Win a free, signed copy of Longbow Girl by Linda Davies!
Award-winning author Linda Davies is delighted to offer Pony Club Members in our Area the chance to win a free signed copy of Longbow Girl, her thrilling historical adventure inspired by Linda’s own childhood growing up riding in Wales. To be in with a chance of winning, email your DC (email@example.com) or Centre Coordinator and complete one of the following sentences:
- “When I ride in the wild Welsh countryside, I feel…”
- “My Welsh pony is special to me because…”
- “When I think about history and horses, I imagine…”
Rules: One sentence only, max 50 words (excluding start phrase). Winning sentences will be put forward to the Area Rep for consideration, who will pick two winners for the Area, and your signed book will be posted to you.
WELSH SPEAKERS: Longbow Girl is also available in Welsh translation, so if you’d prefer it in Welsh, please specify when you enter!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
Winter League Show Jumping – 15th November
Please find the schedule for Tanatside and Berwyn & Dee’s Winter League at Southview on 15th November:
Training: Cross Country Technique
12th December and 30th January with Richard Carruthers on the Cross Country technique arena at Somerford. There will be small groups with the first starting at 10am – spaces are limited so please book ASAP. £47.50 each. Contact Cheryl Booth to book (firstname.lastname@example.org), with the height you are competing at.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for Coaches and Trainers
Any coach whose CPD is about to run out (and even if it isn’t!), please look on the main PC website or the website of Area 11 to see a range of Online CPDs being delivered by top coaches. Don’t leave it to the last minute. Dates are Oct 28th, Nov 2nd, 4th, 9th and 11th – so plenty to choose from.
Pony Club CEO Update
I am really pleased to announce that plans for The Pony Club Championships 2021 have been approved this week. To plan for the eventuality of still working within COVID-19 guidelines, the Championships have been planned differently for 2021. They will be held at Offchurch Bury, near Leamington Spa, over a slightly extended period to minimise the total numbers on site each day. Offchurch Bury is a beautiful parkland setting with an undulating cross country course and in a central location.
- Friday 13th – Sunday 15th August – Polocrosse, Mounted Games and Tetrathlon
- Tuesday 17th – Sunday 22nd August – Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing and Polo
Each sports committee will be responsible for their sport and we will make good use of online entries, timings and scoring. We are still exploring the best options for Horse and Pony Care, Centre Equitation and the Musical Ride competitions.
The Pony Club Championships will be preceded by the PC 110 Eventing Championships at the prestigious Festival of Eventing at Gatcombe on 5th – 6th August.
It is great to have The Pony Club Championships as a highlight of our sporting calendar. I hope this news will galvanise Branches, Centres and Members to set their sights high when defining their Pony Club goals and ambitions for next summer!
Polocrosse Kit Offer
We know many Branches and Centres are running or looking into running Polocrosse training. It is a great team sport providing an opportunity for members to learn new skills and improve their riding, while having lots of fun! However, there is specialist kit required (e.g. racquets & balls) to learn. Bombers Equestrian, who recently sponsored our Pony Club Polocrosse Challenge are one of the suppliers of this equipment and would like to offer Branches and Centres a discount on starter kits. These contain 6 racquets and 6 balls, all in a kit bag, and normally cost £650. Branches and Centres can now purchase up to two kits at a reduced cost of £475 including postage!
If this is something your Branch or Centre might be interested in, please don’t hesitate to get in contact via email@example.com for more information about the offer, or if you would like to know more about how to get involved in polocrosse.