Halloween Fun Day

Llysfaen district put on a great spooky Halloween Treasure hunt ride and games on Sunday 30 October 2011. Big thanks goes to Sian Thomas who hosted the day at Plas Farm and Laura Owen who sorted out some fun Halloween games. The children had a fun ride around the fields and through the surrounding woods meeting lots of spooky , scary creatures, ghosts and mummies all with clues attached to them . The ponies behaved brilliantly with their riders attired in Halloween fancy dress and painted faces . Once the ride was over, it was down to the farm for a glorious BBQ and some spells, broth making and games. There was wrap the mummy or daddy up in our case ! and bowling pumpkins, of course the popular bobbing apples and to round off a fantastic afternoon prizes for best fancy dress and best carved pumpkin. The sun shone all day , one of those gorgeous autumn days! As dusk loomed everyone took some very tired , happy , spooky children home along with their ponies! Thanks again to all of the team for providing venue, games and lots of goodies and refreshments

Flint and Denbigh Hunter Trials and Tetrathlon

Two fantastic days were enjoyed by F&D and neighbouring branch members who competed in the F&DPC Tetrathlon/Hunter Trial at Plas Dolben on the 17th – 18th September 2011.

Burghley 2011

Megan Roberts and Antonia Woodbine have been flying the flag for the Flint and Denbigh Hunt Branch at the Burghley Horse Trials.

Camp Fund Raiser

All 83 members attending our summer camp this year were asked to develop and plan a task to work towards achieving their fund raising badge. The Branch has been able to send a cheque for £500.00 to the Animal Health Trust!!!

Area Dressage 2011

Very Successful Day at Area Dressage Flint and Denbigh had a great day last Tuesday at the Area Dressage. The standard of riding was very high, and everyone rode extremely well.

Main Camp 2011

Mini Camp 2011

Area Eventing 2011

What a successful day The Flint and Denbigh had at this years Area Horse Trials kindly run by East Cheshire Pony Club. It was one of the hottest days of the year and Flint and Denbigh kept their cool under pressure. The Novice Teams started the day followed by the Intermediate teams then the Open team. (For a full report go to Disciplines>Eventing)

Area Show Jumping 2011

Photos are by kind permission of Peter Owen Photography and all the great action of the day from Ring One is available by visiting www.peterowenphotography.co.uk

Zone Seniors 2011

Senior Zone Mounted Games at Onley Equestrian Centre, Rugby .... July 2011

C+ Success !!!

The C+ Test was held at Dyfnog Stud on Friday 3rd June by kind permission of Jane Gough Roberts. There were 12 members taking the test on this occasion and Flint and Denbigh Pony Club had arranged a series of practical and theory sessions to prepare. C + is a very difficult test and in 2010 was made compulsory, it has also now been spilt into 2 sections of Stable Management and Theory to enable members to pass/fail either section.

Plas Uchaf Rally

We are all so fortunate in North Wales to have such awesome locations for rallies ....

Llandyrnog Easter Fun Day 2011

The day started with the faster riders off first, after the horses had their heart rates taken for the Endurance check – sadly, they took longer than expected to return as they took a wrong turn and got a bit lost – but return they did and they all had a great adventure. Heart rates were checked on return and recorded. The lead rein ride left later and they too had a great ride out.

Gwydir Forest Ride Sunday 1st May 2011

On a glorious sunny Sunday at the end of the Easter holidays twenty seven members from the Flint and Denbigh Pony Club aged between 4 to 14 years worked in teams of five, each team had two adult escorts and they navigated their way up to Llyn Parc following orienteering markers and practicing their map reading skills.

Winter League Final ... CHN ... Aintree

Saturday 26th February was the last day of competitions for Area 5’s Winter League show jumping season. Just as last year, it was held at Aintree which is a super venue.

Llysfaen AGM 2011

Katy and Louise gave a demonstration with their ‘Blue Peanuts’ which was a lot of fun and much easier to fall off than a pony.

Gwynedd Winter League SJ

The much delayed Gwynedd WL SJ held on the January 30th 2011

Llysfaen Fire Safety Badge

Nine F&DPC members wrapped up warm and headed off to Ty Du Farm, Glan Conwy to learn all about Fire Safety and how fires can be prevented in stables and at home.

Llandyrnog AGM

Some of the fun activities enjoyed by the many members and parents who attended the Llandyrnog AGM at the Gellifor Community Centre on Friday 14th January 2011.

New Years Day Hunt

The annual New Years Flint and Denbigh Pony Club Hunt 2011 meet at Mr and Mrs Rees farm, Cefn!