Photo: Mini Road Rider Badge on 15th May: Luna Griffiths, Casper Kissane, Amber Beaumont and Esyalt Davies
Mini Camp and Main Camp
Setting up for mini camp will be on Wednesday 26th May @ 6.30pm, Glan Y Wern Farm. Please could parents come to help. We shall need to set out the ride sites, show jumps and XC fences.
- Parents need to bring their wellingtons or suitable footwear for when their child’s ride goes down to the river.
- Wet weather clothing will be needed for the children if it’s raining.
- Please bring a spare set of dry clothes for the children.
- Cakes, biscuits, fruit donations great appreciated for morning snacks and tea time.
CAMP – Mostyn Farm Ride 10 years and over
Please send Bethan your application forms for main daily camp ASAP:
Cross Country training at Kelsall
Tuesday 1 June (morning session). £15 each. Email Jude (Llanasa@fndponyclub.org.uk) to book a space.
Half Term Dressage Clinics
We are holding 2 Dressage clinics over half term: one for under 11 on 3rd June and one for over 11 on 4th June. Both will run at Ty Mawr from 10am till 2pm.
The clinics will cater for all levels so if you are starting out, interested in learning what dressage is all about or brushing up on your skills come along.
The day will include 1 hour ridden lesson in school, 1 hour ridden lesson in dressage arena set up in field and 1 hour theory learning tests/rules/turnout etc.
Bring some lunch and have fun 😁
To book a place email Rebecca Miller (email@example.com).
Flint & Denbigh Branch One Day Event / Combined Training / Dressage Competition
We are making up for lost time and are holding a competition that is suitable for all at Mostyn Farm Ride, on Saturday 12th June 2021. We are holding a One Day Event, Combined Training and Dressage Competition. Entries will close Saturday 5 June 2021 and times will be emailed Thursday 10th June.
“Guinea Pigs” Wanted
Please can you help by offering to be a guinea pig at a course for young coaches? They need riders to practice with – good D or D+ standard. We can’t put the course on without you. Venue is Equiti, on 1st June at 11am for 1.5 hours. Contact Meg (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Pony Club Polocrosse Training Day
Polocrosse training day for Areas 4 and 5 on Monday 31st May at JF Polo Academy. All PC members are welcome to attend even if they have never tried the game before. The only requirement is that they are able to canter off the lead rein, and that they and their pony are comfortable in open spaces as this session will be on grass.
Cheshire Shield Horse Trials 2021
Please find attached the schedule for this event which has recently been published. All entries are being handled this years by Horse Events and full details can be accessed via this link: https://www.horse-events.co.uk/events/all-events/?event-category=area-5&location=somerford-park-farm&county=cheshire&date-start=2021-07-03
I have also attached a Frequently Asked Questions sheet which I trust you will find helpful together with some information regarding 3rd party/public liability insurance which is only applicable to non-Pony Club members.
- 2021_Frequently Asked Questions_draft_16.05.21
- 2021_Public Liablity insurance requirement_16.05.21
- Cheshire Shield Horse Trials Schedule_2021_PUBLISH
The event incorporates the 2021 Area 4 and Area 5 Championship and Regional Championship qualifiers. The event includes the Open PC90 for individual PC members which was introduced for those PC members who have worked their way up to competing at PC110 level but who have a novice/younger horse with which they wish to compete at PC90 level. You will need to indicate on the entry form that you are entering the OPEN PC90. We continue to accept entries from non-Pony Club riders and we will do our very best to accommodate as many as possible.
Once again this year we are proposing to start the competition with the PC80 class and work through the classes in ascending height order thus finishing the day with the PC110. This worked well in 2019 and enables us to be as efficient as possible in getting through the day.
In order to encourage as many branches as possible to enter teams, our usual restriction on riders entering a single class on two horses will not apply where the second ride is intended to make up a team or, possibly, in other exceptional situations.
As usual, those Pony Club Branches wishing to enter teams are able to leave team selection until the week following closure of entries. All riders/branches should submit entries for individuals by the closing date of FRIDAY 18th JUNE but team selection from those individual entries does not need to be notified until WEDNESDAY the 23rd JUNE. The branch DC or Team Manager can email Horse-Events email@example.com to request an updated list of their individual branch entries, make alterations/amendments as necessary and then email the updated information back to Horse-Events – firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important that ALL RIDERS HAVE ENTERED INDIVIDUALLY BY THE 18TH JUNE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE TO BE INCLUDED IN A TEAM.
We have had to slightly increase the entry fee, which includes the start fee and medical cover and which had been held at the same rate since 2017, by £5 to £80 and also added a booking and administrative fee of £5.
I hope you will agree that this represents excellent value for money given the superb quality of facilities that Somerford Park Farm offers.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE – EQUINE FLU – All responsible equestrians will be aware of the recent measures adopted by various organisations and venues to protect, as far as possible, against the risks of equine flu. Pony Club rules currently require vaccination certificates to be up-to-date within the previous twelve month period. Somerford Park have confirmed to us that, for the time being, they will also follow the same rule. Any change to this (e.g. to re-introduce the requirement for 6 month booster vaccinations) will be notified in good time.
Passports/vaccination certificates must be produced and will be checked on declaration and horses/ponies must NOT be unloaded until they have been approved.
Volunteers – we are always grateful for offers of help toward running the competition on the day – this is especially the case when it comes to finding XC fence judges. If you – or anyone you know, is willing to help in any capacity, please get in touch with our volunteers organiser, Sally Harris, ECBPC Head of Eventing, at the following address: email@example.com
Cross country fence judging teams – NEW RULE
Due to continuing difficulties recruiting sufficient volunteers to be able to run this event, we have had to impose a condition on TEAM entries this year requiring that each TEAM provides at least TWO (ideally three) people to man a single fence for the whole day. Although these individuals can be swapped in and out during the day to spread the load, this can only be done between classes and with the knowledge and agreement of our volunteers organiser, Sally Harris. Since we only plan one briefing for XC jump judges, it is important that at least one person from each jump judging team is present at that briefing and thereafter throughout the day.
Please address any queries regarding the organisation of the event to me at firstname.lastname@example.org