Category Archives: Area 5


The Pony Club Area 5 Dressage Competition 2018

To be held at …

Foxes Riding School,
Badgers Rake Lane,
Wirral, CH66 8PF

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Entry Fee: £20 per competitor

  • Class 5 Open Novice* – Pony Club Novice Dressage Test 2018
  • Class 4 Regional Champ – Pony Club Grassroots Dressage Test 2018
  • Class 3 Novice – Pony Club Novice Dressage Test 2018
  • Class 2 Intermediate – Pony Club Intermediate Test 2013
  • Class 1 Open – Pony Club Open Dressage Test 2015

*The new Open Novice competition is new competition for individuals only. It has been brought in for members who have worked their way up to competing at Open level but who have a novice/younger horse with which they wish to compete at Novice level. It is open to all members and subject to points 1-7 of eligibility rule (PC Dressage rule book 2018) See for rules.

The Judges decision is final.

Sash to 1st place – rosettes to 6th place, best turned out and best Junior under 12.

Entries : Via Cheque payable to BCFHPC to

Mrs Nicky Fryer,
6 Threos Close,
Connahs Quay,
Flintshire CH5 4GT

Tel: 07984 191 607

Entries close strictly on 14th June 2018



The Area 5 Prince Philip Cup Mounted Games Qualifying competition was held at Hampton, near Malpas, Cheshire on Saturday 5th May 2018.

It was hosted by Sir Watkin Williams Wynn Hunt Branch.

Six senior teams, seven junior teams and one pair competed to qualify for the zone competition in July.

Pony club branches represented were Berwyn and Dee, Cheshire Hunt South, East Cheshire, Flint and Denbigh, Tanatside and Sir Watkin Williams Wynn.

From the senior competition Sir Watkin Williams Wynn A and B team both qualified for zone by being the first and second placed teams.  In the junior competition Cheshire Hunt South qualified in first place and Sir Watkin Williams Wynn qualified in second place.  Tanatside were the only branch that entered a team in the team competition and they also qualified for zone.

The pictures show the Sir W W Wynn’s senior and junior teams.



Editor: we have received reports of some having difficulty with the Word version of the Entry form. If so please try this .pdf version:





Please find attached the schedule and entry form for the above event. I have also attached some information regarding 3rd party/public liability insurance which I trust you will find helpful together with a Frequently Asked Questions sheet.

This year the event includes not only the 2018 Area 4 and Area 5 Championship and Regional Championship qualifiers but also, for the first time, the Area 3 PC110 (Open) qualifier.

We are very pleased to be asked to host this qualifying competition especially since we already see many Area 3 riders entering the Cheshire Shield event.

We are also incorporating a new section into Class 2 – this is the Open PC90 for individual PC members. This competition has been brought in 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.

For this reason we expect entries from Pony Club members to be significantly higher. Inevitably this means that capacity for non-Pony Club members may be reduced.

However, we are still accepting entries from non-Pony Club riders and we will do our very best to accommodate as many as possible. It is therefore expected that the demand for places will be even higher this year and entries will need  to be submitted as early as possible.

This year we are proposing to start the competition day with the PC80 class and work through the classes in ascending height order thus finishing the day with the PC110. This will represent a considerable change for us and especially for our volunteers organiser, Sally Harris, who will have to completely re-think the arrangements for XC fence judges. We will also need to make extra provision for judge’s/steward briefings  during the day. Please bear with us whilst we work through the implications.

Once again, those Pony Club Branches wishing to enter teams are able to leave team selection almost until the last minute. All riders/branches should submit entries for individuals by the closing date of FRIDAY 22nd JUNE and team selection from those individual entries does not need to be notified (by email would be preferred) until FRIDAY the 29th  JUNE.


We are pleased to confirm that the entry fee, which includes the start fee and medical cover, has been held at the same rate as last year – just £75 for all classes. I think you will agree that this represents excellent value for money given the superb quality of facilities that Somerford Park Farm offers.

Please ensure you use a separate entry form for each rider/horse combination entry.

I do hope to be able to communicate with all competitors by email and keep them up-dated with event information from time to time, so please try to include a LEGIBLE (to me!) email address. If you don’t have a personal email address, try to arrange to use that of a friend who will pass on news.

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, at the following address:       


Warwickshire Hunt Branch of the Pony Club Tetrathlon Competition …

… incorporating Area 5 & 7 Qualifiers

For Beanies, Tadpoles, Minimus, Junior, Intermediate and Open

  • To be held at Whitfield Farm, Ettington and Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre
  • Run under Tetrathlon 2018 rules
  • Saturday & Sunday 14th and 15th July 2018
  • Entry Fees: £33 per competitor for classes 1-8, £60 for two competitors from the same family,
  • £85 for three from the same family. Class 11 (Beanies) £23 per competitor. Class 12 (Beanies Triathlon)
  • £18 per competitor.

Entries close Friday 6th July 2018


Burton Cheshire Forest Summer Camp Invitation

Dear All,

I have received the email below from Burton Cheshire Forest Pony Club.

I think it should be made clear that if members wish to go to another Branch’s camp, they should support their own Branch camp as well if offered.

