- with Katy Powell-Jones £7
- Tuesday February 23rd and March 29th
- Prob Northop Equestrian Centre
Meg Green email@example.com
This is the Winter League Show Jumping Table up to date. Only 3 more competitions to go!
Polocrosse training day, Aintree International Equestrian Centre, 19th February 2016. Details on calendar.
We have been approached by ‘Racing to School’ (who educate about racing) and who I know have existing informal relationships with a number of branches – as they are offering to provide up to 13 Pony Club specific events. These might include visits to trainers yards and racecourses, or visits to camp or rally.
Please let me know if you have branches that you think might be interested and ‘Racing to School’ will make contact. It might potentially be a good thing to offer to branches who don’t have existing links to racing?
Main Line: 02476 698300
The Pony Club
Please find below links to the updated Hat and Body Protector Rules of The Pony Club for 2016. The key changes are as follows:
Note: Any changes or additions to the rules are shown in bold text.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
The Pony Club
Rule number 16. IV. Body Protectors is immediately amended with regard to air jackets. Previously it was always compulsory to wear a body protector if the Member was wearing an air jacket. With immediate effect this rule now only applies in cross country and Pony Racing. In any other circumstances air jackets may now be worn without a body protector.
If a Member chooses to wear a combined air jacket and body protector they do not have to wear a separate body protector as well. A combined air jacket and body protector satisfies the requirements of the rule.
The rule will now read as follows (the amendment is written in red):
IV. Body Protectors
The Pony Club does not make the use of body protectors compulsory, except for all cross-country riding and Pony Racing whether it be training or competing. For general use, the responsibility for choosing body protectors and the decision as to their use must rest with Members and their parents. It is recommended that a rider’s body protector should not be more than 2% of their body weight. When worn, body protectors must fit correctly, be comfortable, and must not restrict movement.
Riders who choose to use the Woof Wear Body Cage EXO must lodge a key with the event organiser when they collect their number.
If a rider chooses to wear an air jacket in cross country or Pony Racing it must only be used in addition to a normal body protector. Parents and Members must be aware that riders may be permitted to continue after a fall in both competition and training rides. In the event of a fall, it must be fully deflated or removed before continuing, the conventional body protector will continue to give protection. Air jackets must not be worn under a jacket and number bibs should be fitted loosely or with elasticated fastenings over the air jacket.
When an air jacket inflates, the sudden noise startles horses in the immediate vicinity, thereby causing difficulties for the other members of a ride during a group ride in a confined area, e.g. an indoor school or outdoor ménage. Air jackets are therefore discouraged for group rides.