Dear All,

Thank you for all your help in making our Area Show Jumping competition such a success.

Thank you to all who turned up on the Weds evening, Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. The competition ran so smoothly and without any major problems.

The list of thank you’s – for collecting ring stewards, arena parties, catering stewards, judges helpers, commentators, scorers, car parking stewards is endless.

Our members were excellent at being helpful, polite and friendly  – so thank you.
Our day was perfect and to cap it all the Open team & Novice team qualified for the champs – CONGRATULATIONS. Well done to all the other teams too, as they also were placed and were a credit to our Branch.

The Newcomers and the Intermediate Teams were both 2nd in their class.

Full Results will be on the F&D web site and can be downloaded here (.doc) Photographs available from / Dewi’s Photographs and also RING 1

Chris Leahy deserves a special thank you for all her hard work organising the teams and for all the training that she organises through out the year.

Iona as always was organised and had everything to hand. She is now the expert on the Pony Club Show jumping Rules. Thank you.

I was amazed at how quickly everything was dismantled at the end of the day. There were many comments from the visiting branches at how friendly the competition was.

We were also asked by Mr Gough Roberts and Jane from Dyfnog Stud and asked to pass on their thanks to all, for leaving the site so clean & tidy. They were very impressed as there was no rubbish left to clear at all. So Thank You for taking your rubbish home!!

Good luck to those who will be going to the championships.

Best regards … Bethan


Please find attached the schedule for this year’s Area Dressage to be held at Somerford park Farm on TUESDAY the 3rd AUGUST 2010.

You will note that this is a two stage entry system:

Stage 1: Preliminary entries to be submitted by Tuesday the 13th July. This stage only requires numbers of teams and individuals to be indicated together with the entry fee.

Stage 2: Which requires full details of each rider and horse, does not need to be submitted until Sunday the 25th July.

It is essential that we know exactly how many entries to expect since this is crucial to deciding the number of arenas and judges. Please therefore let us know numbers as a matter of urgency. If you are experiencing any difficulty – please let us know.

It is appreciated that the time is short and I apologise for that but if we are to make the necessary arrangements we do need full co-operation.

We look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: The Pony Club Intermediate Dressage Test 2009 on page 41 of the Dressage Rule Book 2010 has the following typo.

Movement 2 should read:
2.    B       Circle right 15m diameter. Give and retake the reins on the circle.

Kind regards … Tristan Lock-Williams

Regards … Geoff Bell
D.C. East Cheshire BPC