PC Membership

Your Pony Club Membership has expired since midnight 31st Dec 2012 if you have not already renewed, you do have a couple of weeks in which to renew. You will not be allowed to attend ANY Pony Club event once your membership has ended as you will not be covered by the Insurance. Thank you to all the members who have already renewed.
Please let me know if you are NOT renewing your PC membership.

RenewalForm here …

Happy New Year to you all

I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed the mild weather allowing us all to be able to ride.

The members that joined in on the pony club meet were very well turned out. I hope that you all enjoyed the day. The weather was perfect. Thank you to Jeremy Reed for inviting us and to Paul Smith for looking after the ‘field’, in future please could parents ensure that they do not block gateways and entrances.  It is also important that the children have an emergency contact telephone number written down on a piece of paper in their pocket.

Please remember that if you intend to represent the Branch at Area Competitions, you and your pony must have attended three rallies. The Branch puts on dozens of rallies so there is no excuse. Training sessions are NOT counted as rallies. Book into rallies, training sessions etc in plenty of time to avoid disappointment.

Rule books for each discipline are available from Iona, or you can download the information off the Pony Club website. Please read the rules.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the hardworking committee members that organise all the fixtures for the members. Without these volunteers the Flint & Denbigh Hunt Branch would not be so successful.

All the best to you all in 2013 … Bethan Jones

Riding and Road Safety teats and Badges

  • Are there are any members wanting to take R&R Test or Badges.
  • Mini Riding & Roadsafety Badge must be achieved BEFORE D & D+ tests
  • Riding & Roadsafety Badge or Test must be achieved BEFORE C & C+ tests.

Please contact Chrissie chrissie@equest.plus.com

Area 5 Quiz 24th February and Horse and Pony Care Competition

date TBC … Could any members who would like to be considered for Teams to represent the F&D Branch at these Area Competitions please contact Chrissie chrissie@equest.plus.com The winning H&P Care teams will compete at the Pony Club Championships in August.

Tetrathlon and Shooting

Please could you send out that shooting training will be starting again on Mon Jan 15th at either 6pm or 7pm at Ty’r Aer. A slot must be booked. Guns are provided. 07717413105. The is a competition on Feb 23rd which is a qualifier for the new Triathlon championships.

There is a Tri in Wrekin College, Ellesmere on Sunday Jan 27th. All the usual classes from Pre minis to Wrinklies. £12. Enter through Meg. Closing date January20th.

Thanks … Meg

Mounted Games Training

Mounted Games Training will restart Sunday, 13th January. Juniors at 12 noon and Seniors at 2pm. Please let me know if you would like to attend.

Thanks … Fran gwilymhughes@live.co.uk or 07821 686499

Llysfaen District

Few spaces left on working rally at Ystrad on Saturday 12th January, first group starts @ 12.00pm. Cost £5. Names to Eirian Williams on wynwilliams009@btinternet.com or text 07786601926.

Sunday 20th January

  • 1-3pm pm at Northop College Near Chester/Mold in the outdoor school.
  • Beginners and players welcome! £7
  • COME AND HAVE SOME FUN playing an exciting team sport that will improve your balance and coordination and challenge both you and your pony! It is like lacrosse on horseback and you play in a team of 3. It is similar to polo and lots of fun!

An exciting team game that anybody, whatever age and ability can play! We have organised regular practices over the winter so come along and join in.
All equipment provided but come with boots or bandages on all four legs if possible and in pony club dress code turnout.
This is the third of several winter weekend sessions which will give ball skill training and game skill development.
Future dates same venue but ring or email to book.

  • 2nd February 2013
  • 9th March 2013

Also,  from 15th January every Tuesday on foot practice in Northop college sports hall 7pm Contact Jeanette Mitchell, Flint and Denbigh PC on Jeanette@gwerydlakes.co.uk or Mob 07771866440