A Very Successful week end for the F&D Hunt Branch Pony Club …

Congratulations to the Senior games team, Anya Dreiling, Becky Sedcole, Nan Jones, Suzi Williams and Wednesday Rytter, who were 6th out of 18 at the Zone Competition and also to the Junior team, Charlotte Williams, Eden and Sophie Greaves, Megan Woodcock, Tomos Williams and Owen Williams who came 3rd out of 15.

Good look to both teams at the Pony Club Championships in August

Thank you to Gwil for training the teams.

Full report here …

Congratulations also to the Horse Trials Teams that were placed at the Area competition at Somerford.

Novice team Brier Leahy, Megan Roberts, Oliver Williams and Rhiannon Johnson were 1st, Megan and Brier both won their sections. The team and individuals have qualified for the championships at Kelsall in August.

The Intermediate team of Lucy Grindal, Manon Owen, Ellie Williams and Steph Hughes won and will be going to the Championships at Draycott Manor in August. Ellie was 3rd in her section and Steph 4th. The other intermediate team Oli Powell Jones, Archie Fetherstonhough, Phoebe Woodbine and Louise Jones came 4th. Louise was 2nd in her section.

Open team Sam Ecroyd, Sophie Toogood and Nick O’Sullivan were second. Sophie Toogood was 3rd individually and has qualified for the champs. Nick O’Sullivan was 6th.

Well done to all F&D members that competed, I was very impressed with the standard of your riding and turnout.

Thank you to Louise and Katy for organising all the training.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Iona, Mr and Mrs Grindal snr, Jane Grindal, Donna Jones, Gwenan Johnson and Chris Leahy for volunteering to help fence judge on the day.

Bethan Jones DC

Area Show Jumping At Dyfnog Sunday 10th July 2011 …


Please could as many parents as possible come to Dyfnog, on Friday evening at  5pm to help set up for the area show jumping.

Gill Milner the course builder will be there and hopefully we shall not be too long.

If you have any shrubs or flowers in plastic pots that we could borrow to dress the jumps please bring them along.

Camp Duty Details …

Website …

The FandD website is  www.flintanddenbigh.org

All information about Events/Rallies/Booking Forms/Dates/Fun Rides and Camp etc can be found here.

Dressage Training …

Dressage Test Riding

Due to popular demand we are organising another Test Riding evening at Ty Mawr (Grindle’s), so anyone who missed out last time please contact, by email, Nicky or Sioned.

Dressage with Paul Davies at Penrhiw Uchaf, Glan Conwy on 17th July – please email nia.golding@sky.com or phone / text 07795117535

Thanks … Nia

F and D Pony Club Show 21st Aug

FDPC FUN SHOW schedule 21ST AUG 2011

Berwyn and Dee ODE

Anglesey Branch of the Pony Club

also extra classes

Fundraising Badge …

All members attending Main Camp will be asked to develop and 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), face painting, raffle, stall, entertainment of some sort, music, dancing, short sketch etc

This event will be held on the last afternoon of camp and will be open to all, so please support even if you are not attending camp, 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, ask your farrier for used horse shoes and paint/decorate them, 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.