Appeal to all Members

Could I please ask all members to

  1. Book in as early as possible to all Pony Club Events, Rallies, Fun Days, Badge Days, Competitions etc.
  2. Let the organiser of the event know in plenty of time if you are unable to attend. Do not wait for them to contact you.

We have over 300 members in the Branch at the moment.  If you book in early the organiser then knows how long the venue needs to be booked for, how many in each group, how many hours to book an Instructor and  is easier for Team Trainers to sort Teams for a competition.

Take a look at your Fixture List and BOOK IN now for any events you would like to attend. It will help to make all the organisers work a little easier.

Thank you

All members need to attend at least 3 Rallies

A District Commissioner  may at any time recommend to the Branch Committee that they end the membership of any Branch Member who, in their opinion, shows insufficient interest their Branch.

Can I also remind ALL members of the Pony Club Dress Code (page 59 in the Pony Club Yearbook from HQ) Download here …The Pony Club Rules 2011

When attending all mounted Pony Club activities Members should wear a riding jacket or Branch Sweat Shirt, Hoodies are NOT allowed (sweatshirts & PC jackets are available from Iona Pierce ) and beige jodhpurs with leather shoes or jodhpur boots, or breeches and either leather or rubber riding boots, a suitable shirt and the official Pony Club tie. In the interests of safety, wellington boots or plimsolls should not be worn. Boots with heavy treads should also not be worn.


Hard hats must be worn at all times when mounted. Only hats or skull caps to …

  • BSI kite mark … PAS 015:1998 or EN 1384:1996 or BS EN 1384:1997
  • Snell E2001 with the official Snell label and number
  • SAI Global … AS/NZS 3838 1998 or AS/NZS 3838 2003

… can be worn. No other standard will be allowed. It must have a correctly fitted harness and be fastened at all times when mounted -and this includes prize giving. All hats must be tagged. Hats or hat covers must be black or dark blue except for cross-country when a plain red silk should be worn. The Hat Rules can be downloaded here.

Winter League Show Jumping

Please Note Pony Club rule that each member & horse must complete three rallies to be in Teams

Please send me your entries for the Sir WWW winter league showjumping competition at Southview Monday 24th October 2011.

Schedule attached … (Winter League schedule 2011 Southview).

I need your cheques as soon as possible so that I can organise teams and get everything off to the branch before their closing date.
As it is quite a distance to travel please try to share lifts where possible to reduce the cost of your fuel bills!!
Please send your cheques to DERWEN FAWR,  MILWR,  HOLYWELL,  FLINTSHIRE.  CH8 8HE
Any questions please email me on

Many thanks … Chris

Please find attached a schedule for East Cheshire’s Show Jumping and Dengie qualifier (schedule- Nov 11) competition.  Please note that this is NOT a Winter League team competition and so if you wish to enter it please do so yourselves direct with East Cheshire.

Many thanks …. Chris

Megan’s road to Burghley … by Megan

Well worth a look and a read is Megan’s own story of her road to Burghley which can be read here ….

Triathlon Results

Triathlon Results are attached. Well Done to all F&D members who competed.

Wanted: Teams of Young Games Makers to make the Games happen!

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has announced the start of the Young Games Maker (YGM) programme for 16-18 year olds, which will provide up to 2,000 volunteering opportunities for young people during the Games.  The programme will support LOCOG’s commitment to inspire young people to choose sport and leave a volunteering legacy. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young volunteers to be a part of the greatest show on earth.

The Pony Club & LOCOG are looking to recruit 40 Young Games Makers and eight Team Leaders for the London 2012 Olympics.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in London 2012, and will be a credit to anyone for their C.V as well as an amazing experience!!

How To Apply

Please download the relevant application form below, to apply to be either a ‘Young Games Maker’ or ‘Young Games Maker – Team Leader.’ Forms need to be signed by your Branch DC, and must be returned to The Pony Club Office not later than October 24th.

Young Games Makers

The Young Games Makers selected will act as volunteers for the 2012 Games, and will be involved in the Cross Country element of the Eventing as Road Crossing Stewards

Please Note: Young Game Makers must be at least 16 years old on 1 July 2012 and under 18 years old on 1 January 2012 to be eligible.


Young Games Makers – Team Leaders

Team Leaders recruited will have the same role in the Cross Country, but will also be responsible for over seeing the Young Games Makers.

Please Note:

  • Team leaders must be aged 18 years old or over by the 1 January 2012
  • Team Leader must undergo and pass an enhanced CRB check
  • Team leaders will be required to undergo an interview (December 8th 2011) and attend safeguarding training


Further Information

Further information about the Young Games Makers programme can be found on the London 2012 YGM website or by emailing Clare Walkeden