Congratulations to Jac Cernyw (pictured) on passing his lunge test recently.

Membership Renewal

Thank you to all members who have renewed their membership. You now have only 14 days left to renew your membership. If you are NOT renewing this year, please let Iona know so that she can update the database (secretary@fndponyclub.org.uk).

http://fndponyclub.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Branch_Membership_Renewal_Form_2017_Web_FDv2.pdf

BRANCH AGM

The AGM will be held on Wednesday 22nd February at Brookhouse Mill, Denbigh. Starting at 7 pm, and refreshments will be provided free of charge. We have a guest speaker, William Reddaway, who will be giving us an illustrated talk on his journey riding 2674 miles to four corners of England, visiting cathedrals on his way. This ride was to raise money for Riding for the Disabled. Please make every effort to attend.

Cross Country training at Somerford

Aloma has one space remaining for the 90/100 group (high school age and above) at Somerford the morning of Wednesday 22nd February with Richard Carruthers. Please contact Aloma asap (llysfaen@fndponyclub.org.uk).

Llanasa Area – Spaces

Llanasa still have spaces on the following, please email Jude Bennett to book a space (Llanasa@fndponyclub.org.uk).

  • Saturday 18 February – 10am: Supervised Young Instructors Rally £5
  • Sunday 19 February – 10am: Grid training with Rachel Griffiths. £10 max 4 per group
  • Monday 20 February – 10am: Mini & Main Yard Safety badge £5

All taking place at Highfield Livery Yard, Northop

Badminton Horse Trials Coach Trip

Saturday 6th May. The tickets are £24 each for adults and children over 12 years. The coach will be approximately £15 EACH. Ticket money required by the end of February please. Coach money will be collected in April. Please make cheques out to Flint & Denbigh PC, Llandyrnog District. Post to: Plas Dolben, Llangynhafal. Denbigh LL16 4LN.

Area 5 Talent Pathway Training with Tom Fray

11th March at Northop. 2 hours for £30 each. Limit of 12 riders. Members need to be at least 12 and competing at Pony Club November Dressage and 90cm courses. Contact Meg to book (area5@pcuk.org).

C+ Tests

Are any members wanting to take the C+ Test at Easter? Riding, Horse & Pony Care or both. Please let Iona know ASAP if you do (secretary@fndponyclub.org.uk).

Flint & Denbigh Point to Point Pony Racing

Two pony races will be run at the Flint & Denbigh Point to Point meeting on Sunday 12th March 2017. First pony race starts at 12pm. For further information about pony racing please visit: www.ponyracingauthority.co.uk

Cheshire Hunt North Winter League Show Jumping

Please find attached the correct schedule for the Winter League Show Jumping and Dengie area finals, taking place on 4th March at Bold Heath.

PONY CLUB QUIZ

We need members to represent the Flint & Denbigh Branch at the Area 5 Quiz. Please contact Iona if you are interested (secretary@fndponyclub.org.uk). Aberconwy Branch are hosting a competition on Sunday 19th March, starting at 12.00, at Eirias Leisure Centre, Colwyn Bay.

Teams will be made up of: 

  • 1 Member 12 years & under
  • 1 Member 14 years & under
  • Member 16 years & under
  • 1 Member of any age

All ages will be taken from the 1st January 2017. 

N.B. A Team may consist of four Members under the age of 12 if you wish. In this instance, the Team will be asked to nominate which Member will answer the more advanced questions. One AH Test holder in each Team is allowed to take part in each National Quiz Team.

Round Titles

In no particular order:

  • The Pony Club & Ex Pony Club Equestrian Celebrities
  • Non Equine Achievement Badges
  • Competitive Disciplines within the Pony Club
  • Spanish Riding School
  • Keeping A Pony at Grass, Worming & Paddock Maintenance (Pairs – Junior’s & Senior’s)
  • Practical Round – The Tack Room (Individual)
  • Picture Round – What is this?
  • Equestrian Disciplines at the Olympic Games
  • Music Round

POINTS: There will be 30 points available for each round (15 questions per round), therefore 2 points per correct question.  The winning Branch and Centre teams will be the team with the highest number of points.  In case of equality, total points gained in The Pony Club round will be used first to decide the final placings.

Also, once again, there will be a competition for the best homemade display or collage from each team representing their Branch or Centre, to be judged on the day.

Final: The NFU Mutual National Quiz Final will be held at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre alongside the Dengie Winter League Championships on Sunday 2nd April 2017. The quiz will be run as in previous years with two sections, with one Branch and one Centre qualifying for the final from each Area, both answering the same questions. Entries for the final will be moving online for 2017, however paper entry forms will still be available upon request. The closing date for entries will be Friday 17th March 2017.

TETRATHLON AND HUNTER TRIALS

Barlow Hunt Pony Club (Area 6) are holding an Open Hunter Trial on Saturday 8th April combined with a Tetrathlon / Triathlon on Sunday 9th April. The HT is at Osberton Estate and the Triathlon is at Worksop College.