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DWYFOR BRANCH PONY CLUB EASTER SHOW

MONDAY 2ND APRIL 2018
BRYN DERW FARM, CAERNARFON, GWYNEDD

PONY CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

  • CLASS 1: Best Turned Out Pony and Rider on Leading Rein
  • CLASS 2: Best Turned Out Pony and Rider Aged 11 Years and Under
  • CLASS 3: Best Turned Out Pony and Rider Aged 12 Years and Over
  • EASTER BONNET PARADE – FREE ENTRY TO THIS PARADE SO WHY NOT SHOW OFF YOUR EASTER BONNET? REMEMBER, RIDING HATS MUST BE WORN!
  • CLASS 4: Best Rider on Leading Rein
  • CLASS 5: Best Rider Aged 11 Years and Under
  • CLASS 6: Best Rider Aged 12 Years and Over
  • CLASS 7: Handy Pony, Rider on the Leading Rein
  • CLASS 8: Handy Pony, Rider Aged 11 Years and Under
  • CLASS 9: Handy Pony, Rider Aged 12 Years and Over
  • CHASE ME CHARLIE – HOW HIGH CAN YOU GO?

ENTRIES ON THE DAY: £5.00 PER CLASS OR £12.00 FOR 3 CLASSES
DRINKS AND CAKES WILL BE AVAILABLE

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INTRO TO COACHING – STEP 1

  • This Entry form for downloading ...
  • DATE                   7th May 2018
  • Time.                   10am – 4pm
  • Venue.                Pennant Park Centre, Whitford CH8 9ER
  • Course tutors    Katy Powell Jones and Rosemary Clarke
  • Cost.                    £45 including A5 Coaching log book

ENSURE YOU COME DRESSED SMARTLY AS YOU WILL BE COACHING A GROUP.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Who is this course for?

  • Pony Club Members aged 16 years or older who are enthusiastic to teach at D/D+ level. Must hold minimum C test. C+ test is preferable
  • Past Members, supporters or parents over 25 years who have sound horse knowledge and are enthusiastic to teach at D/D+ level
  • Pony Club coaches at any level who want to refresh their ideas or check they are in line with best practice

What’s involved?

These courses develop participants through discussion, group work and most importantly, activity.  All participants will have the opportunity to teach.
The atmosphere is fun, friendly, welcoming and supportive. The emphasis is on drawing together the wide range of experiences that tutors and participants bring and making those experiences available to everyone.

This course focuses on the basic skills needed to begin coaching, including planning riding and horse care sessions and the values underpinning Pony Club coaching.

Please fill in the attached form and return before

The John King Young Artist Award

The John King Young Artist Award – Entries Now Open

Sent to: Branch DCs, Branch Secretaries, Centre Proprietors, Pony Club Members, Area Representatives, Centre Coordinators
From: The Pony Club
Dear All,
The Pony Club is pleased to announce that it is once again teaming up with the Society of Equestrian Artists to run the John King Young Artist Award!
Now in its sixth year, the competition is open to all Pony Club Members in the UK and was relaunched three years ago as The John King Young Artist Award. One of the leading sporting artists of the post-war era, John King had close ties with both The Pony Club and the SEA and it is hoped that this competition will inspire the next generation of equestrian artistic talent.

How Do I Enter?

To enter the competition, you simply need to paint your favourite Pony Club memory based around the competition theme, which this year is ‘Wild and Wonderful’. You might wish to base your artwork around horses and ponies being themselves at home or in the wild. It is an opportunity for you to paint some brilliant backgrounds, as well as wonderful horses!
Once you’ve finished your artwork, simply photograph it and upload it to our competition website at http://memories.pcuk.org. You can also find the full competition rules on this site.
There are three age categories – 11 and Under, 12 to 16, and 17 and Over. The 15 finalists will be invited to display their artwork at The Pony Club Championships at Cholmondeley Castle, and the winner will have the opportunity to have their artwork displayed at an SEA exhibition!
If you have any queries about the competition, please email Marty Bibby, marty@pcuk.org for further information.
The closing date for the competition is midnight on Sunday 1st July 2018, so be sure to upload your artwork before then. Good luck – we look forward to seeing your entries!
Best Wishes,
The Pony Club
Enter Now
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‘D & D+ Test’ Assessor Training Workshop

Date: Wednesday 4th April 2018

Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Venue: Adlington Equestrian Centre, Street Lane, Macclesfield SK10 4NT

Cost: £30 paid to Area 4 at time of application. This Workshop will count as Pony Club CPD for Coaches on the PC Coach Directory. It is Assessor Training not Standard Setting

Tutors: Chris Barr & Danielle Dawson

Refreshments: There will be tea/coffee and biscuits provided.

Places are strictly limited to 12 as this is an interactive workshop.

Who is this workshop for? For people interested in Assessing D and D+ Tests. Before attending this workshop, you will preferably have attended a D & D+ Test Standard Setting, and / or have a clear idea of the level required and be coaching this level regularly. Anyone already assessing at any levelis welcome to come along as a refresher.