Kind Regards … Meg Green … Area 5 Representative


Burton Cheshire Forest Hunt PC supervised summer camp to be held at Somerford park July 29th – August 2nd for ages 11yrs and above (current yr 6 and above)  – approximately C test riding level and above.


Burton Cheshire Forest Branch would  like to invite any applications from other Area 5 branches if their members would be interested in joining the fun! 

The children stay in tents and members of our committee are present at all times. Ponies are stabled on site-the children are expected to look after their own pony, but are supervised and assisted by our Young Instructors and Committee members.


Our summer camp has been very well attended over the years, however, as membership numbers are falling, it is becoming increasingly difficult to fill the minimum stable numbers needed to book such an amazing venue with all the facilities Somerford has to offer. We would love to welcome other branch members to join in with us!

However, please note, this invitation is not extended to Branch members whose Camp clashes with Burton Cheshire Forest.  You should support your own Branch camp.


For any further information please contact us via our e mail :


Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshops


Venue: Springhill Farm Riding Stables, Selattyn, Oswestry, SY10 7NZ
Date: Wednesday11th July 2018
Starting at 17:30 prompt

Entry form:

  • The workshop costs £20 to attend and is suitable for all coaches and Pony Club volunteers.
  • Full details can be found here.

Kind regards … Stef Brazier


Horse & Pony Care Competition

This year Aberconwy Pony Club hosted the Blue Cross Horse and Pony Care Competition for the first time. The weather was certainly on our side and we all enjoyed the beautiful day at Dee Farm.

The event was well supported with

  • 11 teams in the new Mini section
  • 11 teams in the Junior section and
  • 3 teams in the senior section.

It was a busy day with all hands-on deck to enable the smooth running of the day.

The competition consisted of 4 stations testing the members Stable Management knowledge. Everyone worked well in their teams and the assessors were impressed with everyone’s knowledge, with only a few points between first place and the other teams.

We were then lucky enough to see a demonstration by National Dressage champion Helen Dutton, who demonstrated what you can achieve, being a former pony club member with hard work and determination.

We would like to thank everyone for their help and support to enable us to run such a successful day.



  1. Cheshire Hunt North
  2. East Cheshire
  3. Aberconwy


  1. Sir WWW
  2. East Cheshire
  3. Berwyn and Dee


  1. Gorswen
  2. Mixed Team
  3. Cheshire Hunt North

Ammended – Horse and Pony Care Qualifiers

The timing and scoring sheets shown below are available to download using the links ….

Area 5 Horse and Pony Care Qualifier
Dee Farm, Wittering Lane, Lower Heswall, Wirral, CH60 9JL


Team Branch/Centre Station 1 Station 2 Station 3 Station 4 Total Place
Team 1 Chn 10.00 10:15 11:30 11.45
Toms Gorswen 10.15 10.00 11.45 12.00
Team Equine Pennant park 10.30 10.45 12.00 10.00
B&D Mini Berwyn & Dee 10.45 10.30 12.15 12.30
Bridle Wood Bridle wood 11.00 11.15 12.30 12.15
Team 2 Chn 11.15 11.00 10.00 10.15
The Boys Ech 11.30 11.45 10.15 10.30
Monkeys Ech 11.45 11.30 10.30 10.45
Team 3 Chn 12.00 12.30 10.45 11.00
Team 1 Aberconwy 12.15 12.00 11.00 11.15
Chimps Chn 12.30 12.15 11.15 11.30
Complete teams to be ready to start 15 minutes before their start time.

Prize giving and Demo 1pm  Prompt at the big arena.Complementary drinks and cake. Hot food available to purchase.



Team Branch/Centre Station 1 Station 2 Station 3 Station 4 Total Place
Dwyfor diamonds Dwyfor 1.00 1.15 2.00 2.15
Wynstay Juniors Sir WWW 1.15 1.30 2.15 2.30
B & D wonders B & D 1.30 1.45 2.30 2.45
Dylan’s team Gorswen 1.45 2.00 2.45 3.00
Dwyfor Dragons Dwyfor 2.00 2.15 3.00 3.15
Donkeys ECH 2.15 2.30 3.15 3.30
B & D Warriers B &D 2.30 2.45 3.30 1.00
Aberconwy Aberconwy 2.45 3.00 1.30 1.15
Llamas ECH 3.00 3.15 1.45 1.30
Zebras ECH 3.15 3.30 1.00 1.45
Alfies team Gorswen 3.30 1.00 1.15 2.00
Complete teams to be ready to start 15 minutes before their start time.

Prize giving and Demo at 4pm  Prompt. Complementary drinks and cake. Hot food available to purchase.



Team Branch/Centre Station 1 Station 2 Station 3 Station 4 Total Place
Pick and mix Mixed team 4:00 4:10 4.40 4.50
CHN CHN 4.40 4:50 4.00 4.10
Jacks Team Gorswen 4.20 4.30 4.20 4.30
Complete teams to be ready to start 15 minutes before their start time.

Prize giving 5.15 Prompt. Complementary drinks and cake. Hot food available to purchase.

The timing and scoring sheets shown below are available to download using the links ….