Flint and Denbigh Pony Club Survey 2012

Flint and Denbigh Pony Club would like to find out about your experience within our branch, whether you are a new member or you have been a member for years! The survey is for the riding members to complete, but please ask your parents to assist you if you are younger but would like to have a go. We hope to use the results to improve what the branch and more specifically your district can offer you as a member.
Please follow the proceedure below to login and complete the members survey 2012.

The survey can be found by clicking on “members only” and then selecting “Protected: Survey”. The password for the survey is in the emailed “Iona’s Weekly Update”. If anyone has not received the update, needs the password or has any difficulty with the survey, please contact webmaster@fndponyclub.org.uk

Parents and Guardians

It is a great shame that some parents and guardians bringing members to rallies and other events do not respect the venues. We have recently been told that the branch is not welcomed by one proprietor due to the behaviour of some of the parents.

As a Branch we do not have much choice of indoor facilities so please ensure that you respect the property when attending pony club activities.

  • Arrive in plenty of time to get tacked up.
  • Drive in carefully and park tidily. Allowing other vehicles to get in or out.
  • Do not hang hay nets up outside your horse trailers or lorries.
  • Do not leave ponies tied up outside lorries/trailers unsupervised.
  • Members to be supervised when not taking part.
  • Parents not to enter the arena or ménage unless invited to do so by the instructor.
  • Pick up all pony droppings & litter from ménage & parking area.
  • Parents to help put equipment away when finished.
  • Close gates when leaving.

Bethan Jones DC

Congratulations and Well Done to Katy Powell Jones …

… Flint and Denbigh’s Chief Instructor, for completing the London Marathon.

Katy was running for the Ron Smith Cancer Charity. It is not too late if you would like to donate towards the charity.

Well done to all the Flint and Denbigh members …

… who were competing over the weekend, at the Area 5 Tetrathlon, Llandyrnog, the Flint and Denbigh Mounted Games Competition at Rhuallt and the Endurance Ride at Delamere.
A big thank you to all the members and parents who helped set up and on the day at the Flint and Denbigh Mounted Games Competition at Rhuallt. A special thank you to all the ex Mounted Games members and parents who came back to help and a big thank you to Chrissie Mayes who kept us all entertained with her games commentary all day, I think you have missed your calling Chrissie.

Flint and Denbigh teams all did well:

  • Seniors 5th
  • Senior Novice 1st
  • Juniors 4th
  • Junior Novice 1st

Well done to you all.

Full report from Tetrathlon will be on the Flint and Denbigh website in due course.

Message from Suzi Williams

I would like to thank everyone who supported my quest to ride for Team Great Britain in the International Mounted Games competition and Exchange. The trip and competition were incredible and I was extremely proud to represent the GB Pony Club, and Flint and Denbigh Pony Club, in Australia.

I could not have done it without the amazing help I received!

Take a look at the link for some photos!

Love Suzi Williams

Dress Code Again!!!

It is disappointing to hear again that the standard of turnout at the Working Rallies and Training Sessions is once again slipping. Despite sending this message last week we still have members turning up at Rallies and Training sessions incorrectly turned out!!! Why is that ?

Every member has received a copy of what they should wear, it is also on the website and has been sent out with the Weekly Update on numerous occasions.

I have once again attached (Copy of what to wear at rallies), please make sure you read it!

Black sweatshirts are for XC only. Red sweatshirts are for Rallies, Pony Club Ties must be worn and hairnets for any members with long hair.

All hats must be tagged.

Please Note, if you are riding XC at any Pony Club competition you must wear the Black Sweatshirt and a Red Hat cover. You DO NOT ride in your own colours.

Mini Road Rider Badge

Monday 14 May 5.30 -7pm (note changed times to accommodate smaller people!)

Any members who intend taking D or D+ this year and do not have the Road rider Badge need to attend this evening.

Many thanks … Chrissie

Show Jumping Training

From the next fixture list forward, Kathy Cumming has very kindly volunteered to work along side me organising the show jumping training. She will concentrate on theJunior’s with training at Northop and Dyfnog and I will continue with Seniors at Tyddyn Farm and with the Winter League and Area Show Jumping competitions. Therefore all forms and cheques for training at Dyfnog or Northop should be sent to Kathy at Mill Lodge, Ffordd Y Waen, Nannerch, CH7 5RX, and any queries concerning that training emailed to kathycumming@talktalk.net  Everything else to me!

Many thanks … Chris

Cefn District

Due to the weather last night, the working rally at Ty Mawr had to be cancelled. It has been re-arranged for this Saturday 28th April 9am until 11am. I have a few spaces left especially in the LR class. If you would like to come please email me asap.

Thanks … Jane Grindal grindalfarmer@btinternet.com

Also, we have a Test Training Day on Monday May 7th with Sue Cottrell. Pick your own dressage test. Cost is £10 per person

Llysfaen District Summer Combined Training Competitions

We are planning to run two Olympic Themed PC Combined Training Competitions at Coed Coch, Betws yn Rhos on Sunday 22nd July and Sunday 2nd September with part of the profit going towards the Air Ambulance (which is this years’ selected charity for the Pony Club).

If anyone is free on one or both of these days and is willing to help out we would love to here from you. This would be a good opportunity for any young Instructors or older Pony Club members to gain valuable event organisational skills and put something back into our much loved Pony Club. We will be looking for Dressage and Show Jumping judges plus stewards, writers and scorers, if you are interested please contact Laura asap: 01745- 860571 or email: p.owen79@btinternet.com.

New Fixture List…

with dates May – September will be out soon!