F&D Hunt Branch of the Pony Club Annual General Meeting …

will be at Brookhouse Mill on Thursday 20th February at 7.00 pm. We hope to see all our members there.

Fixture List January – May 2014

You should all have received the new Fixture List, with dates January to May. Please book in early, this really helps the organisers arrange the events.

As a reminder Mini Badge Days are 8 years & under, most other Badges are 8 years and over. Younger members are welcome to attend the Main Achievement Badge Days, but may not be awarded the Badge on the first occasion.

If you have not renewed your membership you will not be allowed to book in, attend any Pony Club events, or Hunt with the Flint and Denbigh as you will not be covered by the Insurance. (There are still 40 members who have not contacted me to renew or inform they are not renewing) A quick email would be appreciated.

Thanks … Iona … garethion@hotmail.com

Pony Club Test Information

The Tests are :

  • D recommended age 8 years
  • D+ recommended age 10 years
  • C recommended age 11 years
  • C+ recommended age 14
  • B Test minimum age 15 years.

The Road Rider Mini Achievement Badge is a prerequisite before taking the D Test.

Before being awarded the ‘C’ test certificate, candidates must have trained for and passed The Pony Club’s Road Rider Achievement Badge or The Pony Club Road Rider Test or the BHS Riding and Road Safety Test.

If you are wanting to take any tests this year please ensure you have the correct Road Rider Badge or Test. Dates for these are on the Fixture List . Please book in early so that Instructors can arrange the times etc.

Flint and Denbigh Jackets and Saddlecloths

All sizes now in stock

Mounted Games Study Days 2014

For more information please click here

Winter League SJ Table is attached

Tanatside ODE Schedule attached

Area 5 Senior Combined Training

Area 5 is organising another flatwork and jumping training day for the 16+ members at Maelor Equestrian Centre on Monday, 24th February starting at 10.00am.

Further details and an application form is attached. The cost for the 2 lessons will be  £25.

Thanks … Debbie Miller

Cefn District AGM for 2013

Tuesday 4th February at 7.30pm Neuadd Owen, Cefn

Better late than never, as the saying goes and according to the members list we have 51 members so there should be a good turnout.

We have a small committee who run the Cefn Area but are always looking for new faces and ideas to help. Please come along to the meeting, if you are able to offer your time, that would be wonderful and if not come with new ideas for rallies and fun days.

Older members are welcome as they will have suggestions of what they would like at rallies.

Please email me if you can attend … grindalfarmer@btinternet.com

Cefn District

Working Rally Sunday 2nd Feb at Ty Mawr Bodelwyddan, starting at 12pm until 3pm. Cost is £5

Names to Jane at grindalfarmer@btinternet.com

Sale at Charlies Queensferry

Charlies Equestrian Queensferry have a Clearance Sale of rugs, Boots, Jods etc, starting Friday 31st Jan, We are clearing out the warehouses of old stock.

Try Before You Buy

Would any one be interested in another Try Before You Buy Day?? I have been asked to arrange another but need to know if there is enough interest.

This is a chance for people selling or wanting to put Horses & Ponies out on loan, to bring them along and ride them in a group to show them to people who are looking to buy or loan. Then if the owners are happy to let them, to be tried out in a safe environment. We have run these days at both Northop & Hope in the past. The charge to enter a Horse or Pony is £10.  Please contact me if you are interested or if you know of any one else who may be. It is open to non Pony Club members also.

Thanks … Iona … garethion@hotmail.com