Katie Davies and Coke have been selected to ride for Wales at the Pony Club Polocrosse Home Internationals in July 2017.

Children’s Meet

The Flint & Denbigh Hunt have invited all members to join them at the children’s meet being held during the Christmas holiday. Please contact Bethan for details (dc@fndponyclub.org.uk).

Student member project on Strangles

One of East Cheshire’s members,  Jessica Taylor, who is in the Lower Sixth, Cheadle Hulme School, has asked for our assistance with a project she is undertaking. It is an Extended Project Qualification alongside her A–Levels on the equine disease strangles and she is trying to ascertain:

  1. how much people know about the disease
  2. whether having stricter protocols on yards would decrease the spread of strangles

Please take the time to complete the survey based on your knowledge and experiences with strangles by following the link: https://goo.gl/forms/ieGAmA3RsRCmRezj1

Burton Cheshire Forest Winter League Show Jumping – Results

  • Class 1 – 5th 
  • Class 2 – unfortunately not placed.
  • Class 3 – 1st place. Individual 3rd for Leah Jones and individual 6th for Orlagh Toner.
  • Class 4 – Sophie Toogood individual 1st.

Well done to all the riders for their continued support. Follow the link to see photos from the day: http://fndponyclub.org.uk/burton-cheshire-forest-wl-sj/

International Quiz Exchange – Canada 2017

 

 

The Canadian Pony Club has kindly extended an invitation to host the International Quiz Exchange in Autumn 2017.  The Quiz Exchange rotates every three years, hosted alternatively between The Canadian and United States Pony Club, with invitations extended to the United Kingdom and Irish Pony Clubs.

The exchange will start on the 30th September 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the group will explore the area in the Lower Mainland with possibly a trip to Vancouver Island. On 5th October the group will fly to Kelowna and will join the Canadian Pony Club National Quiz. The team will be homeward bound on the 9th October.

The format for the International Quiz differs from our traditional format and is a combination of both the National Quiz with written questions and the practical side of Horse and Pony Care.

4 Pony Club Members aged 16-25 will be selected to be accompanied by one chaperone. Applicants must have a good record of competing for their Branch/Centre in either the National Quiz or Horse and Pony Care and Ambassadorial qualities are desirable.

The exchange is to be self funded and details of costs will be available shortly. The cost will cover flights, insurance, land fee (meals, accommodation etc.) and entry fee to the Canadian National Quiz.

To apply please send the following to Kirsty Hubbard at the Pony Club office (address on the PCUK website):

All applications must be signed by the DC/Centre Proprietor. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2017.

A reminder of The Pony Club’s Codes of Conduct

As a reminder, the series of Pony Club Codes of Conduct are summaries of the policies which apply to all members, parents, coaches, officials and volunteers to follow and adhere to.

As an organisation we believe in showing respect to everyone and will not tolerate bullying or any form of abuse towards another individual. If we are made aware of any behaviour (either at Pony Club events or in other forms, such as via online Pony Club social media groups) we will investigate and take appropriate action.

We will also be distributing The Pony Club Codes of Conduct to members, parents/guardians and coaches that we have email addresses for on the Pony Club database.

We ask for your help and support in making sure that The Pony Club is a friendly and welcoming place for all to enjoy. If you do become aware of any misconduct then please make contact and report it to either your District Commissioner, Centre Proprietor, Area Representative or the Pony Club office so that it can be investigated.