Please could members who are intending to come to camp let Bethan know ASAP, so we can book instructors, etc. Please fill in the application form and email/post to Bethan Jones. Forms must be returned to secure a place. There is no need to pay until 1st July 2018.
PONY CLUB POLO SHIRT
If any members would like to order a Black Pony Club polo-shirt, which can be worn under Red Sweatshirts for Rallies and Camp, please let Iona know how many and what size (email@example.com ). Childs 26″ up to 34″ is £9. Size 8-18 (S-XL) is £11.
Branch stocks also available £17 (to be worn when competing Cross Country or to be worn with a tweed hacking jacket).
SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTING CHILDREN WORKSHOP
- Venue: Equine Unit at Coleg Cambria, Northop, Cheshire, CH7 6AA
- Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018
- Time: 6pm
- Entry form: http://events.pcuk.org/?page_
The workshop costs £20 to attend and is suitable for all coaches and Pony Club volunteers. Full details can be found here.
The next Cefn Rallies start on Thursday 26th April. Please book ASAP otherwise they will have to be cancelled.
At Cae Melwr, Llanrwst on Wednesday 25th April with Louise Shepherd and Wednesday 2nd May with Heidi O’Brien. £8 each. Contact Ceri or Aloma to book (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Horse & Pony Care Team
WANTED for a mixed Branch team to compete at the Horse and Pony Care competition on 6th May: a Junior PC member (13 yrs and under). Please contact Janet Douglas from the Wynnstay Branch on Janet@caribou.dircon.co.uk
PCUK Eligibility and FAQs – Amendments April 2018
Whilst the Pony Club is committed to easing the restrictions on where and when a Member may compete, it retains a strong concern that welfare of the horse/pony should be a significant element of any changes to rules.
In light of this the Eventing Committee with the concurrence of the Rules and Compliance Committee, has made a change to the rules applicable to Pony Club Eventing 2018.
The change is to include a new rule in Rule 33 – Eligibility (page 43 of the 2018 Rulebook) after paragraph 2 as follows:
- 2a No horse may compete at more than one level of Eventing at Area or above (PC90, PC100, or PC110) in any one year nor may any horse be ridden more than once in any one year in any of the qualifying competitions or at the Eventing Championships.
NB: Attention is also drawn to existing Rule 1 (Page of the 2018 Rulebook) which applies to ALL Pony Club Eventing and includes the following:
- A horse may only compete once on any given day.
The Eventing Committee has also identified an omission from the Rulebook in Rule 32 d) – Cross Country (page 33 of the 2018 Rulebook) which should include the following:
- 32 d Marking the Course. Additional paragraph:
- At PC 110 Area and Championships. There will be no ‘L’ Alternatives. All alternatives will be marked with Black Line Flags.
THE EQUERRY BOLESWORTH INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW 2018
Group offers for Pony Club for tickets to this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show.
The 2018 Show itself runs from Wednesday 13th June to Sunday 17th June, and builds upon the success of it’s 10th Anniversary schedule. As well as the re-introduction of a National Ring there will be Hunt Relay Competitions, Arena Eventing Grand Prix, as well as World Class 4* Show Jumping and CDI*** Dressage. There will be demonstrations from Carl Hester, Charlotte du Jardin and William and Pippa Funnell. These, coupled with a weekend of Family focussed features and fun, including evening equine and music entertainment, sets the Show to be the most exciting to date.
There is a group discount offer of 10% off tickets and the 11th ticket of every 10 is free for the organiser. There is also currently 25% off all tickets which will be in addition to the group discount – resulting in big savings for groups. Take a look at the website www.bolesworthinternational.com and get in touch if you would like to make a group booking or need any more information (Charlotte@bolesworth.com).