Thank you to all members who have renewed their membership. 50% have now paid their annual subscription. If you are NOT renewing this year, please let Iona know so that she can update the database (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please book in early for rallies and badge days! Organisers are reporting that there are a lot of last minute bookings at the moment. Please help organisers to plan by booking in early.
Badminton Horse Trials Coach Trip
Saturday 6th May. 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 F&D PC. Llandyrnog District, and post to Plas Dolben , Llangynhafal. Denbigh. LL16 4LN. Any queries please contact Iona (email@example.com).
Area 5 B Test Care Training
Thursday 23rd February at Northop College, 6pm until 8pm. Cost £10. Names to Aloma by 15th February please (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Paul Davies Dressage
Some spaces available for dressage at Fferm Bodelwyddan on Sunday 12th February. Individual lesson is 45min and cost is £20 each. Please contact Jane to book (07890 107492 or email@example.com).
Llanasa rallies – spaces
There are spaces available at Llanasa’s working rally at Northop on Monday 13th February; and also the Young Instructors rally on Saturday 18th February, and grid training on Sunday 19th February, both at Highfield Livery. Contact Jude to book (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Winter League Show Jumping
Entries are now being taken for the Waen y Llyn competition at Northop, on Saturday 25th February. Send your entries before 15th February to Bethan Edwards, Bryn Clwyd, Hendrerwydd, Denbigh, Denbighshire, LL16 4LL. Any queries please contact Bethan (email@example.com).
Winter League Show Jumping results – Cheshire Hunt South Pony Club
Well done to Hattie and Lucia for winning Class 1 in a mixed team with Cheshire Hunt South. Hattie also came individual 4th. Unfortunately the Class 2 team were not placed. The Class 3 team came 5th, and Millie was placed individual 6th.
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.
Pony Club Quiz
We need members to represent the Flint & Denbigh Branch at the Area 5 Quiz. Please contact Iona if you are interested (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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.
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.
- Code of Conduct for Members
- Code of Conduct for Parents/ Guardians
- Code of Conduct for Coaches
- Code of Conduct for Officials and Volunteers
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.