Camp – Jobs

These are the jobs that need to be done to set up camp. Strimming of stalls area & Bryn has already been done. We will try to get all ride sites, etc. set up to save time on Friday morning, allowing the children to start their rides promptly. ALL parents to help set up on Thurs 23rd July at 6.30pm (parents that have already been to strim camp field do not need to attend).

If anyone has a caravan/lorry available for use at camp, please let Bethan know. It is needed for the night watch parents.

Donations of cake, biscuits, etc. gratefully received for camp.

Camp Duty Rota

Please check the camp duty rota, if your name is not down please fill it in on the first morning of camp. If we do not get adequate numbers of night watch volunteers the members will have to go home for the night.

Camp Checklist

  • Ensure that your pony/horse does not need shoeing during camp – get it done now!
  • Double check the dress and equipment listing on the camp application/information forms.
  • Check your stitching on your tack.
  • Check that your tack fits correctly, including stirrups.
  • Everyone to bring hi-viz tabard.
  • Clearly label ALL your tack, grooming kit, clothing, etc. with your name.
  • If you are stabling, check which bedding the proprietor would prefer you to use. Payment of use of stable to be made to proprietor.
  • If you are putting your pony in a pen overnight, please remember to bring all the fencing, posts & battery. Fences must be electrified. Hay and water bucket will also be needed.
  • Arrive early on first day at 9am. DO NOT UNLOAD your pony. Camp information talk at 9.30am. EVERYONE to attend (parents and members).

All Pony Club items will be on sale in the caravan on camp field during both Mini and Main camp. Jackets, sweatshirts, saddlecloths, ties, badges, record of achievemnt folders, Pc manuals etc. If there is any thing in particular that you need, please let Iona know.

Quite a few members attending camp do not have a Ride & Road Safety Badge or Test and will therefore not be able to take Tests at camp this year. There are dates for the R&R Badge and Test in August on the Fixture List. Members must be 12 years of age to take the Test but 9/10/11 years for the Badge. The Badge is needed before C Test. Please email Chrissie asap if you would like a place.

Tues 11th Aug Riding & Roadsafety Theory evening. No Horses required. Please contact Chrissie . Hendre Hendrerwydd 6.30 pm 9.00 pm
Thurs 13th Aug Riding & Roadsafety Mounted & Unmounted practice a.m. Followed by Test p.m. Both dates must beattended in order to take the Test, which is now a requirement before C+ Riding. Hendre Hendrerwydd 10.00 am 3.00pm




Congratulations and good luck to Olivia Miller on being selected to represent the Flint & Denbigh Branch in the Welsh Team at the inaugural Pony Club Polocrosse Home Nations. The competition will see teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland compete across two days (25th and 26th July) at Backford in Cheshire.

Area Show Jumping, Bolesworth

Well done to the Flint & Denbigh members who competed on Saturday at the Area Show Jumping. They were all turned out very well indeed and were a credit to the Branch. The results unfortunately didn’t reflect how well the Novice and Intermediate teams rode as they had some very unlucky poles. Lucy Roberts and her pony Alfie however had a terrific day winning the Novice class and qualifying for the Championships. She had a double clear and was then drawn first to go in the jump off. They jumped clear again in a very fast time and no one could better them. Well done Lucy.

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The other Novice riders were Harriet and Hermione Williams, Heidi Palin, Ellie Wilson, Bea Blockley, Megan Allmand, Tegan Houston and Leah Jones.

The Intermediate team consisted of Libby Edwards, Ant Woodbine, Sophie Wilson and Ben Read. They all rode very well indeed and finished 3rd in the class.

The Open Team, consisting of Lois Roberts, Heidi O’Brien, Brier Leahy and Sophie Toogood, only dropped one pole between the 4 of them and therefore finished on clear and won the class. As the ground was so hard the three with a double clear decided not to go against the clock in a third round and to save their horses legs for another day! The team is therefore off to the Champs. Heidi, Brier and Sophie also qualified individually.