Ellie Richardson doing her pra/PC intro to racing badge at aintree racecourse 30/10/2014

Thanks to Rachel Evans for providing photos of the Mounted Games Zone competition back in July – reminding us of better weather and longer days! As always, please feel free to email photos from training, fun days and competitions to Fred to put on the website (webmaster@fndponyclub.org.uk) or to Fran to put on the weekly news (newsletters@fndponyclub.org.uk)

Bonfire Night is very nearly upon us and although it’s fun for people, here’s some tips to help your horse cope with nearby fireworks displays.

Tidying up after rallies and events

Please could parents of members attending rallies and training sessions:

  • Ensure that all droppings are picked up from the indoor arenas and parking areas
  • Help put poles up during the training session and help put away the show jumps at the end of the evening

If everyone helps it does mean that instructors & organisers get home earlier.

Thank you, Bethan

Llysfaen Rally

There are 2 spaces available on the 7pm lesson tomorrow evening, (Wednesday 5th November) working towards C+ (2’9+). Cost: £6. Please contact Aloma (07802 342561).

Paul Davies Dressage Clinic

There are still 2 spare places in the dressage clinic with Paul Davies on Saturday 8th November at Mostyn. All abilities catered for. £15 for 45 min individual lesson Please email Penny (penny@greenlion.co.uk)

Berwyn & Dee Winter League Show Jumping

Please see draft running order for the first round on Saturday, based on entries received (each class is on a different worksheet). The second round will be run in number order.

Please check it is OK – contact Aloma if not (johnaloma@tiscali.co.uk). Aloma is still awaiting course walk, and class 1 start time, and will let you all know in due course.

Cheshire Hunt North Winter League Dressage

Please find attached the entry form for the Cheshire Hunt North Winter League Dengie Dressage qualifier on Sunday 16th November at Huntersgate, Byley.

Dwyfor Winter League Show Jumping

The next Winter League Show Jumping competition is Dwyfor PC  at Bryn Derw on Saturday 22nd November. The schedule is still unavailable, but if you would like to enter, you are very welcome to send a cheque (payable to Dwyfor PC for £12) to Aloma Wyn-Wheway, Penanner, Ffordd Abergele, Betws yn Rhos, Abergele, LL22 8AF. Please enclose name of rider and pony, age and an email address to contact. If you do not want to send a cheque yet, please confirm by email if you would like to be part of a Flint & Denbigh team (johnaloma@tiscali.co.uk).

Paul Davies Dressage Clinics

Spaces left for these lessons at Fferm, Bodelwyddan on 11 and 25 January. Please e-mail Marian Owen asap (marianne.owen@btconnect.com) if you would like a lesson. Cost £15.

Flint & Denbigh Branch Show – Results

A big thank you to everyone who supported the Flint & Denbigh Branch Show last Friday. We were so lucky with the weather, and hope you all enjoyed the day.

Thank you to everyone who helped on the day and a special thank you to Debbie Miller, Helen Amor-Thomas and Francesca Hughes for giving up their time to come along and Judge on the day.

  • The Shield for the most points on the day went to Jac Cernyw (Llysfaen District) with 68 points
  • Runner up was Ben Read (Llandyrnog District) with 60 points
  • Equal third to Orlagh Toner (Llandyrnog District) and Twm Cernyw (Llysfaen District) with 54 points
  • Turnout Trophy: Daisy Harper (Llandyrnog District)
  • Young Handler Trophy: Twm Cernyw (Llysfaen District)
  • Brennan Cup (Equitation Championship): Ben Read (Llamdyrnog District)
  • Open Show Jumping Trophy: Jac Cernyw (Llysfaen District)

Well Done to you all.

C Test

Congratulations and well done to Steph Parsley, Joe Owen, Millie Dalton and Georgia Jones who all gained their C test this week.


Our Own Indoor School for Competitions and Rallies

Flint & Denbigh Pony Club will be 70 years old in 2017. Wouldn’t it be great if we could celebrate by having our own Indoor School?

I would like to hear from anyone who thinks this is a good idea (or not) and also anyone who would be willing to help get this idea up and running. We have tried several grant applications and not been successful: apparently Horse Riding is not a sport! We have the promise of a 25 year lease to put a school on ground just outside of Denbigh, on the main Denbigh to Ruthin road, so good access.


It would take a lot of fund raising, but we have 275 members, and if each member was to raise £100 we would have a really good start. This could be through a sponsored walk, ride, swim, or selling cakes at rallies, or selling unwanted items at  car boot sales, or getting together and running a coffee morning or Bingo night – anything really!!!

Another way to bring the cost down would be to do all the ground works ourselves and to buy a school in “kit form” so that we have a working party to build it. Do we have any parents with the skills and machinery to help with this? Maybe someone knows of second hand sheds that may be of use and cheaper?


I would really appreciate any feedback from parents and members on this idea.

Many Thanks, Iona Pierce (garethion@hotmail.com)


Please find attached the poster for The Snowball on 22nd December, which gives all the information including ordering tickets. Ticket prices are £27 up to 1st December and then £30 until sold out.