Jac and Katie attended the Arden polox day at Dallas Burton on Sunday and had a great day out.

Thank you to all members who have rejoined Flint & Denbigh Pony Club for another year. If you have not paid your membership this is the last Weekly you will receive from the F&D Branch of the Pony Club. You will not be able to attend ANY pony club event if you have not rejoined.

Area 5 B Test Care Evening

At Northop College on Thursday 23rd March, 6-8pm. £10 for 2 hours. Please contact Aloma to book a space (johnaloma@tiscali.co.uk). The organisers need to know how many members are attending, so please make sure you book in.


Volunteers required to help sell race cards at the Flint and Denbigh Hunt Point to Point on Sunday 12th March at Bangor on Dee racecourse. Car passes for free entry will be provided. Please let Bethan know ASAP if you are available to help (07887 722583 or dc@fndponyclub.org.uk). Great day out for all the family.

Monthly Dressage Lessons

A reminder to you that there are monthly dressage lessons with Paul Davies and Mari O’Connor. At the moment they are held at Fferm, Bodelwyddan and cost £20 for 45 min. There is only 3 months until the Area Dressage and we would love to send a team for each levels Novice, Intermediate and Open. 

We have spaces for this Saturday 11th March with Paul Davies. Contact Jane Grindal (07890 197492 or dressage@fndponyclub.org.uk) to book on.

Area 5 Dengie Dressage Final

Two members from Flint & Denbigh qualified and competed in the snow at the Area 5 Dengie Dressage finals on Sunday. Steph Parsley rode a nice test in the Intermediate class, gaining joint 6th in the competition. Sali Wyn-Wheway and Alffi rode in only their 3rd ever test together, and gaining 3rd place have now qualified for the Pony Club Dengie Dressage Championships 2017 which will be held at Addington Manor, Buckingham in April.  Congratulations to both of you on a lovely turn out in horrendous conditions and doing so well.

Winter League Show Jumping 

Winter League has finished for the season. Flint & Denbigh had a good day at Bold Heath on Saturday for the Cheshire Hunt North Pony Club competition.

  • The Class 2 team were placed 2nd with Scarlett being placed 3rd individually
  • The Class 3 team were placed 3rd with Orlagh gaining individual 4th.
  • Millie Dalton came 4th in the area 5 Dengie final which means she’s off to Adlington for the final
  • Class 1 and 2 came 2nd overall on the league table and class 3 won their league

A massive well done to you all. I would just like to thank riders, parents, Louise and Jane for their commitment and support throughout the season. Bethan Edwards

New Photo Albums on the Website


We have 3 members for the Quiz. is there any one else who would like to join them to make a Team??

We need members to represent the Flint & Denbigh Branch at the Area 5 Quiz. Please contact Iona if you are interested (secretary@fndponyclub.org.uk). Aberconwy Branch are hosting a competition on Sunday 19th March, starting at 12.00, at Eirias Leisure Centre, Colwyn Bay.

Teams will be made up of: 

  • 1 Member 12 years & under
  • 1 Member 14 years & under
  • Member 16 years & under
  • 1 Member of any age

All ages will be taken from the 1st January 2017. 

N.B. A Team may consist of four Members under the age of 12 if you wish. In this instance, the Team will be asked to nominate which Member will answer the more advanced questions. One AH Test holder in each Team is allowed to take part in each National Quiz Team.

Round Titles

In no particular order:

  • The Pony Club & Ex Pony Club Equestrian Celebrities
  • Non Equine Achievement Badges
  • Competitive Disciplines within the Pony Club
  • Spanish Riding School
  • Keeping A Pony at Grass, Worming & Paddock Maintenance (Pairs – Junior’s & Senior’s)
  • Practical Round – The Tack Room (Individual)
  • Picture Round – What is this?
  • Equestrian Disciplines at the Olympic Games
  • Music Round

POINTS: There will be 30 points available for each round (15 questions per round), therefore 2 points per correct question.  The winning Branch and Centre teams will be the team with the highest number of points.  In case of equality, total points gained in The Pony Club round will be used first to decide the final placings.

Also, once again, there will be a competition for the best homemade display or collage from each team representing their Branch or Centre, to be judged on the day.

Final: The NFU Mutual National Quiz Final will be held at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre alongside the Dengie Winter League Championships on Sunday 2nd April 2017. The quiz will be run as in previous years with two sections, with one Branch and one Centre qualifying for the final from each Area, both answering the same questions. Entries for the final will be moving online for 2017, however paper entry forms will still be available upon request. The closing date for entries will be Friday 17th March 2017.