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Urgent ……

We have had only one applicant for –

TRAINING B WORKSHOP. Riding and Care. Nicola Fitter.

August 8th. Cheshire Riding school.

Please apply even if you do not intend to sit your B test this time.

We will have to cancel if we don’t get more interest.

area5@pcuk.org

……. AND MORE ……

Dear All,

The closing date for ALL  Mounted Games Entries is Tuesday 7th August (Tomorrow).

Please ensure the qualifying Branches in your Area have entered their team(s) and Pairs before tomorrow’s deadline. Entries received after this date may not be processed and will not be included in the Official Programme.

If any of your Branches have qualified for the Intermediate Competition or the Pairs Final on Saturday 18th August, please also remind them to nominate suitable ponies for our International Mounted Games Competition.

Kind regards …. Emma

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B Test and Training

  • Training with Nicola Fitter BHSI 10-12 noon Riding ,  1-3 pm Care Wednesday 8th August and
  • Thursday 23rd August at Cheshire Riding School

£25 per half day session or £40 per day.

Nicola is an excellent coach and these are well worth attending whether planning to take B test this year or next.

Book in with Debbie Miller d.clwydfro@gmail.com 07739 551444.

Cheque to Area5 of the Pony Club.

  • B Test Tuesday 28th August, same venue from 10am .

Download nomination form from website and post with payment of £40 per section to D. Miller, Clwydfro, Rhewl, Ruthin, Denbighshire LL15 1TP.

Closing date Monday 20th August.

Thanks …. Debbie M

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Step 2 Introduction to Coaching course

  • Step 2 July 2018 Entry Form
  • Great course for everyone coaching at camp though the summer.
  • Good opportunity to share ideas and meet other coaches.
  • Also counts as CPD
  • DATE                   Sunday 1st July 2018
  • Time.                   10am – 4pm
  • Venue.               Pennant Park Riding Centre,
  •                             Whitford, CH8 9ER
  • Course tutors    Nicola Fitter and one other tbc
  • Cost.                    £40

ENSURE YOU COME DRESSED SMARTLY AS YOU WILL BE COACHING A GROUP.  Bring your coaching log book

Please bring a packed lunch.

Who is this course for?

  • Younger coaches(minimum 17yrs) with Step One and C+
  • More experienced coaches as a CPD refresher within Branches/Centres
  • Any Pony Club coaches, as a refresher, who require an accreditation day, in either Areas or Branches/Centres.

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 introducing jumping, rider balance and a balanced jumping position, and working groups in open spaces (rider control!)

The Tutor : Participant ratio is 1:4.

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Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshops

Workshop

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

Entry form: http://events.pcuk.org/?page_id=5862

  • 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

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INTRO TO COACHING – STEP 2INTRO TO COACHING – STEP 2

  • Application Form and Schedule 26 May 2018
  • DATE                   26th May 2018
  • Time.                   10am – 4pm
  • Venue.               Mostyn Farm Ride and Cross country
  •                             Tre Mostyn, Whitford CH8 9AR
  • Course tutors    Rosemary Clarke and one other tbc
  • Cost.                    £40

ENSURE YOU COME DRESSED SMARTLY AS YOU WILL BE COACHING A GROUP.  Bring your coaching log book

Please bring a packed lunch.

Who is this course for?

  • Younger coaches (minimum 17yrs) with Step One and C+
  • More experienced coaches as a CPD refresher within Branches/Centres
  • Any Pony Club coaches, as a refresher, who require an accreditation day, in either Areas or Branches/Centres.

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 introducing jumping, rider balance and a balanced jumping position, and working groups in open spaces (rider control!)

The Tutor : Participant ratio is 1:4.

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INTRODUCTION TO COACHING – STEP 1

  • 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 27th April 2018.
  • Places are limited to 12 participants
  • Waitlist will be held – rosemary.george@me.com
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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