As well as the notices below, most of last week is still relevant: http://fndponyclub.org.uk/2017/03/week-21-march-2017/

Show Jumping Competition

Saturday 8th April at Ystrad. Classes are Lead Rein, Just off Lead Rein, 60 cms, 70 cms & 80 cms.

If you are thinking of attending, could you please let Iona know which classes you would like to enter (secretary@fndponyclub.org.uk).

Come and Get the Buzz for Pony Racing

Taster morning at Ascot Racecourse on Monday 10th April 2017, starting at 11am, followed by Pony Club Pony Racing, starting at 1.30pm http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/sports/racing/racing_competitions_and_events/racing_instruction_day/

This is a chance to find out more about pony racing, including having a go on an Equicisor with a qualified instructor.

The day is open to everyone: even if you are riding on the day you can still attend and perfect your technique before racing!

The morning is free but places must be booked in advance. Apply to Clarissa Daly (clarissa@ponyracingauthority.co.uk).

First Aid Training

  • For the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification (this satisfies Pony Club requirements for First Aiders at rallies, and Pony Club coach certification).
  • At Bangor-on-Dee racecourse, LL13 0DA
  • Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th April 6-9pm (both evenings must be attended to gain the qualification)
  • £50 per person – please email toniarutherford@btinternet.com to book

Ceffylau Cymru

The Ceffylau Cymru series returns, and will look at the important roles of horses in Wales. During the series we will learn about the history of the renowned Derwen Stud cobs. We will delve into the history from the Eyarth breeders near Corwen, and hear about the success of breeders Ron and Debbie Thomas from Llanddarog.

S4C, Tuesdays at 8.25pm (trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnzQ3FKQx3E)

Horse for Loan

Is there anybody in the riding club or pony club looking for a horse to loan/compete? Due to work commitments I have Millie available for the summer. She’s 15hh, Arab x Highland, 12 year old. She’s done everything – XC, SJ, dressage, hunted, endurance, fab in traffic – alone or in a group. She’s competed area 20 Riding Club and will happily go around 80-85 course. No novices or beginners I’m afraid, I’m looking for someone experienced who would like to take her out and compete. Based near Mold.

Please contact Iona if you are interested (secretary@fndponyclub.org.uk).

Horses and Ponies Wanted

Forwarded on behalf of EC members

Looking to buy or loan 14hands (approx) pony for a tall 11 year old. Good allrounder, nothing strong or silly, good to shoe/clip etc and no vices. Safe to handle is imperative.

My daughter loves to take part in all PC activities, local shows, farm rides, general hacking and is wishing for a bigger pony, she has outgrown her current pony and is now ready for a new one to enjoy and have lots of fun with!

A loving family long term home awaits, please contact me as follows.

Jo Ford (07021 830296 or jo-ford@hotmail.com)

 

We currently are without a pony and so Amelia is desperate to find her next 4 legged friend. Maybe I’m looking for the impossible? I’m not sure, but here follows our wish list…

I am looking for a 13.3h-14.2h pony for my 11 year old daughter who is a confident and a fairly competent rider, but is quite petite and so would struggle with anything too strong or too chunky! She loves to attend PC rallies and compete – particularly show jumping but would love to try some Eventing and WH classes too, so a pony well schooled on the flat as well as over fences is a must.  As well as competing she loves to spend time grooming and fussing in the stable. She also loves to hack, go on fun rides, trips to the beach and the occasional hunt. 

Our next pony must be:

  • SAFE! No rearers, buckers, spinners or bolters! 
  • A brave sensible head is a must! 
  • Forward going and responsive from the leg (we’ve done our time with pony club kickers).
  • While we love to hack out with others, we would like to be able to hack alone (usually with me walking by the side) around a village location, so he/she must be used to a variety of traffic, including tractors, lorries and buses.
  • Ideally our next pony will have been there and done it, will be able to teach and look after an enthusiastic child, be aged around 7-10 years old, be fit and ready to get going. 

In exchange we have a relatively healthy budget, and will offer a 5*home. We would also consider a loan pony, or lwvtb but we must be able to move to our yard. 

Many thanks in advance.

Jo (07976 828111 or joannewhitehouse@live.com)

 

Dear fellow PC Members, 

We are actively searching for a first horse for my daughter who has now outgrown her 14.1 pony. 

Ideally we are looking for the following specification to get out and about as soon as possible this season:- 

  • Good Allrounder – with Eventing experience or potential
  • 15.1h – 15.3h
  • Mare or Gelding
  • Age: Min 7 – Max 12 Year Old
  • Nothing strong or silly
  • Must be good to do in all ways – travelling well in both trailer or lorry.  Good to shoe/clip etc and no vices.

My daughter is a competent teenage rider who loves to take part in all PC activities, local shows and general hacking & farm rides and is also a member of NSEA with her school.

She has successfully competed at 70/75cm  in jumping and achieved over 71% in Prelim Dressage tests on her pony and is now ready to move onwards to bigger fences both in Show Jumping and Cross country and develop her Dressage skills. 

She has already gained some further experience on bigger fences with my 15.1 horse and is now ready to take on her own horse to continue her career.

In return we offer an excellent 5 star home based in East Cheshire.  This is a small but friendly livery yard which is well managed with owners on site full time.

Our yard provides excellent all year round turn out, good quality menage for schooling and lots of lovely hacking Nr Macclesfield Forest all in a beautiful setting close to our home.

I am retired and dedicate a lot of time to the horse care and management to ensure excellent support is provided. 

We would love to hear from anyone currently thinking of selling their precious horse – but feels reluctant to place adverts on the open market.  A realistic budget is available. 

Kind regards

Steph Gleave (07957 175 402)