Pony Club membership renewal is due on 1st February 2017. Please ensure you use a renewal form, which is available on the front page of the website, NOT the new member Application Form.
Fixture List & Booking Forms Jan – May 2017
The fixture list and booking forms have now been uploaded to the website. Dates for Cefn District and Dressage Training will be sent out separately. Llandyrnog District does not use Booking Forms: please email Iona to book in. There are plenty of rallies listed so that you can attend the 3 rallies needed for camp and teams, in plenty of time.
Any changes or updates will appear on the Weekly, which is emailed out to all, added to the F&D Website and Facebook page every Tuesday.
Please print the Contacts Sheet as it has all the contact details you will need listed.
If you have any questions please email Iona (email@example.com).
Flint & Denbigh Winter League Show Jumping
Volunteers are needed to help out at the Winter League Show Jumping competition that is being held this next Sunday, 22nd January. You don’t need to be there all day, but a couple of hours would be very helpful. Volunteers are needed to: pick up poles in the indoor school or to steward the collecting ring.
Please let Bethan Edwards know if you are available (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Llysfaen rally – spaces
Spaces available at this Saturday’s rally at Equiti. Lead rein, first ridden and more advanced rallies. Please contact Rosy Mcpherson to book (email@example.com).
Cheshire Hunt South Winter League Show Jumping
Please fine attached the schedule and entry form for 5th February at Southview Equestrian Centre, Wettenhall. They are also running 2 Dengie classes 80cm & 90cm.
Dengie Dressage Qualifier
4th February at Somerford. Details attached.
- Dengie Dressage 4 Feb 17 – EC visiting branch schedule & entry form
- Dengie Dressage 4th Feb 17- Entry Form
For Loan: Tallulah – 11hh competition pony
Tallulah has been with Flint & Denbigh for 9 years, she is a Rosette machine and can compete in any sphere. She has been in the winter league and mounted games teams for many years. She is fab cross country, showjumping, working hunter, ridden showing, handy pony, gymkhana and is excellent out hunting, there is nothing this pony cannot do. Tallulah is a very speedy pony, she is not a first pony. Tallulah does have laminitis, but this does not affect her provided she has restricted grazing. Tallulah will only go to a 5* home, if you require any further information, please feel free to ask any PC instructors and contact Ceri (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Coach trip to Badminton Horse Trials
Iona is hoping to arrange a coach trip to Badminton Horse Trials on Saturday 6th May. Children 12 years & under are free: you’ll just need to pay for the coach. Adult Tickets are £22. Please let Iona know if you’re interested (email@example.com).
Dress Code Reminder
Coloured hat covers and saddlecloths are beginning to appear at Pony Club Rallies and also flowing hair!! Please read the pony Club Dress Code below.
Members are expected to look clean and tidy with badges worn at rallies, when hunting, at shows and inter-branch competitions. They are also expected to look clean and tidy when walking courses before competitions.
Please bring your membership card to every rally and get it signed.
Please be courteous, leave dogs at home and take your litter home. Clean up all droppings even if your animal didn’t drop them.
When attending rallies at Ystrad please park considerably in the car park, remember there are a lot of vehicles coming at different times for rides and need to get in/out easily. The farm is strictly out of bounds and children must be kept under control at all times. Do not tie hay nets up to the outside of your trailers/boxes for your horses/ponies to eat as it makes an awful mess.
When attending all mounted Pony Club activities Members should wear a riding jacket or Red Branch Sweatshirt. Hoodies are NOT allowed. Sweatshirts & PC jackets are available from Iona Pierce. Beige, black or navy jodhpurs with leather shoes or jodhpur boots, or breeches and either leather or rubber riding boots, a suitable shirt and the official Pony Club tie. In the interests of safety, wellington boots or trainers should not be worn. Boots with heavy treads should also not be worn.
HEADGEAR. Hard hats must be worn at all times when mounted. Only hats or skull caps to BSI. kite mark standard PAS.015.1998 or 2011 Snell E2001, AS/NZS 3838 1998 or AS/NZS 3838 2003/2006,ASTM-F1163 2004awith the SEI mark can be worn .No other standard will be allowed. It must have a correctly fitted harness and be fastened at all times when mounted -and this includes prize giving. All hats must be tagged. Hats or hat covers must be black or dark blue except for cross-country when a plain red silk should be worn.
HAIR. Hair should always be tidy with no stray strands hanging down over your eyes. Hair should be worn in a net. Long hair must be tied back in a plait or plaits with plain dark bands and preferably very long hair twisted up into a bun.
JEWELLERY. Jewellery should not be worn. Earrings, nose rings or any other sort, however small should never be worn. Leave them at home where they will be safe and so will you. They are dangerous
JACKETS. Tweed hacking jackets, the official Red Pony Club sweat shirts or Black Pony Club Jackets to be worn at rallies. Anoraks and bulky coats are fine for home but not for rallies as it makes it difficult for the instructor to see how you are riding. Barbour type coats if wet or very cold. When cold plenty of layers underneath are the warmest. A Sparkling Pony Club badge on lapel.
SHIRTS White or plain coloured shirts with the Pony Club tie, neatly tied, not halfway down your neck! .
TROUSERS. Jodhpurs or breeches, fawn or cream colour. Loose trousers or jeans must never be worn. FOOTWEAR. Jodhpur boots or riding boots, black or brown only to be worn. Muckers, Wellies or similar footwear are not to be worn. Boots with heavy treads must not be worn. Half chaps may be worn but must be the same colour as the boots and no tassels.
Hunting and Hunter Trials -Tweed Hacking jacket, fawn or cream jods, Black or dark blue hat, as above. Brown or black boots, neat collar and P. C. tie. Older children can wear a dark coloured stock with their tweed coat. Gloves. Body protectors are recommended. PLEASE NOTE: HUNTER TRIALS: You do not wear sweatshirts. You can wear sweatshirts for CROSS COUNTRY.
Prince Philip Games -Black or blue hat, white shirt, P. C. tie with plain bar tiepin, fawn or cream jodhpurs, Jodhpur boots. For friendly competitions the F& D red sweatshirt can be worn but for area competitions it must be a white v-neck sweater if cold. No watches or jewellery or whips or spurs. See relevant rulebook.
Dressage. – Same hats, boots, jackets, jodhpurs tie and badge as hunter trials. Gloves should be worn. Spurs can be worn if you have a current spur card from your District Commissioner. These are renewed yearly at her discretion. See relevant rulebook.
Cross Country. – Black sweatshirt, plain red silk over hat. Body protectors are compulsory. Gloves. Flint and Denbigh black sweatshirts are available from Mrs Iona Pierce
Tetrathlon. Riding phase. As above. Black Tetrathlon sweatshirts are available from Mrs. Pierce. See relevant Rule Book.
Show Jumping. –Tweed Hacking Jacket, fawn or cream jods, black or dark blue hat, brown or black boots, neat collar & P.C. Tie. See relevant rulebook.