What’s on this fortnight

Wed 3rd Oct Llysfaen Working Rally. £9. 4 in each group. Please text Aloma to check availability (07802 342561) Payment must be sent with booking form. 6-8 pm Equiti.
Sat 6th Oct Dressage Club Groups under 10 years & over 10 years. £7. More Details contact Jane Grindal (dressage@fndponyclub.org.uk). Please pay online.   TBC
Sat 6th Oct Llandyrnog Fun Day & Mountain Ride. £5 Names to Iona (secretary@fndponyclub.org.uk). Spaces available. 10.30 am – 4.00 pm Plas Dolben
Sun 7th Oct Llandyrnog Older members Rally. 16 & over or with C+ Test. £5  Names to Iona (secretary@fndponyclub.org.uk). Spaces available. 10.30 am Clwydfro. Rhewl
Sun 7th Oct SJ Competition WINTER LEAGUE SHOW JUMPING COMPETITION   East Cheshire. Somerford
Mon 8th Oct Llanasa Working Rally C Test & over. £8. booking form attachedSpaces available. 6-8pm Coleg Cambria, Northop
Wed 10th Oct Llysfaen Working Rally. £9. 4 in each group. Please text Aloma to check availability (07802 342561). Payment must be sent with booking form. 6-8 pm Equiti.
Fri 12th Oct Show Jumping SJ Training. £8. Please pay on website. More Details from Bethan Edwards (showjumping@fndponyclub.org.uk) 6-8 pm Equiti
Sat 13th Oct Dressage Test Riding with Paul Davies/Rosemary Clarke. £10. Please pay online. More details from Jane Grindal (dressage@fndponyclub.org.uk)   TBC
Wed 17th Oct Llysfaen Working Rally. £9. 4 in each group. Please text Aloma to check availability (07802 342561). Payment must be sent with booking form. 6-8 pm Equiti.

Dengie Winter League Dressage

Very few of you know that, like the Dengie Showjumping Competition, there is the same for Dressage.

Tests for this season can all be found on the Pony Club website:

  • Novice Test 2018
  • Intermediate Test 2013
  • Open Test 2015

Below is the list of dates, along with the Branch organising the event and the venue:

  • Oct 21st: Cheshire Hunt North at Huntersgate Equestrian Centre. Cheshire Hunt North have 3 other classes for beginners: PC walk and trot test 2013, First ridden walk and trot test 2013, and Grassroots test 2016. Closing date is 15th October. Entries online on CHN website.
  • Nov 18th: Flint & Denbigh at Northop
  • Nov 25th: Cheshire Hunt North at Huntersgate Equestrian Centre
  • Dec 8th: Dwyfor at Bryn Derw (no Open at this event)
  • Jan 20th: Cheshire Hunt North at Huntersgate Equestrian Centre

Please enter the competitions by the due date.

Our first Dressage Test Day is Saturday 13th October. Places will be limited and preference will be given to those who are competing on 21st October. Please let Jane know which test you are practising when booking your place (dressage@fndponyclub.org.uk).

Look forward to seeing new faces this year.

Shetland Pony Grand National

Congratulations to Flint & Denbigh member Freddie Tewson-Green who has been selected to compete Shetland Pony Grand National at the Liverpool International Horse Show on his pony, Steply Samara. The show will take place from 28th to 31st December at the Echo Arena.

Racing/Qipco British Champions Day – Saturday 20th October 2018

Get a group of pony club friends together and come and learn all about the exciting sport of horse racing in the fan zone! Earn your horse racing certificate and Intro to Pony Racing Badge by learning to ride like a jockey and getting to know an ex-racehorse, among other exciting activities.

Mounted Games Study Day

The National Mounted Games Study Day will be at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre on Saturday 9th February 2019. The online booking form is now available and further information will be on the website: http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/sports/mounted_games/competitions_and_events/mounted_games_study_days/

Flint & Denbigh Winter League Show Jumping Competition – Results

The Winter League Showjumping competition last Sunday at Dyfnog ran very well. We had a lot of our members competing and quite a few of our members competing for the first time. The course was very well built and judged by Gill Milner. It was a course that encouraged the younger and novice competitors and was more challenging in the later classes for the older more experienced members.

The Flint & Denbigh teams were very successful which reflects the training that has been taking place. Thank you to Bethan Edwards for doing a great job organising all the training, and also for organising the teams.

I would like to thank all the members, parents, friends and committee members who came to help on the day. I would also like to thank Jane Gough Roberts for allowing us to use the venue and for preparing the course. Thank you to Iona for all her hard work and time organising the competition.

Good luck to all our members who will be entering the next Winter League Show Jumping competition.

Bethan Jones

Here are the results for Flint & Denbigh members:

Class 1a:

  • Magic Stars: Team 1st
  • Chocolate Buttons: Team 4th
  • Bella Wild: Individual 2nd
  • Isobel Miller: Individual 3rd

Class 1b:

  • Starbursts: Team 1st
  • Fruit Pastels: Team 5th
  • Bella Wild: Individual 1st
  • Cari Jones: Individual 3rd

Class 2:

  • Galaxies: Team 2nd
  • Poppy Dowber: Individual 1st

Class 3:

  • Oreos: Team 1st
  • Carys Roberts: Individual 1st
  • Ophelia Godberford-Orton: Individual 2nd

Class 4:

  • Rolos: Team 1st
  • Ben Read: Individual 1st
  • Sophie Toogood: Individual 2nd
  • Catrin Evans: Individual 4th

Results from Anglesey Winter League Showjumping competition:

Class 1:

  • Bella Wild: Individual 1st
  • Isobel Miller: Individual 2nd

Class 2 (1a):

  • Magic stars: Team 1st
  • Bella Wild: Individual 1st

Class 3:

  • Bella Wild: Individual 1st
  • Leia Lloyd-Williams: Individual 5th

Class 4 (1b):

  • Mixed team including Bella Wild: Team 1st
  • Starbursts: Team 3rd
  • Bella Wild: Individual 4th

Class 5 (Pairs):

  • Nansi Edwards and Cari Jones: 2nd

Class 6 (Class 2):

  • Galaxies: Team 5th

Great to see so many of the children interested in Winter League this season. Please keep coming to training and to the competitions. There’s a class for everyone, from 50cm to 1.10m.

Good luck to all who are competing this weekend at Somerford Park for the East Cheshire Winter League competition.