Mountain Ride and Fun Day at Plas Dolben
Lovely day at Plas Dolben on 15th October 2017, starting off with a ride over the mountains in some fabulous October weather and equally fab views over the Vale of Clwyd, followed by lunch back at Plas Dolben. Then an afternoon of a treasure hunt, handy pony with Iona, and Games with Fran. Thanks to Iona and her family for putting on this great event for the kids and their ponies and Fran for keeping them all under control in the games. Thanks to Peter and Laura Owen for the photos: http://fndponyclub.org.uk/fun-pony-day-at-plas-dolben/
Older Members Rallies and Stable Management
These are open to all members 16 years and over, and also younger members with their C+ Riding. Iona has arranged a few dates with Debbie and Katy to see if there is enough interest.
- Stable management C+/B level at Clwydfo, Rhewl (Debbie’s) on Thursday 19th and Thursday 26th October, 6.30pm-8.00pm. Charge is £5.
- Ridden Rallies (Charge will depend on numbers):
- Tuesday 31st Oct 10.00 am at Clwydfro. Debbie
- Thursday 16th Nov 8.00 pm at Equiti with Katy
- Thursday 14th Dec 8.300 pm Katy
Please let Iona know if you are interested or not (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Any members wanting to “have a try” at Mounted Games? Novices and newbies mounted games training on Saturday 21st October at Ystrad, 10-11am. Open to all ages. Please contact Chrissie if you are interested (email@example.com). Please do not just turn up: you must book in via email and your place will then be confirmed.
If any member is interested in coming out with the Flint & Denbigh Hunt, please contact Bethan or Louise Shepherd for details. Jeremy Reed has also invited members and parents hound exercising during half term. If anyone is interested , please get in touch with Bethan for details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Winter League Show Jumping
Thank you to the members who attended Gwynedd Pony Club’s Winter League Show Jumping at Bryn Derw on Sunday. Hattie and Emma rode really well in Class 1 and I hope Emma enjoyed her first Winter League competition. Class 2 Winter League team members were Poppy, Faye, Ophelia and Georgina who rode incredibly well with only being allowed to jump two jumps before their rounds. They finished 2nd place gaining 5 points for the league table and Georgina was placed individual 6th. There was only Emily entered in Class 3 and she gained 3rd place individually as there wasn’t enough for a team. Georgie just missed out in the Dengie Qualifier being placed 6th. It was a long day but successful.
Next competition is held at Southview on November 12th – entries now being taken. Please send your entries to Bethan Edwards, 29 Stryd y Brython, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1JA.
Pony Racing Training Days
These training days are 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. The cost of the day is £30.00.
2017 Autumn Dates are now available. To register, click on the links below:
- Stretcholt Equestrian Centre, Stretcholt, Bridgwater, Somerset,- 23rd October – click here to apply
- Caradoc, Sellack, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6LS – 24th October – click here for details
- Dunraven Stud, Llanmihangel Farm Pyle, Bridgend, South Wales CF33 4RL – 31st October – click here for details
Pony Club Coaches are welcome to attend these days as part of their Coach Accreditation – please contact the Pony Club Office for details (Clare@pcuk.org). The cost will be £10 (payable to the Pony Club Area) and you must attend the morning and afternoon session.
New Look Pony Club Classifieds Website
The Pony Club will launch a new look Classified website this week providing Pony Club Members and other equestrians a place to find that perfect horse, pony or job, as well as other equestrian goods and services. The fresh look will bring along with it new features to help enhance adverts including: unlimited word count, the ability to add up to 5 images and the option to insert videos. A Special introductory offer will mean that any advertisements placed before the end of 2017 will receive 2 months exposure for the cost of 1 month, at the competitive price of £22. The website will be live on Thursday 19th October 2017.