Congratulations to Class 3 winning their Winter League Show Jumping competition last Wednesday. Tegan Houston, double clear and 1st individual, Leah Jones, Beatrice Blockley and Sali Wyn-Wheway, double clear and 5th individual.

Well done to Katie Davies who attended the Polocrosse day at Aintree last week (Friday) and achieved her Polocrosse Main Badge.

Venues for Rallies & Training

Rallies and training sessions are held at venues that we are lucky to have the use of,  from kind landowners, e.g. Ystrad, Fferm, Clwydfro, etc. When attending these venues please be aware that you are there by invitation and you must respect the premises.

  • Do NOT go to areas or buildings that are not used by the Pony Club.
  • Ensure that the area we use are kept clean and tidy: picking up your pony’s droppings, not tying hay net up outside trailer or lorry, etc.
  • Put away equipment after use, e.g. jumps.
  • Ensure that your pony’s flu vaccinations are up to date. If you have a pony that is coughing, please DO NOT bring it to the venue.
  • The venues used are usually working farms, not playgrounds, all children must be supervised at all times.

Membership Renewal

Thank you to all members who have already renewed their Pony Club membership and also to members who have contacted Iona to inform that they are not renewing. There are still 75 members who Iona has not heard from. Your membership will come to an end 29th February.

If there is a break in the membership you will be treated as a New Member and need to attend 3 working rallies for camp & Teams as from 1st March.

AGM this Thursday 25th February 7pm

At Brookhouse Mill, Denbigh. Refreshments will be served. There will be a guest speaker. Please make every effort to attend.

Camp 2016

Camp forms will be coming out in April. Make sure that you have completed at least 3 rallies before camp, that the pony’s Flu Vaccinations are up to date, and that you get your form back to Bethan before the closing date. This year we will NOT be accepting any late entries.

Arena Eventing at Kelsall

Due to a last minute cancellation, there is one space available on the 1m+ training at 2pm on Sunday 28th February at Kelsall with Sarah Probin. It is £12. Please contact Aloma if you would like the space (

RDA Badge

Any member 12+ who wishes to take the RDA badge can you please email Jude Bennett ( so she can co-ordinate with the centre. She will email those who have already put their names down this week with dates and information. Dates have been agreed over the Easter holidays to help out at Clwyd Special Riding Centre, Llanfynydd, as they are holding a camp.

Horses and Ponies For Sale/Wanted

Iona is considering compiling a list of Flint & Denbigh horses and ponies for sale or available for loan and a list of members looking for a new horse or pony. She can then put you in touch with each other. What do you think? Please email any details to Iona (

Cheshire Hunt North Winter League Competition

These are the teams for the last competition of the season, on Saturday 28th February at Bold Heath. There are no other times, so please look at the schedule to work out your times. Entries are low, so ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN UNTIL THURSDAY if you would like to join.  The schedule also consists of pairs and a pre Winter League competition.

Thank you Carys Roberts for agreeing to go up to Class 3 for the last competition. Hopefully we will have a strong team and await all results in next week’s weekly.

Good luck also to all our individual riding  in the Dengie on Saturday!

Class 1:

  • Alex Owen, Pocket Rocket

Class 2:

  1. Orlagh Toner, Blaze
  2. Sian Lind, Apache
  3. Emily Vaarkamp, Mrs Mopp

Class 3:

  1. Carys Ann Roberts, Mister
  2. Millie Daulton, Ginny
  3. Tegan Houston, Solitare
  4. Leah Jones

Class 4:

  • Ben Read, Dougal

Class 5:

  • Ben Read, Dougal



Winter League Show Jumping Report – Waen y Llyn

It was a cold, damp day for the Waen Y Llyn Winter League Show Jumping competition, but all the Flint & Denbigh competitors tried their hardest, with some lovely results once again.

In Class 1 two from the team had lovely double clears: Alex Owen in acrobatic style (which was worth watching!) with individual 5th, and Twm Cernyw who was individual 6th. Harri Wheway and Ophelia Orton helped secure team 2nd, thrilled with their Mini Egg Easter Eggs as prizes!! Faye Jones also rode in a mixed team, which gained 3rd. It’s a shame we won’t have a team at the last competition on Saturday, but we wish all our riders the best of luck with their schools at the Urdd competitions.

The Class 2 team of Jac Cernyw, Emily Vaarkamp, Orlagh Toner and Heledd Roberts had a challenging but interesting day finishing in third place overall, again all enjoying their Easter Eggs. The team are now 10 points in the lead on the table, therefore all can enjoy the last competition next week.

In Class 3 there was another challenging course with double clears and an individual win for Tegan Houston & Solitaire, and double clear and 5th individual for Sali Wyn-Wheway and Alffi. Leah Jones and Beatrice Blockley helped the team towards winning the team competition, and big smiles again with the Easter Eggs.

In Class 4 Brier Leahy rode a double clear winning individually, and Ellie Wilson rode a double clear and finished individual 2nd. The team which also included Ben Read and Sophie Wilson came home winning the competition, and weren’t too old for their eggs!!

Good luck to all of those who will be at the last competition on Saturday, and we look forward to the final results on the weekly next week!!


Class 2 winning team