What’s on this fortnight

Wed 21st Nov 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.
Sun 25th Nov Mounted Games Games practice for all ages and abilities £5. Please contact Chrissie Mayes to Book In. mounted.games@fndponyclub.org.uk 10.30 am  Goblin Farm, Denbigh
Sun 25th Nov Dressage Competition Dengie Winter League Dressage Competition.   CHN Branch Huntersgate
Sun 25th Nov Cefn/Branch Working Rally for all abilities. £7.50. Names to Iona. secretary@fndponyclub.org.uk 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Equiti
Mon 26th Nov Show Jumping SJ Training. £8. Please pay on website. More Details from Bethan Edwards showjumping@fndponyclub.org.uk 6.00p – 8.00pm Equiti
Wed 28th Nov 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 1st Dec Dressage Club Groups under 10 years & over 10 years. £7. More Details contact Jane Grindal dressage@fndponyclub.org.uk. Please pay online.   TBC
Sat 1st Dec Llandyrnog Working Rally for all abilitites. LR – C  £5. Names to Iona secretary@fndponyclub.org.uk  10.30 am onwards Ystrad. Denbigh
Mon 3rd Dec Llanasa Working Rally C Test & over. £8. Booking form attached 6-8pm Coleg Cambria, Northop
Wed 5th Dec Show Jumping SJ Training. £8. Booking Form Attached. Please pay on website. 4 in a group. 6.00 pm Coleg Cambria, Northop

Photo: Thank you to all the Flint & Denbigh members who supported the Dengie Winter League Dressage competition at Coleg Cambria last Sunday. Also a big thank you to everyone who helped on the day. Congratulations & Well Done to the members who qualified through to the Novice Area Competition: Faye Jones, Twm Cernyw & Elsa Braunton. 

Cefn Rally – Spaces

Spaces available on the Cefn Rally with Helga at Equiti on Sunday 25th Nov. 10.00 am – 12.00 pm. Please email Iona if interested. secretary@fndponyclub.org.uk


Could I please ask all parents to follow the link and complete the questionnaire  on last weeks Weekly. The Branch would like to apply for funding and need as much support for our application as possible:

Good afternoon,

We’d like to give you the opportunity to help shape the Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm Community Investment Fund.

We have created an online survey which can be found on the project’s website www.innogy.com/clocaenogforest which will provide you with the chance to have your say on how the fund, which will be worth up to £768,000 per year, will be ran. We encourage this link to be shared with local people, community councils, groups, organisations, businesses and anyone with an interest in the local area.

A copy of the survey has been mailed to those living closest to the project (within 6km), once completed these can be returned to drop off points located at Siop y Llan – Llansannan, Llanwrst Library, Cerrigydrudion Post Office, Siop y Fro – Clawddnewydd, Corwen Post Office, Denbigh Library and Ruthin Library.

Kind regards

The innogy Community Investment Team

East Cheshire Arena Eventing

At Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre on Sunday 27th January 2019.

Whilst they are still in the process of finalising the exact format and rules, adapted for Pony Club from the BE model, early indications are that the competition is likely to follow the following format:

  • Pony Club (PC) Arena Eventing is a two-phase competition run at PC70, PC80, PC 90, PC100 & PC110 level.
  • Competitors will jump a course of show jumps immediately followed by cross-country fences* and will finish with a last fence as a show jump, the Joker fence. The Joker fence will be approximately 5cm (PC70) or 10cm (PC80,90,100 & 110) higher than the rest of the course and if knocked down will incur 6 penalties.
  • At PC70 the Joker fence may be omitted incurring additional penalties.
  • The show jumping phase will not be timed but the cross-country phase will be timed to include the Joker fence. All competitors will proceed to the cross-country phase unless previously eliminated.
  • The winner of each class will be the rider with the least number of faults over the whole course. In the event of a tie, the rider(s) with fastest time over phase two will take precedence.

Further information, including rules and entry details, will follow shortly and will be published on the EC and Area 5 websites.

*Please note the XC fences will be SOLID but NOT FIXED to the surface.

Riding with Confidence – An Evening with Marianne Davies

7pm on Thursday 22nd November at Gwesty Llety Park Hotel, Aberystwyth SY23 3TL. Tickets on the door £5.00. Info: carregdressage@gmail.com or www.carregdressage.co.uk

Believe it or not, your motivation and confidence are interlinked and are not something that you either have or don’t have. And because your motivation and confidence are shaped by you and your environment, you can’t just think yourself more motivated or more confident. Your perceptions of the support you get from those around you, particularly people who are important to you like parents, partners, teachers and coaches, have a huge impact on your motivation and confidence. Supporting success is vital for building confidence. Understanding this can help you to take control and create a supportive environment for yourself, and in doing so, boost your self-motivation and self-confidence!

This talk will highlight the everyday things that you can do to support your motivation and boost your confidence with your horse, both on the ground and riding!

Marianne Davies has been a coach and coach educator for over 25 years and specialises in motivation and learning. She has a BA (Hons) in Sport Health and Physical Education, an MRes (distinction) in Sports Science (motivation and learning), and is about to start a PhD at Hartpury University in Equine Performance.

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