What’s on this month

Working Rally for all abilities EquiTi
  • 18/01/2023 16:30
Working Rally for all abilities EquiTi
  • 25/01/2023 16:30
Working Rally for all abilities Ystrad
  • 28/01/2023 10:30
WL SJ Training Northop
  • 19/01/2023 17:00
Entrymaster – link below
Mounted Games Training Tyddyn Farm
  • 22/01/2023 10:00
Entrymaster – link below
WL SJ Training Tyddyn Farm
  • 26/01/2023 17:30
Entrymaster – link below
Mounted Games Training Tyddyn Farm
  • 28/01/2023 10:00
Entrymaster – link below
Flatwork Lesson with Stena Hoerner Fferm
  • 28/01/2023 10:00
Entrymaster – link below
Flat Rally Northop
  • 30/01/2023 17:00
Entrymaster – link below
Working rally for all abilities EquiTi
  • 01/02/2023 16:30
Entrymaster – link below
Mounted Games Training Tyddyn Farm
  • 05/02/2023 10:00
Entrymaster – link below
Working Rally for 10 years & over Hafod
  • 06/02/2023 17:30
Entrymaster – link below
Working rally for all abilities EquiTi
  • 08/02/2023 16:30
Entrymaster – link below
Working Rally for all abilities Ystrad
  • 11/02/2023 10:30
Entrymaster – link below
Working Rally Northop
  • 13/02/2023 17:00
Entrymaster – link below
Whitegate dressage lessons Whitegate Farm
  • 15/02/2023 17:00
Entrymaster – link below

New Booking System

Our NEW booking system is now live! Check it out here: https://fndpc.entrymaster.online/. New events will only appear on the new system. Events will be added slowly a few weeks ahead.

As with the old system, events will close a very strict 3 days before the day of the event at midnight. Please BOOK IN with the organiser before you pay! Any refunds will NOT include Stripe or Booking fees!

Remember, you will need the membership number of the rider to book an event on the new system. This is checked as you go to pay. To enter the branch, you need to only enter the first two letters, ie “FL” and the lookup should fill in the rest. It will be easier to complete the form in future if you register.

Any issues please email support@fndponyclub.org.uk. We will try to answer any issues within 24 hours, but usually much quicker. Please describe the issue in detail and include your name and phone number and best time to call.

Membership Renewal

Renewal emails are flying out to many of our Members this month to share your personal link to renew online. We know there is a busy training period already starting to prepare for competitions, like our Spring Festival and many of you are busy completing Pony Club badges in the winter months, so look out for your renewal email so your membership doesn’t lapse.

Please also remember if your membership expires so does your insurance!

Our Membership Team are also here to help, just email: membership@pcuk.org if you have any questions and we look forward to you joining us again in 2023.

Hats and Hat Tags

In order to ensure riders are wearing the most up to date riding hats, please note that from 1 January 2023, the following hat standards will no longer be accepted, due to the age of hats made to these standards:

  1. PAS015 1998
  2. SNELL 2001

To manage this change, a new colour of hat tags will be required for all BE PC and BRC activities from 1 January 2023. All hats that are currently tagged but remain compliant will require a new tag.

Iona and Bethan will be attending rallies and will tag hats, or you can call in with Bethan (ring first).

Tack and Turnout

Reminder for members to comply with branch rules and dress code when attending rallies, training etc.

  • NO JEWELLERY other than a wristwatch must be worn. Earrings including sleepers, are not allowed.
  • BODY PROTECTORS are compulsory for all cross-country riding and pony racing, and when worn, must meet pony club protector rules.
  • CORRECT FOOTWEAR. Jodhpur boots with clips or half chaps (no tassels) or long riding boots should be worn to all ridden activities.
  • BRANCH SWEATSHIRT available from Iona. Red Branch Sweatshirt for rallies and training. To be worn over a black polo shirt or white shirt and pony club tie. NO HOODIES to be worn when riding.
  • HAT COVERS for rallies and training should be black or navy.
  • When competing at XC or representing branch at horse trials and Tetrathlon, black sweatshirt or skins and red hat silk.
  • JODHPURS/ BREECHES. Cream, beige, black or navy
  • TWEED JACKETS to be worn when you are representing our branch at any WLSJ, or WL Dressage or area competitions.
  • Please ensure that your tack is clean and that it fits the horse / pony. Check the stitching on girth straps and stirrup leathers.

Arena Evening at Kelsall Hill – Sat 14th Jan

Martha came 2nd in both the 70cm and the 80cm classes and Thea 4th in the 80cm so a nice day out for them. Results are here: https://www.ponyclubresults.co.uk/events/event.php?eventid=2348

Have you bought your ticket for The Pony Club Coaching Conference?

It is less than 4 weeks till our annual Coaching Conference goes live on February 9th at 7pm!

It is set to be another great evening as we come together and listen to 3 industry professionals covering topics such as the benefits of horses on our mental health, learning theory and key exercises that can be used through the levels of training.

The Conference is ONLINE, tickets cost just £20 and it counts as Continued Professional Development (CPD).

To check out the full list of speakers and to book your ticket, click https://pcuk.org/coaches/coach-training/coaching-conference/

All Things Mounted Games

National Study Day 2023

The National Study day will be taking place in Area 5 on 11th February, bookings are open now. These will close early February to ensure that joining information can be sent out. Please do not miss your opportunity to attend, book now here.

Area Competition dates

The dates are now available on the website to support getting teams and pairs ready for the season, find your dates here.

Area Coordinators

The Area Coordinators roles are available for application, please enter here. The role will close on 27th January to support the committee to review applications and make appointments.

Royal Windsor Horse Show- Mounted Games Trials

A reminder that nominations for Mounted Games Trials for the Royal Windsor Horse Show close on February 2nd. Nominations can be made here and all supporting documents must be submitted digitally, either with the application or emailed separately.

Mounted Games Coaches

A reminder that all Mounted Games Coaches should be listed on PELHAM  and be compliant with the Pony Club Coaching Criteria (Disclosure Check, Safeguarding training, First Aid and CPD),  Coaching Criteria. Your PELHAM Number will be required for the Mounted Games declaration form this season.

Polocrosse Four Nations 2023

Returning for 2023 is the Four Nations Camp and Tournament, this event is invitational to see members represent England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales across the Mini, Junior, and Senior sections to determine who will become the overall Champions.

To support the camp, tournament and teams there is the opportunity for coaches and volunteers to apply for positions for this event, full role descriptions and the application process is available on the website by clicking the link below:

Applications close 12 noon on 27th January 2023 https://pcuk.org/sports/polocrosse/competitions-and-events/four-nations/