Area 5 Dressage

Please can everybody who is interested in competing on a Team at the Area 5 Dressage, Somerford Park, 3rd August, contact Sioned or Nicky letting them know …

  • Which class: Novice, Intermediate or Open.
  • Name and age of both pony and child.

Many thanks … … and …

C Stable Management

Cefn district are holding 3 stable management for c level starting this Wednesday at 6pm with Helga.

The cost is £5 per session. Next 2 dates are 6/7 and 13/7.

Recommended minimum age for C test is 11 years. So if you think you would like to do C test at camp, please join the Stable Management.

Email Jane on or 07890107492

Show Jumping Postponed

Due to lack of numbers, the Inter District Show Jumping will be postponed. We are looking for teams of 4 from each district to compete against each other – mixed ages, starting small first rider and working up to 3 foot plus for last rider – oldest member.  If you would like to put your name down please contact  Teams will be under 10, under 13, under 15 and rider any age.  Please indicate your age and your area when replying.

A clear round will still be available on 25 June at Hendre from 12noon to 3pm if numbers permit – please advise as to whether you wish to enter and I will email you all near the end of the week.  Depending on numbers we may be able to run a competition.


Congratulations & Well Done

Manon Owen has  qualified as an Individual at Southview last week end, for the Inter Schools Arena Eventing Championships in Adlington, Bucks in October.

Camp Information …

  • Please ensure that you attend at least 3 working rallies before camp.
  • Dates needed Enrollment Evening 27th June.
  • If you are paying for camp by cheque on 27th please put your name & the member attending camps name on the back of the cheque. Cheques payable to ” F&D Hunt Branch of the Pony Club”
  • If you are paying cash please put it in an envelope with the members name on the envelope.
  • Please add the £50 payment to your amount if you are unable to help at camp.
  • This will save time on the evening and make it easier for the payments to be allocated to the correct members.
  • The cost for camp is: £140 for one, £260 for 2 members from the same family or £130 if attending daily

Older Members needed to help at Mini Camp …

Especially the ones who have attended the Young Instructors Courses. This is an ideal opportunity if you are working towards your Duke of Edinburgh Award to get some hours of Community Service logged.

Please email Katy on

Also Older Members needed for 27th June 7.00pm to help with games on camp field.

Camp T Shirts

  • We are planning on ordering Camp T Shirts again this year.
  • They will have Camp 2011 on the front and names of members who are attending camp on the back.
  • I need to know the sizes before I order so if you email me the name and size I will reserve you a T shirt.
  • It is the same company as the Sweatshirts so that will give you an idea of the sizing.
  • They will be approx £7 & £8.50 for the larger sizes

If you would like one could you please let me know ….

Note to Parents re 27th June …

This is an evening for parents only.

  • The members do not need to attend.
  • If you have no alternative and the children have to accompany you, please leave them outside on camp field with the older members in charge of games etc.
  • It is the parents who need to be inside the village hall to hear all the Information regarding camp.
  • In previous years the hall has been quite full but mainly children and that means that a lot of parents are standing outside and unable to hear the DC’s talk … So please can you respect this request.
  • If they do need to come along to try a sweatshirt or jacket they can come inside once the Camp Information talk has finished.

Thank you


Bethan has a lot of requests for stabling this year.

  • Are you sure a stable is really necessary??
  • If you do not want your pony turned out in the field with the the others you may consider a Pen.
  • You will need to bring your own electric fence to make a safe area for your pony to be kept in over night.
  • All the pens are made in the same area of camp field, so the ponies have company but are still able to have their own safe space for grazing.
  • Ponies are quite happy with the “penning” system and it has worked very well for a number of years.

Fundraising Badge

  • All members attending Main Camp will be asked to develop & plan a task to work towards a Fundraising Badge.
  • You will work in your Rides to decide on, arrange and organize a way of raising money, either by a side show (tombola or a game), raffle, stall, entertainment of some sort, music, dancing, short sketch etc.
  • This event will be held on the last afternoon of camp and all the money will be given towards the Animal Health Trust which is the Pony Club Charity this year.
  • You need to start asking family, friends, neighbours, local businesses etc for prizes, cakes (put in deep freeze until needed), 2nd hand tack, riding wear or start making items yourselves, any thing you think may help raise money.
  • The items can be brought to camp on the first day or during the week.
  • The Ride showing the most effort and working together with their chosen Project Manager (like the Apprentice) will all receive a prize .

Hat Rule …

Please check your hat. We will not be able to Tag your hat for camp unless it is up to Pony Club Standard.

I am able to get …

  • Champion Pro Plus Jockey Skull caps. PAS 015    BS EN1384, Sizes 00,0,1 are £ 37.00 Larger Sizes up to 5 are £43.00 but I do need the correct size from you before I order as they can not be returned. (You need to go and try one on some where)
  • Champion Advantage Skull Caps. BS  EN 1384, £ 35.00 & £40.00.
  • Just Togs Skull Helmet. EN 1384     PAS 015, £34 & £39.00

The Pony Club Hat Rule  … 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, Horse 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.