Unless you have paid your renewal fee your membership will cease tomorrow, 28th February 2018. If not paid, you will not be allowed to join in any PC event or competition as you will not be covered by the insurance.
Llysfaen committee are having a meal/meeting at the Queen’s Head in Glanwydden, tonight (Tuesday 27th) at 7.30pm. New committee members welcome.
Spaces available on working rally Monday 5th March at Northop. Please email Jude (email@example.com) to book.
Friday 6th April – badge/fun day Feeding the Pony Mini/Main Badge. £5 each. Tyn y Caeau Mawr, Bodfari. To book please contact Lois (firstname.lastname@example.org or 07874 042495).
Please reserve a place in your summer schedules for Dri Tri (Tetrathlon without swimming!) – 9th June at Mostyn Farm. It will be shooting, running and Express eventing. Classes for all abilities with the option of riding at a lower class than your age dictates. Contact Penny Wingfield (email@example.com).
Please find attached a schedule and entry form for the Haygain Arena Eventing at the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials this year, on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th May.
Area 5 Quiz Competitions
We need members to represent the Flint & Denbigh Branch at the Area 5 Quiz on 18th March and also the Horse & Pony Care Competition on 6th May – details below. Please contact Iona if you are interested (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Area Quiz Team
The Area 5 quiz qualifier is fast approaching on Sunday 18th March and we would like to enter at least one Team this year.
Teams are made up of the following members:
- 1 member any age under 12 on 1.1.18
- 1 member any age under 14 on 1.1.18
- 1 member any age under 16 on 1.1.18
- 1 member any age under 25 on 1.1.18
The rounds for 2018 are as follows:
- The Pony Club around the world
- Name that System – e.g. Circulatory, Digestive
- Cause & Effect – Conformation
- Alphabet Soup – General equine knowledge
- What is this? – Points of horse & Skeleton
- Pairs Round – Diseases
- Individual Round – Tack Room
- Abbreviations – e.g. TPC = The Pony Club
- Before & After – e.g. Show **** Worm = Show Ring Worm
- Picture Round – Venue & Event – United Kingdom
Area Horse & Pony Care Team
The annual Horse & Pony Care competition involves members demonstrating their knowledge and practical horsemanship skills taken from The Pony Club Efficiency Test cards over a number of rounds. Each area of The Pony Club holds a qualifier with the winning team going forward to compete at The Pony Club Championships at Cholmondeley Castle in August.
The competition is split into Junior and Senior sections as follows:
- Junior Competition – teams to consist of three members. Ages to be 13 years and under on 1.1.18, with one member to be 11 years or under on 1.1.18. Questions are based on the Horse and Pony Care section of the D to C level test cards.
- Senior Competition – teams to consist of three members. Ages to be 14 – 25 years of age on 1.1.18. One member to be under 16 on 1.1.18. Of the remaining two members, one may be between 21 and 25 on 1.1.18. Questions are based on the Horse and Pony Care section of the C+ to AH level test cards.
This year there may also be a mini (non-qualifying) section which would be a great introduction for younger members.
Ellesmere Tetrathlon Report 17-18th February 2018
Meg’s triathletes were out in force again at the weekend with more amazing results to report.
- Starting with the Beanies, Casper Kissane came 4th taking the best run medal and Helen Jones took 2nd place and also took best run with a time of 2 minutes 29 seconds, definitely ones to watch in the future.
- On to the Intro Girls and Harriet Pownall came 2nd taking the best swim medal, Daisy stone 3rd place and Constance Wright 4th with a PB in the run and swim.
- Intro Boys saw Huw lynch take 3rd place.
- In the Mini Girls Leah Lamb was 4th, Imogen Kissane took 5th place and also a qualification to join her team mates in Milton Keynes.
- Archie Lynch won the Mini Boys section in style gaining the highest score in the whole competition and taking best run and swim and Will stone came 2nd in junior boys taking the best run and swim medals.
- And last but not least it was great to have Ben Read back out competing in triathlon, taking 3rd place in the Intermediate Boys.
- With such fantastic results we had everything crossed that the teams would be placed and they didn’t disappoint. The Flint and Denbigh Ladies Team of Isabella and Daisy Stone and Margaret and Harriet Pownall came 6th and the Flint and Denbigh Chargers team of Will Stone, Archie Lynch, Imogen Kissane and Leah Lamb took 1st place.
A great day out was had by all and we even had a few raffle winners too. Huge thanks to Meg Green for her expert advice and coaching