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At Rallies and Training members should not be riding around whilst waiting to go into, or after their group, especially if this is in an open area with pedestrians and vehicles, not an enclosed Manege or School. Once the session has finished and the Instructor or Trainer has dismissed you all from the group, no member should continue to ride or use the equipment used for the Rally or Training without supervision. This is to prevent accidents which may occur and not be covered by the Pony Club Insurance.


It is a great shame that some parents / guardians bringing members to rallies etc do not respect the venues, other parents or organisers.

Please ensure that you respect the property and organisers when attending pony club activities.

  • Arrive in plenty of time to get tacked up.
  • Drive in carefully and park tidily, allowing other vehicles to get in or out.
  • Ride at a walk to or from your lesson. Members must NOT canter or gallop around before the rally or training session commences or after the training session. The reason for this is safety.

Parents/ guardians must NOT use the venue to start coaching their child before or after a rally or training session. Once the rally has finished the ponies must be put away.

  • Do not hang hay nets up outside your horse trailers or lorries.
  • Do not leave ponies tied up outside lorries/trailers unsupervised.
  • Members to be supervised when not taking part.
  • Parents not to enter the arena/ménage unless invited to do so by the instructor.
  • Pick up all pony droppings & litter from ménage & parking area.
  • Parents to help put equipment away when finished.
  • Close gates when leaving.

 Bethan Jones DC

Area Show Jumping

Dear Show Jumpers: currently Chris doesn’t have a single team to put forward to the Area show jumping!! As per previous emails the competition is to be held on the 24th of June, less than a fortnight away and entries close on 17th June. If you plan on entering, Chris needs an email from you immediately closely followed by your cheque please.  


Note from organisers: It seems that our entries may not be huge this year for our Area 5 Show Jumping Competition, although we still have a few days for the entries to come in. In view of this, we have decided that we will open entries for riders to bring a second horse or pony along and enter them as non-qualifying entries, in much the same way as they can enter the Cheshire Shield on area horse trials day. They will be individual entrants only on this second horse / pony and must clearly state beforehand which they wish to be their entry for the qualifier class. There will be  separate rosettes for them. They will have to ride their area qualifier entry first in both rounds.

Area Dressage

For those of you who enjoy dressage, Flint & Denbigh are looking for members to compete in the Area Dressage on Sunday 23rd July, at Foxes Riding School, Wirral. Please look at the schedule attached, complete the form and enclose a cheque made out to The Flint & Denbigh Hunt Branch of the Pony Club by 4th July. Please email

Flatwork and Cross Country training

Spaces still available: flat work with Paul Davies and cross country with Louise Shepherd on Saturday 17th June at Mostyn Farm. Cost is £30. Please email

Area 5 AH Training Sessions

Wednesday 28th June and Wednesday 5th July, from 6 until 9pm. Cost £15. Venues TBC. More sessions to follow aiming for an optional test end of August. Contact

South Shropshire One Day Event

Please find attached schedule for the South Shropshire Pony Club ODE 2017. This will take place Sunday 9th July 2017 at Berriewood Farm, Condover , Nr Shrewsbury. There are 70cm, 80cm and 90cm classes.

Waen y Llyn Summer Ball

Please find attached the details of Waen y Llyn’s Summer Ball,  a wonderful opportunity to catch up with friends, old and new.

Pony Club Members to Qualify for the Mini-Major at Olympia

The Pony Club Mini-Major returns to Olympia, the London International Horse Show, this December, and for the first time the eight Members taking part will qualify by winning one of five competitions held throughout the UK at British Showjumping and Showjumping Ireland shows.

The Mini-Major is a popular annual event which sees Pony Club Members pair up with a top international rider in a thrilling competition to each complete a Show Jumping round in the quickest time, with the fewest faults.

The competition is open to all Members of The Pony Club aged 12 and under, riding JA or JC ponies not exceeding 128cms (or 12.2hh). The qualifying classes will be 90cm, table A7. Riders do not have to be members of British Showjumping to take part but will need to compete on a British Showjumping ‘Ticket to Ride’, and can enter a qualifying competition via the Secretary of their chosen show.

The venues and dates for these qualifiers are as follows:

  • Bicton Arena, Devon: 24-25 June 2017
  • Raedemon Estate, Crossgar, Co. Down: 10 July 2017
  • Scottish Home Pony (SNEC), West Lothian: 20-24 July 2017
  • Welsh Home Pony (Wales and West), Monmouthshire: 28 July-01August 2017

The winner of each qualifying competition will be invited to compete at Olympia, subject to eligibility. A further three riders will be selected by the Chairman of Pony Club Show Jumping based on their home address and their results in the five qualifying rounds.

This year’s Mini-Major will be held on Sunday 17 December at Olympia, The London International Horse Show.

For more information, including rules and eligibility information, click here.