What are the aims of the workshop? The workshop aims to clarify the skills needed to assess PC D and D+ Tests. Lasting three hours, the following topics will be covered:

  • The Pony Club Test Structure
  • Discussion on and clarification of what is expected for ‘D Test’ and ‘D+ Test’ Riding and Care
  • Preparation for the day
  • Discussion on questioning technique
  • Practical observation and questioning
  • Delivering appropriate feedback

Attendees will receive written feedback to take from the workshop, with guidance on how to progress &will be encouraged to shadow more experienced Assessors at Branch &Centre D & D+ Tests before assessing independently.

What do participants need to bring? Please bring the Test cards for E, D, D+ and C Efficiency Tests, and complete the Pre-Course Work prior to attending the workshop.You can view Efficiency Tests on The Pony Club Efficiency Tests page. Download the Pre-Course Work using these links to The PC Website:

What do participants need to wear? Please dress appropriately to assess. Clean boots, tidy hair and remember that the demo riders will have made a big effort to be there and you will expect them to be well turned out.

Application process

Please email the following information to area4@pcuk.org & hilaryjw54@gmail.com

Name, mobile number and email address

Branch / Centre & Area

Last PC CPD attended – date, venue and subject

The level/s you coach and at which Branches and Centres

If you already assess, please confirm which Test level/s

Applications close on Wednesday 30th March 2018

Places are strictly limited to 12 & payment of £30 per person must be made at the time of application by bank transfer to confirm place.

Bank name:

A/C name: The Pony Club Area 4

A/C number:

Sort Code:

Keep up to date with information on ‘The Pony Club Area 4’ webpage

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AREA 5 CPD Training

£12

MAY 18th 6pm at Northop Equestrian.

“Making Dressage Fun” being delivered by Helen Griffiths

“Helen Griffiths has been a trainer for 40 yrs and is still very enthusiastic and passionate about her sport . Helen is currently competing two horses at Prix St George so has a clear understanding of riding under pressure and to get the best out of you and your horse whether it is for eventing, dressage or just getting started on flat work . Helen is a BHS Accredited Professional Coach , British Dressage Trainer, PC Specialist Dressage Coach and a BD Listed judge . ”

All coaches should attend whether out of date or not!

Book with Meg on  area5@pcuk.org

ALSO

AREA 5 B+ training  (B candidates welcome)

May 19th morning at Maelor, Hope.

Book with Meg on  area5@pcuk.org

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Winter League Show Jumping Dates 2018 – 2019 (UPDATED)

Dates confirmed so far are:

  • September 15th –  Anglesey at Pen y Graig, Gwllchmai
  • September 30th Flint and Denbigh – Dyfnog, Denbigh on grass.
  • October 7th East Cheshire – Somerford
  • October 27th Dolgellau – Maelor
  • November 11th Tanatside / Berwyn and Dee – Southview
  • December 9th Burton Cheshire Forest – Southview
  • January 20th Cheshire Hunt South – Southview
  • February 24th Waen y Llyn – Northop
  • March 2nd Cheshire Hunt North – Bold Heath
Fun-rides

FLINT and DENBIGH FUN RIDES 2018

The below rides are organised by the Flint and Denbigh Hunt and are not Pony Club Rides

www.flintanddenbighfunrides.com

  • Easter Monday 2nd April, Cefn, St. Asaph – 01745 582 421
  • Sunday 13th May, Nant Clwyd, Near Ruthin – 07500 614 371
  • Sunday 27th May, Llannefydd School Ride – 01745 812 815 or 07901 952 454
  • Sunday 10th  June, Kinmel Park, St.George – 07867 520 089
  • Sunday 29th July, Gwaenynog, Denbigh – 07789 037 905 or 07775 624 387
  • Sunday 12th August, Plas Heaton, Henllan – 07867 747 877
  • Bank Holiday Monday 27th  August, Perthewig, Trefnant – 07842 428 880

Pootles & Scootle Dates

  • September 9th Coed Coch
  • September 16th Gwysanney
  • September 23rd Mostyn
  • September 30th Bodrhyddan
  • October 7th Kinmel

For all up to date information, directions and more, please visit:

www.flintanddenbighfunrides.com

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South Shropshire Hunt Branch of the Pony Club ONE DAY EVENT

Sunday 8th July 2018

BERRIEWOOD FARM, CONDOVER, SHREWSBURY, SY5 7NN.

Entries Secretary … Bethan Owen
Email: southshropshireentries@outlook.com
Phone : 01691 682 666 or 07971 466 098
Address : 22 Coly Anchor, Kinnerley, Oswestry, Shropshire. SY10 8 BY

ENTRIES BY EQUO (Preferred method) or by post with cheque to SSHBPC

Joint Organisers … Mr S Hemming & Mrs K Callcut

Opening Date – 7th April 2018
Closing Date – Monday 2nd July 2018

Late entries will be accepted if there is room – £10 surcharge

Times – Thursday 5th July 2018 7pm-9pm on 07971 466098 or 01691 682 666

branches.pcuk.org/southshropshire/ or www.berriewood.co.uk

Cross Country course will be available to walk between 2pm – 8pm on Saturday 7th July 2018