one of our racehorse simulators with one of our jockey coaches and practise riding like a jockey.
  • Learn about the different tack used by racehorses and jockeys on a raceday.

You will also receive a QIPCO British Champions Day goody bag which will include a British Champions Day Pony Club T shirt and pin badge.

Please note that due to unprecedented demand, any signups received from now may not be eligible for the Racecourse tour, however the other areas as mentioned above will remain available until 4pm.

If you have previously registered, you will receive further details about the event early next week.

Register Your Interest

To help us estimate numbers attending the event, please register your interest by filling in the form at http://www.pcuk.org/bcd

Note that the Horseracing Certificate is available to both Pony Club Members and Non-Members.

All under-18s are eligible for FREE entry to British Champions Day, when accompanied by an adult (up to four under-18s per adult). All adults will need to purchase their ticket here. Last year British Champions Day sold out, so we recommend you book your tickets early. We look forward to seeing you there!