I would like to wish a Happy Christmas to all members, parents and friends of the Flint & Denbigh Hunt Branch.

I hope you all have a wonderful and fun time over the holiday and all the best for the New Year.


Membership Renewal

Pony Club membership renewal is due on 1st February 2017. Please ensure you use a renewal form (available on the right hand side of the website homepage) NOT a Pony Club Application Form.

Children’s Meet

The Flint & Denbigh Hunt have invited all members to join them at the children’s meet being held during the Christmas holiday. Please contact Bethan for details (dc@fndponyclub.org.uk).

Llandyrnog Area AGM

The Llandyrnog District AGM and Party is on Friday 6th January at 6.30pm. Contact Iona for further details (secretary@fndponyclub.org.uk).

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you all.



Please book in for Gymkhana at Ystrad on Saturday 31st December and let Iona know if you are Lead Rein, Novice, Junior or Senior so that you can be sorted into groups and times can be given (secretary@fndponyclub.org.uk).

Pony Racing Training Day with Northern Racing School

Saturday 14th January 2017

The day is open to experienced and non-experienced Members and they will be put in appropriate groups. The age limit for racing is 9-15 years on 1st January 2017. The day will start at 9.30am and there will be sessions with a jockey coach, a fitness expert and then on the pony, a session in the school followed by going up the gallops.

Members and their pony will be assessed as to their ability, confidence and competence and at the end of the day will be informed by the Assessor as to whether they have passed. If this is the case then they will be able to use this qualification to enter a Pony Club Race Day and be eligible to take part in Pony Racing Authority (PRA) races staged in 2017.

The cost of the day is £30.00. For further details and to book a space, visit https://www.ponyracingauthority.co.uk/fixtures/?racedate=2017-01-14

UKCC 1 Course

The dates for this course are 13th February, 11th March, 24th April, and Assessment on 15th May – all at Foxes Riding School. More details will be sent to those who book in but it is all day. Cost is £350 + assessment £100. Must be 16 or over, have first aid and Pony Club C+ or equivalent. Do not need to be a member. All applications to the Pony Club, with fee of £350. Any further questions, please do not hesitate to email Chrissie Mayes (chrissiemayes@btinternet.com).

Reminder – Nominations for Mounted Games International Exchange and Home Internationals

Nominations are still open for the Mounted Games International Exchange in Canada and the Home International Competition at Royal Windsor Horse Show. For details of each competition, including how to apply, please see the links below. If you have any further queries regarding these competitions, please contact Kelly Wright, Mounted Games Secretary, on kelly@pcuk.org

Home International Competition

International Mounted Games Exchange

The Great British Bake Off – Applications

Applications are now open for the eighth series of The Great British Bake Off. The makers would be delighted to hear from any Pony Club members or indeed anyone else who loves to bake. Visit http://applyforbakeoff.co.uk to apply before 8th January 2017.