If any one has emailed or tried to Telephone me between Thursday and Monday night I am sorry I have not replied but have been without a land line, and no Internet. It is back up now so will hopefully catch up.

Thanks … Iona

Please note change of date of the AGM

It will now take place on Monday 20th February 2012 at The Bod Erw Hotel, St Asaaph.

All welcomed. Please make every effort to attend. A past member of the F&D Pony Club, Patrick Sells MRCVS will be giving a talk on his experiences of treating working horses and donkeys in Morocco & Egypt.

Refreshments will be served at the end of the evening.

New Fixture List

The new Fixture List Jan – May will be emailed out in the next few days to all who have renewed their membership. The last sheet has all the contact details, please print off and keep for future reference.

Rule Books

I will be ordering the 2012 Rule Books from PC HQ at the end of the week. If any one is competing at ANY discipline it is advisable to have a Rule Book. (SJ, Dressage, Games, Polocrosse, Eventing, Tetrathlon).

Please let me know if you would like me to order any for you.

Thanks … Iona

Show Jumping

Could I please remind everyone about our Winter League Show Jumping Competition at Northop on Sunday February 12th 2012. Schedule attached (WYLFD_Winter_League_Schedule_2012).
Entries in by 1st February please.

SJ training with Lee Williams at Tyddyn farm from 6pm on Thursday 26th January. 5 or less in a group. £10 each. please email asap if you would like a place.

Many Thanks … Chris

Cefn District

Working Rally at Ty Mawr, Bodelwyddan Sunday 29th January 1.30 – 4.30 please email or text 07795117535

Llanasa District AGM

Details attached (Llanasa_AGM2012)

Llysfaen District Combined Training Competition

Details attached (FDPC_Combined_Training_Novice_Beginner_Schedule_Feb_2012

Area 5

Eventing Training Days Details attached (Eventing_training_2012).

Dressage Competion for Beginners

Sunday 26th February at Northop

You will be able to download all the following tests from the main Pony Club website.

  • Class 1 D level dressage test walk and trot (age 10 and below who have never done a test competitively before. LR welcome in this class).
  • Class 2 Introductory Dressage Test 2007 (all age, but who have never been placed 1st to 4th at a competition)
  • Class 3 Novice Dressage Test 2009 (all ages, this class might be split into age category depending on entries)

The cost is £8 per class. Send your cheque payable to “Flint and Denbigh Branch of Pony Club, Cefn Area” with the following details on the reverse:

  • child’s name
  • age and
  • class.

Send to Jane Grindal. Ty Mawr Farm, Bodelwyddan, LL18 5UY

Entries must be in by 17th February.

Hors concours (HC) – non-competitive entries will be accepted for all classes.

We are hoping to run a competition each month if this one is successful.

Try B4U Buy Day Saturday 3rd March at Maelor Equestrian Centre

Are you or any one you know looking for a new Horse or Pony, do you have one to sell or put out on Loan?

I am running another Try B4U Buy Day.

It costs £10 to book in your Horse or Pony. You will then have the chance of using the facilities to show your Horse or Pony at its best to viewers. If they like what they see, they can then approach you, and if you are happy for them to ride your Horse or Pony, use the facilities to try them out.

Please let as many people as possible know about this event.

If you are interested in entering a Horse or Pony please contact Iona at

XC Schooling at Marian Bach – Half Term Special Offer 11th – 19th February

Whatever the weather this February half-term, Marian Bach XC course is available for hire.

Just off the A55 at Caerwys, this facility is convenient from anywhere in North Wales or Cheshire.

For the February half-term, members of Pony Club can use the XC course for just £10 per hour, instead of the normal £14. The course offers a wide variety of XC jumps; all situated in an area ideal for observing and/or instruction. Due to the man-made surfaces at take off and landing, this course is safe for use even in wet weather. Groups and individuals are welcome but advance booking is essential. To make a booking email: or call 07831 750662 or 01352 720442.

Be sure to say you are Pony Club members to get this special rate. For more information about Marian Bach and directions for getting there go to

What’s more – a donation of £2, for every pony club member using the course during half-term, will go to a charity supporting education for children in the slums of Kibera. See for more information about the work of this charity.