Fixtures List

The latest fixture list  for September 2016 to January 2017 and booking forms have been uploaded to the website. Please use the new email addresses to contact Committee members. These can be found on the website: http://fndponyclub.org.uk/contacts/

Spaces at Llanasa Rally

Llanasa have spaces on Monday 19th September at a working rally with Katy, indoor at Northop. Email Jude to book a space (llanasa@fndponyclub.org.uk).

Rally at Equiti

Aloma has a few spaces left at the rally at Equiti on Wednesday 21st September, with Alison Cairns from Anglesey.  First ride approx. D+ standard; second class C+ standard. Please contact Aloma to book (johnaloma@tiscali.co.uk).

Hunter Trials at Plas Dolben

Saturday and Sunday 24th & 25th September, at Plas Dolben. See the attached schedule for more details.

Dressage training

Some spaces are available  at Paul Davies Dressage training at Ty Mawr Bodelwyddan on Saturday 17th September. Individual lesson is 45min and cost is £15 each. Please contact Jane to book (07890 107492 or grindalfarmer@btinternet.com).

Winter League Dengie Dressage

The Flint & Denbigh Hunt Branch are running a Dengie Winter League Dressage Competition on Sunday 9th October at The Maelor Equestrian Centre in Hope. Please find Schedule & Rules attached.

Area 5 Celebration Event

6th November in Northop, from 2.30 until 5pm.

There will be a parade of Champs participants – all welcome.  Some will  take part in a fun competition between possibly 8 teams eg MG team, Tet team, SJ team etc who took part in the Champs so they will basically be Branch teams. There will be an opportunity to see the winning and second placed Musical rides which were amazing and there will also be Pairs Dressage to Music.

Free cake to all riders!!

Please come along and watch, and encourage non-members to come and see what the Pony Club does and think about joining.

HOYS Tickets

Iona now has 2 tickets available for HOYS if anyone is interested. £33 adult, £29 children and £8 each for coach. Saturday 8th October. Please contact Iona if you are interested (secretary@fndponyclub.org.uk).

Kelsall – 1st October

We have reserved the BE 80, 90, 100, Novice course at Kelsall on 1st October. Flint & Denbigh are kindly paying for the Instructor (Louise Shepherd), but Aloma needs names ASAP to secure the course and times. Cost is £25 per rider. Please contact Aloma for this exciting opportunity (johnaloma@tiscali.co.uk).

Hunting Certificate

If anyone aged 14 years and over would like to take their Hunting Certificate or know more about it, please contact Lucy Reed (07850 593168) or Louise Shepherd (07780 971681) by Saturday 17th September.

 

 

East Cheshire Winter League Show Jumping

Here is the schedule for the East Cheshire Winter League Show Jumping competition, which will be held in Somerford on Sunday 2nd October. Each class is £15 entry. Please look at schedule as there are new/different classes in each competition.

Entries and cheques must be received by Aloma by Friday 23rd September. Emails, text, or Facebook messages will not be accepted without payment.

Please send entries and cheques (made payable to East Cheshire Pony Club) to: Aloma Wyn Wheway, Penanner, Ffordd Abergele, Betws yn Rhos, Abergele. LL22 8AF.

Anglesey Winter League Show Jumping

Thank you for the entries to Anglesey Winter League Show Jumping competition this Saturday 17th September. The schedule has changes slightly, so please check it for order of classes. The first class of 60cm is at 9.30am. No other times will be given. If Aloma has received your email address with your entry, she will send you confirmation of riders on Thursday evening or Friday: she cannot send it to you if she doesn’t have your email address.

Thank you also to Bethan who has agreed to do the write ups and take photos at each event. Any other photos can be sent to Fred (webmaster@fndponyclub.org.uk).

These are the teams for the Anglesey competition. Thank you to Jane Gough Roberts for her input, we have decided to give newer members a taste without pressure for the first competition, and will then monitor everyone’s rounds  at Winter League and Rallies before deciding on teams for each event. Please let Aloma know if there are any mistakes: she hopes she has transferred it all correctly from the old schedule.

