Weekly Update

I have set up a new contact list for the Weekly Update. If any one mentions they are  NOT receiving the emails from me, or have NOT  received the New Fixture List, could you please ask them to contact me.
Thank you … Iona

F&D Hunt Branch Pony Club AGM

To be held at THE BOD ERW HOTEL, St Asaph. Weds 16th Feb 2011 7pm
Please come along to support your branch. Prizes for all area 2010 team members – Novice, Intermediate & open
Short meeting followed by a talk from Rachel Greetham
Refreshments will be served after the talk. (No charge)


Please find attached WYL & F&D Winter League schedule 2011 for SJ WinterLeague Competition  on the  20th February at Northop.   Please send your cheques to me asap for the above competition.  £10 made to Waen Y Llyn  Branch of the Pony Club.  I need your cheques asap please!
Also attached is  the Cheshire Hunt North WL SJ schedule for 26th Feb at Aintree. Please  send cheques to Chris Leahy before the 10th of February .  Cheques payable to Cheshire Hunt North Branch of the Pony Club.
Many thanks.  Chris Leahy, Derwen Fawr, Milwr, Holywell. CH8 8HE


The charge is £5.00 per adult 9.30am for 10am start
UNMOUNTED Members welcome – No Charge
Note: Refreshments will be available to purchase on the day
This is open to ALL parents & members. Please contact me if you are interested … email Iona


Sunday 6th February …. Pilates for Riders Trefnant Village Hall starting at 6pm cost  £5 per person, parents also welcome to join in. Email Jane Grindal
Monday 7th February … Sian Wynne Morris Working Rally at Northop.Start at 5.30pm last ride at 7.30pm.Cost is £10 each. Age 13+. Email Jane Grindal

FIXTURE SHEET Jan – May 2011

You should all have received the new Fixture List by now. Any problems please contact me. Thanks Iona


Please check your Hats … Please Read …
It is mandatory for all Members to wear a protective helmet manufactured to one of the minimum standards listed below. It must bear the CE mark and a quality symbol, either the BSI Kitemark, the SAI Global symbol or the official Snell label with number. The CE symbol on its own is not sufficient to ensure consistent standard of manufacture. The PAS 015:1998 and the Snell E2001 meet higher impact criteria and therefore give more protection.
For cross-country riding (over fences 0.80m high and above) (including Eventing, Tetrathlon, Hunter Trials) and Pony Racing whether it be tests, rallies or training, a jockey skull cap, with no fixed peak, must be worn. It is also strongly recommended that a jockey skull cap is worn for cross country riding even over lower fences.
  • PAS 015:1998 or EN 1384:1996 BS EN 1384:1997 With the BSI Kitemark
  • Snell E2001 with the official Snell label and number
  • AS/NZS 3838 1998 or AS/NZS 3838 2003
NB The prefix ‘BS’ on the EN 1384 standard does not mean that the hat has undergone batch testing by the British Standards Institute – the hat must contain the BSI Kitemark as well. The fit of the hat and the adjustment of the harness are as crucial as the quality. Members are advised to try several makes to find the best fit, the hat should not move on the head when the head is tipped forward. It is strongly recommended that second hand hats are not purchased.
Hats must be replaced after a severe impact or subsequent protection will be significantly reduced. Hats deteriorate with age and should be replaced after three to five years depending upon the amount of use.
Hats, with a cover, must be worn when mounted (this includes at prize-giving) with a chinstrap fastened at all times. For Dressage, Show Jumping and Mounted Games the cover shall be dark blue or black only. The Official Steward or Organiser may, at his discretion, eliminate a competitor riding in the area of the competition without a hat or with the chinstrap unfastened or a hat that does not comply with these standards.
Children under 9 years old …
Medical advice is that children’s neck muscles do not develop adequately to support a fairly heavy helmet until the age of nine. Therefore it may be appropriate for children under nine years of age to wear a lightweight hat made to comply with above requirements.
Hats with long ventilation slits are not allowed for Members over nine years old.
Hat Checks and Tagging …
The Branch DC will appoint two Branch Officials (one of whom may be the DC) who are familiar with The Pony Club rule for hats to carry out hat checks and tag each hat that complies with the above requirements with a Pony Club hat tag. Centre members hats may also be tagged by a Centre Co-ordinator. Hats fitted with a Pony Club hat tag will not need to be checked on subsequent occasions.
Tags may only be fitted by one of the two appointed Branch officials after they have personally checked the hat. Tagging indicates that a hat meets the above standards, NO check of the fit or condition of the hat is implied. It is considered to be the responsibility of the Member’s parent or guardian to ensure that their hat complies with the required standards. Also to ensure that the manufacturer’s guidelines with regard to fit and replacement are followed.