Demo Riders needed urgently

For Step 2 Coaching Course at Mostyn Farm Ride on Sunday, starting at 11.15 and finishing 3.30. This course cannot take place without them. There will be some jumping so riders need to be D+ standard upwards. Contact Meg if you can help (

Llysfaen rallies

At Plas Frm, Betws yn Rhos with John Gilbert, on Wednesdays: 6th, 13th and 20th September starting at 5.30pm. Please contact Aloma to book (

Cross Country Training

Over the BE course at Kelsall with Louise Shepherd. Sunday 1st October, 2pm start. £20 per member. Members must be jumping 80cm XC fences confidently. Please contact Aloma to book (


Katie Davies has represented Area 5 at the last 3 Pony Club Championships and was luck enough to represent Wales at Home Internationals this year.  Area 5 would very much like to increase the numbers at The Pony Club 2018 Championships and so if anyone from Flint & Denbigh is interested in having a go, please contact Rachel Davies (  There are various categories: minis (under 13 and pony under 13.2 hands), then novice, intermediate, open juniors (over 13.2 and under 16 years of age).  There are also age groups for over 16 and under 25 years. If there is enough interest Rachel will arrange some indoor ball and stick sessions at a local sports centre (we can hire a badminton court!) and some taster sessions on a pony over the winter, with polocrosse trainers.

Hunting Certificate

Anyone interested in doing their Hunt Certificate please contact Louise Shepherd (07780 971681). You need to be 14 years or over, be able to come Autumn Hunting at least three times and attend meets throughout the season.

Mold Triathlon

Here are the schedule and entry form for the first of the Trio of Tetrathlons. Remember that points scored at each event will be added up to give overall winners across the winter. There will also be rewards for those who complete all three, even if they don’t have winning scores.

The other dates are Sunday 28th January 2018 in Mold and Sunday 18th February at Ellesmere College (subject to confirmation).

The senior boys’ competition is preparation for the Winter Triathlon Championships so the swim is 4mins and the run is 2000m, which is a combination of intermediate and open.

The swimming pool will not allow anyone into the deep end with arm bands or other buoyancy aids. All competitors must be able to swim unaided, even in the deep end, but we can put less confident swimmers in the side lanes so they are near the walls.

If any competitors have never had any shoot training and competition briefing please let Penny know so that she can arrange suitable instruction (

Donation to Wales Air Ambulance

Flint & Denbigh donated £50 to Wales Air Ambulance from the money raised at Camp from tea and coffee.

Flint & Denbigh Hunt Supporters Pootle and Scootle

Sunday 17th September at Gwysaney Hall. See attachment for more details:

Results for Hunter Trials & Tetrathlon

Iona would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported and helped at the Llandyrnog Hunter Trials & Tetrathlon this year. Also a very special thank you to Jane Gough Roberts who let us have the use of her facilities, not only free of charge but also gave up her time to score the competition on the day.

Class 1: 11 years & under

  1. Archie Lynch
  2. Scarlett Owen
  3. Emma Owen
  4. William Stone
  5. Imogen Kissane
  6. Lucia McPherson

Class 2: 9 years & under

  1. Emma Owen
  2. Lili Evans
  3. Steffi Berndt
  4. Daisy Stone
  5. Leah Lamb
  6. Orla Kissane
  7. Constance Wight

Class 3: Pairs

  1. Archie & Will
  2. Scarlett & Lili
  3. Elsa & Constance Braunton
  4. Lucia & Steffi
  5. Daisy & Emma

Class 4: 14 years & under

  1. Orlagh Toner
  2. Haf Roberts
  3. Georgina Vaarkamp
  4. Elysia Fairclough

Class 5 

  1. Daisy Dewhurst
  2. Haf Roberts

Class 6: Pairs

  1. Emily & Georgina
  2. Elsa & Constance


  1. Emily Vaarkamp
  2. Daisy Dewhurst

See the attachments below for the Tetrathlon scores:

PC Championships on Horse & Country TV

Here are the details of the episode of Rudall’s Round-up filmed at Cholmondeley Castle:

  • The episode aired on Monday 11th September at 8.30pm on Sky channel 253 and online with H&C Play.
  • It is now available on H&C Play on demand so can be watched over and over / anytime you want for H&C Play customers.
  • It will also be available on Amazon Video for Amazon Prime customers.

You are invited to attend QIPCO British Champions Day 2017 at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 21st October

NEW FOR 2017! – WIN a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present one of the three trophies for the final race on QIPCO British Champions Day, the Balmoral Handicap. Three lucky under-18s will win a spot on Ascot Racecourse’s prestigious podium and hand over a trophy to either the winning owner, trainer or jockey. Find out more and enter here:

What is QIPCO British Champions Day and what does the day involve?

QIPCO British Champions Day is Flat racing’s big finale and Britain’s richest race day. It is also a chance for members of the Pony Club to learn more about the exciting equestrian sport of horseracing, earn their ‘Horseracing Certificate’ and ‘Intro to Pony Racing’ badge, and enjoy a fun afternoon out with friends from the Pony Club and beyond.

Starting from 10:30am you will have the chance to:

  • Enjoy a tour of the racecourse before racing, including a visit to the weighing room and paddock.
  • Put on some racing silks and learn to ride like a jockey with a bitesize lesson from a jockey coach.
  • Try out your new skills on the British Racing School’s electrical racing simulator.
  • Get up close to an ex-racehorse and a racing pony.
  • Learn about the thoroughbred breed thanks to a painted horse demonstration.
  • Find out about racing tack and jockeys’ equipment.
  • Discover the huge inflatable Winning Post.
  • Take part in competitions to win exciting prizes.
  • Meet Clare Balding, who will be signing copies of her new book, ‘The Racehorse Who Disappeared’.

‘The Fan Zone’ will be jam-packed full of fun activities (several of them new!) and competitions for you to take part in throughout the afternoon, as well as providing a base from which you can enjoy the racing. Furthermore, you will be able to learn all about the ways that you can get involved in horseracing in the future.

You will also receive a QIPCO British Champions Day goody bag full of exciting treats.

Register Your Interest

To help us estimate numbers attending the event, please register your interest by filling in the form at

All under-18s are eligible for FREE entry to British Champions Day, when accompanied by an adult (up to four under-18s per adult). All adults will need to purchase their Queen Anne Enclosure or Winning Post Enclosure ticket here.

Last year British Champions Day sold out, so we recommend you book your tickets early. We look forward to seeing you there!