What’s on this month

Events close 2 full days before the event. If the event is on a Saturday, the booking will close at midnight on the preceding Wednesday! That is 2 days before the event and gives everyone plenty of time! It also gives the event organiser time to try to book extra instructors or cancel the event if under-subscribed!

Change of date: the Mountain Ride is now on Sunday 26th September.

September Showjumping Branch Competition – 25/09/21 Hafod – Trefnant 25/09/2021 09:00 Register
Dressage – individual or shared lessons – 25/09/2021 Ty Mawr 25/09/2021 10:00 Register
Mountain Ride and Fun Day – Llandyrnog – 26/09/21 Plas Dolben 26/09/2021 10:30 Register
Llysfaen – Working Rally – 29/09/21 EquiTi Ty Isaf 29/09/2021 17:00 Register
Show Jumping Training – 30/09/21   30/09/2021 17:00 Register
WLSJ – EAST CHESHIRE – 03/10/21 Somerford Park 03/10/2021 08:30 Register
Working Rally – Llanasa – 04/10/21 Tyddyn Farm 04/10/2021 18:00 Register
Llysfaen – Working Rally – 06/10/21 EquiTi Ty Isaf 06/10/2021 17:00 Register
Dressage – individual or shared lessons – 09/10/2021 Ty Mawr 09/10/2021 10:00 Register
Badge Day – Field Safety – Main and Mini – Llandyrnog – 09/10/21 Plas Dolben 09/10/2021 10:30 Register
Junior Rally – 10/10/21 Glan y Wern 10/10/2021 10:00 Register
SJ WL training and development training – 10/10/21 Hafod – Trefnant 10/10/2021 10:00 Register
Llysfaen – Working Rally – 13/10/21 EquiTi Ty Isaf 13/10/2021 17:00 Register
Show Jumping Training – 14/10/21 EquiTi Ty Isaf 14/10/2021 17:00 Register
Flatwork Rally – Llanasa – 18/10/21 Highfield Livery Yard 18/10/2021 18:00 Register
Llysfaen – Working Rally – 20/10/21 EquiTi Ty Isaf 20/10/2021 17:00 Register
Dressage – individual or shared lessons – 23/10/2021 Ty Mawr 23/10/2021 10:00 Register
Working Rally – Llandyrnog – 23/10/21 Plas Dolben 23/10/2021 10:30 Register
Mounted Games Training – Branch – 24/10/21 Tyddyn Farm 24/10/2021 10:00 Register

Junior Rallies

Just a quick note for all members who attend the junior rallies. Please could you all let Mari know if you want to attend by sending her a message before paying online. She sends the groups out on a Monday night before the rally and as long as she has your name before then she can accommodate everyone. It’s really hard to rearrange groups during the week at the last minute. It’s great for Mari and members if everyone can all join in and she doesn’t have to turn people away.


Would any more members like to book for tests at Half Term? Iona needs names/numbers to arrange the training please (secretary@fndponyclub.org.uk).

Dress for competitions

When representing the branch at Winter League show jumping or dressage competition, please ensure that you are correctly and neatly turned out.

Saturday 25th September Showjumping Branch Competition at Hafod y Green

Limited spaces available so please email your entries to Bethan as soon as possible (showjumping@fndponyclub.org.uk). Entries close this Thursday at midnight, there will be no late entries. There will be a 15 minutes warm-up before each class starts. Charge will be £7 per rider.

  • Class 1 – 40cm cross poles lead rein/assisted
  • Class 2 – 40cm independent riding
  • Class 3 – 50cm
  • Class 4 – 60cm
  • Class 5 – 70cm
  • Class 6 – 80cm
  • Class 7 – 90cm
  • Class 8 – 1m

It will be single phase which means riders will jump a number of jumps then the last few jumps will be timed. Due to limited spaces you will only be able to enter two classes per rider.

Winter League Show Jumping – Berwyn & Dee and Tanatside

Please find attached the schedule for the Berwyn & Dee and Tanatside Winter League Competition, including Spring Festival Qualifier at South View on 14th November 2021. Entries via the Tanatside website please.  This system is linked to PayPal and payment can be made at the time of booking.

CPD for instructors and coaches

Many Coaches now need to renew their CPD and there is an upcoming opportunity in Area 5:

“Learning through Fun for the under 10s” – Hafod Equestrian Centre, Trefnant, Denbigh LL16 4UN on Friday 22nd October at 6.30pm. £12. Bring a chair.

Our members seem to be getting younger every year as is the average age so we need to cater for their specific needs. Just because they are young does not mean they are easy to coach, far from it. The evening will emphasise the need for fun and will be delivered by two coaches who work with young children in their “Day Job”. Contact Meg on area5@pcuk.org.

Winter League Show Jumping – Dwyfor and Dolgellau – Results

Congratulations to F&D members who competed at Dwyfor and Dolgellau Winter League competition at the weekend. The ground was very slippery so well done all for riding so well given the conditions.

  • Class 1 60cm – Poppy, Catherine and Macsen were placed team 1st with individual placings for them all, Poppy 1st, Catherine 3rd and Macsen 5th.
  • Class 3 80cm – Isobel, Twm and Constance also won their class, and individual 6th for Constance.

Well done all.

The next competition is at Somerford on the 3rd October hosted by East Cheshire Pony Club. The schedule is now available, please get your entries to Bethan Edwards by Friday 24th September.

Meeting of Minds Tour 2021: “Better Humans, Better Horses” 

Meeting of Minds is a live demonstration exploring the fascinating psychology of humans and horses; where Jason Webb’s principles of training horses meets Charlie Unwin’s principles of human performance. The goal is to develop an effective and enduring partnership in which we learn how to get the best from ourselves and our horse – in competition or at home.

Capitalising on Charlie Unwin’s wealth of experience in human psychology and Jason Webb’s deep understanding of horse psychology, they will be using horses, science, experience and intuition in the demonstrations to give you tools and techniques that they use within their respective fields.

There are 7 dates venues round the UK, including REASEHEATH COLLEGE, Reaseheath, Nantwich CW5 6DF at 7pm on 3rd November.

Please use this link for more information and tickets: http://yourhorsemanship.com/meeting-of-minds/

For more information on Performance Psychologist, Charlie Unwin: https://www.performancelegacy.com/equestrian and https://www.centre10.com/

For more information on Horse Trainer, Jason Webb: https://yourhorsemanship.com/