Any queries, please get in touch with Aloma (johnaloma@tiscali.co.uk).

Class 1:

  • Leah Lamb

Class 2:

  • Leah Lamb
  • Faye Jones
  • Lucia Macpherson
  • Harri Wheway
  • Twm Cernyw

Class 3 (Class 1 Winter League team):

  1. Harri Wheway
  2. Lucia Mcpherson
  3. Faye Jones
  4. Ophelia Godbedford-Orton

Class 3 (Winter League mixed):

  1. Hattie Godbedford – Orton
  2. Leah Lamb

Class 4 Pairs:

  • Ophelia & Hattie
  • Twm & Harri

Class 5 ( Class 2 Winter League team):

  1. Twm Cernyw & Gorgeous George
  2. Amelia Clemence
  3. Poppey Dowber

Class 6 (Class 2 Winter League Team):

  1. Sali Wheway
  2. Millie Daulton
  3. Carys Roberts
  4. Leah Jones

Class 6 (Class 2 Winter League, mixed):

  1. Lois Roberts
  2. Ela Dowber

Class 7 Dengie:

  • Sali Wheway
  • Millie Daulton??

Class 8 Winter League Open:

  • Lois Roberts

Dengie Debut

There is a new format for the 2016/2017 Dengie Show Jumping Series this year. PCUK have introduced a new level called Debut. This level will appeal to the younger/less experienced Pony Club Members and non members and can be run as a  BS Table A7, Single phase or Two-phase competition at a maximum of 0.80 cm.

Eligibility – Open to individual Pony Club Members, but excluding any combination of horse/pony and rider that have represented their Branch/Centre at INTERMEDIATE or above (Summer) Area qualifiers for The Pony Club Show Jumping Championships or any Rider who has competed the Dengie Open Grand Prix Championships or The Pony Club Show Jumping Final at Hickstead.  (This does not include any other classes held in conjunction with Area Qualifiers).

Riders cannot compete in the Open Grand Prix Area competition if they have ridden in the Area Debut Competition.

Please find attached the NEW Dengie Date Booking Form which can be filled in and posted or emailed back to myself. There are two columns to indicate which of the classes or both you would like to run at your competition- please clearly enter the dates for these.

There is further information and rules, please click on the following link below:

http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/disciplines/show_jumping/show_jumpingshowjumping_competitions_and_events/dengie_winter_league_open_show_jumping/

QIPCO British Champions Day and the Pony Club

The Horseracing Certificate at QIPCO British Champions Day is back! But this year it’s bigger and better than ever, with the addition of a new and exciting ‘Fan Zone in association with The Pony Club’.

Taking place at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 15th October, this is a chance for members of the Pony Club to learn more about the exciting equestrian sport of horseracing, earn their ‘Horseracing Badge’ and enjoy a fun afternoon out with friends from the Pony Club and beyond.

What Does the Day Involve?

Starting from 10:30am you can go on a behind the scenes tour of one of the world’s most prestigious racecourses, including a visit to the paddock, a walk out onto the track and peek inside the weighing room. You will also get the chance to meet various racehorses and learn about the breed, go to Jockey School and have a bitesize lesson on one of the racehorse simulators and learn about the different tack used by the horses and jockeys on a raceday.

‘The Fan Zone’ will be jam-packed full of fun activities and competitions for you to take part in throughout the afternoon, as well as providing a base from which you can enjoy the racing. You will also be able to learn all about the ways that you can get involved in horseracing in the future.

You will also receive a QIPCO British Champions Day goody bag which will include British Champions Day Pony Club merchandise, as well as other treats.

How Do I Register?

To help estimate numbers attending the event, please register your interest here.

All under-18s are eligible for FREE entry to QIPCO 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.

Once registered, you will receive an email with more information in the week beginning 10th October. We look forward to seeing you there!

Equine Apprenticeships Available

In association with Haddon training

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