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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


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 ….


Area 5 Senior Camp 2018

Dear Members,

Thank you in anticipation of your application form and cheque. I hope you enjoy your time at camp!


  • To develop riding skills in all disciplines with top instructors.
  • To extend knowledge of horse care, stable management and basic veterinary information.
  • To meet and get to know fellow senior members.


  • Both you and your horse need to be fit.
  • Please bring your horse’s passport with vaccinations up to date.
  • Make sure your horse is recently shod.

General Information:

A camp timetable will be displayed on the first day. Activities will start at 9.30am so everyone MUST be settled and ready to start the briefing at 9am on Tuesday.


  • You will be treated as a responsible young adult so please behave accordingly.
  • Although all planned activities are supervised, you must take responsibility for your actions at other times and behave sensibly.
  • Health and Safety regulations must be strictly obeyed, for the benefit of yourself and others.
  • Riding dress must be smart and appropriate. Polo shirts, jodhpurs and PC sweatshirts or similar are suitable. NO HOODIES. Long sleeved top and body protector to be worn for cross country.
  • You are responsible for your own sleeping accommodation.
  • Alcohol is NOT permitted.
  • All your meals and drinks are provided daily, but you are welcome to bring snacks etc to keep in your lorry/trailer.
  • No meal is provided Monday evening (arrival night).
  • Please BRING YOUR OWN cutlery, plates, mug and bowl. Collect them after lunch on Thursday.
  • Haylage is provided, but please bring your own horse feed.
  • Shavings are the only bedding permitted. 2 bales are included in camp cost, but more may be purchased, or you may bring your own.
  • Members are NOT allowed to bring their own cars. If it is necessary to arrive in your own car it must be parked and not moved until the end of camp.

You may arrive after 6pm on Monday 16th July. We must be cleared away by 4pm Friday 20th July.


Debbie Miller – 01824 703254 or 07739 551 444


The Eloise and Katie Bursary 2018

“As part of my prize for winning my section last year at the Pony Club Open Eventing Championships I was invited to attend the Eloise and Katie Bursary training at Attington Stud with renowned World Class trainer Gill Watson.   Due to 2 of the winners having to drop out I was invited to bring a second horse along with Kellen so I took my 5 year old, William.  (Dad was chuffed as he no longer had to muck him out while we were away!!)     Having my 2 horses there was really useful as I was able to get an insight into Gills views on  young horse training  as well as the more established horse.

William had a very useful Dressage lesson on the first day followed by a Cavaletti session in the afternoon for Kellen.  This is something I don’t do a lot of but all three of the horses who took part showed marked improvement through the session.  That evening we were very kindly invited to Gill’s home for supper along with Celia Plunkett who also came to watch the sessions.  The next morning Kel had a ‘test run through’ session which was really helpful as Gill commented on it as a Judge would so that we could see where we could gain valuable marks.

The afternoon sessions focused on course jumping and both of my boys jumped really well.  Although it was a long way to travel it was more than worth the journey and I would love to do it all again……. Fingers crossed for this years Champs!”

Brier Leahy