Tests …. Important …. Please Read for all members wanting to take tests this year

The Road Rider Mini Achievement Badge is a prerequisite before taking the D Test.

Before being awarded the ‘C’ Test Certificate, Candidates must have trained for and passed The Pony Club’s Road Rider Achievement Badge or The Pony Club Road Rider Test or the BHS Riding and Road Safety Test.

Before taking the ‘B’ Test, Candidates must have passed the ‘C+’ Test and The Pony Club Road Rider Test or the BHS Riding & Road Safety Test.

Before taking the Lungeing Test, Candidates must have passed the B Test or B Standard Horse & Pony Care.

It is necessary to pass the Lungeing Test before attempting the AH Test.

Please note that ride and road safety is compulsory now before you do tests so do not leave it until the last moment. Contact chrissie@equest.plus.com .

Any members wishing to take D, D+, C or C+ before camp please let me know asap. Thanks Iona. garethion@hotmail.com


On Saturday 2nd April 2011

Start time 10.00 (Juniors) 12.30 approx (Seniors)

At Limes Farm, Deans Lane, Barthomley, Cheshire, CW2 5QJ

Areas covered – subject and level depends on age and test passed –

Bandaging, Bits and Bitting, Breeds, Colours and Markings, Conformation, First Aid (Human), First Aid, (Equine), Feeding, Fitness, Foot and Shoeing, Grooming, Health, Pasture, Saddlery, Rugs and Rugging, Stabling, Road Safety, Pony at Grass, Travelling, Hunting.


  • Senior team must comprise of 3 members who must be between 14 and 20 years on 1st January 2011 with at least one member 16 years and under at that date.
  • Junior team must comprise of 3 members who must be 13 years and under on 1st January 2011 with at least one member 11 years and under at that date.

This is very good practice for people considering doing tests this year as well as being an area competition.

For the teams I will put on a practice on March 26 Saturday – details to follow.  Teams will be picked by 22 March in order to get entries off in time.

Contact Chrissie – pref by email chrissie@equest.plus.com

Hunting Certificate

Congratulations to Louise Jones, Sam Major, Edward Sturla, Rebecca Whittingham and Phoebe Woodbine on passing their hunting certificate.  It was great to see you all out hunting so often.  Keep up the good work whilst out hunting next season.

Names asap to Lucy Reed or Louise Shepherd  for next seasons entry.  Your name must be down before Main Camp and you must be 14 years old by 1st September 2011 to take part.

Congratulations and Well Done !!!

To all F and D members this week end at the Welsh Games Trials at Builth Wells. You all did brilliantly, a special congratulations to Suzi Williams for getting into the Welsh Team for the second time and Anya Dreiling for being chosen as a Reserve. Congratulations also to Georgina Clarke who qualified for the Winter League Championships at the Dressage.

Event Training Saturday 19th March with Richard Carruthers

Times for the event training with Richard Carruthers at Forest Gate Farm. Any queries contact Louise Shepherd.

10am -11am

  • Natalie Hughes
  • Stephanie Hughes
  • Oliver Powell-Jones
  • Brier Leahy
  • Manon Owen
  • Louise Jones

11am – 12

  • Rhiannon Johnson
  • Phoebe Woodbine
  • Lorna Reece
  • Georgina Clarke
  • Ellie Williams
  • Robyn Cannel

12 – 1pm

  • Sophie Wilson
  • Georgia Jones
  • Alice Davies-Cooke
  • Ollie Williams
  • Ant Woodbine
  • Megan O’Connor

Many Thanks … Louise

Polocrosse On Foot Training Day

Dear All,

Please find attached form for a Polocrosse On Foot Training Day to be held at The Pony Club Office at Stoneleigh on Sunday, 10th April.  Can you please forward this information to any of the Branches that may be interested in coming.

Many thanks …. Hannah

Area 4 Pony Club Race Day

Sunday, 8th May 2011, Haydock Park Racecourse

Haydock Schedule 2011 and Entry Form attached.

Clare Boardman

Senior Executive Secretary

In addition to: Racing & Show Jumping.

Direct Dial: 02476 698301

The Pony Club – www.pcuk.org

Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2RW  Tel: 02476 698300  Fax: 02476 696919

Registered Charity no. 1050146  Incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England No.3072475

Free Tickets for Newbury

Join The Pony Club, and other equestrian member bodies, for a ‘celebration of all things equine’ on March 26th 2011 at Newbury Racecourse.

The day will include interactive displays from The Pony Club, guest appearances from the world of equestrianism – plus thrilling racing action from Newbury’s final day of the Jump season.


Simply quote your Pony Club Branch or Centre name when you book over the phone to claim 2 FREE Premier tickets. (Must be booked 7 days in advance)
OVER 18’s: Tickets From: £18

Book Now: www.Newbury-Racecourse.co.uk or 01635 40015

Please circulate this email to your Members as you feels appropriate. The RDA is the nominated charity for the event, and it will be a great opportunity to find our more about other Member Bodies and their activities.


Please see attached schedule for the Llanymynech ODE.


There are only 12 days to go until the first Bangor on Dee Point to Point of the Season – The Sir. W.W.Wynn’s on Sunday 13th March so please do not forget to spread the word and come along for a great day out! Racing comes under starters orders at 12pm with seven races on the card.

For further information visit – www.bangorpoint2points.co.uk or join our facebook group – Bangor on Dee Point to Point Group for up to date news.

We look forward to seeing you all there!