Well done to the following from the Llysfaen Area of the Flint & Denbigh Hunt branch on passing their C+ Horse and Pony care this morning. They are Sali Wyn-Wheway, Lois Williams, Jac Cernyw, Cari Ela Humphrey, Efa Celyn Davies and Harriet Williams, pictured with examiners Helen and Kate. Thank you to Mari Evans for all her hard work over the last 6 months in preparing them all for this test.

Cross Country Training at Plas Uchaf

Please contact Aloma (johnaloma@tiscali.co.uk) asap if you would like a space on the above training. £10 per lesson. Dates: Wednesday 29th April, Wednesday 6th May.

  • Jumps up to 60cm, smaller options & water;
  • Jumps up to 80cm;
  • Jumps up to 95cm

Llysfaen Rally

Rally at Plas Farm, Betws yn Rhos on Wednesday 22nd April. Please contact Aloma to book (johnaloma@tiscali.co.uk).

Jumping Rally with Jane Gough Roberts

At Siriol Goch, Abergele on Wednesday 15th April, 6-8pm. £7 each. Please contact Aloma to book (johnaloma@tiscali.co.uk). Also LR / just off rally at 5pm.

Poisonous Plants and Perfect Paddock Badge Day

Llanasa have mini & main poisonous plants badge together with main perfect paddock on Thursday 9th April 10-12am at Bryn Celyn, Flint. Contact Jude Bennett (07960 008601).


Please find attached schedules for a full tetrathlon to be run in conjunction with CHN Rose Bowl (schedule attached) and also a triathlon for those who don’t want to ride. This will be on 2nd/3rd May (triathlon on 2nd).

There is also a schedule for a one day tetrathlon (minus the swimming), on the 23rd May. This is a more low key competition with show jumping on grass at lower heights than normal (including lead rein class).

Please read the schedules carefully, the tetrathlon one is a little complicated as it involves sending entries to two people: CHN and the tetrathlon committee.

Pony for Sale

Heidi is the ultimate in all rounders. She has experience in all spheres, has hunted, show jumped, dressage, Pony Club Camp. She has a superb temperament in every aspect from being bathed to hacking. Would take a novice child from learning the basics through to competitions, with three balanced and easy paces, doesn’t get strong, sharp or silly. Heidi is a real confidence giver, very sad sale. 5* Home most important.

Air Jackets Rule Change

The Pony Club’s rule number 16. IV. Body Protectors is immediately amended with regard to air jackets. Previously it was always compulsory to wear a body protector if the Member was wearing an air jacket. With immediate effect this rule now only applies in cross country and Pony Racing. In any other circumstances air jackets may now be worn without a body protector.

If a Member chooses to wear a combined air jacket and body protector they do not have to wear a separate body protector as well. A combined air jacket and body protector satisfies the requirements of the rule.

The rule will now read as follows (the amendment is written in red):

Rule 16

  1. Body Protectors

The Pony Club does not make the use of body protectors compulsory, except for all cross-country riding and Pony Racing whether it be training or competing. For general use, the responsibility for choosing body protectors and the decision as to their use must rest with Members and their parents. It is recommended that a rider’s body protector should not be more than 2% of their body weight. When worn, body protectors must fit correctly, be comfortable, and must not restrict movement.

Riders who choose to use the Woof Wear Body Cage EXO must lodge a key with the event organiser when they collect their number.

If a rider chooses to wear an air jacket in cross country or Pony Racing it must only be used in addition to a normal body protector. Parents and Members must be aware that riders may be permitted to continue after a fall in both competition and training rides. In the event of a fall, it must be fully deflated or removed before continuing, the conventional body protector will continue to give protection. Air jackets must not be worn under a jacket and number bibs should be fitted loosely or with elasticated fastenings over the air jacket.

When an air jacket inflates, the sudden noise startles horses in the immediate vicinity, thereby causing difficulties for the other members of a ride during a group ride in a confined area, e.g. an indoor school or outdoor ménage. Air jackets are therefore discouraged for group rides.