Monday March 19, 2018



Well done to Lucy Peckham , Ellen Creed and  Charlotte James on passing the full B  Test . Also Abi Withers, Ellie Turl , Emma Hall and  Georgia Packer on passing B Test Horse and Pony care.


Members  8yrs  and under have enjoyed having Rallies at Elmcote farm by kind invitation of the Jones’s family- the next rally is on December 3rd  .  All members 10yrs and under are  invited to attend the CHRISTMAS  Rally at Billow farm on December 10th  3.30pm -5pm and to the CHRISTMAS PARTY at Coaley village hall on Dec 17th  from 4pm until 5.30pm- there will be  a Disco and entertainment with food – siblings and friends are also welcome to attend- just book in via the Bookings page of the website. Parents are also invited to  come for tea and cake and a glass of wine !

GRASSROOTS  and JUNIOR team training  will take place at Nupdown farm  on November 26th, December 10th and Jan 21st. There will be both Flatwork and jumping   and will be taken by Chloe  Dawes for groups of  two or three from 10.30am. All members jumping 60cm- 80 cms are invited to attend- even if you are not quite ready to be in a team yet.

There are lots of Individual and Team competitions for both Showjumping from 50cm – 1.00m  and  Dengie Dressage competitions throughout the Winter months- just look on the Activities page of the website.

The FLATWORK  rallies at  Burrows court on Dec 3rd and Jan 7th will be open to all members  9yrs and over   to include training for Dressage competitions and all the Pony Club tests  .   The Coaches will be as follows:

Vicki Macdonald –  A , B + , B test  training

Ros Jones- C and  C+   training

Beth Millar    – will be coaching those who are  competing in Dressage competitions and hope to be in Area  Teams next year.

Beth competes regularly on her own horses up to Prix st George level so is an experienced competitor as well as being a qualified Coach. We are very lucky that she has agreed to take on the Training of our Dressage teams at Novice level  and above for 2018.

SHOWJUMPING training for those jumping 90cm and over will take place with Nicky Florence (UKCC level 3 Coach)at Rectory farm or Summerhouse – book in via the link on the Activities page to BS showjumping- the next session is on  November 26th at Rectory farm.

TALENT SPOTTING days are advertised on area 9 website- see the link via the activities page of the website- there are some top class international trainers coaching on these days.

PONY CLUB BALL – December 20th 7pm at Berkeley  Castle – All  Members of secondary school age and their parents are all invited to attend. Tickets are limited and selling fast – so  book in soon if you would like to come !

CHILDRENS MEET will take place on Dec28th at Frampton at 11.00am – look on the Hunting page of the website for details.

CHELTENHAM RACE  DAY   JANUARY 1st  – a great day out, the Pony club has a Hospitality room reserved exclusively for its own use !  Special prices and very good value- see link on  Cheltenham website to book.

DISMOUNTED RALLIES  for 3- 13 yrs and under will take place  as usual in Jan/feb /march at Falfield village hall – details to follow.

CROSS COUNTRY training- getting ready for the 2018 eventing season- will take place in March at Wayfarer Eventing centre( near Cirencester) and Wickstead arena ( near swindon)   These will be taken by Kate Scott BHSI. and will be for all ages and abilities jumping from 60cm -1.00m

Also Area 9 cross country training will take place at Lyneham on 9th April for those jumping 90cm and above.

Further activities/training will be added in the New year- so keep checking the website.

PLEASE DO BOOK IN FOR ALL ACTIVITIES AT LEAST  SEVEN DAYS BEFOREHAND as this greatly assists us in confirming how long we need to book Arenas and Coaches for.

C/ C+ and B Test Stable management training will commence in January- details to follow.

KEY DATES for 2018- if you are booking your holidays- please avoid the following dates particularly if you want to be considered  for  Area teams !

MAY 29th-31st  Berkeley Residential camp   11rs-13yrs ( on jan 1st2018)

JULY 2nd-3rd  16yrs and over Camp   Rectory farm

JULY 14th AreaShowjumping

JULY 21st Area Eventing  80cm-1.10m

JULY 26th Area Dressage- we are organising this at Frampton

JULY 28th-AUG 1st Frampton Camp.


I look forward to seeing you all soon-  if you have any questions please do contact us via email



Happy Christmas everyone ,


Helen Rowe DC


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