Photo: Winter League Show Jumping – Class 1: Amelia Clemence (team 5th), Emily McParland (team 6th); Flint & Denbigh team 2nd – Orlagh Toner, Carys Ann Roberts, Leah Jones, (also individual 5th) and Twm Cernyw

Tack & Turnout

Please familiarise yourself with the tack and turnout guidelines and changes, always available from the website homepage under ‘sticky posts’.

The Pony Club will not be allowing hats which are only marked with the standard (BS)EN 1384 after 31 December 2015. The prefix ‘BS’ at the start of the EN 1384 standard does not mean the hat has undergone batch testing by the British Standards Institute and hats marked with (BS)EN 1384 and PAS 015 standards must also contain the BSI Kitemark. This is as stated in The Pony Club Yearbook.

C+ Test – New Ruling

A reminder to any members who are hoping to take their C+ Test this year, you must have the Riding & Road Safety Test Certificate (NOT BADGE) before taking the C+.

Llanasa District AGM

Llanasa are having their AGM on Friday 30th January 2015 at Edith Bankes Village Hall, Northop 6.30pm for parents and children. All welcome. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and homemade cakes will be available.

Llandyrnog District Rally

Iona has a couple of spaces on Saturday in the working towards D+ Test and working towards C Test groups. Please email if you would like to join them at Ystrad, Denbigh (

Paul Davies Dressage Clinics

Spaces available on clinics on all dates from 7th February – 30th May, please see the booking form on the website for all dates. Please let Marian Owen ( know if you would like a lesson on any of the dates.

Tanatside Winter League Dressage – Sun 22nd February 2015

Please let the organisers know if you are interested in attending ASAP ( or Early entries would also be much appreciated (details on entry form).

Coach Trip

Would any members be interested in a Coach Trip this year to any of the Horse Trials or Horsey events? e.g. Badminton. Burghley, HOYS, Bolesworth International? Please let Iona know and she will look into coach prices etc. (

Badminton Horse Trials – Discounted Rates

Badminton Horse Trials are again pleased to offer a special 15% discount on advance tickets for Coach and Minibus parties from Pony Club Branches and Centres. There are no special rates for cars.

These special rates are available in advance only and no refund can be made in the case of any unused tickets. If there are people on the Coach/Minibus without prepaid advance tickets, extra tickets may be bought at the Gate, but at the full daily rate. In all cases the minimum number of tickets per application is 12. Coach Drivers and Children 12 years and under are free.

On Thursday and Friday (Dressage days) and Saturday (Cross Country day) an unreserved grandstand seat is included in the price of admission. On Sunday (Show Jumping) it is necessary to purchase grandstand seats.

The discounted admission charges are as follows:

In Advance Per Person On Gate Per Person
(Full Price)
Wednesday £5.10 £7
Thursday £12.32 £17
Friday £12.32 £17
Saturday £22.10 £28
Sunday £10.62 £15

Ridden Showing Clinic

NPS Area 27 are holding a Ridden Showing Clinic on 21st February at Coleg Cambria. It is £15 for an hour session.

Winter League Show Jumping Teams

Here are the teams for the Cheshire Hunt South Winter League on Sunday. Please let Aloma know if there are any problems.

Class 1 Winter League:

  1. Leah Jones, Koda Dakota
  2. Twm Cernyw, Tululah
  3. Carys Ann Roberts, Travis
  4. Orlagh Toner, Lucky Charm

Class 2, Winter League:

  1. Jac Cernyw, Gorgoeus George
  2. Lois  Williams, Jim
  3. Beatrice Blockley, Splash
  4. Tegan Houston, Solitaire


  • Zarah Bennett, Lola

Class 3, Winter League:

  1. Sali Wyn-Wheway, Toosie
  2. Georgia Jones, Simba
  3. Hermione Williams, Sparky
  4. Harriet Williams, Flynn

Winter League Show Jumping Results – Aberconwy

It was a dry, but not so warm day at Maelor for the Aberconwy Winter League Show Jumping on Sunday.

Class 1, and our Winter League team of Leah Jones & Koda Dakota, Twm Cernyw & Tululah, Carys Ann Roberts & Travis and Orlagh Toner & Lucky Charm worked well as a team, three clears in the first round, and three in the second. They finished a pleasing 2nd as a team, both Leah & Twm riding double clears, Leah gaining individual 5th, and Twm just out of the ribbons.

We also had Amelia Clemence and Emily McParland riding in mixed teams, Amelia’s team gaining 5th, and Emily’s team gaining 6th.

Class 2, and not such a good day for our Winter League team of Sali Wyn-Wheway & Toosie, Lois Williams & Jim, Tegan Houston & Solitaire and Hermione Williams & Spike. With only Tegan & Hermione on double clears, the team gained 5th (but 3rd in League points). Hermione & Tegan rode double clears, with Hermione also gaining individual 6th.

Our second team of Zarah Bennet & Lola, Efa Celyn Davies & Jac Swift and Emily McParland & Charlie were not placed as a team but Emily was placed individual 3rd, with Efa also going double clear.

Class 3 and our team of Ffion Thomas & Bally Bee, Georgia Jones & Simba, Brier Leahy & Kellen and Harriet Williams & Flynn came home with team 4th, and individual 6th for Harriet.

Thank you once again to Mal Toner for keeping a very sharp eye on the results in both classes 1 & 2. He sat in the cold for nearly 5 hours jotting down each individual and team score for us, which once again was invaluable to the results.