REGISTRATION FOR MINI AND MAIN CAMPS NOW OPEN!!
See the website homepage (links on the right hand side) or click for:
- Main Camp: Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August (for school years 6-11)
- Mini Camp: Friday 28th July to Sunday 30th July (for school years 5 and under)
Please register and pay online by Wednesday 31st May. Full details are on the registration form.
Camp enrolment night is on Tuesday 20th June at Neuadd Owen, Cefn at 7pm for Mini Camp and 8pm for Main Camp.
C+ Riders needed
‘Guinea pigs’ needed on 11th June at Mostyn Farm Ride from 2pm for B Test Assessors training with William Blane. Riders need to be of C+ or B standard. Contact Meg if you are available (email@example.com).
Area Show Jumping
Please see attachments for details:
Mini Road Rider
Well Done to the members who achieved their Mini Roadrider Badges last week: Seren Griffiths, Lena Pierce, Gemma Burgoyne, Iolo Griffith & Lottie Harrison Smith.
If any members have achieved a Total of 14 Mini Badges or 21 Main Badges, please let Iona know as you are entitled to a Gold Badge (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Iona has emailed all the details out to members who have Booked In regarding the D, D+ and C tests on Saturday 3rd June. If you had intended to take any of these Tests and Iona has not contacted you, please let her know (email@example.com).
Cheshire Show Relay
Attached are the invite letter, entry form and rules for the 2017 Pony Club relay at the Royal Cheshire Show on Tuesday 20th June. Please remember it’s on a first come basis!
Cheshire Shield Horse Trials and Area 4/5 Championship and Regional Championship Qualifier
Saturday 1st July 2017 at Somerford Park Farm
Please find attached the schedule and entry form for the above event.
- 2017.1.1 Cheshire Shield – Schedule – Front & back May17
- 2017.2 Cheshire Shield – Schedule (p’s 2 & 3) – Final draft
- 2017.3 Cheshire Shield Entry Form PC & Non-PC Final
- Frequently Asked Questions 2017 – Final draft
This year the event includes not only the 2017 Area 4 and Area 5 Championship qualifiers but also, for the first time, the Area 4 and Area 5 Regional Championships qualifier (formerly known as Grassroots) for both teams and individuals in our Newcomers Class. For this reason entries from Pony Club members are expected to be significantly higher. Inevitably this means that capacity for non-Pony Club members may be reduced. However, entries from non-Pony Club riders are still being accepted and organisers will do their very best to accommodate as many as possible. It is therefore expected that the demand for places will be even higher this year and entries will need to be submitted as early as possible.
Once again, those Pony Club Branches wishing to enter teams are able to leave team selection almost until the last minute. All riders/branches should submit entries for individuals by the closing date of FRIDAY 16th JUNE and team selection from those individual entries does not need to be notified (by email would be preferred) until FRIDAY 23rd JUNE.
It is important, however, that ALL RIDERS HAVE ENTERED BY THE 16th JUNE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE TO BE INCLUDED IN A TEAM.
The £10 start fee has been incorporated into the entry fee and, following experience of last year, organisers have also had to make provision for abandonment. Further, in view of the fact that the Newcomers class is now a qualifier, the organisers have decided to equalise the entry fee for all classes.
Please use a separate entry form for each rider/horse combination entry.
The John King Young Artist Award – Enter Now!
The Pony Club is pleased to announce that it is once again teaming up with the Society of Equestrian Artists to run the John King Young Artist Award!
Now in its fifth year, the competition is open to all Pony Club Members in the UK and was relaunched two years ago as The John King Young Artist Award. One of the leading sporting artists of the post-war era, John King had close ties with both The Pony Club and the SEA and it is hoped that this competition will inspire the next generation of equestrian artistic talent.
How Do I Enter?
To enter the competition, you simply need to paint your favourite Pony Club memory based around the competition theme, which this year is ‘Memories’. You might wish to base your artwork around the following:
- Your favourite memories from Pony Club camp
- Your first pony or the first pony you rode
- The first time you tried show jumping
Once you’ve finished your artwork, simply photograph it and upload it to our competition website at http://memories.pcuk.org. You can also find the full competition rules on this site.
There are three age categories – 11 and Under, 12 to 16, and 17 and Over. The 15 finalists will be invited to display their artwork at The Pony Club Championships at Cholmondeley Castle, and the winner will have the opportunity to have their artwork displayed at an SEA exhibition!
If you have any queries about the competition, please email Marty Bibby, firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The closing date for the competition is Monday 17th July 2016, so be sure to upload your artwork before then. Good luck – we look forward to seeing your entries!