Congratulations to Olivia Miller for passing her B Test Horse & Pony Care.
Cross Country Training at Kelsall
There are two vacancies on the XC Training at Kelsall this Sunday morning (19th) with William Blane (Chairman of Training at PCHQ). This a wonderful opportunity as he is rarely in the Area. Please contact Debbie Miller 07739 551444. Open to 15 years old and upwards but if you are younger and competent, she may accept you. It is being subsidised by Area 5 and is only £25 for an hour. Groups of 4.
The John King Young Artist Award 2015
Spring is nearly upon us, which means that it’s once again time for The Pony Club Art Competition!
Now in its third year, the competition is again being run in association with the Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA) and has been relaunched as The John King Young Artist Award. One of the leading sporting artists of the post-war era, John King had close ties with both The Pony Club and the SEA and it is hoped that this competition will inspire the next generation of equestrian artistic talent.
How Do I Enter?
To enter the competition, you simply need to paint your favourite Pony Club memory based around the competition theme, which this year is ‘Friendship’. You might wish to base your artwork around some of the friendships you’ve made as part of The Pony Club, or perhaps the friendship between you and your pony!
Once you’ve finished your artwork, simply photograph it and upload it to our competition website at http://memories.pcuk.org (entries can be uploaded from 20th April 2015). You can also find the full competition rules on this site.
There are three age categories: 11 and Under, 12 to 16, and 17 and Over. The 15 finalists will be invited to display their artwork at The Pony Club Championships at Cholmondeley Castle, and the winner will have the opportunity to have their artwork displayed at the SEA exhibition in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire!
If you have any queries about the competition, please email Marty Bibby, email@example.com for further information.
The closing date for the competition is Monday 1st June 2015, so be sure to upload your artwork before then. Good luck – we look forward to seeing your entries!
The Pony Club Hunting Exchange – USA 2015
The United States Pony Clubs have extended a very exciting invitation to an International Foxhunting Exchange to take place in the Lexington, Kentucky area, to commence on October 22, 2015 and end on October 31, 2015.
Four Pony Club Members aged 18-25 will qualify and be accompanied by one chaperone. Applicants must hold the ‘B’ Test or higher, and are advised to have strong hunting experience, ambassadorial qualities and a record of active Pony Club participation.
The exchange is to be self funded with a fee of £1,600 to be paid by each selected Member to cover flights, insurance and the USPC land fee.
Applications must be made in writing and should be accompanied by a CV including all Pony Club achievements, hunting experience and some information about themselves. A letter from their local Hunt Master and all applications must be signed by the DC. All applications to be received in The Pony Club Office by Thursday 30th April.
Chaperones should be knowledgeable about hunting and The Pony Club; the chaperone should NOT be a family member or regular instructor of any team member. Chaperones must be 30 years of age or older. Anybody wishing to be a chaperone should apply to the address below, describing their current links to The Pony Club and hunting experience, by Thursday 30th April.
Further information on the Hunting Exchange is available on The Pony Club website at the following link:
All applications should be sent to Jo Hayward, The Pony Club, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2RW, firstname.lastname@example.org, 02476 698307